Kenwood Limited

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Kenwood is a kitchen appliances manufacturer, operating in 44 countries. It is owned by the De’Longhi Group. Kenwood designs, produces and sells kitchen appliances including stand mixers, blenders, food processors, kettles and toasters.

The company was founded by Kenneth Maynard Wood in 1947 in the town of Woking at 79 Goldsworth Road.[1] In 1962 the company moved to Havant where they currently maintain operations.



The first Kenwood product was a toaster invented by Kenneth Wood, which was brought to market in 1947, known as the A100.


Three years later in 1950, the first version of the Kenwood Chef Kitchen machine was launched at the Ideal Home Exhibition.


The company’s first food processor was launched in 1979. In 1989, the business invested in its first factory in China.

1990s-the present

In 1997, at the age of 81, Kenneth Wood died following a short illness.

In 2001, Italian rival small appliance maker De'Longhi bought the Kenwood company - and its factory in China - for £45.9 million (about $66.7 million).[2]

The Kenwood Chef's original designer, Kenneth Grange, was knighted in 2013 for his services to design.[3]


Kenwood’s products include the following categories:

• Kitchen machines

• Food and drink preparation (Food processors, blenders, juicers)

• Breakfast (Kettles, toasters, coffee makers)


  1. ^ Woking News & Mail, 22 September 2017. [1] (Retrieved 2018-05-30.)
  2. ^ Kenwood cooks up a £45.9m deal with Italy's De'Longhi, Dominic White, Daily Telegraph, London, 17 February 2001.Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Kenneth Grange". Retrieved January 20, 2015.

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