Simpson (appliance manufacturer)
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|Industry||Appliance manufacturing, washing machine, dryers, accessories|
|Successor||Electrolux Home Products Pty Ltd
Simpson Pope Holdings Ltd
|Headquarters||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Australia / NZ|
|Products||Washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, ovens, cooktops|
|Owner||Electrolux Home Products Pty Ltd|
Simpson was established in 1909. In 1963 it merged with Pope Industries Ltd to form Simpson Pope Holdings Limited. Pope was originally established in Adelaide as Popes Sprinkler and Irrigation Company in 1925 and after World War II was also a manufacturer of washing machines and hand tools. Pope later manufactured air-conditioning systems. In 1979, the company changed its name to Simpson Holdings Limited—a listed public company. In 1986, Simpson merged with Email Limited, an industrial conglomerate specialising in refrigeration, electric meters and metals distribution. In 1999, the Email conglomerate was taken over and broken up. The appliance business was acquired by Electrolux in 2000.
As of 2016[update] Electrolux was still using the Simpson brand name in Australia and New Zealand for a range of washing machines and dryers. The Pope brand (now owned by Toro Australia), continues to be used for lines of garden watering and sprinkler products.