About ASKO

ASKO – Swedish quality since 1950

The ASKO story is a good one. It started back in 1950 in Vara, Sweden with an innovative young man’s dream to build a washing machine for his mother to suit her every need. A unique, energy and water efficient machine that would reflect a farmer’s love for nature. One with superior cleaning performance and reliability that could heat water, spin and even boast with durable and stainless drums. The results were so extraordinary, that he built a world class engineering and manufacturing facility right on the family farm, where it still stands today 60 years later.

Today ASKO design and manufacture premium Kitchen, Laundry and Professional appliances. We are proud that our machines meet the highest demands on design, function, durability as well as environmental awareness.

Scandinavian design The combination of everyday functionalism, environmental concern and clean, pleasant lines is the principal hallmark of Scandinavian design – and that of ASKO. The fundamental idea is that carefully designed products should improve people’s quality of life. To distinguish ourselves in a market of cluttered, complex and voluptuous designs, we aim for a soft, humanistic minimalism based on the principle of quiet being the new loud. The key elements of Scandinavian design – understated elegance, high-quality craftsmanship and natural materials – are reflected in ASKO’s design language.