History

Theo Wenger (1868-1928)
Theo Wenger (1868-1928)
Hydraulic press machine
Hydraulic press machine
Polishing workshop
Polishing workshop
Workers and apprentices
Workers and apprentices

WENGER was founded in Delémont in the famous Swiss Jura in 1893. The company’s success has always been based on a passion for innovation, precision and outstanding craftsmanship – the most well-known WENGER product is definitely the genuine Swiss Army Knife. Wenger produced around different versions of its famous pocket knife as well as butcher and professional kitchen knives, which were known and valued around the world.


In 1997, the company WENGER Watch SA was founded in the Swiss watch stronghold of Biel/Bienne. In only 17 years, Swiss watches manufactured by WENGER have earned an excellent reputation for reliability, multi-functionality and performance.


Over the last eight years, WENGER has been forming relationships with a few carefully selected market leaders who have been producing WENGER-branded products which incorporate the features of the world-famous Swiss pocket knife in additional product segments, such as footwear, tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, computer cases and travel equipment.

As per January 2014 the WENGER knife portfolio has been integrated into the knife assortment of WENGER’s mother company, Victorinox. This step will make the Swiss Army Knife even a more powerful and successful global ambassador of Switzerland. WENGER will continue to focus on its other product groups, in particular the WENGER Swiss Made watches and WENGER travel gear and its accessories.