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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


Launch of the new Business, V05M and Basic ranges.

Launch of the first professional specification table top range.


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


Launch of the first FriFri website.


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


Launch of the Eco series of inexpensive counter top fryers.


The E Models are replaced by the Optima line.


Development of the professional TF table top fryer.


The Optima range is launched.


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


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


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


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


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.