Gaggenau is the leading brand for domestic appliances and has taken a pioneering role in innovation and design “Made in Germany”. Its success is based on technological advances and a clear design language, paired with perfect function. The company, characterised by tradition since its founding year in 1683, continually sets new standards in the private kitchen sector with its award-winning products, and its name is synonymous with exclusive culinary culture. The Gaggenau brand is represented in more than 50 countries worldwide, with 21 flagship showrooms in major cities and key production facilities in Germany, Lipsheim in Alsace (France), Spain and Turkey. Gaggenau has been a subsidiary of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH since 1995. Industrial craftsmanship tradition The company was founded in 1683 by Margrave Ludwig Wilhelm von Baden, who established an ironworks in the town of Gaggenau. Over the years, the ‘Eisenwerke Gaggenau A.G.’ expanded into the manufacture of agricultural machinery and consumer durables. By the 19th century, the company was producing bicycles, advertising signs and stoves, and had become an enamelling specialist. The recipe for Gaggenau’s robust oven enamel formed the basis for the success of its coal and gas-fired stoves, which continued to be manufactured until well into the 20th century. Pioneering innovations No other manufacturer has had such a significant influence on the domestic kitchen as Gaggenau. The company was at the forefront of the development of the built-in oven. The brand’s most well-known innovations include the glass ceramic cooktop and the combi-steam oven for the domestic kitchen, which have both made a major impact on the culinary world. Other Gaggenau innovations include the Vario cooling 400 series, the first modular system of fully integrated refrigeration appliances that can be combined to form a cooling wall, as well as the full-surface induction cooktop CX 480, which converts the entire surface of the appliance into one large cooking area, allowing cookware to be placed anywhere on its surface. In 2015, Gaggenau presented its exclusive world first, a fully automatic cleaning system for all combi-steam ovens in the 400 series with fixed inlet and outlet water connection. This innovation ensures that the oven interior is cleaned with unrivalled hygiene. Exclusive culinary culture and sophisticated lifestyle Gaggenau is attuned to culinary culture whereby the preparation of superior dishes is consciously celebrated as a pleasure, beginning with the selection of the best ingredients. As a pioneer of exclusive culinary culture and sophisticated lifestyle, Gaggenau maintains a regular exchange with internationally-acclaimed star chefs, sommeliers, interior designers and architects. This know-how is also incorporated into the development of new appliances, which are consistently oriented towards professional kitchen requirements and thus set standards for ambitious private kitchens. The special Gaggenau experience stands for conscious, sensuous appreciation and enjoyment at an exclusive level. This is elegantly interpreted as part of a sophisticated lifestyle through events, wine tastings and seminars in our flagship showrooms and at unique locations. Sustainability and a sense of responsibility As a brand of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, Gaggenau is committed to the principle of sustainability and the responsible use of resources. A prime aspect for Gaggenau is the use of high quality materials that also ensure product longevity. Around sixty researchers and engineers work closely with a team of designers in an ongoing development process. New developments always strive to result in energy-efficient products.