Vorwerk & Co. KG
Limited Partnership under German Law
II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations
Companies & groups
Mühlenweg, 17 - 37
(+49)2 02 5 64 12 66
Vorwerk & Co. KG Representation to the EU Rue Montoyer 47
Mr Matthias Hickmann
Corporate General Counsel
Mr Pierre CHALANÇON
Vice President Regulatory Affairs Vorwerk, Representation to the EU
Established in Germany in 1883 and being a family-owned business, Vorwerk today represents a global company. Its business activities encompass Europe, Asia, North and Central America. The area of products and services is diverse and ranges from high quality carpeting through household appliances and cosmetics to facility services and loans for company investments. Headquartered in Wuppertal (Germany), Vorwerk does business in Europe, inter alia, through own subsidiaries in 11 European Union Member States (Austria, Czech Rep., France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Hungary). The companies belonging to the Vorwerk group generate an annual business volume totalling 2.639 billion euros in 2013.
Highly innovative and firmly established in the superior quality segment, all Vorwerk products are developed and produced within the group. The core of Vorwerk’s production lies in the European Union: specifically, in Wuppertal and Hamlin (Germany), Cloyes-sur-le-Loir (France) and Arcore (Italy).
In Europe, the Vorwerk group employs approximately 16,000 people in its production and administration units as well as in the services segment. Vorwerk’s core business is direct sales: The products are sold on the occasion of personal demonstrations in the customer’s home by some 28,000 independent sales advisers in Europe.
In the sector of sales away from business premises, Vorwerk is the largest company headquartered in the EU.
In 2014 we monitored the developments related to consumer affairs, labour law, environmental issues such as WEEE Directive, unfair commercial practices, misleading and comparative advertising, and legislation having an impact on household appliances , energy labelling and ecodesign directives and regulations as well as safety and standardisation.
Currently 2 full-time staff based in the Brussels office.
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Vorwerk & Co. KG is an affiliated member of Eurocommerce;
Vorwerk is a member of Direct Selling Europe (DSE);
Vorwerk is a member of the European Committee of Domestic Equipment Manufacturers (CECED);
Vorwerk is a member of the Association Professionelle de la Vente Directe in Comeos, the Belgian Commerce Association
01/2014 - 12/2014
200,000 € - 299,999 €
No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.