Miele reducing carbon footprint

Miele takes seriously the goal of reducing its carbon footprint by intervening at different levels on the entire production cycle. As an article in the South China Morning Post explains, the company has decided to purchase the steel necessary for its furnaces from the German steel mill Salzgitter whose production process, as verified by the certification body TUV Sud, reduces emissions by two thirds. of greenhouse gases both thanks to the use of arc furnaces and by using a greater share of scrap metal as raw material.

It is not clear to what extent this ‘green steel’ will be adopted in other productions, given the high cost and still very limited supply. Salzgitter is aiming to use ‘green’ hydrogen as an energy source, reducing the ecological impact of its product to 5% compared to conventional steel. In addition, Miele intends to increase the amount of recycled plastic used from 194 to 7,500 tons / year, especially for the production of vacuum cleaners.

The Gütersloh-based company has been offsetting the greenhouse gases generated by its plants since last year, financing reforestation projects in Mississippi, Uganda and Nicaragua, as well as solar energy plants in India and biogas in Nepal.

In 2021, honey sales rose by 7.5% to 4.8 billion euros and should easily exceed 5 billion in 2022 to reach 8 billion in 2030.

SMEG coffee masterclass

Smeg have hosted an exclusive coffee masterclass to showcase their expert coffee machine brand, La Pavoni, which can be found in many of the world’s finest coffee shops.
The La Pavoni Cellini is a semi-pro coffee maker designed for coffee enthusiasts, featuring a specification that delivers what the brand describes as “premium coffee, every time, with minimal effort and maximal expense”.

Central to this is its copper and insulated boiler, which helps to deliver improved thermal stability, as well as saving energy into the bargain.

It also features twin manometers that keep tabs on the pressure of the pump and the boiler.

Smeg’s range also features the La Pavoni Cilindro coffee grinder, which features a 600g Tritan hopper at the top where one can load in one’s preferred bean of choice.

The machine can grind a specific dose to order, meaning the user is going to get a fresh brew every time. Just like the Cellini espresso machine, the design, materials used and end result are all high-end and it sits beautifully alongside the coffee-brewing unit.

Taking things up a further notch or two is Smeg’s £1,349 (around €1,600) La Pavoni Esperto lever machine, which completes the new collection.

Samsung UK Royal warrant

Samsung Electronics UK obtained the renewal of its Royal Warrant and is now recognized as a Supplier of Consumer Electronics Products, which now covers a wider range of goods and appliances. As a recognized Royal Warrant Holder, Samsung is honored to have supplied the Royal Household with quality products having received its initial warrant in 2012, and with this renewed recognition is proud to be listed alongside globally-recognized companies.

Haier new products launched in Japan

On May 18, Haier Japan held a new product launch conference in Tokyo to release new mid-to-high-end products, including large-capacity three-door refrigerators, the industry’s smallest front-loading washing machine, and Haier Japan’s 20th anniversary limited-edition refrigerators and freezersthe press conference, the video of Haier Japan’s 20th anniversary brand was played first, which conveyed the Haier brand’s adherence to the user-centered philosophy. Later, Gan Xiuming, vice president of Haier Japan, gave an opening speech, and colleagues involved in new product planning and research and development introduced the new products released this time in detail.The planning of the new three-door refrigerator stems from the demand of Japanese users for large-capacity refrigerators in the post-epidemic era. To this end, Haier Japan has launched a large-capacity three-door refrigerator with a width of only 54cm, which matches the home scenarios with its slender appearance and solves the space limitation.The planning of the new front-loading washing machine comes from the fact that 34% of Japanese users in the survey prefer outdoor drying rather than washing and drying products. At the same time, the front-loading washing machine liberates the space above the washing machine, and has the smallest capacity in the same volume segment, which meets the needs of users to pay attention to space utilization; at the same time, it realizes the smallest volume of the same volume and the only detergent softener for single-wash products. Automatic dispensing, ultraviolet sterilization and warm water washing, the comprehensive strength leads the industryThe new U-series washing machine showed a new flexible design, the industry’s first external bath water pump, and special programs such as quick washing and suit washing; at the same time, sterilization washing programs are added to meet the health needs of users. Through a full range of differentiated products, the brand presence led by the new life has been further strengthened.The Haier series freezer, which has the largest share in the industry in Japan, also launched a 168L freezer equipped with two variable temperature zones. The differentiated soft freezing function can greatly save the user’s thawing time. At the same time, the appearance uses the 20th anniversary limited color Galaxy Gray to render a high-end and elegant home scenarios

