Desmon was founded in 1994 by the De Santis family. They started simply with selling refrigeration equipment for caterings. In 1998, just four short years later, the company was able to acquire a local manufacturing company and began producing their own refrigeration equipment. Again in just a few successful years, the company became one of the leaders in the European market of commercial refrigeration. By 2015, Desmon Italy had made such a mark that they were purchased by the Middleby Corporation.