Jacuzzi

Private
Industry Plumbing manufacturing
Founded 1915
Founder Francesco, Rachele, Valeriano, Gelindo, Candido, Giocondo and Giuseppe Jacuzzi
Headquarters Chino Hills, CA, USA
Area served
Worldwide
Products mattresses, hot tubs, bath tubs, showers, toilets, sinks and accessories
Revenue $1,202.4M (2006)[1]
$40.4M (2006)[1]
Owner Apollo Management
Number of employees
4,907
Subsidiaries Sundance Spas, ThermoSpas
Website Jacuzzi.com

Jacuzzi Brands Corp. ("Jacuzzi") is an American[2] corporation that produces whirlpool bathtubs and hot tub spas. Its first product was a bath with massaging jets. JACUZZI is a federally registered trademark of Jacuzzi Inc. as of September 5, 1978.[3]

History[edit]

Founded in 1915 by seven brothers, led by Giocondo Jacuzzi, Jacuzzi and Brothers made wooden propellers under military contracts, based at 2043 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California. In 1920 the brothers also dabbled briefly with aircraft design and manufacture, with a single-seat monoplane and a seven-seat cabin monoplane.[4] Both aircraft were noted for their use of laminated wood products for fuselage manufacture, but were essentially unsuccessful, with only one of each type being built. In 1921, Giocondo Jacuzzi, a pilot, and two company employees were killed when one of their planes crashed in Modesto.[5] By 1923 the company was styled as Jacuzzi Bros Propellers, with headquarters at 1450 San Pablo Ave.[6]

The company survived to become famous as the whirlpool and bubble bath manufacturer of today, with the name Jacuzzi becoming synonymous with the bath products regardless of manufacturer.

Recent activities[edit]

In October 2006, Apollo Management, a large private equity firm, announced a $990 million leveraged buyout of Jacuzzi Brands.[7]

In 2008 Jacuzzi moved its world headquarters to The Shoppes at Chino Hills, California.[citation needed]

In May 2012, Jacuzzi Group Worldwide acquired the assets of ThermoSpas, a Wallingford, Connecticut-based manufacturer of spas and hot tubs.[8]

The company sponsors the athletes of the American skiing team, their training facilities are equipped with Jacuzzi hot tubs and hydromassage equipment.[9][10][11][12]

In 2017, Jacuzzi LLC acquired Hydropool Hot Tubs and Swim Spas, and BathWraps.[13]

Jacuzzi aircraft[edit]

Jacuzzi 1920 Single Seater Monoplane 1
Powered by a converted Ford Model T engine.[14][15]
Jacuzzi 1920 Single Seater Monoplane 2
modified aircraft with re-designed tail unit and powered by a Roberts 4-X engine
Jacuzzi J-7 Reo[14][16][17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Answers - The Most Trusted Place for Answering Life's Questions". Answers.com. Retrieved 23 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "Privacy & Terms". Jacuzzi Hot Tubs in United States. Retrieved 23 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "USPTO-Trademark Search". tmsearch.uspto.gov. USPTO. Retrieved May 29, 2017. 
  4. ^ "THE JACUZZI SEVEN-SEATER MONOPLANE" (PDF). Flight: 147. 3 March 1921. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Jacuzzi Plane Wrecked" Aerial Age Weekly (July 25, 1921): 461.
  6. ^ Eckland, K.O. "Aircraft of North America 1903-2003". Aerofiles.com. USA. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  7. ^ Jacuzzi Brands Is Going Private. The New York Times (Reuters), October 12, 2006.
  8. ^ "Jacuzzi Group Worldwide Acquires Assets of ThermoSpas®". finance.yahoo.com. Yahoo!. May 31, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Official Sponsor of the US Ski Team - Jacuzzi". en.jacuzzi.eu. Retrieved 23 September 2017. 
  10. ^ "Sponsorships". Jacuzzi Hot Tubs in United States. Retrieved 23 September 2017. 
  11. ^ "U.S. Ski Team Announces Partnership With Jacuzzi Brand". U.S. Ski Team. December 2, 2015. Retrieved September 23, 2017. 
  12. ^ "The Jacuzzi Brand is a proud sponsor of the U.S. Ski Team and FIS Alpine World Cup Tour". 3 December 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2017. 
  13. ^ "Industry leader adds leading swim spa company and bath remodel business to its portfolio". Jacuzzi Brands LLC acquires Hydropool and BathWraps. Jacuzzi. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  14. ^ a b "American airplanes: Ja - Ju". Aerofiles.com. 2008-08-15. Retrieved 2011-02-12. 
  15. ^ "No. 9530. Jacuzzi Monoplane". Shumaker Collection. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  16. ^ "Jacuzzi Seven Passenger Monoplane". Aviation and Aircraft Journal. 10. 1921. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  17. ^ "No. 6628. Jacuzzi J-7 Reo". Shumaker Collection. Retrieved 8 May 2013.