In 1930 Aristide Merloni founded “Industrie Merloni” in the Marche region of Italy and began an industry in the production of weighing scales. In the 1980s, Ariston consolidated its market leadership in water heating and started the production of boilers. Launching in China and Russia in the 1990s, Ariston began to evolve into a Global Brand. Global growth continues from America to Asia in the 2000s with the Ariston brand developing and establishing a position in the Heating industry, creating a new visual identity. In 2014, Ariston sold an incredible 7.4 million products in over 150 countries worldwide, amounting to a turnover of 1.34 billion Euro.