Fisher & Paykel’s heritage dates to the 1930’s. The pioneering spirit established by the founders encouraged a culture that challenged conventional appliance design and production systems.

Since 1934, we have challenged conventional appliance design to deliver world-first technology that have changed the way we live forever.

The motor department was born after their first significant leap of innovation in washing machines. Our engineers had developed knowledge of electronic drive systems from designing proprietary flexible manufacturing equipment in the 1980’s. That knowledge was extended to the invention of the first Direct Drive Motor and smart control system for washing machines.

Our direct drive motor was fundamental to the development of the world’s first gearbox free washing machine – a highly reliable, quiet and controllable washer with less moving parts. The smart control system enabled the washing machine to sense each load to achieve optimal washing performance and save water.
The motor department was turned into a separate division called Fisher & Paykel Technologies in 2004 and the first external sales of our drives to other manufacturers started. Since 2004 we have grown in size, expanded our product portfolio, improved our tools, and developed many new patents and technology.

One of our biggest milestones was in 2015, when we opened our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in China. The 20,000m2 fully automated manufacturing facility enabled us to produce 6 million motors and 5 million controllers per year.

Since the 1980’s we have invested in research and development and we will continue doing this. We will keep innovating drive technology and offering our customers inventive solutions that make a difference for their products.

Fisher & Paykel Technologies - Drive Solution

Innovating Drive Solutions

We are product innovators,
our ideas go further than drive solutions.

We strive to exceed the status-quo and help our customer develop products with new smart features, better efficiency and better performance. We deliver product innovation using our 30 years of experience in magnetic drives, out-of-the-box thinking and advanced technology.

Our key strength is that we do not just work from a spec, we seek to thoroughly understand our customers’ product and critical success factors. We take our customers’ future aspirations in consideration when we develop a new drive solution for their product and collaboratively create a solution that will provide enduring competitive advantages. Our team members from all over the world work hard to deliver premium drive solutions and support our customers. Our international character embodies our open company culture and flexible mind-set to solving design challenges.

We manufacture the most reliable and high quality motors in our 20,000m2 automated facility in China. Our manufacturing facility has a capacity of 6 million motors and 5 million controllers, all manufactured according to the highest standards.