1947: Danby’s humble beginnings started in Montreal, QC manufacturing small electric appliances. During the late 70’s, Danby began importing a line of compact chest freezers from Italy.
1981: W.C. Wood Company acquired Danby Products from the Bronfman Family. Relocating to Guelph, Ontario where a small office and warehouse sat on the banks of the Speed River. The company flourished by expanding their import side of the business along with wholesaling an entire line of freezers and specialty
1989: Due to steady growth, the company quickly out grew their facilities and relocated to Whitelaw Road where we still reside today.
1992: U.S. operations began in Findlay, Ohio under the name Danby Products Inc.
2010: MicroFridge based in Foxboro, MA becomes a member of the Danby family. This acquisition brought new avenues of growth in the Academic, Government, Hospitality and Health Care industries.
2011: Danby launched Coldtech Commercial supplying commercial grade refrigerators, freezers and prep tables to the restaurant industry. Coldtech began as a web-based company selling directly to the end user. Today, Coldtech now sells through different distributors our largest being Costco Canada.
2012: Danby proudly celebrated its 65th anniversary! 2012 also marked the opening our sourcing office in Guangzhou, China. With sales growing to new heights, we felt it was time to create our own office in China, currently housing 17 employees.
The expression “only the strong survive” certainly applies to us. We have grown from a manufacturing company of small electric appliances in Montreal, Quebec to an established brand name known throughout North America. Danby began in Guelph with $3 million dollars in sales with a mere 6 employees. Today, we have 200 employees doing over $300 million dollars in sales. We have come a long way but there is far more to come. And by no means have you seen the last of Danby, we have a long way to go and the journey shall be incredible.