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For over five decades and through three generations, U-Line continues to be the leader in innovation, quality and value in the premium built-in undercounter ice making, refrigeration and wine preservation market. The Uihlein family traces its roots back to southern Germany. In the mid-1800’s several family members immigrated to the U.S. and were an instrumental part of a substantial brewery. In 1962 Henry Uihlein, founded U-Line Corporation as an outgrowth of Ben-Hur Freezer Company and was the first to develop and patent an automatic stand-alone undercounter residential ice maker.
In the midst of the Great Depression, two aggressive young men emerged with two new products that would make major contributions to the housing industry. In 1932, Henry Broan developed and manufactured a kitchen fan called the Motordor® Fan that provided quiet and efficient kitchen ventilation. His creation launched what is today known as Broan-NuTone LLC. Four years later, in 1936, J. Ralph Corbett developed a melodious door chime replacing the obnoxious door buzzer of the time. His development launched what is today known as NuTone, Inc.
"The company that reinvented ice." Scotsman is the world’s leading ice machine manufacturer for one basic reason. We understand, better than any other company, the critical importance of ice to any number of businesses. From hotels, restaurants, bars, supermarkets and fast-food outlets, to hospitals, laboratories, fisheries and food processing facilities, Scotsman machines play a crucial role in the success of each operation. With a reliable supply of cubes, flake, superflake, scale, nugget, and gourmet ice, in quantities that range from one cube at a time to 10 tons of ice a day, Scotsman is clearly the Ice The World Demands™.
Sharp Contributes to Society through Its Manufacturing-, Technology-, and Value-Oriented Business.“Make products that others want to imitate.“ These words, spoken by Sharp founder Tokuji Hayakawa, embody Sharp’s management concept. As a manufacturer, Sharp contributes to society by being the first to make products that meet the needs of a new era. Successive generations of Sharp leaders have, in their own way, pursued this concept by making products that contribute to society and in the process created a corporation that is known and trusted by society.
Miele is a German manufacturer of high quality domestic appliances and machines for commercial applications. The company was founded more than 114 years ago in 1899 by Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann and has always been a family-owned, family-run company. Miele aims to manufacture the highest-quality domestic appliances and commercial equipment in the world and to be seen by markets worldwide as providing an absolutely top-class household product. In the words of our founding fathers, Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann, "Success is only possible in the long term if one is totally and utterly convinced of the quality of one's products." Therefore, continuous innovation is the foundation of our business success.
Heartland Appliances is part of AGA Marvel's family of premium brands that includes Marvel undercounter refrigeration products, iconic AGA ranges and cookers, Northland full size built-in refrigeration, and La Cornue, the ultimate aspirational kitchen brand. The Heartland legacy dates back to the early 1900's, when the Findlay Bros. Co. Limited first produced the "Findlay Oval" in Carlton Place, Ontario. Heartland's classic styling is still based on this original, timeless design. Elmira Stove Works produced the Oval for a number of years until Heartland acquired the company in 1990. Aga Rangemaster purchased Heartland in 2005, and today the Heartland brand is manufactured in AGA Marvel's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Greenville, Michigan.
Most people associate the name AGA with good food and fine living. And although it's often thought of as quintessentially British, the Aga actually began life in Sweden. The celebrated cooker found in 750,000 households worldwide was invented by Dr Gustav Dalén, a blind Nobel Prize-winning physicist. Appalled that his wife and their maid had to constantly tend to their old-fashioned range, Dalén set out to design a modern cooker that would look after itself. It's unlikely Dalén could have predicted that his invention would go on to be widely acclaimed as a design icon, but it has. In the year 2000, the BBC published a retrospective of the 20th Century highlighting what it considered to be the top three design icons: first was the Coca-Cola® contour bottle, second was the VW™ Bug and third was the Aga Cooker.
We are the world's largest commercial laundry company, with an undeniable history of proven performance and reliability. Laundry owners rely on the practical ingenuity of features designed to make their lives simpler and more productive. Our commercial-grade construction is rugged, dependable and built to last. When you purchase a Speed Queen machine, it means you're investing in a global network that offers comprehensive service and support. We offer an industry-leading finance program that has helped thousands of new and veteran investors achieve their dreams of laundry ownership. Our representatives are true laundry experts, and can help guide you through every aspect of your vended laundry, from initial setup to laundry design, financing, and service and maintenance. We're here for you, no matter what you need.
Marvel was founded in 1932, when the company began creating undercounter iceboxes. But as part of AGA Rangemaster, our history of creating premium appliances for the home dates back to 1709 and the start of the Industrial Revolution in our Coalbrookdale UK foundry. From the development of cast iron cookware, to the creation of the original AGA Cooker, to today's full line of premium refrigeration and cooking products, ours is a story of innovation and manufacturing excellence.