Founded in 1902 in Italy as a small industrial parts manufacturing company, the DeLonghi family incorporated the business in 1950, primarily to continue the production of portable heaters and air conditioners. Today the brand encompasses small kitchen and comfort appliances including products focused on food preparation, cooking and cleaning along with air purification and portable heating solutions. The award-winning line is known for Italian engineering and superior design. Examples of small kitchen appliances the company manufactures include gelato makers and citrus juicers. An authority in the comfort and homecare categories, the company is known for its design and performance driven line of air purification systems which effectively remove allergens and odors with up to six stages of air purification. The sleek and stylish air purifiers continuously monitor indoor air quality and utilize HEPA filters.