Tefal S.A.S. (a portmanteau of TEFlon and ALuminium.[3]) is a French cookware and small appliance manufacturer, owned by Groupe SEB (a global manufacturer of cookware) since 1968.[4] The company is known for creating the non-stick cookware category[3] and for offering frying equipment with a low requirement of fat or oils.[5]

IndustryConsumer products
FounderMarc Grégoire[1]
ParentGroupe SEB
SubsidiariesOBH Nordica
An electric kettle

In the United States, Tefal is marketed as T-fal.[6] This is to comply with DuPont's objection that the name "Tefal" was too close to DuPont's trademark "Teflon".[1] The T-fal brand is also used in Canada[7] and Japan.[8][9]

Besides cookware and cooking appliances, the Tefal brand is also applied to home appliances such as steam irons[10] and vacuum cleaners.[11]


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  3. ^ a b Masson, Pascal Le; Weil, Benoît; Hatchuel, Armand (2010-09-09). Strategic Management of Innovation and Design. Cambridge University Press. pp. 160–162. ISBN 9781139915595.
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  6. ^ "TEFAL/T-FAL International limited guarantee" (PDF). Tefal. 2021-07-01. p. 2. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2021-08-01. Retrieved 2021-08-01. TEFAL household appliances appear under the T-FAL brand in some territories like America and Japan. (PDF file under the warranty web page)
  7. ^ "T-fal Canada homepage". T-fal Canada. Retrieved 2021-08-01.
  8. ^ "T-fal homepage". Groupe SEB Japan. Retrieved 2021-08-01.
  9. ^ "Your Tefal (T-fal) Questions, Answered". www.homecookworld.com. 9 July 2021. Retrieved 2021-07-10.
  10. ^ "Tefal launches small steam generator irons". Which?. 2015-01-15. Retrieved 2021-08-01.
  11. ^ "Can Tefal vacuum cleaners rival Dyson?". Which?. 2017-01-20. Retrieved 2021-08-01.