Mistral, in French, is the name of a fresh cold wind that blows from the northwest of Europe through the Rhone Valley in France to the Mediterranean Sea. In Australia, Mistral is synonymous with fan, being the first to have invented the box fan in 1968. In the eighties, it has further grown to be a key player in fan products in Asia. Since its acquisition by Khind in 2001, Mistral has uplifted its brand image with the introduction of various luxurious looking desk, pedestal as well as living fans. It has also expanded its range to include other home appliances like washer, freezer, mini bars, air conditioners, microwave ovens, hobs and hoods. Nevertheless, Mistral has always retained its original heritage of grace and quality.