The Candy group is among the European leaders in the field of major domestic appliances including: washing machines, dishwashers, washer-dryers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, cookers and ovens, built-in and free standing. The Candy Groups basic principle is the satisfaction of its customers. There are over 2,000 service centres across Europe. Candy Group operates with the international Candy and Hoover brands and the national one: Iberna, Jinling, Hoover-Otsein, Rosieres, Susler, Vyatka, Zerowatt, Gasfire and Baumatic.


Hoover has celebrated over 100 years of making quality appliances for the home. Hoover is dedicated to creating and providing today what customers will demand as the standard of tomorrow. We’re constantly thinking ahead to ensure we are able to meet the needs of our many and varied customers with clever, affordable products that are simple and easy to use.

Originally founded in Ohio in 1908, Hoover Limited became a registered company in the UK in 1919. The first factory, in Perivale in Middlesex, opened in 1932 with Hoover quickly establishing itself as the undisputed leader in the floor-cleaning market.

In 1985 Hoover merged with the Chicago Pacific Corporation, based in the USA. Four years later, Chicago Pacific was acquired by domestic appliance giant The Maytag Corporation. The Hoover European Appliance Group came into existence in 1993 and is now part of Candy S.p.A, a private company based in Brugherio in Northern Italy.

Today Hoover, as part of the Hoover Candy Group, employs over 1,350 people in the UK alone.

In 1995, the Candy Group acquired the totality of Hoover European Appliance Group from Maytag Corporation, including the right of use of the trademark for all Europe, Northern Africa and selected countries in the Middle East.

Today, Hoover is a leader in the floor-care market in Europe. It also produces and markets a wide range of large domestic appliances with a medium to high market positioning – products still based on the founding principles of perpetual innovation, great performance and cutting edge design

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