Adaptability is part of our pioneer DNA. For more than a century, it has determined how we at Franke have seized unique opportunities to drive change. This is how we always think and develop complete systems for residential and commercial kitchens, as well as for the professional preparation of coffee one step further.
An over 100-year tradition of adaptability and innovation
Based on our enthusiasm and willingness to embrace the new combined with the proven we continually position Franke to create smart solutions and services for the world of tomorrow today.
Founded in 1911 by Hermann Franke, our company has been owner managed successfully and with foresight across four generations of entrepreneurs – making it an international player in the kitchen industry and for coffee machine solutions.
We are proud of over a century of heritage and the versatility we live. They form the basis of our innovative strength, our business success, and of meeting customer needs.
1911 – 1939
The Hermann Franke era
1939 – 1975
The Walter Franke era
1975 – 1989
The Willi Pieper era
1989 – 2013
The Michael Pieper era
Franke introduces the One Franke strategy. New central organizational structures are created and complexity in the divisions is reduced to make the company more agile. In addition, Franke sells its Water Systems business for strategic in order to focus on its Home Solutions, Foodservice Systems and Coffee Systems divisions, which are already among the top 3 players worldwide in their respective industries.
Franke consolidates its synthetic sink production and opens a state-of-the-art factory in Slovakia in 2018. In the same year, Franke acquires the US company Chain Link Services and since then also equips convenience stores.