|Headquarters||Charlotte, North Carolina, United States|
|Products||Vacuums, Deep Cleaners, Hard Floor Cleaners, Stick Vacs|
Eureka is a brand of Electrolux Small Appliances North America and a manufacturer of vacuum and other household floor and surface cleaners. The company offers a full line of vacuum cleaners, including uprights, canisters, sticks, handhelds, home built-in systems, battery-powered vacuums, steam cleaners and home cleaning systems. Eureka also manufactures aftermarket vacuum accessories, such as bags, belts and filters.
The company was founded in 1909 Detroit, Mich., by Fred Wardell to build vacuum cleaners. By 1927, Eureka was selling one third of all vacuums manufactured in the United States. 1930 saw expansion into the making of other appliances with the introduction of the Eureka electric range.
In 1945, the company merged with Williams Oil-O-Matic, a Bloomington, Ill., manufacturer of oil-based heaters for the home - and the name of the company was changed to Eureka-Williams Corporation.
In 1961, the company became the first U.S. manufacturer to produce a purpose-built electric car, the Henney Kilowatt.
In 1974, Eureka was purchased by AB Electrolux of Sweden and the name was changed to The Eureka Company.
The use of the Eureka Company name was discontinued in 2004 and replaced with Electrolux Home Products Division. In August 2011, Electrolux Small Appliances North America relocated to Charlotte, N.C., from Bloomington, Ill. - uniting the corporate office operations and support functions for all of Electrolux's North American vacuum, small appliance and major appliance brands under one roof.
(2013) Today Eureka vacuum cleaners are manufactured by the parent company, AB Electrolux.
Eureka manufactures a variety of vacuum and household cleaner types, including uprights, steam mops, and hand and stick vacuums.
Eureka vacuums are sold online at Eureka.com and by a variety of national retailers.
- "Williams Oil-O-Matic Collection". McLean County Museum of History.
- "Electrolux completes move from Illinois to NC". Journal Star. August 4, 2011.
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