The Air-O-Swiss brand of air purifiers and humidifiers is well known throughout both Europe and North America, and Air-O-Swiss manufacturing plants are located in Widnau, Switzerland and Naperville, Illinois.
Air-O-Swiss Company Background
North America sees Air-O-Swiss humidification and purification systems manufactured by the Plaston International Corporation, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Plaston Holding AG. Plaston AG is itself headquartered in Widnau, Switzerland and, over the last 50 years, has been responsible for developing and presenting to the public four distinct brands of industrial equipment: the Mr BoxX mobile storage systems, the Plaston series of industrial strength plastic cases and the Boneco and Air-O-Swiss advanced air treatment and purification systems.
Plaston AG’s history of technological innovation can be traced back over 50 years, and it was, in fact, on February 6th 1956 that the company’s founder, Hans Frei, began to manufacturer plastic industrial products and basic air purification systems in the garage of his family home. Frei’s small business quickly flourished in both Switzerland and Europe, and it was in 2001 that Plaston entered the international market and established the Plaston International Corporation in North America.
Plaston and Air-O-Swiss are known for their highly innovative designs and, in fact, won the coveted Red Dot award for design excellence in 2008 for their AOS E2441 Evaporator. Air-O-Swiss air treatment systems are divided into their digital ultrasonic humidifiers, their air washers – which are both humidifiers and purifiers – their award-winning evaporators and their HEPA certified air cleaners. Apart from their four established product lines, Air-O-Swiss also offers customers refurbished models, spare parts as well as a large range of accessories that includes such things as maintenance-cum-storage kits, demineralization cartridges, evaporator wicks and refill granule packs.
Air-O-Swiss claims that their air purification and humidification systems have “exclusive functional design” and that they have “set new market standards” with their line of digital ultrasonic humidifiers. Air-O-Swiss also claims to be extremely environmentally friendly and cites their “eco-friendly” EZCal Humidifier Cleaner and Descaler as a prime example of their green technology. They also state that they are the only company that manufactures digitally-controlled air washers and that their products – especially those equipped with their patented Ionic Silver Stick – are made to extremely high standards of safety.
Plaston – and also Air-O-Swiss – also claim that they conduct business in terms of three simple concepts: close customer relationships, quality and innovation.
Air O Swiss Air Purifier Technology
The Air-O-Swiss air purifiers and humidifiers that are currently available – and can be found both online and in stores – include the following:
- Ultrasonic Humidifiers, which feature the Ionic Silver Stick microbial protection system, the digitally-based Intelligent Temperature Compensation system and replaceable demineralization cartridges
- Air Washers: these are self-regulating humidifiers-cum-purifiers that feature an innovative pre-ionization system and constantly moving humidifier discs as well as the Ionic Silver Stick protection system
- The innovative Evaporator is the first ever top-filled humidifier and features a unique air-flow guidance system and a water-saturated evaporator wick
- The Air Cleaners, which utilize a combination of HEPA-certified filters and active carbon filters and feature self-regulating humidification that both absorbs odors and filters particles.