Fisher & Paykel Trusted by Australians

Recently, Australia’s “Reader’s Digest” released the list of most trusted brands in 2022. Among them, Fisher&Paykel was recognized as the “Most Trusted Laundry Appliances Brand” by Australians. Good things come in pairs, Haier brand was also selected as the “Best rated dryer brand by “Finder” based on its consumer survey.addition to the recognition of users, the outstanding market performance also backed up Haier’s leading strength in laundry. According to the latest data in May, the market share of dual-brands laundry products in Australia has reached 32%, the highest level since July 2019, ranking TOP1 in the market. Haier brand’s share reached 11.7% as a record high, among which the share of heat pump dryers well increased by 8% compared to April.

With this correspondence, thes ales performance is also very good: as of now, dual-brands laundry sell out have increased by 39.2% in 2022, with the key sub-categories of FL and heat pump dryersachieving significant growths of 37.8% and 84.8% respectively.Laundry team from both sides have been digging out real needs of the market/usersand continuously optimizing the product mix and brand matrix. The newly launched graphite/darklaundry pairs grew in a high speed and gained a stage achievement inthe market.

In the future, Haier will continue to adhere to the high-end transformation strategy and explore more space and opportunity for further growth while Fisher&Paykel will continue to cultivate in the luxury premium segmentation. Leveraging the powerful platform of Haier global supply chain, Haier and Fisher&Paykel are ready to keep running in Australia market and maintain its leading position in both market share and sales performance.

3-in-1 appliance from Aqua Optima offers filtered water on-demand

Heading up the new collection, is the 3-in-1 Aurora Instant Hot & Cold Water Filter Dispenser, powered by Strix technology, which is a kettle, water cooler and water filter all in one.

Aqua Optima said it is the only plug and go water dispenser to deliver fast-flow filtered hot, boiling or chilled water at the touch of a button.

The appliance features 49 potential option combinations, which allow the user to select from seven temperature options and there are seven volume options ranging from 200ml to one-litre.

The “plug and go” tabletop appliance offers a great solution to those who do not have the space for a larger, manually plumbed alternative. However, despite its compact size, it still features a 3.8-litre capacity

The Aurora Instant Hot & Cold Water Filter Dispenser uses Aqua Optima’s Evolve+ advanced water filtration technology, which has been developed to significantly reduce unwanted substances found in tap water. Whilst filtering out contaminants such as limescale, microplastics, chlorine, heavy metals, herbicides and pesticides, it also reduces chlorine and limescale by up to 80%.

For consumers keen to make greener choices, the Aurora Instant Hot & Cold will be an appealing prospect as each filter, which is three times faster than the leading brand, lasts for 30 days or 100 litres of water, saving the equivalent of 200 single-use 500ml plastic bottles. With Brits, for example, estimated to waste 70 million litres of water a day, and a lot of energy, by over-filling kettles, the Aurora is good for the planet too, by only boiling the amount of water required by the user.

In addition, users in the UK and the Republic of Ireland can recycle the filters for free thanks to Aqua Optima’s partnership with TerraCycle.

The Aurora Instant Hot & Cold combines its advanced functionality with remarkably quiet operation and has been awarded the Quiet Mark, making it one of the quietest appliances in its category.

Graeme Rodgers, category manager at Aqua Optima, said: “We are very proud of this collection, particularly the Aurora Hot & Cold, as we think we’ve managed to design and create an appliance which combines a kettle, chiller, and filter jug into one small footprint appliance.

“It doesn’t require any plumbing, is simple to operate and gives the user the ultimate in controllability, with multiple temperature and capacity options. At a time when consumers are evaluating not only their environmental choices but their energy use from a cost perspective, the Aurora offers a perfect solution.”

Gorenje Growth

Gorenje is now the largest exporter in Slovenia.
They now lead in export value for the first time, In the extremely difficult business environment of 2021, with the covid epidemic, heavily disrupted supply chains, and the soaring cost of logistics, energy, and raw materials, we adapted, persevered, and conquered. In 2021, the manufacturer of white goods Gorenje exported 1.97 billion euros of its products