Sturtevant, WI (March 20, 2012)— This year marks Andis Company’s 90th anniversary. From its simple beginnings in 1922 when founder Mathew Andis first produced an electric clipper that he engineered, the company’s product line has grown dramatically to include everything from clippers, trimmers, and a full range of blades to hair dryers, flat irons, curling irons, and products for the hospitality industry. The company manufactures these products for a wide variety of markets, including barbers, stylists, consumers, groomers for dogs, cattle and horses, and hotels around the world.
“By focusing on excellent quality and listening to our customers, Andis has increased its products and steadily expanded its markets,” notes Matthew K. Andis, president of Andis. “We are honored to be one of the top companies in our markets. We are especially grateful to our dedicated associates who have made countless contributions that have helped us expand our presence globally.”
Production of the company’s first clipper began in the basement of the Andis family home. American barbers quickly embraced it, and the manufacturing facility relocated into an industrial building. Today, Andis has over 400 employees at its 160,000 square foot facility in Sturtevant, Wisconsin.
The fourth generation of the Andis family is now in charge of operations. Matthew K. Andis was named president on June 1, 2010, and shares the responsibility of guiding the company with his two sisters, Marcia Andis, senior vice president, market development, who oversees marketing, product engineering and international alliances, and Laura Andis Bishop, senior vice president, finance, responsible for IT, finance, and human resources. Matthew L. Andis, their father, still serves as chairman.
Andis continues to grow globally. Almost 80 years ago Andis introduced its products to Europe, and they are now available in 90 countries around the world. Barbers, stylists, groomers, and consumers everywhere continue to reach for Andis clippers, trimmers, dryers, blades, curling irons and flat irons when they want to rely on top performing tools.
About Andis Company
Andis Company, a family held business founded in 1922, is a leading manufacturer of handheld tools to trim, cut, curl, straighten and dry hair. The company’s products are purchased worldwide by barber and beauty shops, consumers, hotels, motels, resorts, small animal groomers and large animal groomers and shearers. To find a local distributor, call the company at 800-558-9441 or visit their website at www.andis.com.