Whirlpool Corporation reported Q4 and full-year 2021 earnings. Our full-year financial highlights include:
✔️ 13% year over year organic revenue growth
✔️ Record ongoing EBIT margin of 10.8%
✔️ Record ongoing earnings per diluted share of $26.59
✔️ Record free cash flow generation of $2B

Complete results and non-GAAP reconciliations can be found at:https://investors.whirlpoolcorp.com/news-and-events/news/news-details/2022/Whirlpool-Delivers-Record-Performance-in-2021-and-Guides-Towards-Another-Strong-2022/default.aspx

Liebherr history

The history of Liebherr Refrigeration – Where it all began Only every tenth German household owned a refrigerator during the ’50s, and demand increased with economic growth. Hans Liebherr decided to rely on its production facilities at the southern German location in Ochsenhausen to start a new appliances business. The first refrigerator was manufactured there in 1954, and today Liebherr continue manufacturing high-quality refrigerators and freezers. With the following link you can get an insight into how Liebherr became a household name known for manufacturing innovative appliances and more about Liebherr history.


The history of Liebherr Refrigeration – Where it all began Only every tenth German household owned a refrigerator during the ’50s, and demand increased with economic growth. Hans Liebherr decided to rely on its production facilities at the southern German location in Ochsenhausen to start a new appliances business. The first refrigerator was manufactured there in 1954, and today we continue manufacturing high-quality refrigerators and freezers. With the following link https://lnkd.in/dwF5Zpix, you can get an insight into how our brand became a household name known for manufacturing innovative appliances and more about our history.

LG Sets New Paradigm With Upgradable Home Appliances

LG Electronics (LG) is set to change the existing paradigm of home appliance usage with an upgradability option that adapts to the unique and changing lifestyles of customers. Developed under the concept, Evolving Appliances For You, LG upgradable appliances have the capability to incorporate new features developed in the future based on owners’ usage patterns and habits.What upgradability brings to the table is the ability to add a new function or convenience to an existing appliance through new software, new hardware or both. For example, users can improve the performance of the LG PuriCare air purifier when a new pet joins the family by upgrading with the Pet Care Filter to more thoroughly filter out pet fur and dander from the air. [1] Upgradable LG dryers can be enhanced later on to handle different climates and fabrics with new accessories and software downloadable from the Upgrade Center in the LG ThinQ app.

For the customer, upgradability enables the LG appliance to keep up with changing trends and usage patterns over the many years of that product’s lifespan, extending usefulness many times over. In all, LG is planning to introduce approximately 20 upgradable appliances this year. [2]

“Upgradeability challenges the idea that expensive appliances are designed with planned obsolescence in mind,” said Lyu Jae-cheol, president of LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. “We want customers to experience the feeling of getting a new washer or refrigerator throughout the entire lifecycle of an LG appliance, not just the first time they bring the item home.”

Customers in specific markets can expect to see LG’s first upgradable washer and dryer later this year. Follow LG’s Home Appliance Instagram account (@lg_homeappliances) for more information when available.

EBAC Microplastic Filters

John Elliott MBE, founder and chairman of North East producer Ebac, the UK’s only maker of washing machines, has written to Alberto Costa MP to assist his Private Member’s Bill – Microplastic Filters (Washing Machines). Mr Costa’s Bill, which has its Second Reading on 21st January 2022, will ‘require producers to fit microplastic-catching filters to new domestic and industrial washing machines.’ In his letter to Mr Costa John Elliott points out that due to the fact they use less water than many other manufacturers, Ebac washing machines already significantly reduce the number of microfibres released from garments during the laundry process because the amount of microfibres released is proportional to the amount of water used. John Elliott MBE said: “This is a very important campaign, that is part of making laundry more environmentally friendly. Ebac engineers are actively working on filters that will integrate into our washing machines to help resolve the problem of microfibres polluting the environment, rivers, and seas. “Ebac’s green credentials stretch further than this. One of our appliances was recently named by Which? as the most efficient washing machine that they had tested due to its low energy consumption. Our innovative ‘hot fill’ option reduces energy consumption, which also has the benefit of lower running costs, which is becoming more and more important as energy prices rise. “Our big USP is our carbon footprint – being made in the UK at Ebac’s factory in County Durham means our machines travel at most a few hundred miles, unlike other brands which are being imported from across the world. “I would be delighted to work with Mr Costa on his important initiative.”

