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
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
Want to find out more? Visit www.hoover.co.uk.