Updated: Jul 23
The first echoes of Fisher & Paykel began in New Zealand, when Olive Paykel asked her husband to import a new appliance – a Crosley refrigerator – she’d seen in the American Ladies' Home Journal. She wasn’t the only person who wanted one, and with this popularity, so began a fast-growing appliance importing business run by Olive’s son Maurice Paykel and her son-in-law, Woolf Fisher. This was the beginning of Fisher & Paykel.
When the New Zealand government banned imports of manufactured products a few years later, Fisher and Paykel responded. Rather than closing up shop, they changed their entire approach, establishing a factory to assemble appliances theirselves under license to companies such as Kelvinator.
In 2004, Fisher & Paykel acquired Dynamic Cooking Systems Inc (DCS), a US-based company specializing in outdoor and indoor cooking products – making a new suite of products available in Australia and New Zealand. Eight years later, Fisher & Paykel became a part of Haier Group, leveraging their capabilities and scale to continuing bringing Fisher & Paykel to the world including Indonesia.
The best innovators don’t just understand technology, they understand people. Since 1934, Fisher & Paykel have been designing technology that enriches and improves people’s lives. By challenging conventional appliance design these world-first technologies have changed the way we live forever.
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