1924

Electrolux

Electrolux

Electrolux USA established, and has operated as a Smithsonian-honored company since then


Early 1990s

NASA

NASA

NASA-funded Wisconsin Center for Space Automation and Robotics (WCSAR) begins solving for problem of built-up ethylene gas around plants grown in the closed environment of spacecraft, which caused premature plant decay and spoilage. PCO technology is discovered.


1995

WCSAR

WCSAR

WCSAR team created a device that was successfully flown and operated on Space Shuttle Columbia


1998

Purchased

Purchased

Electrolux USA is purchased by a group led by Joe Urso


2000

Rebranded

Rebranded

Electrolux USA is re-branded as Aerus, a healthy living company


2001

Purification

Purification

Aerus introduces air purification products


2009

Space technology

Space technology

Aerus invests in early generation of ActivePure®, a NASA Space Foundation Certified Space Technology


2016

Global Protections

Global Protections

Aerus greatly advances efficacy of ActivePure® and is awarded US and global patent protections


2017

Space Hall of Fame

Space Hall of Fame

Aerus' ActivePure® Technology is inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame, one of only 75 technologies to receive such an honor in 30 years