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History

Founded in Switzerland in 1947, FriFri has become world-renowned for its frying technology. Here is an overview of our history.


2014

Two new Super Easy 311 Pasta cookers are added to the range. Available as free standing or built-in versions they offer exceptional value for money, solid reliable design and quality construction.

2013

New marketing materials are produced and the website is completely redesigned. The new site is more user friendly and product information is easier to find.

A built-in version of Super Easy is launched, designed to fit seamlessly into bespoke kitchen designs at an affordable price.

2012

FriFri moves its production to Lincat Ltd, Lincoln, in the UK. Utilising the knowledge and experience of Lincat's R&D team the entire FriFri product range undergoes a development programme and improvements are made to the build quality and construction.

2009

Manufacturing is relocated to Giga Grandi Cucine, Florence, Italy.

The Super Easy range of free standing fryers is launched. Designed with affordability in mind, they offer solid and reliable construction for budget conscious customers.

2008

Franke sells the deep fryer manufacturer FriFri ARO SA to Middleby.

2005

Launch of the new Business, V05M and Basic ranges.

Launch of the first professional specification table top range.

2003

All free standing and built-in fryers fitted with an electronic safety thermostat – a world first from FriFri.

2001

Launch of the first FriFri website.

1996

Launch of the novel computer-controlled frying system which automatically calculates optimum cooking time. FriFri is granted a patent for this invention.

1995

Launch of the Eco series of inexpensive counter top fryers.

1986

The E Models are replaced by the Optima line.

1984

Development of the professional TF table top fryer.

1982

The Optima range is launched.

1969

Development of the “E Series” of free standing and built-in models.

1957

FriFri moves to new premises in the Swiss town of La Neuveville.

1953

Struchen & Cie. becomes ARO SA, later to become FriFri ARO SA. The business moves to the Swiss town of Biel.

1948

The company manufactures its own range of electric fryers under the brand names of De Luxe, Room, Doppo, and Captain.

1947

Mr. Struchen, employed as a manufacturing manager of a watch company, decides to change his occupation. The business, Struchen & Cie. is established in the Swiss town of Malleray in modest surroundings. Two people are employed. The company imports American gas fryers which were previously unknown in Switzerland. The venture proves to be successful from the outset.

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