Fagor relaunch in France

Fagor brand who Amica group took over the license for large household appliances in 2019, will increase its presence in France. From September, Sideme will sell the brand’s ranges to the trade.

Sideme was to relaunch Fagor in 2020, the health crisis delayed its projects. Like many manufacturers, the company then had to face supply and transport difficulties. Not wishing to risk delivering incomplete ranges, Sideme preferred to postpone the return of its emblematic brand. While the group hoped to launch the new ranges before the summer, starting with the cold, in the end all the new products will be released in the fall.

The brand is already well established in Spain, where it had the most notoriety. It is also developing in other countries such as Romania and the Czech Republic

Midea growth

Growing by 20% in 2021, the Chinese group had a turnover of about 50 billion euros last year and invested over 7 billion in the last five years in Research and Development.

Midea in 245th place among the Fortune 500
Growing by 20% in 2021, the Chinese group had a turnover of about 50 billion euros last year and invested over 7 billion in the last five years in Research and Development.

Midea in 245th place among the Fortune 500
Midea climbs to 245th place in the 2022 version of the ranking of the world’s 500 largest companies drawn up annually by Fortune. The turnover of the Chinese group grew by 20.06% in 2021, reaching an all-time high of 343.4 billion yuan, equal to about 50 billion euros at the current exchange rate.

As reported in a press release from the group , Midea pursues the goal of “Technological Leadership” and accelerates its transformation based on technology in all sectors of intervention. In the home appliance under the banner of the ‘smart home’ you are committed to providing the best experience of appliances and services for the whole home through the use of IoT and AI technology.

The Midea Group employs 160,000 people, of which over 30,000 are outside China. Over the past five years, Midea has invested nearly 50 billion yuan (7.2 billion euros) in research and development and has 35 research and development centers and as many manufacturing bases around the world. Midea products and services are used and appreciated by 400 million consumers in over 200 countries and regions.

Panasonic 2022 strategy for Middle East and Africa

Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF) restated its commitment of MEA market expansion and consumer wellbeing at its regional convention, held in Dubai, that unveiled the brand’s new global motto – “Live Your Best.”

The new slogan embodies Panasonic’s commitment to providing solutions that make life simpler, safer, healthier, and more enjoyable for the customers helping them to live their best. Meanwhile, the brand will focus on expanding its regional market share to cater to the evolving customer demands with solutions that make homes, public premises, and businesses a healthy and convenient Panasonic plans to introduce a lineup of 64 new products to support this mission in 2022.

Some of the new products with superior technologies and Japanese excellence were spotlighted at the event. Key highlights amongst many were the nanoe™ X Air conditioners which can inhibit pathogenic microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, and viruses) and allergens. The ACs will not only cool and heat the surroundings but also clean the indoor air, offering 24-hour protection to keep living spaces fresh and clean, so consumers can benefit from a healthier life.

New Abaya Wash washing machines were positioned as distinctive hygiene systems that protect families by eliminating 99.99%* of bacteria from the clothes while washing. The brand also emphasized on nutrition and food hygiene through its latest “Nutri TaFreez” refrigerator series that feature speedy freezing technology specifically for preserving nutrients of meats stored in the freezer.

To further support health and wellbeing, Panasonic encourages home cooking for its consumers by introducing new kitchen appliances line up such as Kitchen Machine, Bread Maker and more appliances that enrich cooking experience.

Bosch to launch innovations at IFA

Harald Friedrich, managing director of Robert Bosch Haushaltsgeräte GmbH, announced several world innovations for the upcoming IFA. They include Series 8 washing machines and tumble dryers with numerous new features and programmes. The appliances have newly designed digital programme selectors which feature connectivity via Home Connect and a common design theme. Another innovation is the Series 8 built-in baking ovens which feature steaming and air frying functions. Friedrich hinted at further innovations, in particular in the steamer range, at IFA 2022. With our new Solitaire The Waterbase brand, BSH is presenting a world innovation at IFA 2022 that meets the latest in room interior, living and kitchen concept demands. The Infinity Cover conceals the kitchen sink without affecting its functionality. It creates an integrated surface and uniform style. The tap fittings feature Hydronic Select, with six options available from ice cold to boiling, still and bubbly water. A touch display allows for intuitive control. Integrated storage solutions in the Smart Body let washing up utensils elegantly disappear. “

Power Briefing by Siemens:

Siemens Hausgeräte is focused closely on our changing living conditions. Michael Mehnert, managing director of Siemens Hausgeräte, announced a new trend report which is due to be presented at IFA 2022. According to Mehnert, one product innovation which especially stands for a quality of life is the fully automated coffee maker. Siemens is presenting its new EQ 900 model in Berlin. It features an automatic, intelligent bean variety detector that brings out the coffee taste to the full. Mehnert also announced the iQ 700 baking oven series which brings AI into play with cooking.

Sub-zero investment

Sub-Zero Group intends to invest more than $140 million to build a 400,000-square-foot plant in Cedar Rapids. The factory would create 192 jobs; 127 of those positions would be paid at or above the qualifying wage of $24.20 per hour.

Sub-Zero, based in Madison, Wisconsin, makes its flagship brand of refrigeration products as well as Wolf cooking appliances and Cove dishwashers. The Cedar Rapids plant would bolster the company’s overall manufacturing capacity; it currently operates factories in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, and Goodyear, Arizona.

State officials approved an incentive package worth $3.7 million to support the project

Hitachi new refrigerators in UK

Hitachi has unveiled a new range of premium refrigerators, available exclusively through Euronics retailers across the UK.

From standard 600mm wide fridge-freezers to the top of the range 4-door kitchen centrepiece model, the range offers stylish coloured glass door fronts (coming in black, grey, white and gradation grey), the latest cooling technologies, and class-leading energy efficiencies throughout.

The new range contain five models covering a traditional two-door fridge freezer with the freezer at the bottom, and a three-door side-by-side model with dedicated high-capacity vegetable compartment. The top of the range trio are four-door models packed with features including Selectable Zone cooling, touch opening doors, automatic ice makers and Hitachi’s Vacuum Compartment (depending on model).

Fisher & Paykel Australia

Fisher&Paykel Australia recently held a new Haier brand product introduction conference jointly with the local TOP3 retail channel T, with over 150 sales staff and dealers attending the meeting. It was officially announced that the new series of Haier kitchen appliances debuted in 105 stores of channel T across the country, helping the development of Haier kitchen appliances in Australia At the meeting, the team invited its brand ambassador, a famous chef Justine Schofield, to give a cooking demonstration on site by the brand-new products offerings including ovens, cooktops and rangehoods, fully demonstrating the diverse functions of Haier “whole of home” kitchen scenario.
Meanwhile, local Haier brand product/region managers also gave detailed presentations of Haier new series of quad-door refrigerators that have just been launched and the hero dishwashers that will be launched in the second half of the year.

So far in Australia, Haier’s black/graphite sets of home appliances and “whole of home” solutions has been more complete, providing users with a full-scenario leading and comfortable home life experience.

In Australia, Haier brand’s strong development momentum continued in 2022. Its latest overall revenue in May increased by 75%, and its market share saw a robust lift of one point within a single month, hitting a record high. In the future, the team will continue to expand the market and leverage Haier’s globalization advantages to achieve higher goals.

Glen Dimplex

Glen Dimplex launch a brand-new Group website https://www.glendimplex.com/en-ie

The site has been developed in collaboration with colleagues across all their international businesses to tell the company story, share Purpose, and to bring to life our mission to empower the everyday lives of their customers.

Watch the new Glen Dimplex Group film on the homepage to learn more about our incredible history and exciting future.