Andis Company would love to get its hands on mulleted heads everywhere, as well as sheep, horses, dogs, and other animals. The specialty appliance manufacturer makes and markets clippers, trimmers, shavers, and other grooming appliances for the barber and beauty industries, as well as for professional animal groomers. It also supplies home haircutting kits, hair dryers, and other small electric appliances for consumers and hotels. Andis, which operates offices in the US and the UK, peddles its products worldwide. Andis is in its fourth generation of family leadership.
Andis manufactures handheld tools to trim, cut, curl, straighten and dry hair. The company's 160,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, works to keep pace with demand from the consumer and commercial markets.
The company serves customers in 90 countries in North America, Central and South America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.
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The company supplies a range of niche markets (including barbers, salon professionals, consumers, hotels, motels, resorts, animal groomers and shearers) in more than 90 countries worldwide.
In 2015 Andis launched new line of premium pet grooming tools. These upgraded tools (which retail between $11.25 and $34.25 a piece) have high-end professional features such as ergonomic, anti-slip handles and heat-treated stainless steel cutters and bristles.
The economic downturn of the late 2000s benefited manufacturers of hair clippers in the consumer sector. Like rival Wahl Clipper, Andis saw an uptick in sales as those who typically rely on expensive stylists tookmatters into their own hands to trim, cut, curl, straighten, or dry their hair.
The grooming products company used its 90th anniversary in 2012 to launch of variety of new items, such as Special Edition UltraEdge Clipper, Tackmate horse groomer, and Red Master Clipper barber products.
Along with others in the global grooming market, the company has chased after the professional sector in India by collaborating with Partners in Distribution (PID) India, which specializes in providing the market with salon products. During 2011 Andis began selling curling irons, flat irons, hair dryers, and groomers through beauty and cosmetic stores and retailers of electronics.
Andis got its start in 1922 when Mathew Andis Sr. invented a self-contained electric clipper.