Topic about: History

Electrolux celebrates 100 years since the launch of the LUX 1 vacuum cleaner. During the last century Electrolux has contributed to vacuum cleaner milestones and sold over 350 million vacs all over the world.

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Starting out with a single vacuum cleaner, after 90 years of innovations and acquisitions, the Electrolux Corporate Reporting today is a global leader in home appliances and appliances for professional use.

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Electrolux designed the first ever vacuum cleaner with metal runners. We launched the world’s first countertop dishwasher. These are some other notable years in Electrolux design history.

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In 1912, Electrolux launched its first vacuum cleaner – Lux I. Over the 100 years since then, Electrolux has launched some of the most innovative vacuum cleaners and appliances in the market.

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Hans Werthén: a new president with a new strategy. In autumn 1966, Electrolux's board chairman Ragnar Söderberg contacted Hans Werthén and asked for a meeting.

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In 1957, the spelling of the Group's name was changed worldwide from Elektrolux to Electrolux. The ''k'' spelling had been used primarily in Sweden and Germany.

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Electrolux increases its share of the Swedish market. On September 3, 1926, Axel Wenner-Gren personally bought Elektriska AB Volta from Skandinaviska bank.

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The vacuum cleaner got runners and was adapted for use in ordinary homes and refrigerators were becoming standard equipment in middle-class households. To say the least, it was an era of revolution in product...

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The idea for the modern vacuum cleaner was born in 1908, on Kärtnerstrasse in Vienna. And so this indispensable household product came into being, according to legend, anyway.

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1901. AB Lux, Stockholm, is established. The company launches the Lux lamp - a kerosene lamp for outdoor use - which proves to be a tremendous sales success.

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