Once known as the Upton Machine Company in St Joseph Michigan, Whirlpool manufactured its first electric washer in 1911. Today Whirlpool and it’s subsidiaries is the worlds largest global manufacturer of major household appliances.
Founded in 1934, Amana was once exclusively a leading commercial walk-in freezer manufacturer. In 1947, Amana then entered the home appliance industry with the introduction of the first upright freezer. Two years later, Amana introduced the side by side refrigerator and freezer. Today, Amana is a leading home appliance manufacturer that builds HVAC equipment as well as many different models for the kitchen and laundry room.
Through mergers and acquisitions, GE’s history dates back to Thomas Edison and the light bulb. In 1907 GE manufactured it’s first kitchen appliance. Today, GE is one of the 20 largest US corporations and has become a leading global manufacturer of appliances.
Maytag traces it’s roots back to the late 1800’s when it was known as a premier farm implement manufacturer. As the market for corn husking and shredding equipment is seasonal, in 1907 Maytag began to diversify their products. Maytag entered the appliance industry and introduced its first household appliance , a wooden washer with a hand crank. Today, Maytag is one of the world’s leading appliance manufacturers.
KitchenAid is an American based home appliance manufacturer. As their name implies, they specialize in kitchen appliances. KitchenAid’s first appliance, the iconic stand mixer, was introduced in 1919. Today, they manufacture most any appliance that can be found in a kitchen.
From their beginnings in food distribution in the 1930’s, Korean company Samsung appliances has become one of the largest electronics companies globally.Today Samsung manufactures a full line of kitchen and laundry appliances at competitive prices.