The name WENKO was created by combining the names of the German founders, Wietze Wenselaar and Maria Köllner. The company was founded at the end of the 1950s and focuses mainly on everyday household products. The very first product launched by WENKO was a metallised ironing board, which was a completely new product at the time.

Today, WENKO has about 6,000 products in its range and every year about 500 products are added. These are carefully selected by various trend scouts, inventors and designers. Wenko holds more than 1,000 patents and trademark rights, which indicates the innovative strength and influence it has in many product areas.