History of Marvel Refrigeration: 125 Years of Handcrafted Excellence

When you choose Marvel Premium Refrigeration, you’re choosing 125 years of handcrafted quality and leading innovation in the luxury refrigeration business. You’re choosing American products and most importantly, you’re choosing the best undercounter refrigeration technology available on the market.

As the longest-standing refrigeration company in North America, we are proud to have pioneered numerous advancements that helped shape refrigeration technology into what it is today.

Our decorated past began in 1892 in Greenville, Michigan, a beautiful, tightly-knit community where our ISO certified manufacturing facility is still based today. Here, we created the first foamed-in-place refrigerator, and the first refrigeration of its kind with sleek stainless steel interiors and glass doors. We were also first to adopt a midnight black interior for wine cellars and beverage centers, now a very popular and practical aesthetic.

Our legacy of quality craftsmanship continues to stand strong throughout the centuries, driving the performance the industry has come to expect from Marvel. The extensive Marvel product offering is world class, a dynamic selection of sophisticated, high-performance wine cellars, beverage centers, indoor and outdoor refrigerators, ice machines and beer dispensers.


1890s – Ranney ice box production begins in Greenville, Michigan.

1932 – Marvel was founded when the company began making undercounter ice boxes.

1952 – Marvel introduces premium undercounter wine storage and beverage center.


1965 – Marvel’s first foamed in place refrigerators developed.

1991 – Introduces the first stainless steel interior and glass door built-in refrigerator for residential use.


2001 – Marvel introduces first black interior for wine cellars and beverage centers.


2014 – Marvel unveils the industry’s leading line of ENERGY STAR® rated undercounter products.


2015 – Marvel wins multiple design awards for its beer dispenser, beverage center, and gallery wine cellar.