Electrolux Group sets provision mainly relating to French antitrust case

Electrolux Group will set a provision of approximately SEK 650m in connection to the previously reported investigation of alleged breaches of antitrust rules in France between 2009 and 2014. A minor part of the provision relates to settlement of another legal matter in Europe. The provision will be reported as a non-recurring item affecting operating income for Business Area Europe in the second quarter of 2023.

As previously disclosed in press releases and annual reports, Electrolux Group became in 2013 the subject of an investigation by the French Competition Authority regarding possible violations of antitrust rules. The Competition Authority thereafter decided to conduct two separate investigations of which the first, relating to the period 2006-2009, was completed in December 2018.

The provision communicated today relates to the second investigation. In February 2023, the Competition Authority issued a Statement of Objections involving various parties within the home appliance sector and where Electrolux France was alleged to have acted in breach of antitrust rules in France between 2009 and 2014.

A settlement has now been agreed with the Competition Authority and Electrolux Group is therefore in accordance with accounting principles setting this provision. The final amount will be decided at the end of the procedure.

New fully integrated dishwashers by Bertazzoni

Bertazzoni offers a professional range of dishwashers. Among the new models, we can find the DW6083PRTS 60 cm fully integrated dishwasher with sliding door system. The producs features a perfect fit for any kitchen.

The sliding door system lets the decorative panel slide up by 9cm for the perfect fit with up to a 2cm plinth. Moreover, the DW6083PRTS dishwasher is large enough for up to 15 place settings on three racks.

It is also easy to use, thanks to the touch controls with LED display that let user access 8 programmes from Eco to Self-cleaning, with 4 functions. Finally, the model is insulated to keep noise levels at a low 42db and, like all Bertazzoni new dishwashers, it is new C energy rated.

Xiaomi new Mijia 400L refrigerator

Xiaomi continues to extend its home appliances product line with the launch of Mijia Italian Style 400L 3-door refrigerator
The Chinese consumer electronics and smart appliances maker, Xiaomi is known mostly for its advanced yet affordable smartphones. However, the company has been making major strides in the appliances market.

This year alone Xiaomi has already introduced two fridge models in China and now with the launch of its new 3-door refrigerator, the firm is again expanding its home appliances range.

Roomy AND compact

On the outside, the new Xiaomi Mijia Italian Style 400L Refrigerator boasts a pure white body with a streamlined ultra-modern design. On the inside, it provides ample storage space for refrigerated and frozen foods.

Thanks to its thin-walled foaming technology, the new fridge boasts a compact design while still maximizing its fresh storage capacity. While measuring just 600 x 635 x 1911 mm, the Mijia Italian Style 400L offers ample interior space -the refrigerator has a capacity of 252L and the freezer a capacity of 148L- without taking up a lot of space in users’ kitchens.

Apart from its clean exterior design, the new refrigerator is also well-organised on the inside with practical compartments and drawers to maximise its capacity. The appliance’s dual-layer freezer drawer allows for easy access to frozen items while its sealed independent variable temperature drawer offers three temperature modes, ensuring optimal conditions for preserving food.Xiaomi has packed its usual tech prowess into the new Mijia Italian Style 400L. The fridge comes equipped with a variable frequency compressor and fan combination as well as a dedicated temperature sensing device, a technology that monitors and maintain the appliance’s steady cooling temperatures and minimises temperature fluctuation.

Beyond its cooling capacity, the new fridge has been fitted with air circulation technology, preventing food from sticking together and preserving freshness. In addition, Xiaomi’s latest appliance features a silver ion antibacterial and deodorising module in the refrigeration area, which absorbs odours and keeps the refrigerator smelling fresh.

The new fridge was also built with energy efficiency in mind. Officially labelled with a second-level energy consumption rating, the Mijia Italian Style 400L consumes only 0.89 kWh of electricity per day. Moreover, the refrigerator operates quietly, with noise levels as low as 36 decibels addition to its high-tech functionality, the Mijia Italian Style 400L also fits into Xiaomi’s smart home ecosystem, which includes robot vacuum cleaners, smart cameras, air fryers and blenders, and offers convenient connectivity.

To control the appliance, users have three options: they can control it using the touch panel presented on the fridge body, with the XiaoAI Assistant voice assistant using voice commands, or they can use the company’s Mi Home app from their smartphones.The launch of the Mijia Italian Style 400L comes after the appliance maker introduced its Mijia Side by Side 610L Ice Crystal White and MIJIA 540L refrigerators earlier this year, but these Xiaomi large appliances are only available in China. Although the firm’s products are already present in over 100 countries around the world, the company has not yet shared any plans for international distribution.

Based on the success Xiaomi products have found outside of their home market, it is not unlikely the that the company will look to bring its large kitchen appliances to international markets. In a recent statement, Ou Wen, Xiaomi’s General Manager for Western Europe, commented that “Xiaomi sometimes prioritises launching its new products in its home market before…other regions. This allows the company to generate initial feedback before launching the product globally.”

According to Canalys, Xiaomi ranks among the top 3 companies in the global smartphone market, in terms of smartphone shipments. The company’s AIoT (AI+IoT) platform has some 589.4 million smart devices connected to it.

Unox SuperOven

Unox brings all its professional know-how in the home, with a range of advanced home appliances, such as the SuperOven models. The Model 1 is a technological solution 100% Made in Italy. It integrates the high performance of a a professional oven with an iconic Italian design. The oven is a technological totem that exploits the power and versatility of two professional ovens.

SuperOven is equipped with an easy and intuitive digital panel that allows to activate over 400 cooking programs, for which user simply selects the type of food and the desired result and the oven automatically determines the settings adapting them to the quantity fired. The model also features a practical accessory drawer designed to keep kitchen utensils perfectly organized and close at hand: from professional pans to the smoker, up to the automatic washing detergent.

