Our History

After an absence in the U.S. market, we felt the time is right to find our way back home again. We are a name you can trust with your mealtime traditions. Whether its espresso in the morning, freshly-made tortillas in the evening and everything in between, we work hard to create quality products you know you can rely on. Learn more about

Landers, Frary & Clark begins in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

1842

Landers, Frary & Clark begins in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

In search of the American Dream, George Landers arrives in Connecticut at the age of sixteen. Working for Josiah Dewey’s manufacturing company, George slowly works his way to president, eventually taking over the company which leads to the birth of Landers, Frary & Clark.

Americans Kept House with Landers, Frary & Clark

1889

Americans Kept House with Landers, Frary & Clark

From the beginning, the company manufactured and incorporated product lines to make life easier for the American housewife. A few of the products offered included food scales, coffee grinders, bread makers, tableware, coffee pots and percolators.

The “Universal” Name is added to their houseware line.

1890

The “Universal” Name is added to their houseware line.

After George retired from active management and his son becomes the company’s secretary, The Universal name is adopted. The name is introduced to the public in 1890. Subsequently, Landers introduces a series of revolutionary household products, helping establish the company as a leader in the housewares field.

The Universal Food Chopper Trademark is registered in Commerce for the first time

1897

The Universal Food Chopper Trademark is registered in Commerce for the first time

With the market taking well to the new Universal name, Landers is poised to take advantage of the brand awareness. In 1897 Landers registers the Universal Food Chopper Trademark in Commerce. This product became a necessity in North American kitchens since it not only grinds meat but also vegetables — a game-changer

The Universal Food Chopper is patented October 12th.

1897

The Universal Food Chopper is patented October 12th.

October 12th, the Universal Food Chopper is patented, giving Landers exclusive right to the Food Chopper product. Landers was able to develop a new process creating a new technical solution.

The Universal Food Chopper is awarded The Silver Medal at Food & Cookery Exhibition, Imperial Institute, London.

1899

The Universal Food Chopper is awarded The Silver Medal at Food & Cookery Exhibition, Imperial Institute, London.

The Universal Chopper begins to gain notoriety as the product receives The Silver Medal at Food & Cookery Exhibition, Imperial Institute, in London, England. This was one of many accolades to come for Landers.

Complementary letter from the Chef of Queen Victoria.

1899

Complementary letter from the Chef of Queen Victoria.

As the world gets its hands on Landers products it becomes clear that they are on the right track. So notable, Queen Victoria’s chef sends a complimentary letter to Landers. Yet another accolade Landers adds to its growing company.

Universal Bread Maker wins the gold medal at the World’s Fair.

1904

Universal Bread Maker wins the gold medal at the World’s Fair.

Landers reaches new heights when they attend the World’s Fair. Boasting the Universal brand name, their Bread Maker is a highly touted product. In fact, among a world of technological advancements, this bread maker took home a gold medal at the 1904 World’s Fair.

6 out every 10 homes in the country has at least one Universal product.

1920

6 out every 10 homes in the country has at least one Universal product.

Landers popularity continues to soar, due to consistent development and advancements they make for their housewares products. In the 1920s an incredible 6 out of every 10 homes in North America have at least one Universal product.

Landers South America is formed. Through the 50s and 60s Landers SA continues the tradition and history of the Universal brand.

1951

Landers South America is formed. Through the 50s and 60s Landers SA continues the tradition and history of the Universal brand.

As Landers North American market continues to grow, an opportunity begins to emerge. The market for Landers products was growing, especially in South America, which leads to the formation of Landers SA. The South American branch carries on the rich tradition of the original Landers.

1954

In 1954 the first units of the Universal Pressure Cooker are produced and in 1957 the Traditional Grain Mill is entirely manufactured in Colombia. These two items are the most iconic products of the company and have given Landers its wide recognition nationally and internationally.

Landers increased its production

1960

Landers increased its production

In 1960 Landers dramatically increased its production replacing the import of accessories with local manufacturing.

General Electric is purchasing the Universal brand in the US

1965

General Electric is purchasing the Universal brand in the US

A dark cloud looms over Landers. Doubt about the future creeps into the company, ultimately resulting in a sale to General Electric in the late 60s.

the National Quality Award is achieved.

1987

the National Quality Award is achieved.

In 1987 Landers was recognized by the National Quality Award Program as an award winner. This program is a rigorous three-level process that evaluates an organization’s capabilities against nationally recognized standards for excellence. Landers, taking great pride in their products and process was ecstatic to receive this honor.

The Corona Pot is launched.

1996

The Corona Pot is launched.

In the late 90s Landers SA was developing a new product for launch. The new innovative Corona Pot was ready by 1996 to be released to the public. Yet another innovative design to add to their product line.

the Icontec Quality Seal is achieved.

2000

the Icontec Quality Seal is achieved.

Through hours of research and development to create the best product possible, Landers achieves the Icontec Quality Seal. This seal allows organizations to demonstrate permanently that their products, processes, and services comply with effective manufacturing and control systems. This was a huge certification for Landers SA as they are able to promote their new quality seal.

LANDERS Y CIA S.A. acquires new machinery for the manufacture of its Pressure Cookers with the Italian firm “Galdabini”.

2000

LANDERS Y CIA S.A. acquires new machinery for the manufacture of its Pressure Cookers with the Italian firm “Galdabini”.

Landers South America looking to continue their innovation and development acquired new machinery. This move was made to continue manufacturing their Pressure Cooker. The machinery was bought from an Italian Firm called Galdabini.

LANDERS Y CIA. S.A celebrates its 50 years in the Colombian market.

2001

LANDERS Y CIA. S.A celebrates its 50 years in the Colombian market.

50 years of success for Landers South America. The company celebrates its accomplishments in the Colombian Market. With this landmark, Landers looks to continue processing forward.

LANDERS Y CIA. S.A launches its New Design of External Closing Pot “NOVA”, once again reconfirming its leadership in Pressure Cookers.

2001

LANDERS Y CIA. S.A launches its New Design of External Closing Pot “NOVA”, once again reconfirming its leadership in Pressure Cookers.

As the leaders in the pressure cooker space, Landers South America Launches a new design for their External Closing pot Nova. With this launch, Landers is able to reaffirm its leadership in the market for pressure cookers.

New Logo and visual identity

2013

New Logo and visual identity

Landers introduces a new logo that reflects the strategic direction and spirit of the company incorporating “The smile” as part of the brand

2019: Landers reenters the US Market in Miami, FL.

2019

2019: Landers reenters the US Market in Miami, FL.

The American Dream was never lost even as the dark clouds were overhead. In 2019 Landers has reentered the US Market by way of Miami, Florida. Looking to re-establish themselves as a leading manufacturer in the North American Market. With this expansion, Landers set its sights on developing Landers to be a staple in American homes once again.

70 years of history

2021

70 years of history

Landers celebrates 70 years in the market, offering a wide range of high-quality Houseware & Kitchenware products.

From the logo to the packaging, we have evolved our brand….. and now to the future!

2022

From the logo to the packaging, we have evolved our brand….. and now to the future!

Landers renews its logo and brand visual identity to reflect the company’s transformation, understanding the customer needs and facing the challenges of a constantly evolving world. The company also obtained the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) certification for complying with the conditions and minimum requirements to guarantee safe and reliable foreign trade operations in Colombia.