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Jacuzzi Inc.
TypePrivate
IndustryPlumbing manufacturing
Founded1915
FounderJacuzzi family
HeadquartersChino Hills, California
Area served
Worldwide
Productsmattresses, hot tubs, bath tubs, showers, toilets, sinks and accessories
OwnerInvestindustrial
Number of employees
4,000+
SubsidiariesSundance Spas, ThermoSpas, Dimension One Spas, Hydropool, Bathwraps, Dream Maker Spas, Sunrise Spas
Websitewww.jacuzzi.com

Jacuzzi Brands LLC (/əˈkzi/; Italian: [jaˈkuttsi]), through its subsidiaries, is a global manufacturer and distributor of branded baths, hot tubs, pools, saunas and, formerly, aircraft. Jacuzzi is a federally registered trademark of Jacuzzi Inc. as of September 5, 1978.[1]

History[edit]

Jacuzzi Brothers was founded in 1915 by seven Italian brothers from Casarsa della Delizia in Northern Italy,[2][3] led by Giocondo Jacuzzi and Candido Jacuzzi. The company made wooden propellers under military contracts, based at 2043 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California. In 1920, the brothers also dabbled briefly with aircraft design and manufacture, with a single-seat monoplane and a seven-seat cabin monoplane. Both aircraft were noted for their use of laminated wood products for fuselage manufacture, but were essentially unsuccessful, with only one of each type being built. In 1921, Giocondo Jacuzzi, along with the pilot and two company employees, were all killed when one of their airplanes crashed in Modesto.[4] By 1923, the company was styled as Jacuzzi Bros Propellers, with headquarters at 1450 San Pablo Ave.[5]

In 1956, when Candido Jacuzzi's toddler Ken was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, the brothers designed a pump, the J-300, that could be submerged in a bathtub to provide hydrotherapy treatments. In 1968, Jacuzzi created the world's first integrated jet whirlpool bath, and by 1970, Jacuzzi invented larger indoor tubs to accommodate groups of people or whole families.[6]

In October 2006, private equity firm Apollo Management announced a $990 million leveraged buyout of Jacuzzi Brands.[7] In 2019, Jacuzzi LLC was acquired by Investindustrial.[8]

The company sponsors the athletes of the American skiing team, whose training facilities are equipped with Jacuzzi hot tubs and hydromassage equipment.[9][10][11][12]

Jacuzzi aircraft[edit]

Jacuzzi 1920 Single Seater Monoplane 1
Powered by a converted Ford Model T engine.[13][14]
Jacuzzi 1920 Single Seater Monoplane 2
modified aircraft with re-designed tail unit and powered by a Roberts 4-X engine
Jacuzzi J-7 Reo[13][15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USPTO-Trademark Search". tmsearch.uspto.gov. USPTO. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  2. ^ "Italia d' America". la Repubblica (in Italian). December 27, 2009.
  3. ^ Lorenzetto, Stefano (2013). Hic sunt leones: venticinque storie di veneti notevoli [Hic Sunt Leones: Twenty-five Stories of Notable Venetians] (in Italian). Venice: Marsilio. ISBN 978-88-317-1563-8.
  4. ^ "Jacuzzi Plane Wrecked" Aerial Age Weekly (July 25, 1921): 461.
  5. ^ Eckland, K.O. "Aircraft of North America 1903-2003". Aerofiles.com. USA. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  6. ^ "LEGACY". jacuzzi.com.
  7. ^ Jacuzzi Brands Is Going Private. The New York Times (Reuters), October 12, 2006.
  8. ^ "Investindustrial - Jacuzzi Brands". www.investindustrial.com. Retrieved 2020-02-04.
  9. ^ "Official Sponsor of the US Ski Team - Jacuzzi". en.jacuzzi.eu. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Sponsorships". Jacuzzi Hot Tubs in United States. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  11. ^ "U.S. Ski Team Announces Partnership With Jacuzzi Brand". U.S. Ski Team. December 2, 2015. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  12. ^ "The Jacuzzi Brand is a proud sponsor of the U.S. Ski Team and FIS Alpine World Cup Tour". 3 December 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  13. ^ a b "American airplanes: Ja - Ju". Aerofiles.com. 2008-08-15. Retrieved 2011-02-12.
  14. ^ "No. 9530. Jacuzzi Monoplane". Shumaker Collection. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  15. ^ "Jacuzzi Seven Passenger Monoplane". Aviation and Aircraft Journal. 10. 1921. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  16. ^ "No. 6628. Jacuzzi J-7 Reo". Shumaker Collection. Retrieved 8 May 2013.

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