Admiral washers are made by Whirlpool Corporation as of 2014. Originally, Admiral brand washers were Maytag Corporation products, until the company was acquired by Whirlpool Corporation in 2005. Admiral washers sold in Canada are sourced from the U.S. Whirlpool manufacturing plant.
The Admiral brand name was created in 1934 as part of Continental Radio and Television Corporation, founded by Ross Siragusa. This original company made radios and phonographs. Over the years, the company has gone through various splits and acquisitions. The companies associated with this transition include Magic Chef, Rockwell International, Maytag and Whirlpool. Whirlpool also makes appliances under other brand names, such as KitchenAid and Kenmore.