About Hoover

For more than 100 years, Hoover® has designed powerful, easy-to-use products that clean your entire home from floor to ceiling, and even the very air you breathe. That’s why we’re a household icon and one of the most trusted brands in America – Hoover® Nobody does it like you™.

The Hoover story begins in 1907. Murray Spangler, an inventor who worked nights as a janitor, had an asthma problem. He called upon his inventor's creativity to find a solution to the dust that aggravated his asthma as he swept up at night.

The history of hoover®

Letʼs face facts: Hoover invented the vacuum cleaner…

As a result of this, Hoover’s very name remains synonymous with domestic cleaning all around the world. For more than 100 years it has consistently innovated to bring the most powerful and easy to use designs to your home, from powerful canisters to lightweight and manoeuvrable uprights. As the world’s most renowned and trusted vacuum cleaner brand, it currently serves a global customer base that demands the very finest in modern, relevant and purposeful products.

From the brand’s inception in 1908 to the development of the world’s lightest, multi-cyclonic upright in 2012, Hoover has launched a series of innovations that have shaped the domestic cleaning market and forced rival brands to take note. This journey is also far from complete, with the company continuing to invent new and ground-breaking product ranges that meet contemporary needs while also respecting a fine and proud heritage.

So having invented the vacuum cleaner, Hoover is now committed to re-inventing this market for the modern age…


    James Murray Spangler, janitor by day and inventor by night, invents the first ever vacuum.

  • The Hoover is born

    W.H Hoover bought the patent from Spangler and soon began mass producing the vacuum.


    One of the most memorable advertising slogans in history backs one of Hoover’s most notable innovations, the Beater Bar.

  • The Junior

    The Junior wins the hearts of housewives worldwide as a small, modern and extremely efficient home cleaning companion.


    Continuing Hoover’s history of innovation and design excellence, Constellation was a roaring success. The Sci-Fi inspired design gave a modern edge that remains popular to this day.


    Hoover’s popular WindTunnel Technology, which optimises cleaning efficiency by using channels of suction to lift dirt, is developed.

  • Going Global

    TTi acquire the Hoover brand, combining forces and resources with some of the world’s largest floor care and power tools brands.


    With patented SpinScrubTM technology, Hoover invents a new way to give optimum cleaning to hard floors.

  • We’ve got the power

    Hoover launches the Power range of canisters to meet regional demand, with cyclonic technology and large cleaning capacity.

  • Hoover launches the air range

    The AirTM range of products launches, bringing the world’s lightest, full-size multi-cyclonic upright to market.

  • Double up and deep clean

    Hoover doubles the brush rolls to add even greater cleaning performance to the much loved Dual Power carpet washing range.

  • Performance unleased

    Expanding the innovative AirTM range, Hoover revolutionizes domestic cleaning by introducing the world’s first cordless upright vacuum cleaner.

  • Rethinking Cleaning

    Allowing the user to move in any direction, the typical problemsassociated with canister vacuums are eradicated the latest innovation AirTM Revolve.