Wilhelm Kicherer began the company’s success story in 1933 when he founded the family-owned company Fakir in Mühlacker. Back then, machines and appliances for cleaning floors were manufactured. Fakir - an acronym for the family Kicherer - soon became a term for high-quality and innovative technology in the field of home appliances. During the expansion of the company in the 50s, electric heating appliances for household use were added to the production programme. Today, Fakir’s product portfolio includes floor cleaning, floor care, heating appliances, small appliances and the product lines ventilation/air conditioners, steam cleaning as well as appliances for the wellness area.