Founder Ross D. Siragusa
Admiral America Inc. is best known worldwide for its home appliances and electronics. The company was originally known as the Transformer Corporation of America and by 1929 it was the biggest supplier of radio parts in the world. The Great Depression of 1929 took its toll and Ross D Siragusa, our founder, was forced to declare bankruptcy. Later in 1934 he purchased the “Admiral” trademark which went on to officially become Admiral Corporation America Inc., in 1936.
Admiral’s global operations started in 1946 with the opening of its factory in Toronto - Canada with subsequent regions entities in Mexico, Italy, Taiwan and India. By 1966 the company had over 14,000 staff with operations in 110 countries.
On 30-Dec-1953, Admiral America introduced the world's first ever Colour Television, the C1617A at a cost of $1,175 which is $11,747 in 2022. By the 60s’ colour televisions were the must-have electronics product and Admiral’s overall sales revenue sky-rocketed to a whopping $414 million in 1966!
Admiral went on to introduce 75 innovations in designs, production and marketing of home appliances, and radio and TV sets. Please refer to the company’s History Timeline and Product History below for more information.
In 2019, with the launch of Admiral America Energy Inc., the company ventured into e-Mobility, Charging Solutions and Energy Management Systems.
Founder Ross D Siragusa launches Transformer Corporation of America
Transformer Corporation of America closes and Siragusa pivots to form Continental Radio and Television Corporation
Siragusa purchases Radio Products Corp
Company formally named Admiral Corporation
Earns Excellence Award from the U.S. government for its production efforts during WW2 April 1944
Admiral starts production in Toronto - Canada
Admiral starts producing TVs
Starts sponsoring the Sid Caesar TV series
Admiral moves into appliances launches it's range of Refrigerators
Achieves the milestone of Five Million TVs' a year
On 30 Dec 1953, Admiral introduced the First Colour TV for sale. The C1617A cost $1,175 which is almost $11,747 in 2022.
14,000 employees in 110 countries
Sales soars to $414 Million with the popularity of colour TVs
Admiral Overseas Corporation established in Taiwan
Admiral Overseas Corporation launched in India
Admiral Overseas Corporation sales spread across 40 countries
Admiral Corporation of America launched in the Middle East
Admiral ventures into e-Mobility, Energy Storage & Leasing with the launch of Admiral America Energy Inc.
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