SieMatic's precisely engineered kitchens define modern style.
SieMatic Celebrates 90 Years of Innovation and Design
In 1929, August Siekmann— after a 10-year partnership in a carpentry firm—founded August Siekmann Möbelwerke in Löhne, Germany, with the simple motto, “How can it be improved?” His growing workforce concentrated on creating high-quality, engineered cabinetry that combined the best of manual and mechanical technique, and nothing left his factory without his personal inspection. He famously wielded the “nail test”—if he saw even the slightest imperfection he would drag a nail across the entire surface of the piece and send it back to the factory to be redone.
In 1955, after the premature death of his father, August-Wilhelm Siekmann took the reigns of the company, and in 1960 he introduced the revolutionary SieMatic 60 kitchen, in the process coining a new name for the modern version of his father’s vision. SieMatic is now an international company run by the third generation of Siekmanns—Ulrich W. Siekmann took over when his father retired in 1994.
Under Ulrich’s leadership, the company continues to expand internationally, with a presence in more than 60 countries, while keeping its reputation for excellence and perfection intact. Siekmann says, “To meet the individual needs and growing demands of our customers, we want to do more than build first-class kitchens. Together with international designers and SieMatic experts around the world, we create habitats of timeless elegance that perfectly reflect the personality of the owners. We call it ‘SieMatic Kitchen Interior Design.'”