Delta Faucet Company

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Delta Faucet Company
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryPlumbing
Founded1929
Headquarters,
United States
ProductsFaucets, bath/shower fixtures, toilets
ParentMasco
Websitedeltafaucet.com

Delta Faucet Company is an American manufacturer of plumbing fixtures. It is a subsidiary of Masco Corporation. It manufactures and markets faucets, bath/shower fixtures, and toilets under the mainstream Delta, economy Peerless, and luxury Brizo brand names.

History[edit]

Delta Faucet Company was originally owned by Masco Screw Corporation,[citation needed] which was founded in Detroit in 1929 by Armenian immigrant Alex Manoogian. In 1952, an eager inventor brought Manoogian his latest invention, a one-handled faucet that mixed both hot and cold water with a ball-valve. Unfortunately it leaked, but Manoogian saw potential. He therefore bought the faucet and its rights, improved it, and released it.[citation needed] The faucet remains successful, although other companies soon designed other single-handle faucets that didn't infringe Delta's patents. Hardware stores still stock internal parts for these faucets, both the 1952 and the 1962 design, although they don't all carry the complete faucets.[citation needed]

The brand name Delta came about because the operating motion of the handle resembled the Greek letter of the same name.[citation needed]

The company was started in 1954 as a Masco subsidiary in the Detroit, Michigan region. In 1958, the company opened a manufacturing facility in Greensburg, Indiana. In 1976, another facility in Chickasha, Oklahoma was opened (The Chickasha facility closed in 2006), followed by Jackson, Tennessee in 1995. The company also operates manufacturing facilities in Lapeer, Michigan, Morgantown, Kentucky, and one outside the United States in Panyu, China.[1] Delta Faucet Company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

In 2011, Delta introduced the Touch2O and Touch2O.xt series of kitchen and bathroom faucets, the former with touch sensors and the latter designed for hands-free operation with capacitive sensors.[2]

In 2019, Delta introduced the VoiceIQ kitchen faucet, which can respond to voice commands via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.[3] All Touch2O kitchen faucets manufactured since 2018 can be retrofitted with the VoiceIQ module to add VoiceIQ functionality to existing Touch2O faucets. Competitors include the U by Moen and the Kohler Sensate with Konnect smart kitchen faucets.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us - Delta Faucet Company". Delta Faucet Company. Retrieved May 6, 2021.
  2. ^ "How Touch-Tech Faucets Work". Makezine. Retrieved December 29, 2020.
  3. ^ "VoiceIQ". Delta Faucet. Retrieved December 29, 2020.
  4. ^ "Top 7 Kitchen Faucets". Bringhomenext.com. Retrieved January 21, 2022.