Lamona Domestic Appliances
Appliance Manufacturer & Brand Information
We are often asked who Lamona are by people and the actual answer to that question is more complex than it really deserves to be.
Lamona is a brand name used exclusively by Howdens Joinery as an own-label brand. This makes price comparisons on appliances supplied by kitchen fitters and builder that use Howdens very difficult, if not impossible for people to make. It is a popular tactic employed by many larger companies that supply to both trade and public alike in our industry.
Howdens Joinery was originally a part of the MFI Group and many of the older Lamona appliances share their DNA with the other MFI brands, Hygena and Diplomat. However in 2006 the MFI retail side of the business was sold to Merchant Equity Partners whilst the original company retained Howdens. MFI entered into administration in 2008 long after the ties had been severed from a business perspective with Howdens and the Lamona brand.
There is little history of the actual Lamona brand that can be found beyond that it is apparently a breed of chicken and, probably the reason for the name is that a chicken is used in the Howdens logo and that Lamona is merely a subset of that business. Whatever the reason, there is little more information that you will learn searching elsewhere online about the brand.
However, neither Lamona or Howdens as a company produce a single appliance themselves. Every single Lamona appliance is merely a re-badged version of something else.
This largely places Lamona in the same league as the likes of Caple, CDA, Kompact, Diplomat and a raft of others.
From what we can gather products are largely sourced from Beko, Candy, Fagor Brandt, Glen Dimplex and the other usual rebranding specialists around the globe.
Like many of these sorts of brands the premise to customers is that Lamona is that "little bit better" but the reality is, it's just a reworking of another brand's appliance or appliances with a Lamona badge slapped on the front.
We have seen cooking, refrigeration products, integrated fridges and freezers from Beko.
Laundry from Candy.
Integrated dishwashers from the usual Chinese suspects of Haier and Midea among others.
Cooking products such as hobs, hoods, ovens and cookers are mainly from Beko and others as well as some appearing from the Glen Dimplex stable for range cookers and freestanding cooking.
In other words, it's nothing special and you will often find yourself able to save a lot of money by shopping around and buying these appliances direct without be re-branded to Lamona with a price hike added. That said, often there are deals on offer when these appliances are bought as part of a kitchen and, they are no worse than anything else in the price range.
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