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The Avalir 2 is a powerful upright vacuum great at deep cleaning carpet.


Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, The Kirby Company has been helping customers clean with confidence for more than 100 years. Jim Kirby created the first Kirby vacuum cleaner in 1906, and ever since, The Kirby Company has continuously improved its American-made, hand-crafted Kirby Home Cleaning System design to ensure best-in-class performance. Millions of customers from around the world trust Kirby to keep their homes’ clean.


Best known for the Kirby Home Cleaning System that bears his name, Jim Kirby was an inventor for most of his adult life. His main goal was to eliminate hard work where it existed. More than 200 patents and a host of products used today are a tribute to his success. In 1914, as Jim was refining the Kirby vacuum cleaner, George H. Scott and Carl S. Fetzer formed The Scott and Fetzer Machine Company, making automotive parts. The precision of their tools and dies prompted Jim to have Scott Fetzer produce his Kirby vacuum cleaner.


In 1920 Kirby became, and still is, a direct-selling business, providing consumers with an in-home demonstration of the Kirby vacuum cleaner. Our network of authorized, independent Kirby Distributors provides this free service to allow consumers to experience first-hand the performance and versatility of a Kirby system.



The Kirby Company is a proud member of the DSA. We are committed to upholding the highest ethical business standards as laid out by the Direct Selling Association. Click here for more details on the DSA’s code of ethics.


We stand by our core values of quality, versatility, reliability and performance. The Kirby Avalir 2 can convert into twelve separate units to meet all your cleaning needs. Made of die cast aluminum, not plastic, our deep-cleaning upright vacuum converts to a carpet shampoo system, a hand-held vacuum, floor buffer and more! Contact a Kirby Distributor to experience Kirby for yourself.