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Fisher & Paykel

Company nameFisher & Paykel Appliances Holdings Limited
Company typePublic (Nzx - FPA)
IndustryMajor appliance
Founder(s)Maurice Paykel &
Sir Woolf Fisher
HeadquartersEast Tamaki, Auckland
Area servedNew Zealand, Australia, United States, Italy
Key peopleStuart Broadhurst, Managing Director and CEO
Keith Turner Chairman
ProductsMajor appliances
Revenue(+) NZ$1.412 billion (2007)
Operating income(-) NZ$93.818 million (2007)
Net income(-) NZ$61.180 million (2007)

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Fisher & Paykel is a major appliance manufacturing company based in East Tamaki, New Zealand.

Originally an importer of domestic refrigerators, Fisher & Paykel now holds over 420 patents and bases its identity on innovative design, particularly in the areas of usability and environmental awareness.

The company's trademarked appliances include Active Smart refrigerators, AeroTech ovens, DishDrawer dishwashers, Smart Drive washing machines and Smartload top loading dryers. The company also manufactures gas and electric cooktops and top loading dryers.

Fisher & Paykel products are available in more than 80 countries worldwide. The company has manufacturing plants at Auckland in New Zealand; Cleveland in Australia; Huntington Beach and Clyde, United States; Treviso, Italy; Rayong, Thailand; and Reynosa, Mexico.

In 2004, Fisher & Paykel Appliances purchased the United States based cookware manufacturer Dynamic Cooking Systems, and Italian cookware company Elba in 2006.

Fisher & Paykel Appliances announced the closure of three manufacturing facilities in Dunedin - New Zealand, Cleveland - Australia and Huntington Beach - USA on 17 April 2008.

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