Faber, digital factory

What are the challenges for Faber , Franke ‘s air specialist , on the production side? In the short term, the company with its plant in Sassoferrato aims to adopt new production technologies , integrating them with the most tested ones. In the medium-long term, on the other hand, the number one objective is digitalisation , implementing new business models, to respond more effectively to a constantly evolving demand, including through the latest generation of production plants. The last great goal is particularly felt: to remain competitive by maintaining a 100% Italian production .

Human capital, safe
Since its inception in 1989, Sassoferrato has always been a site (over an area of more than 60,000 square meters ) capable of standing out for its policies towards employees. To date, the factory has the support of over 350 highly specialized technicians, with a figure of 35% of women’s shares and an average age of 39 years . It holds important records, including the longest accident-free plant in Italy and in Europe: it is no coincidence that the best prevention plant technologies are used , increasingly accurate procedural bodies are adopted and, at the same time, integrated HSE management systems(Health, Safety & Environment) certificates. Personnel training is also a fundamental aspect: in 2022 alone, more than 1,500 hours of training were provided for employees at the Sassoferrato plant.

Green innovation and commitment
For Faber, constant technological innovation is essential : at the Sassoferrato site, for example, numerous processes have been digitalised, production has been verticalised and the skills of the employees are continuously updated. Two practical examples? A new latest generation laser and a system that uses artificial intelligence have recently been introduced to speed up processes and make them safer. Innovation, for Faber, also passes through sustainability: the green steps taken in recent years are important and include the new photovoltaic systemmade up of 2600 panels, which already today ensures the factory 30% of the available energy and allows for savings of up to 305 tons of CO2 per year and the change of all halogen lamps to LEDs, for further savings on emissions.

Artisan expertise and efficiency
“ Our factory is unique in the world because Faber’s know-how is enclosed here. Which are the technologies, of course, but also and above all the expertise of our craftsmen. We constantly invest in the most innovative technologies on the market and work tirelessly on people’s skills, motivating them and involving them in our business project with a ‘people first’ perspective, seeking continuous improvement – comments Giorgio Rossi, Operation Director of Faber ‘s Sassoferrato factory -.We work flexibly, focusing on quality and service to create value for both our company and our customers, pursuing sustainability in terms of being close to the external environment and making production costs more efficient

LG Reinforces Strong Position in the European HVAC Market

LG Electronics (LG) is showcasing its latest heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) solutions at the International Trade Fair for Sanitation, Heating and Air (ISH) 2023, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany, from March 13-17. On display across the Residential Solution booth and the Commercial Solution booth, LG’s industry leading solutions for home and business deliver the strong performance and energy efficiency that European customers demand.

Due to tighter environmental regulations and the short supply of natural gas, the European HVAC market has seen growing interest in heat pump air conditioning systems that can reduce carbon emissions and dependence on fossil fuels. In 2019, the European Union announced its “European Green Deal” policy, which aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Last year, it also declared the “REPowerEU” plan to expand the use of renewable energy by 2030 and reduce energy consumption and reliance on fossil fuels.

Reflecting current market trends and a commitment to energy efficiency, LG’s HVAC products at ISH 2023 demonstrate the quality and value that have made the company one of the industry’s biggest players. Visitors to the Residential Solution booth can explore various solutions designed for private residences, including air source heat pumps (ASHP) employing low-Global Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerants, advanced Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) systems, LG’s reliable Water Heater as well as the Energy Storage System (ESS) and Building Energy Control (BECON) solution for smart energy management.

Making its global debut at ISH 2023 is the brand-new Therma V™ R290 Monobloc for residential applications. The impressive ASHP utilizes R290 refrigerant, which has a GWP of three – far lower than the GWP of refrigerants commonly used in heating solutions. The Therma V R290 Monobloc also delivers dependable indoor heating to keep homes comfortably warm throughout the coldest months of the year.

The LG Therma V series of high efficiency heat pump air conditioning systems are gaining wide popularity in the European market. Delivering a differentiated customer experience based on advanced technologies and convenient energy-saving features, LG’s outstanding ASHPs saw an increase in sales of more than 120 percent over the past year. In the majority of European countries where the company’s HVAC business operates, including France and Germany, sales of LG heat pumps more than doubled in 2022.

