Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) is the trade association of the home appliance manufacturing industry with offices in the United States and Canada. Its members include the manufacturers of major, portable, and floor care home appliances and the companies who supply and service these manufacturers. AHAM members market products in both the U.S. and Canada.
Major home appliances include refrigerators, refrigerator/freezers, freezers, dishwashers, clothes washers and dryers, trash compactors, microwave ovens, room air conditioners, portable air conditioners and dehumidifiers. Portable home appliances include kitchen electrics such as toasters, toaster ovens, blenders, mixers, electric knives, juicers, slow cookers, rice cookers and bread makers. Also included are personal care products such as hair dryers and curlers, electric shavers and trimmers. Portables also includes air treatment products such as room air cleaners and humidifiers as well as portable fans and heaters. Floor care appliances include portable and central vacuum cleaners, carpet and carpet and floor extractors. AHAM Suppliers include businesses that supply parts, materials and services to home appliance manufacturers.
The home appliance industry is global as is AHAM’s membership. In the United States and Canada, the home appliance industry is a multi-billion-dollar component of the national economies, helping to define lifestyles. AHAM membership requires a home appliance manufacturer to market its products and maintain a legal presence in the United States or Canada.