Arçelik 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Ranking

 Arçelik Global has been recognised in Corporate Knights ‘The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Ranking’, earning the 57th spot for 2022.

Since 2005, the ‘Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’ list has recognised companies that are leading the race to zero emissions, whilst also delivering superior financial performance. The aim of the Global 100 is to celebrate world leaders in corporate sustainability, raising awareness of those that have been able to balance environmental, social, and economic performance while also delivering superior returns to investors.
Arçelik’s dedication to sustainability has once again been praised in this prestigious list. It is inspiring to see that our they have set an exemplary standard for companies in our industry to follow in line with their vision Respecting the World, Respected Worldwide

Electrolux top employer

Electrolux been awarded Top Employer Europe for the fourth year in a row! And never before has Electrolux been awarded Top Employer in so many countries across Europe – with Switzerland and Austria joining the organizations recognized by the Top Employers Institute for creating exceptional employee conditions.
 

Electrolux joins Home Connectivity AllianceHome Connectivity Alliance

Electrolux is now a member of the Home Connectivity Alliance (HCA) to make devices and apps work together across brands for a better consumer experience. Electrolux joins Samsung Electronics, Haier, GE Appliances, Arçelik, American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning and Trane Residential as founding members of the HCA, launched at CES. This alliance aims to ensure interoperability so consumers can use their television, washing machine, oven and other appliances across different brands, platforms and apps. “Electrolux is focused on sustainable consumer experience innovation that can help shape living for the better. As the number of connected products continues to grow in homes across the world, the need for cross brand interoperability increases to enable great consumer experiences. This is why we are happy to be part of HCA”, said Ola Nilsson, Electrolux Group CXO. “Interoperability is a necessity in order for us to drive ease of use and create value for consumers – added Electrolux CTO Andrea Corda, who will represent Electrolux on the HCA as a Board Director -. It’s similar to setting protocols, the same way you can use one browser to access any website across the internet. You’ll be able to use one device, be it your phone or your tv, to operate anything from an air purifier to an oven. Within that interoperability, we’ll create another layer to show what Electrolux, or AEG, or Frigidaire can do for you”. Along with interoperability, consumer safety and data privacy are key pillars of HCA’s mission. Home Connectivity Alliance members will have the opportunity to innovate, share expertise across peers, and become leaders in expanding the connected home ecosystem.

Fabita

Fabita is an Italian company that was set up around 11 years ago by a few managers from the household appliances sector. The company specialises in electric glass-ceramic induction hobs and hoods for third-party brands. This business has grown exponentially over the last few years due to the development of induction at a global level, which has boosted the business so much that in 2019 we decided to add what could be an identifying brand to the company. The idea was to transform Fabita by creating a line of products under its own name, but with an innovative proposal with a strong personality. Hence the project to work with the internationally renowned design studio Adriano Design, founded by architects Davide and Gabriele Adriano. The request was to deconstruct the classic induction hob and hood, thinking of them in a totally different way to meet the new living requirements

Fabita has always operated in the kitchen world, but, since 2019, we have been looking at the HoReCa channel, participating in Host for the first time. We had the opportunity to return live at Host2021 with our new product range, which deconstructs traditional kitchen furniture. It was here that we were able to see what the developments in the sector have been in recent years: we noticed a tendency by all hospitality facilities to renew their kitchens and appliances by focusing on design. The industry’s stakeholders have this need to differentiate themselves, not only by presenting their services in a different way but also by presenting themselves with a new, more sophisticated image, focusing on sophisticated and attractive equipment. Just think of the redefinition of the layout of premises where the open kitchen becomes the star of the restaurant environment and therefore requires new components to be put on display.
It is a quest for a quality product that not only requires a unique design but also the technological aspect: when it comes to food service equipment, technology plays an increasingly important role. https://hubs.ly/Q011-Kdv0

Work more safely thanks to noise reduction

At the Neff GmbH site in Bretten, Fayez Makdesi analyzed the biggest noise sources in the prefabrication area as part of his bachelor thesis. He successfully developed protective measures to make the working environment even safer for his colleagues.

Find out how he did it and how much difference he was able to achieve:https://stories.bsh-group.com/en_DE/article/work-more-safely-thanks-to-noise-reduction-43797