Over 70 years of meticulous crafting and expert engineering - Sub-Zero and Wolf
have been relentlessly dominating the kitchen appliance industry
with nothing but aspirations to bring you moments worth savoring
Westye Bakke packs up his wife and two young children, and moves to Madison, Wisconsin in search of better opportunity.
"If you build a quality product, you will always have customers." Westye Bakke Pioneer
Frank Lloyd Wright, father of American Architecture Modernism, hires young Westye Bakke to help design custom refrigeration for his designed homes.
"I think he would be extremely proud of the strides we have made to expand his vision of differentiating our products through quality, design innovation and technology..." Jim Bakke President, CEO
Westye turns his Madison basement into a lab for developing his own refrigeration designs.
"When my grandfather started the business in 1945, his strategy was to build the best, highest quality refrigeration." Jim Bakke President, CEO
Westye launches Sub-Zero Freezer Company, introducing the first system for preserving food at ultra-low temperatures. Literally sub-zero.
"When my grandfather started the business in 1945…It was always on quality, making a fair profit, and keeping customers." Jim Bakke President, CEO
A REIMAGINED KITCHEN EXPERIENCE
No more fishy ice cubes. Sub-Zero pioneers dual refrigeration - separate, sealed systems for refrigerator and freezer - and invents the built-in category.
"Everything we do, we do first-class, along with that, I think it has a lot to do with the pride we have in this company." Mark Swartz Quality Assurance
Sub-Zero leads the way in making energy-efficient products. Today, the average Sub-Zero consumes less energy than a 75-watt light bulb.
"It's not just a company that manufactures and sells products, it's about the quality and the detail that we put into the product." Diane White Marketing
Our aim is true. While other brands' temperatures fluctuate widely, Sub-Zero's award-winning 500 Series nails it within 1 degree for superior food preservation.
"The biggest value that my grandfather and father instilled in the company, cornerstone of Sub-Zero, that is that we're a quality organization." Jim Bakke President, CEO
Hey, where's the fridge? Revolutionary integrated designs, another Sub-Zero first, make refrigeration blend seamlessly into the décor.
"We've kicked a lot of risks along the way, especially with the Integrated line. It was a product that didn't even exist in the industry before." Diane White Marketing
WHITES AND REDS
Cheers! Sub-Zero uncorks the first wine storage system that protects wines from UV light, vibration, and improper humidity.
"I think the biggest thing I've learned is that we always have to have innovation in our blood." Jim Bakke President, CEO
Sub-Zero acquires the residential side of commercial kitchen legend, Wolf. Two specialists, now corporate companions and kitchen soul mates.
"Jim's made a lot of terrific decisions. He's had to take some major risks in 2000 when he decided to go after and purchase Wolf…I think that's really helped us become the leader of appliances that we are." Mark Swartz Quality Assurance
Wolf introduces its first dual fuel range: gas cooking above, dual convection electric ovens below.
"Throughout the years, I've seen different models come through, getting better, staying ahead of the refrigeration market." Patrick Davis Assembler
Sub-Zero introduces an antimicrobial air purification system patterned from NASA technology. It scrubs air of mold, bacteria, viruses and ethylene gas.
"We always need to keep our products moving forward, ahead of the competition…That's what makes our future so bright." Jim Bakke President, CEO