Hoover - Merthyr Tydfil - Wales.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 43.655 W 003° 21.843
30U E 474856 N 5730803
Quick Description: The "Hoover" brand name became synonymous with vacuum cleaners and vacuuming in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/6/2012 11:16:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMDXDZ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
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Long Description:
The Hoover Company started out as an American floor care manufacturer based in North Canton, Ohio. It also established a major base in the United Kingdom and for most of the early-and-mid-20th century, it dominated the electric vacuum cleaner industry, to the point where the The Hoover Company in the United States was part of the Whirlpool Corporation but sold in 2006 to Techtronic Industries for $107 million. Hoover UK/Europe split from Hoover U.S. in 1993 and was acquired by Candy, a company based in Brugherio, Italy. It currently uses the same Hoover logo Techtronic uses outside Europe with the slogan "Generation Future".

In addition to floorcare products Hoover was also an iconic domestic appliance brand in Europe particularly well known for its washing machines and tumble dryers in the UK and Ireland and, also had significant sales in many parts of Europe. Today, the Hoover Europe Brand, as part of the portfolio of brands owned by Candy Group, remains a major player in the European white goods and floor care sectors in a number of countries.

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Product manufactured here: Wahing Machines, Tumble Dryers & Floor Care.

Address:
Hoover
Pentrebach
Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taff. Wales


Web Page: [Web Link]

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