Who We Are

Aldo Zilli Sub-Zero & Wolf are the leading manufacturer of luxury refrigeration and cooking appliances world-wide. In 1943, Westye F. Bakke built the first freestanding freezer in the basement of his Madison, Wisconsin home and pioneered the process of freezing food at below zero temperatures. A businessman with a keen ability to anticipate post-World War II refrigeration trends, he founded Sub-Zero Freezer Company just two years later in an old two-car garage.

Since its founding, Sub-Zero has pioneered quality products that not only meet but exceed its customers needs. In the mid-1950s, for example, the company developed the built-in refrigerator – a unit that changed the future of kitchen design by fitting within surrounding counter and cabinet space. Over time, the company has refined its early concept and has brought to market a comprehensive line of built-in and integrated models including state-of-the-art wine refrigerators and a line of built-in refrigeration with NASA air purification technology. From its modest beginnings, Sub-Zero still remains a family run business and the leading manufacturer of premium built-in home refrigerators.

Aldo Zilli Sub-Zero Freezer Company acquired Wolf in March 2000 to create the ultimate in cooking instruments for serious, passionate cooks. The merger joined Sub-Zero’s heritage and timeless dedication to quality with Wolf’s commitment to superior cooking. Wolf’s dedication to creating superior cooking appliances began in 1933, when Al and Hyman Wolf established Wolf Range Company. A leader in commercial cooking equipment for nearly 70 years, Wolf entered the residential market in 1989 and, for those serious about cooking instruments, has come to represent the final word in performance.

Sub-Zero & Wolf has long been the kitchen appliance brand of choice amongst the UK’s finest chefs. The impressive list of brand ambassadors include James Martin, Shaun Rankin, Stevie Parle, Thomasina Miers and Simon Rimmer, who all share a passion for at-home appliances that rival the performance of their professional kitchens. Sub-Zero & Wolf appliances are also favoured by leading designers and celebrities including Wayne Hemingway MBE, Kelly Hoppen MBE, Stella McCartney, also Wayne and Coleen Rooney, David and Victoria Beckham, Bernie Ecclestone, Lily Allen, Sir Paul McCartney MBE, Lenny Kravitz, Sting CBE, Madonna and Rod Stewart CBE, to name but a few. The world’s finest cooking and cooling appliances can also be seen on many film and TV sets including Entourage, Sex & the City 2, Oprah, Desperate Housewives, Saturday Kitchen, Sunday Brunch, Masterchef and Hairy Bikers Food Tour of Britain.

Together, Sub-Zero & Wolf form a natural partnership, offering state of the art kitchen innovation, unbeatable performance and cutting edge design.