About ASKO


Millions of people all over the world have Scandinavian household appliances from ASKO in their homes; high quality, durable products with innovative solutions. We offer a full range of Kitchen and Laundry appliances that will meet and often exceed our customer's expectations for many years to come.

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Finnish carpenter Aukusti Asko-Avonius founded the ASKO furniture group.


UPO metal production was founded, producing for instance baby carriages and steel piping beds.


The first washing machine is produced by Karl-Erik Andersson in Vara, Sweden, Junga Verkstäder is established.


First Finnish household appliance – a refrigerator – is produced in Lahti.


First washer is produced in Lahti.


First cooker is produced in Lahti.


First cold iron is produced in Lahti.


First dishwasher is produced and export starts from Vara.


First built in ovens are produced in Lahti.


First tumble dryer is produced in Vara.


Asea acquire Junga Verkstäder, change of name to Asea Cylinda.


Own sales organizations established in Norway, Denmark, USA, Australia and New Zeeland.


ASKO acquire ABB Cylinda, change of name to ASKO Appliances.


New cooker factory and central warehouse in Lahti.


Antonio Merloni acquire Asko Appliances.


ASKO launches co-designed Kitchen and Laundry care concepts.


ASKO launches in Sweden.


New owner of Asko Appliances: Gorenje Group, Slovenia.


Asko Appliances AB move headoffice to Lidköpping, Sweden.


ASKO Quality

Manufacture premium quality appliances

At ASKO we design and manufacture premium quality appliances with our special Scandinavian touch in form and function. Ever since we began to produce washers in the early 1950s our goal has been to produce premium quality products that will meet and often exceed our customers’ expectations for many years to come.

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ASKO Design

Principal hallmark of 
Swedish design

The combination of everyday functionalism, environmental concern and clean, pleasant lines is the principal hallmark of Swedish design – and that of ASKO. The fundamental idea is that carefully designed products should increase people’s quality of life.

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Preserve and protect our environment

Our factories have always had nature on their doorstep. Therefore it is natural for us to preserve and protect our environment. We continuously strive to find the most environmentally friendly solutions and economical use of resources in the manufacturing of our products. By caring for our environment we work to minimize the environmental impact of all our activities and products.

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Energy Start

All ASKO washers & dishwashers on the US market have earned the Energy star. This symbol helps consumers to identify products that saves energy and protects the environment.

FSC labelled paper

FSC labelled paper: As an important part of our environmental work we have taken the natural choice to print our International brochures on FSC labelled paper.

Swan - Nordic Eco Label

Well-known Nordic Eco Label: ?In 2007 we were proud to introduce ?the world’s first Swan labelled dishwasher in our range, side by side with our Swan labelled washing machine (also the world’s only ?one – so far).