The history of the ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS brand begins on June 13, 1731 (under the Gemini star sign). It was on that day that knife-maker Peter Henckels from Solingen registered the "TWIN" symbol as his trademark with the Cutlers' Guild of Solingen. This symbol, which is now well-known all over the world, is thus one of the oldest trademarks in the world. Today's name - ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS - was given to the Company by a descendant of Peter Henckels, Johann Abraham Henckels.
ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS is a modern company which in its long tradition has always used innovative technology to manufacture products and services of the highest quality. The leading principle of ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS has always been - our customers' satisfaction is our success - everybody is a customer. ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS has consistently set out to supply its customers with the best possible products and services. Based on this commitment Peter Henckels established his company more than 275 years ago. Today they still consider themselves bound by the same commitment!