Prior to focusing on kitchen appliances, Electrolux's first foray into the world of domestic appliances was in vacuum cleaners. In 2001, they designed and sold the first robotic vacuum cleaner available to the general public. It was called the Trilobite, and was first seen in 1996 as a prototype.
Having started with a core product base of vacuum cleaners in 1919 and refrigerators shortly after the formation of the company, Electrolux progressed further into the major kitchen appliances market. Starting with washing machines, dishwashers and other kitchen appliances in the 1950s and especially during the 1960s, which saw a large increase in Electrolux’s expansion into other segments of the kitchen appliance market.
Since then, Electrolux have come to dominate the kitchen appliances market, rising to become the world’s second-largest kitchen appliance manufacturer by market share as of 2010 after years of growth. With their ergonomically designed appliances that are intended to improve people’s quality of life, Electrolux live up to their company motto: “Thinking of you”.
For more information on Electrolux's history check out http://www.electroluxgroup.com/en/category/about/history/