Swiss manufacturer of washing machines, dryers and dishwashers. The company's products are distinguished by exceptional reliability, high build quality, thoughtful management and a very high price. The lineup traditionally does not shine with an abundance of models - Schulthes a different approach, when instead of a scattering of “average” ones, several premium class devices are produced. However, this approach to business has always distinguished Swiss manufacturers.
The company was founded back in the 19th century, when in 1845 a certain Kaspar Schulthess opened a shop selling plumbing and plumbing equipment in Zurich (Zürich, Switzerland). After 23 years, the management of a small but profitable business passes into the hands of Kaspar's young son, Adolf. He then came up with the idea to engage in the production of washing machines. To do this, in 1904, he acquires a small German company (history has not preserved its name), which was engaged in this production. In 1917 Adf needed to acquire factory premises. What was done - a plant was bought in the Swiss city of Wolfhausen (Wolfhausen), where the company's head office is still located.
|Schulthess Spirit eMotion 7040i (image from official website)
Thanks to the policy of neutrality, World War II Schulthes survived without any repercussions. The further history of its development is the history of tireless research and the emergence of new technologies. Yes, exactly Schulthess introduced the first fully automatic washing machine in Europe in 1961. And in 1978, the first microprocessor, designed specifically for controlling washing machines, appeared.
The company is passionate about its history. Since 1959, the company's museum has been open in Wolfenhaus, the entrance to which is open, although to everyone, but by prior arrangement.
To date, Schulthess Maschinen AG is part of Schulthes Group, along with many other home appliance companies.