Our history

A history of firsts

The history of Sunbeam is a long and proud one. Your parents no doubt owned several Sunbeam appliances, as did your Grandparents. In fact, Sunbeam has been providing innovative electrical appliances to everyday Australians for over 100 years.

It all started in 1880, when two, enterprising gentlemen formed the Chicago Flexible Shaft Company, and began producing and selling sheep-shearing equipment. To maintain revenue during the "off season", the company began producing small, innovative electrical appliances - which soon gained immense popularity.

Our history

A history of firsts

The history of Sunbeam is a long and proud one. Your parents no doubt owned several Sunbeam appliances, as did your Grandparents. In fact, Sunbeam has been providing innovative electrical appliances to everyday Australians for over 100 years.

It all started in 1880, when two, enterprising gentlemen formed the Chicago Flexible Shaft Company, and began producing and selling sheep-shearing equipment. To maintain revenue during the "off season", the company began producing small, innovative electrical appliances - which soon gained immense popularity.