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…

  • An image of James Murray Spangler, who invents the first ever VacuumTHE STORY BEGINS

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

  • An image of W.H Hoover who bought the patent from Spangler & began mass producing the vacuumThe Hoover is born

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

  • A photograph of the advert with the most memorable slogan ‘IT BEATS, AS IT SWEEPS AS IT CLEANS’‘IT BEATS, AS IT SWEEPS AS IT CLEANS’

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

  • An image of the Junior, a small modern and extremely efficient home cleaning companionThe Junior

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

  • An image of the Constellation, a Sci-Fi inspired vacuumThe CONSTELLATION

    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.

  • An image of W.H. Hoover, while Hoover’s popular WindTunnel Technology, is explainedWINDTUNNEL VISION

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

  • An image of the logo of TTi, the company that acquired the Hoover Brand in 2007Going Global

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

  • A photograph of the FloorMate, Hoover’s solution to optimum cleaning to hard floors.YOUR MATE, FLOORMATE

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

  • A photograph of We’ve got the Power slogan, of the Hoover’s Powerful CanistersWe’ve got the power

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

  • An image depicting how Hoover ventured to the Air RangeHoover launches the air range

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

  • An image of the Hoover Dual Power ProDouble up and deep clean

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

  • An image of the expanding Air Range of HooverPerformance unleased

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

  • A Photo of Hoover rethinking cleaning with the AirTM RevolveRethinking Cleaning

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

  • A photo of the Hoover Platinum Max carpet washer which cleans carpets 5 times betterMEETING PERFECT PERFORMANCE

    Combining a seven SpinScrub patent brushes with a rotating brush bars, and a special detergent to remove up to 93% of dirt embedded deep within the carpet fibres that vacuuming alone will not be able to remove. Hoover offers Platinum Max carpet washer which cleans carpets 5 times better than a high performance vacuum cleaner.

  • An image of the new HOOVER ONEPWR Cordless Cleaning SystemTRANDFORMING THE FUTURE

    HOOVER is transforming the way people clean with the launch of the new HOOVER ONEPWR Cordless Cleaning System. Featuring cord-free, high-performance cleaning products that share the same powerful lithium-ion ONEPWR battery, the innovative HOOVER ONEPWR Cordless System gives consumers the ultimate versatility to complete their cleaning routines with greater speed and ease.