Amana washing machines are made by the Amana Corporation, which is owned by the Whirlpool Corporation. The Whirlpool Corporation also manufactures and markets Whirlpool, Maytag and KitchenAid appliances.
The Amana Corporation was founded in 1934 as the Electrical Equipment Company in Middle Amana, Iowa. Goodman Global acquired the company in 1997 and sold Amana's home appliances division to Maytag in 2002. Amana air conditioners and heaters are still owned and manufactured by Goodman Global as of 2015.
Whirlpool acquired Amana's home appliances division along with the rest of Maytag in 2006. The Whirlpool Corporation explains that Amana appliances are considered an affordable, energy-efficient addition to Whirlpool's product portfolio.