Company history
Since the establishment of the company in 1976, Convotherm has developed to become one of the leading suppliers of combi steamers worldwide. Today Convotherm’s red C stands for three things in particular: innovation, flexibility and speed.

Facts and Figures:

Frank Dittmann and Werner Schwarzbäcker set up Convotherm in Wolfratshausen. From the very outset, true passion and a genuine zest for innovation have shaped the company's history.

1976 The first appliance already bears the distinctive red C on the door

1977 The first large-scale customer, Apetito - they have remained Convotherm customers to this day

1982 The first combi steamer in the world with the energy-saving Closed System (patented)

1987 The first combi steamer in the world with a hand shower on the appliance (patented)

1990 Delivery of the 20,000th appliance

1994 The first combi steamer in the world with a disappearing door (patented)

1995 The first combi steamer manufacturer in the world with DIN ISO 9001 certification (quality)

1998 Subsidiary of Enodis plc., London, the world's largest manufacturer and supplier of foodservice equipment and systems

2000 The first combi steamer manufacturer in the world with DIN ISO 14001 certification (environment)

2002 Fully automatic cleaning, the CONVOClean system (patented)

2004 The 3+ appliance series with groundbreaking technology: Advanced Closed System (ACS) with Crisp&Tasty cooking chamber dehumidification (patented

2006 Mini appliance series: the world's smallest combi steamer with a footprint of only 0.31 m2

2007 The first touchscreen panel in the world for programming a combi steamer without additional controls: easysSystem (patented)

2008 Subsidiary of Manitowoc Foodservice, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional kitchen equipment with over 25 brands

2009 Expansion of the 'mini world' appliance series
Hygienic door handle (patented)

2010 ecoCooking energy-saving program

2011 Annual sales of 10,000 combi steamers

2012 CONVOBake
Total supply of the Eglfing site with 100 % green energy

2014 Introducing the new steamer Convtherm type 4

2017 Manitowoc Foodservice has rebranded the company to Welbilt