7:16 pm, Fri 08 Mar 2013
AGA release book on its history
by Mark Gough
Aga cookers have brought out a new book on its history and it is a tale of World War two spies, the TV show Mad Men and Air Force one.
The boss of Aga in the 1930s, Walter Wren, was recruited to a British secret intelligence unit tasked with trying to sway public opinion in America in support of joining the Second World War.
His top ad man, David Ogilvy, was also recruited to the same espionage unit and spent his spying career in the States.
He remained and ran the ad agency, Ogilvy and Mather with his brother Francis.
David Ogilvy became known as the King of Madison Avenue and he was the inspiration for the recent hit TV show, Mad Men.
Other ex Aga designers went on to design the Shell logo, the London red bus and the livery of Air Force One.
9:24 am, Fri 08 Mar 2013
AGA chief executive on profit increase
2012 was a year which required the most determined efforts to achieve profit growth. While a market upturn in the near future is unlikely our prospects are good. We have heritage brands with contemporary relevance which creates tremendous opportunities in both established and new markets for us. _
– William McGrath, Chief Executive
8:59 am, Fri 08 Mar 2013
AGA cookers: 'North America sales showing encouraging progress'
AGA Rangemasters says last year's profit increase is due to strong sales in North America.
The Leamington Spa company says their Fired Earth tiles and Marvel refrigerators in the continent have shown 'encouraging progress.'
8:40 am, Fri 08 Mar 2013
AGA announce 6.6% profit increase
AGA Rangemasters has announced a profit increase of 6.6% for 2012 compared to the previous year.
The Leamington Spa based oven manufacturer posted profits of £6.5m compared to £6.1m in 2011.