Our History

The Franke story began as a small sheet-metal business in Rorschach, Switzerland, established by Hermann Franke in 1911. Since then, we’ve established efficient and economic manufacturing facilities all around the world. Many things have changed in the past century, but what is always the same is a set of values, characterised by respect, trust and openness. The values of innovation, entrepreneurship, quality and stylish design were in the heart of Hermann Franke and continue to be at the heart of the business, as we enter a second century of smart and stunning design.


No Compromise on Workmanship
Franke began back in 1911 as a small sheet metal business in Rorschach, Switzerland.


The Pioneering Spirit Continues
Franke pioneered the domestic kitchen, combining sinks and built in ovens for the first time.


Passion Today and Tomorrow
Today our passion for new ideas is as strong as ever. Because 100 years from now, we still plan to be ahead of our time.