Krups was first founded back in 1846 in the little town of Wald in North Rhine-Westphalia. They are well known for their coffee and espresso machines, blenders, toaster ovens, and food processors. Krups become extremely well known in the early 1950's in Switzerland and Germany before making it over to the United States. In their first year of manufacturing, Krups had sold 1 million of their coffee grinders alone. Krups believes that all their products are designed fit for perfection.