The company was founded by the de’ Longhi family in 1902 as a small industrial parts manufacturing workshop, incorporating in 1950. Historically a major producer of portable heaters and air conditioners, the company has expanded to include nearly every category of small domestic appliances in coffee, food preparation and cooking industry, as well as household cleaning and ironing.
In 2001 De’Longhi’s acquired the British appliance maker Kenwood which expanded its reach in the food preparation and secured its position as the leader in the kitchen machine category. De’Longhi continued its expansion and in 2013 bought the rights to Braun household products from Procter & Gamble.
The De’Longhi Group is present in 33 countries with direct commercial subsidiaries and sells its product to countries all over the world, remaining committed to creating innovations that bring convenience and style into every customers' home making the everyday better.