Here you’ll find Bauknecht around the world.

Sites and tradition

Bauknecht believes it has a commitment to its traditional German roots.

Head office in Stuttgart

For over 90 years, Bauknecht has stood for quality and technical innovation geared towards the consumer’s interests. With around 900 employees, the traditional Stuttgart-based business is part of the European portfolio of Whirlpool, the world’s largest manufacturer and provider of household appliances.


Expertise in washing from Schorndorf

The development centre on the Schorndorf site plays an important part in the global organisation of the Whirlpool Corporation.

As well as developing top-loaders and dryers, the development centre is primarily in charge of 60 cm front-loading washing machines – particularly for Europe and Asia. This places the technological expertise and know-how in the field of washing care squarely in Germany.


Bauknecht – a subsidiary of the Whirlpool Corporation.

Bauknecht was founded in 1919, and in 1991 became part of the Whirlpool Group, the world’s leading manufacturer and provider of household appliances, based in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

The Whirlpool Corporation is a business with some 70,000 employees and a global revenue of around 19 billion US dollars (as at 2009). Whirlpool has a presence in over 170 countries, including 69 production sites and technical research centres in 13 countries across four continents. Over 40 million household appliances are produced there every year. As well as the Whirlpool and Bauknecht brands, the Group owns a number of others including Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp and Consul.

Bauknecht Hausgeräte GmbH employs around 1,600 staff and has a turnover of more than 626 million euros (as at 2009). Its head office is located in Stuttgart. As part of a multinational group, today Bauknecht is able to benefit from the capacity of the world’s largest manufacturer of household appliances – while nonetheless remaining faithful to the traditional values of its founder, Gottlob Bauknecht.