TTI's principal areas of business are power tools, outdoor power equipment, floor care appliances, solar powered lighting and electronic measuring products. The industry giant is headquartered in Hong Kong, maintains a customer servicing network in North America, Europe and Australia.
TTI has combined Hoover with its existing Dirt Devil and Royal operations in Glenwillow, Ohio, to create TTI Floor Care North America, the largest floorcare business in North America. TTI is dedicated to building brand loyalty through customer satisfaction by providing customers with quality products that meet their cleaning needs. Continuing to focus on developing innovative products, and emphasizing advertising and operations, are the key drivers of TTI Floor Care North America's future growth and success.
We're the home of trusted brand leaders in floor care, power equipment, solar lighting and electronic measuring industries. You probably know us better as Hoover®, Dirt Devil®, Oreck®, Royal®, Milwaukee®, AEG®, Ryobi®, Homelite®, Regina® and Vax®. Each brand is focused on new product development through inspiration, insight and dedication to premium quality.
TTI brands and products are recognized worldwide for their deep heritage, superior quality, outstanding performance and compelling innovation. Through a company-wide commitment to innovation and strong customer partnerships, we consistently deliver new products that enhance customer satisfaction and productivity.
That spirit of innovation has been a cornerstone for the company since its founding in 1985 by Horst Julius Pudwill and Professor Roy Chi Ping Chung BBS JP. In 1990, TTI joined the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Headquartered in Hong Kong, we maintain a global servicing network that extends throughout North America, Europe and Australia and employs more than 20,000 people.
This focus and drive provides TTI with a powerful platform for sustainable leadership and strong growth. Working here is inspiring. We're always on the lookout for true innovators. If you're up to that challenge, click the employment link above.
Hoover: We acquired this marquee brand in 2007, but Hoover's history reaches back more than 100 years and traces a path to the very invention of the vacuum itself. In 1907, janitor Murray Spangler saw a problem that needed fixing: In the course of his daily work, he encountered dust that triggered asthma attacks. Working at night, Spangler devised a "suction sweeper" to pull dust and dirt out of the air and off the ground. W. H. Hoover bought Spangler's patent in 1908, and began selling the country's first sweepers to the public. It was the beginning of more than a century of innovations, from our famous beater bar to disposable paper vacuum bags, vacuum cleaner headlights and self-propelling technology and even the side-mounted hose. Today, Hoover continues to build on its history of innovation and creating effortless cleaning solutions.
Dirt Devil/Royal: TTI purchased the Royal and Dirt Devil lines in 2002 - and acquired a company with an esteemed path through floor care history. In 1905, the P. A. Geier Company - creator of the Royal line of home cleaners - was founded in Cleveland, Ohio. By 1937 the company was producing the world's first hand-held vacuum, the Royal Prince. It was a sign of things to come. In 1953, ownership of the P. A. Geier Company changed hands, and the company was renamed Royal Appliance Manufacturing to better highlight its marquee line of trademarked machines. Dirt Devil joined the Royal family in 1981 and debuted its runaway best-seller, the Hand Vac, in 1984. More than 23 million hand vacs have been sold since its inception. Dirt Devil makes some of the most convenient, affordable home cleaning products on the market today.
Oreck: Oreck joined the TTI family in 2013. One of America's most beloved vacuum brands, with a fiercely loyal base of customers, Oreck produces lightweight, powerful, premium cleaners. Oreck was founded by American entrepreneur David Oreck in 1963. He had an obvious yet radical idea: design a lightweight yet powerful vacuum to relieve the drudgery felt by hotel housekeepers using the much heavier models then available to them. The idea proved so successful that today more than 50,000 hotels throughout the world use commercial-grade Oreck vacuums. Naturally, hotel staff wanted to buy these vastly improved vacuum cleaners for their own use at home. And so, his original idea evolved: Oreck Corporation began selling its unique products to residential consumers as well. Oreck is committed to those same values and is a leader in quality and superior customer care.