Our Story

Ariston historical photo with big Ariston Logo in Italy

Ariston was founded by Aristide Merloni in 1930 as a family owned business in Fabriano, Italy. Originally manufacturing weight scales, we quickly diversified to manufacturing domestic appliances such as: cooktops, hot water systems, and liquid gas cylinders. In 1960, we launched our laundry and dishwashing machines along with the Unibloc oven which won the prestigious “Gold Compass Award”, Italy’s highest honor in Industrial design and manufacturing.

Ariston quickly became Italy’s number 1 appliance brand and to this day has over 40% market share of appliances sold in the Italian market.Today, Ariston is a part of the world’s leading global manufacturer of home appliances, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 93,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers worldwide.Our growth and success has been attributed by our brand values that have not changed for over 80years: Care, Empathy, Loyalty and our brand pillars: Extended Capabilities, Proven Performance and Authentic Design. Ariston has always valued our user’s needs and wishes. We constantly keep up-to-date with consumers to predict their future needs and understand how to improve the way we help them today in their everyday lives with high quality solutions.

Ariston is always by your side, providing products designed to take care of what matters to you in your everyday home life. From kitchens to laundry appliances, our innovative solutions are driven by your needs, and our products are conceived with your lifestyle in mind. At Ariston we understand how much value there is in these small everyday things. We use our expertise to provide you with a wide range of home appliances for what matters to you.

GARY MEHIGAN & ARISTON

Brand Ambassador Gary Mehigan is an English Australian chef, restaurateur and a judge of the Network Ten series MasterChef Australia. Gary first culminated his relationship with Ariston over 16 years ago after he asked us to help him fit out his cooking school Fenix. Since then our relationship with Gary has blossomed. Ariston is the appliance of choice in the MasterChef kitchen and Gary also has it in his own home. Ariston Appliances are Italy’s Number 1 Brand and exclusive to Harvey Norman, Australia wide.

“For me the choice of Ariston is simple, great value for money, easy to use and a brand you can trust. Ariston have been in Australia for 21 years and I’ve been using their cooking range now for over 16 years. It takes more than a cooking range to create a Master Chef, passion and a burning curiosity for food is a start! Cooking for family and friends is one of the most personal things you can do for them, taking fresh ingredients and creating and making something however simple. Having the right cooking range just makes the whole experience just that little easier and a little bit more special.”

Gary Mehigan cooking in Ariston demo kitchen with built in oven and induction cooktop