History and partners

Our love for tea and our strong belief in fair and ethical business relationships with long-term partners is central to our working philosophy and no doubt goes some way towards explaining the ongoing success of Kloth & Köhnken. It was this same belief that originally led Mathias Kloth and Axel Köhnken to set up the company back in 1992, and it continues to underpin the work that they do.

In 1969, Mathias Kloth began his career in Hamburg, Germany, eventually moving to Bremen in 1982. Axel Köhnken started out in the tea industry in 1981 and today, they are supported by a tight and experienced team whose combined years of trading together constitute more than 100 years’ – experience.

Please do get in touch and you will see for yourself how committed we are.