As ASHP solutions, LG Therma V products use outdoor air to generate energy for cooling and heating, leading to significant gains in operational efficiency. LG Therma V utilizes 75 percent thermal energy harnessed from the air and 25 percent electricity, helping households to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels.

Another energy efficient LG solution in the spotlight at ISH 2023, the Multi V™ i Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system can be found in the company’s Commercial Solution booth. Equipped with LG’s highly evolved AI engine, the Multi V i improves energy savings by up to 24.7 percent* via AI Smart Care, which uses spatial and situational learning to adjust cooling and heating power. The solution also leverages LG’s AI Indoor Space Care to help maintain an even indoor temperature; automatically turning on the indoor units in a given area when occupants are detected, and turning them off again once the occupants have left.

“From the new Therma V R290 Monobloc to the Multi V i, our latest HVAC solutions demonstrate our commitment to promote a more energy efficient lifestyle,” said James Lee, head of the Air Solution Business Unit at LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. “LG will continue to develop smart, energy-saving solutions and endeavor to step closer to carbon neutrality.”

Visitors to LG’s ISH 2023 exhibition booth (E69, 12.1 Hall, Messe Frankfurt) can experience the company’s full portfolio of cutting-edge HVAC solutions.

Spear and Jackson air treatment

Spear and Jackson delighted to announce a new partnership with Benross Marketing Ltd, the leading UK supplier of electrical homewares and appliances, in a collaboration brought together by IPR Licensing Limited. This new, exclusive licensing programme will launch later this year and feature a range of Air Treatment products for the home including de-humidifiers, diffusers, air purifiers and related accessories, plus Air Temperature-Control products for the home such as heaters and fans.

Mythos Frankie launch T shelf hood

The Mythos T-Shelf island hood enters the scene as a protagonist, capable of merging functionality and beauty, part of the Mythos family, the premium range of the brand that offers the best of Franke quality to lovers of elegance, reaching new heights of stylistic excellence and durability. All the elements of the Mythos collection are integrated in a harmonious system , united by the same aesthetics and without design discontinuity.Mythos T-Shelf is available in the iconic Black Matt finish and energy class A , and allows for 360° use thanks to the symmetrical position of the user interface and lights; rigor and lightness combine perfectly, moreover, in the encounter between its essential design lines and its smoked glass shelves . Finally, the matt black filters match the hood, giving it a homogeneous, discreet and elegant effect.

Not only an aesthetically appealing design hood, but also an ally in creating the right atmosphere, in a perfect balance of light and sound: the two LED light bars with dimmer function , in fact, allow you to set the desired light, while thanks to the Sound Pro it is possible to obtain a silent environment without sacrificing maximum performance, guaranteeing a suction capacity of 750 m3/h in intensive mode

Xiaomi smart fan

Xiaomi will shortly launch the Mijia Smart Floor Fan 1X in China. A wall outlet or power bank can power the USB-C gadget. You can choose from many settings in the Mijia app to customize the fan’s output for a natural feeling to suit you. Plus, you can control the smart fan with Xiao AI voice commands.Alternatively, you can control the gadget with Xiao AI voice commands. The fan covers a 140° area up to 14 m (~46 ft), with a peak delivery rate of 24.5 m³/min (~865 ft³/min). At the maximum power, the device produces 52.9 dB of noise; a quiet mode you can use while you sleep reduces this to 25.6 dB. The Mijia fan is powered via a USB-C input, which you can connect to a wall outlet via the accompanying 18 W adapter or a power bank. For example, a fully charged Xiaomi Mi 10,000 mAh power bank would allow the fan to run for 22 hours.

Haier launches amazing air conditioner,

Haier has launched its new air conditioner Haier Duty Pro Air in India. This AC is designed for powerful performance. Regarding Higher Duty Pro Air, the company has claimed super cooling and comfort control. You can also control the Haier Duty Pro Air through the Haier Smart App. The special thing is that Higher Duty Pro Air has been manufactured at the company’s Greater Noida plant.

Talking about other features of Higher Duty Pro Air, it becomes clear on its own. It automatically cleans the dirt caused by AC dust. The company has named this feature Frost Self Clean Technology and claims 99.9% sterilization. A button has been given for self clean in AC. After cleaning the AC, the dirt comes out in the form of foam.
Higher Duty Pro Air, the company has given supersonic cooling feature, due to which cooling has been claimed in just 10 seconds. Even if your room temperature is 60 degrees, this cooler will cool down the room in 10 seconds. The smart convertible feature helps in reducing the AC tonnage from 1.6 ton to 0.8 ton. There is also an ECO in the remote that comes with it, with the help of which users will be able to set the tone of the AC.

