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Teka (pronounced te - ka) is a large group that currently owns the Thor and Kuppersbusch appliance brands as well as selling under the Teka name. Teka is a large industrial group employing nearly 6.000 people worldwide with an annual turnover to over $1.4 billion and 90 years of history.
The Teka Group’s business areas span domestic and professional equipment for the kitchen and bathroom, stainless steel storage containers and electronics.
In 1999 Teka completed its acquisition of the German Kuppersbusch brand.
There is little beyond this known about the brand so far as appliances are concerned.
Teka Market Position
Teka has, in the UK, been seen as a downmarket appliance usually used by specialist kitchen installers and rarely seen outside of this arena.
Products, such as dishwashers have been made for the company by third party Chinese manufacturers presumably to hit price points in-store.
Service has been somewhat nomadic but largely remaining with independent repairers since the company entered the UK in the 1990's.
Currently Teka Kuppersbusch service is carried out by subcontract repair engineers through repaircare and has been for several years for in warranty repairs. From what we know of it the whole lot shifted across to repaircare at some point but, spares suplies seem to have dried up a bit and it has become hard to find Teka in the UK so we think that they may have pulled out of the UK pretty much.
For out of warranty repairs you can save by going direct to the engineers that you will find listed on our engineer search as many of the contracted engineers will be listed there.
Teka Spare Parts
Spares have been relatively easy to obtain in the past but, at times can be or appear to be disproportionately expensive in relation to the purchase price of the products.
However Teka do appear to have become much, much harder as they appear to have left the UK meaning that a number of parts are incredibly hard to come by, if you can get them at all.
Please do not use the comments below to ask for technical help or advice on any Teka appliance as the engineers will not see the request. Please use the forums where more help may be available.
Lower door sealHi,
I\'m trying to find a lower door seal to fit a Teka DW6-58-FI dishwasher.
So far as I can tell it is obsolete with no alternative that can be used.