The founders of the Diethelm and Keller companies started their businesses in the late 1860s, trading products between Europe and Asia. Over time, descendants of the founding families expanded the trading business to take in marketing, logistics and related services, while also diversifying into industrial and travel activities.
Today, the Diethelm Keller Group consists of five operating units, plus the Diethelm Keller Real Estate and Shareholder Services division and a major participation in DKSH Holding Ltd. All subsidiaries hold strong positions within their respective fields and operate with a high degree of entrepreneurial autonomy.
At the end of 2020, the five operating units employed more than 2,300 people in 29 countries.

Operating Units and Investment Companies

  • Diethelm Keller Household Brands comprises renowned market leaders in the design, manufacturing and marketing of innovative household, kitchen, and dining products.
  • Diethelm Keller Premium Brands is the global market leader in premium outdoor furniture. It runs its subsidiaries Dedon, Gloster and Garpa independently, nurturing the unique character of each brand.
  • Diethelm Keller Industrial comprises Swiss and international proprietary B2B brands.  Wetrok specialises in innovative, sustainable, and professional cleaning systems and solutions. Diethelm Keller Aviation is a manufacturer of food service equipment for the airline industry.
  • DK Travel is invested in two travel units – Diethelm Travel and Travellers Autobarn. Both companies are very strong in their respective market segments.
  • Diethelm Keller Investments is a holding company for strategic equity holdings in small and medium-sized companies relating to established business areas.
  • DKSH, a 45 % participation of Diethelm Keller Holding Ltd., is the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia.
  • Bergos Ltd. is an independent Swiss private bank. Diethelm Keller Holding Ltd., together with a group of mainly Swiss entrepreneurs and members of the management, own a  majority stake in Bergos.

                                                                                 

  DKH Holding LTD.
Diethelm Keller Holding LTD.

Operating Units
Angelo C. van Tol, CEO

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Diethelm Keller Household Brands
Ownership 100 %

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Diethelm Keller Premium Brands
 Ownership 78 %

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Diethelm Keller Travel
 Ownership 100%

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Diethelm Keller Industrial
 Ownership 100 %

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Diethelm Keller Investments
Ownership 100 %

Diethelm Keller Real Estate
Daniel R. Jagmetti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strategic Investments
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DKSH Holding LTD.
Ownership 45 %

Stefan P. Butz, CEO

Board of Directors
Marco Gadola,
Chairman
Wolfgang Baier
Jack Clemons
Frank Ch. Gulich
Adrian T. Keller
Andreas W. Keller
Annette G. Koehler
Hans Christoph Tanner
Eunice Zehnder-Lai

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Bergos Berenberg AG
Ownership 24.5 %

Peter Raskin, CEO and Partner

Board of Directors
Christof Kutscher, Chairman
Adrian T. Keller, Vice Chairman
Claus-G. Budelmann
Hendrik de Waal
Patricia Guerra
Andreas Jacobs
Sylvie Mutschler-von Specht
Michael Pieper

 

 

Board of Directors
Andreas W. Keller, Chairman
Adrian T. Keller, Vice Chairman
Jean-Daniel de Schaller 
Rudolf Ehrbar

Executive Committee
Andreas W. Keller
Adrian T. Keller

Audit Committee
Rudolf Ehrbar, Chairman
Adrian T. Keller