History

Having started out with the sale of a single vacuum cleaner, after 90 years of innovations and acquisitions, Electrolux is now a global leader in home and professional appliances.

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Electrolux designed the first ever vacuum cleaner with metal runners and launched the world’s first countertop dishwasher. Here you can follow other notable years in the company’s design history.

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In 1912, Electrolux launched its first vacuum cleaner – Lux I. Today the company sells more than 50 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year.

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The vacuum cleaner and refrigerator, adapted for use in ordinary homes, were becoming standard appliances in middle-class households. To say the least, the 1920s and 30s were eras of revolution in product development for...

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The idea for the modern vacuum cleaner was born in 1908, on Kärtnerstrasse, the most famous shopping street in Vienna., Axel Wenner-Gren, a Swedish businessman, was visiting the Austrian capital and while out on...

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1910. Elektromekaniska is established in Stockholm.

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In focus

Electrolux designed the first ever vacuum cleaner with metal runners and launched the world’s first countertop dishwasher. Here you can follow other notable years in the company’s design history.

Read more

In 1912, Electrolux launched its first vacuum cleaner – Lux I. Today the company sells more than 50 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year.

Read more

The vacuum cleaner and refrigerator, adapted for use in ordinary homes, were becoming standard appliances in middle-class households. To say the least, the 1920s and 30s were eras of revolution in product development for...

Read more

The idea for the modern vacuum cleaner was born in 1908, on Kärtnerstrasse, the most famous shopping street in Vienna., Axel Wenner-Gren, a Swedish businessman, was visiting the Austrian capital and while out on...

Read more

1910. Elektromekaniska is established in Stockholm.

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