It all began in 1911. And 1893. And 1919. And 1943. And 1945. And 1987. And 1994. Whirlpool’s 100 year history takes in five families, nine brands and six countries.

In order to make sense of all this, Whirlpool has tapped into The History Channel, producing this video to showcase its multilayered history — complete with a soothing voice over.