A Global Brand
It was in 1945 that the Model 50 first saw the light of day in the workshops of Eden Fumagalli at Monza, famous for the manufacture of precision instruments. It was one of the earliest miracles of domestic well-being: the first all-Italian washing machine. A product of Eden Fumagalli's extraordinary talent, the new machine officially launched at the Milan Fair of 1946. The Candy brand name came into being. Since then its progress has been marked by extraordinary success. The founder's sons, Enzo, Niso and Peppino Fumagalli started washing machine production, making them the centre and the strength of their manufacturing activity. Unstoppable, in 1954 Candy made a decisive move in washing traditions: the birth of the Bi-Matic, the first semi-automatic washing machine with a spinner. Candy opened its first production plant abroad, in France. Just six years later, the washing machine became completely automatic: Candy raced ahead on the road of innovation. Candy means smart ideas to simplify your daily life: a complete range of connected products and unique solutions. Always providing the best value for money, Candy creates accessible, easy-to-use technologies for a variety of home appliances product categories. Design, attention to details and a strong attitude towards a smart, contemporary and easygoing lifestyle are what make the Candy Italian touch so unique. Candy DNA has always been about simplifying your daily life. That’s why we’ve chosen to empower our products with connectivity. Communicate with your appliances, simply through your mobile devices or digital assistants by just using the Candy app. Thanks to its friendly and intuitive functions, the Candy app will provide simple and practical answers and useful contents, to support you in managing daily chores. While the washing machine was being refined, enriched and "learning" to save water and energy, the Stipomatic, the first Candy dishwasher, was launched. Candy had already progressed beyond washing machines... Niso Fumagalli, the originator of most of the patents, was awarded an honorary degree in engineering by the University of Genoa. In the 70s an important new phase started for Candy: that of acquiring other Italian companies, starting with La Sovrana of Parma, a historic brand name in the cooking sector and Kelvinator Italia, internationally famous for its refrigerators and freezers. Candy also drew up an agreement with Kelvinator America to produce and market domestic products with the American name all over the world. There was another important advance in the 80s: the international expansion of Candy and the further acquisition of prestigious European companies. Today, Candy, strengthened by its long and comprehensive experience in the domestic appliance sector, plays a leading role in the international field. It is in the forefront of new technological developments, always attentive to the needs of the modern consumer and sensitive to the needs of a new family lifestyle whose priorities are relationships, the freedom to develop them and the time to nurture them.
Candy: a success story beginning with the first washing machine through to the very latest Wi-Fi connected appliances.
Candy manufactured the first Italian washing machine in 1945 and went on to invent the modern front loading washing machine in the late 1950's. Candy quickly became synonymous with washing throughout Italy.
Candy is an international brand that offers a comprehensive range of practical, high performance, freestanding and built-in appliances; skillfully combining the most advanced technologies with stylish Italian design.
Throughout the decades Candy's mission has always remained the same; to meet the needs of consumers with innovative, easy to use products that represent great value for money at affordable prices.
Research and Innovation
Candy Group keeps improving and transferring technology in easy to use systems, designed to improve the quality of life. The center of innovation, research and development, is in Italy in Brugherio (MB). Today, in the digital age, Candy opens the door to a new way of living appliances, to interact and communicate in a direct, simple and intuitive way. Group research and development paved the way for Candy's first full range of appliances connected via Wi-Fi, which can communicate with users remotely, making their lives easier.
Quality and Environment
Candy Group uses recyclable materials for each component both for products and packaging and has actively participated in the definition of WEEE, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive. The Candy production process has been designed with the goal of reducing emissions both in compliance with the regulations in the various countries, and to reduce energy consumption related to the use of household appliances.