Amana History

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A History of Quality and Innovation

It should be no surprise that today the Amana® brand of heating and cooling systems is part of a leading global organization specializing in indoor comfort enhancements. After all, Amana brand has a rich history of technological developments that have resulted in energy-efficient heating and cooling performance for any home and any budget. The Daikin organization, which includes Amana brand, has over 90 years in the development of innovative technology that has improved indoor comfort for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Together the strength of the combined organizations provide you with durable, time-tested products and systems that provide energy-efficient performance appreciated around the world and in your home.

Americans have been relying on premium, long-lasting Amana brand products since 1934, when Amana, Iowa, native George Foerstner accepted the challenge of building a dependable beverage cooler. Amana successfully met that challenge and, two years later, the company introduced another innovative product that soon became indispensable for commercial establishments such as grocery stores and restaurants – the walk-in beverage cooler, also known as the cold storage locker.

During World War II, the Amana brand received the Army-Navy “E” Award for Excellence for supplying the military with refrigeration technology. As the war ended, its production shifted back to improvements for the home front with the development of freezers that were ideal for residential use. Branching out from the refrigeration field, the company soon became an American institution in the design and manufacture of a wide array of innovative commercial and residential appliances that have virtually revolutionized the quality of our lives. Among these products were the Amana Radarange®, the first portable counter-top microwave oven, the first side-by-side refrigerator, as well as a top-quality line of heating and cooling products starting in 1954.

The residents of Amana, Iowa, began a long history of pioneering and craftsmanship, and that spirit continues today in the manufacturing of quality Amana Heating and Air Conditioning products. From the technology behind our unique heat exchanger to the inclusion of high-quality filter driers in each of our air conditioners and heat pumps, we remain committed to Amana’s legacy of providing homeowners with heating and cooling products that are built to last.

Because of the craftsmanship that goes into every Amana brand HVAC product, we are able to offer outstanding limited warranty* coverage. These warranty* coverages continue the legacy of Amana products that last and, last, and last.

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In 1997, Amana Corporation, a well-known manufacturer of home appliances and HVAC units was acquired by Goodman Manufacturing Company L.P. Goodman, an HVAC manufacturer in Houston, TX, sold the appliance business unit to Maytag Corporation in 2001. As part of the sale, Goodman retained the name of the Amana brand HVAC product line. Today the Amana brand of heating and air conditioning systems is a part of Daikin Industries LTD, parent company to Goodman.

In 2014, Amana brand was part of an acquisition performed by Daikin Industries, LTD. that ensured that Amana brand heating and cooling system would be designed, engineered and assembled in the USA. Daikin Industries, Ltd. (DIL) is a global Fortune 1000 company. It is a worldwide leader for residential and commercial HVAC. The company provides innovative, premium quality indoor climate management solutions to meet the changing needs of residential, commercial, and industrial customers.


Daikin Texas Technology Park

Our commitment to designing, engineering, and assembling our products in the United States is now deeper than ever. We are in the process of completing a massive new campus that will consolidate our design, engineering, testing, manufacturing, and logistics on the outskirts of Houston, Texas. The new facility will have over 4 million square feet under one roof and will be one of the largest manufacturing facilities in North America. Within the current business atmosphere where it is common for manufacturers to move manufacturing outside of the United States, we are investing right here at home. This ensures that you will get high-quality products with great availability; designed, engineered, and assembled with American Pride.