Electrolux was founded in Sweden in 1910 as Elektromekaniska AB, subsequently changing its name to Elektrolux following a merger with Lux AB in 1919. Today the Electrolux name is just one brand name in the Electrolux Group - a manufacturing group which sells over 40 million products in 150 countries each year. Along with the Whirlpool Corporation, the Electrolux Group is one of the world's largest domestic appliance manufacturers. It produces a full range of household appliances including fridges, freezers, dishwashers, washing machines and cookers. Other brands within the group include AEG, Zanussi, Frigidaire and Tricity Bendix. Electrolux bases its product design and development processes in the Scandinavian design tradition.