The company has claimed 65 percent power saving due to the inverter technology given in it. You will be able to control this Haier Duty Pro Air AC of Haier through your smartphone as well. Voice commands are also available in this. Through the app, you will be able to schedule cooling for 7 days. The price of Haier Kinouchi Heavy Duty Pro 5 Star AC has been kept at Rs 47,990. Its sales have started from Flipkart and Amazon as well as retail stores.

Elica record sale’s

Elica BoD approves the preliminary FY 2022 results.
Second Record Year in a row in terms of sales, EBIT margin, and net profit, despite the most adverse inflationary, demand, and geopolitical scenario of the last decades.
The company was able to improve margins versus last year, despite ~60 million of cost inflation, thanks to the business model flexibility and the agile execution of our turnaround projects.
Looking forward to 2023, it will be an even more challenging year, but we have a clear strategy for both the Cooking and Motor Divisions in terms of products, customers, and regional distribution.


Ufesa has traveled to Frankfurt to present its latest innovations at the Ambiente fair, which is held from February 3 to 7. The firm, as part of the B&B Trends group , is present at its stand along with two other brands: Zelmer, another of the group’s main brands, leader in Poland and Eastern Europe; and SDA Factory, a production center focused mainly on the manufacture of irons, ironing centers and super automatic coffee machines.

In its 70 m2 stand, Ufesa shows its solutions for the kitchen, from air fryers and super-automatic coffee makers, to mixers-dough mixers and kettles. It is the first time that the company participates in this fair. Coinciding with the celebration of its 60th anniversary and with its presence at this great event in the sector, Ufesa seeks to strengthen its position in the market, in addition to presenting its latest innovations.

Among the products, the Storm digital air fryer stands out, which has a double bowl (5.5 l+3.5 l) to prepare food independently at the same time. It has 8 preset programs and the function of simultaneous completion of cooking. In addition, thanks to its 360° high-speed air circulation technology, any preparation will be perfect and with crunchy results.

From the series of coffee makers, Supreme Barista is a 100% “made in Spain” model . It has One Touch technology that allows you to easily select the type of coffee and dose both the amount of water and the intensity of the coffee. It incorporates Safe and Grind technology, which allows you to choose the degree of grinding of the coffee bean.

The Ambiente fair brings together more than 4,500 exhibitors from all over the world to show their latest ranges of products for the kitchen and home, gifts, decoration and furniture.

Fabrizio Ghisla named general manager of Emc Fime (Elica Group)

Elica, the Italian producer of kitchen hoods and extraction systems nominated Fabrizio Ghisla as general manager of Emc Fime, European company in the design and production of electric motors for household appliances and heating boilers, which has also entered the hydrogen market this year with its Premix fan line.

Thanks to his proven experience, Fabrizio Ghisla will lead the company towards its 2023 objectives, which include an expansion programme of the “Hydrogen Ready” product range and an acceleration in the heat pump segment. According to Elica, the innovative projects and investments will allow Emc Fime to have an increasingly and complete range of products.

Fabrizio’s appointment as general manager of Emc Fime – commented Giulio Cocci, chief executive officer of Elica – will drive the growth strategy of the Engine Division of Elica Group and the development of projects of fundamental and strategic importance:

LG Developing Smart Home Appliances Using Sleep Analytics Technology

LG Electronics Inc. has teamed up with a local firm to develop smart home appliances that utilize sleep analytics technology.

The home appliance maker said Monday it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Asleep, a sleep tracking software startup, to work together in the field of sleep technology.

Asleep’s artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology can measure various sleep phases under any circumstances as long as there is a smartphone, a smart TV, a speaker, or any device with a microphone present.

“We plan to create a smart home appliance device that offers optimized services based on the customer’s personal sleeping status and patterns,” LG said.

If a customer is deemed to be asleep, for instance, the air purifier in the bedroom automatically transitions into sleep mode, and the air conditioner resets the temperature to cater to the optimal air conditions based on recent sleep records.

Asleep plans to display its products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next month and hold demonstrations of a smart bedroom environment complete with LG’s premium home appliances and sleep analytics technology