Electrolux originated from the merger of two Swedish companies, one an established manufacturer and the other a newer company founded by a former vacuum salesman who was a former employee of the former firm.
AB Electrolux (commonly known as Electrolux) is a multinational appliance manufacturer, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. It is consistently ranked the world’s second-largest appliance maker by units sold (after Whirlpool). Electrolux products sell under a variety of brand names (including its own), and are primarily major appliances and vacuum cleaners intended for consumer use. The company also makes appliances for professional use.