In 1992, Lindhaus opened a warehouse/office facility in Minneapolis, Minnesota to distribute domestic, commercial and health care vacuum cleaners to the North American market. The Lindhaus vacuum cleaner division was started in the mid-80's with one goal: engineer and build the best domestic and commercial vacuum cleaners in the world. This was a logical new division for Rotafil as they had saturated the market for high-end vacuum motors and brush nozzle motors. Also, many of the partnerships that they had forged with their motor customers involved application of motors to all plastic appliances and vacuum cleaners.
Lindhaus chief motor engineer The oldest son Michele Massaro (the chief motor engineer) was sent back to school to learn plastics and electronics engineering. Vacuum cleaners were brought in from all over the world to decipher what were usable ideas and what should be avoided on this new generation of machines. As with their motor manufacturing philosophy, the latest in manufacturing equipment and tooling was purchased to support the new designs. The actual plastics tooling was purchased from the same firms that tool for Mercedes and Ferrari. Manufacturing started slowly with the demanding European domestic market as the first target. Shortly after entering this market, major worldwide commercial manufacturers took notice and contracted with Lindhaus for variants of the domestic machines for private branding. Today, Lindhaus is still dealing with these same worldwide commercial manufacturers and others, but we have now designed new commercial specific machines for their applications. The client list reads like the "Who's Who" of world commercial cleaning manufacturers. While Lindhaus is a powerhouse in the commercial arena, they have continued to design and pursue the household vacuum cleaner market in the United States and Europe with the same commercial technology learned in the preceding years. This program has been very successful.