For nearly 50 years, AHAM has been the leading voice for the home appliance industry, promoting growth and innovation across the industry. Through its leadership in public policy, regulations, standards and research, AHAM helps manufacturers bring efficient, high-performing home appliances into the homes of consumers in the United States, Canada and around the world.
AHAM’s roots stretch back more than a century to 1915, the year a group of 60 clothes washer manufacturers formed the American Washing Machine Association. Over the next several decades, associations representing the manufacturers of various types of home appliances were formed. They ultimately came together in 1967 after they reached the consensus that the interests of the home appliance industry were best represented by a single, unified organization.
Today, AHAM represents manufacturers of a full spectrum of major, portable and floor care appliances, as well as suppliers to the industry. The association is committed to serving the home appliance industry while delivering value to consumers through leadership, education and advocacy.