Finally, Unox has equipped Super Oven Model 1 with an integrated steam condensing hood with professional activated carbon filters that absorb cooking vapors and eliminate odors in the kitchen, keeping the air always fresh and clean.

Haier Germany

Haier is delighted to share the news that their new warehouse facilities at our site in Ansbach, Germany have commenced operations!

This marks a significant expansion for Haier Germany, not only do they now have a spacious warehouse and mezzanine area, but they have also incorporated technology rooms and offices into the facility.

The new warehouse enables Hairer to continue our growth, to serve their customers even better and faster, in line with our zero-distance approach.

SEBO E3 Good housekeeping winner

Good Housekeeping Institute has awarded the SEBO E3 Premium Number 1 ”Best cylinder vacuum cleaner’’.

After very comprehensive and vigorous testing on different flooring, carpets, and stairs, having created the worst-case scenario clean up including dust, crumbs and pet hair the SEBO E3 Premium came out top!

⭐ ”This powerful vac is a great all-rounder.”

⭐ ”The integrated hose can reach up a decent eight steps, and given its large capacity, it wasn’t heavy to manoeuvre either.”

Granuldisk in strategic alliance with Silanos

Granuldisk, a global leader in pot washing and granule technology, has entered an alliance with Italian Silanos, a market-leading dishwasher manufacturer in Europe. The coalition is a strategic investment by Granuldisk’s owner, Swedish investment company Sandberg Development, with the goal of developing and offering complete solutions for the customers’ all possible ware washing needs. strategic alliance between Granuldisk and Silanos will mean a focus on the development of a complete portfolio of premium products and comprehensive solutions for the ware washing area by combining the individual companies’ strengths:

• Silano’s high-tech robotic production and manufacturing excellence, logistics, and customer knowledge.
• Granuldisk’s technology and design capabilities, management, growth strategy, and advanced digitization.

“I see Sandberg Development’s investment as the start of a clear shift in the industry and look forward to further deepening and developing the synergies between Silanos and Granuldisk”, says Marco Silanos, CEO of Silanos and the second-generation owner.

Dreame Technology fast growing company

Dreame Technology ( also known as “Dreametech”), a fast-growing company leading in smart home cleaning appliances, announced its achievements in overseas markets in 2022. The overall e-commerce revenue has increased by more than 200%.

In 2022, Dreame Technology mainly developed vigorously in Europe, Russia, and Southeast Asia, meanwhile achieving gratifying growth. Among the areas mentioned above,the Nordic region increased by more than 700% compared with 2021, while the Western European region increased by more than 150%. Due to Dreame Technology achieving a significant breakthrough in the European region, the flagship robot vacuum DreameBot L10s Ultra, which represented the highest technological strength of Dreame Technology at that time, ranked 1st in the category of robot vacuums on Amazon and Mediamarkt in Germany, 2nd in the vacuum category, and 4th in the entire home cleaner category during 2022 Black Friday.

As a technology company focusing on smart home appliances with the world’s NO.1 motor technology, that offers the highest RPM, Dreame Technology has reached a high-speed digital motor technology of 160,000 RPM revolutions, 180,000 RPM revolutions, and reserves of 200,000 RPM revolutions. Dreame Technology has also launched four categories of cordless stick vacuums, robot vacuums and mops, wet and dry vacuums, and high-speed hair dryers, making them comprehensive options for the household.

In 2022, Dreame Technology achieved rapid growth in many overseas regions. The company’s overseas revenue growth exceeded 60%, of which the Russian region increased by more than 350%, Southeast Asia increased by more than 450%, Northern Europe by more than 700%, and Western Europe by more than 150%.

Germany Top Sellings: during the 2022 Black Friday event, Dreame L10s Ultra ranked 1st in the category of vacuums on Amazon and Mediamarkt in Germany, 2nd in the vacuum cleaner category, and 4th in the entire vacuum category;
France, Italy and Spain Top Sellings: Dreame In 2022, T30 cordless vacuum cleaner occupies France’s Amazon EUR400 range as top-selling for two consecutive months; Dreame D9 vacuum cleaner became the best-selling vacuum cleaner in the EUR 200-300 range in France, Italy and Spain;
Russia Top Sellings: The total sales of Russian market in AliExpress with a growth by 400% year-on-year.

Haier’s hOn app provides wine lovers with a dedicated, connected and personalized ecosystem

Real connected wine ecosystem , dedicated to all lovers of good wine who wish to better manage the collection of bottles available and be updated on the latest news: this is what  Haier offers through  ,its hOn app the digital platform that allows govern the products of the Candy, Hoover and Haier brands .

In fact, the new hOn functions make available to everyone, both owners of Haier smart wine coolers or connected Haier Europe appliances, and those who have simply downloaded the app, original content and personalized information according to personal habits and different tastes. Users will be able to manage their cellar in a fast, practical and personalized way, find information on new trends, look for the most appropriate combinations with food and buy new bottles.Thanks to the scanning of the labels it is possible to obtain a detailed profile of each wine: the hOn app allows you to save all the bottles, create a personal list and manage your inventory , checking the evolution of your collection, its value and its characteristics depending on the bottles inserted. Furthermore, the individual cards are easy to consult, allowing you to recommend the perfect match for every occasion. Furthermore, thanks to illustrious partnerships such as the one with Vivino (the number 1 wine shop in the world), a click will be enough to enrich the collection of each user.

In the hOn App there is also an entire section dedicated to sharing and information , with pairing suggestions, advice and inspiration: the new widget dedicated to wine is a personal sommelier at your fingertips. Furthermore, if you have a Haier wine cellar combined with the app , you can remotely manage the most suitable temperature according to the type of wine and define a standard list or a list of special programs according to individual needs.