Founded in Germany in 1909, Rowenta has a long history of innovation. In 1912, Rowenta manufactured their first iron, paving the way for their position today as the world’s largest producer of irons. In 1949, Rowenta launched the first iron with a temperature control and thermostat, followed by the first steam iron in 1957. In 1974, Rowenta expanded into floor care and launched their first vacuum cleaner in Europe. Rowenta manufactures the best, most technologically advanced German-engineered irons, and today is bringing its latest floor and home care innovations to North America with the same attention to high quality.