Elica presents the 2022 Sustainability Report

Elica spa has published the 2022 edition of the Sustainability Report under the slogan “Aspira, Inspira” which represents the ability to continuously imagine innovative and sustainable solutions for the future because every great idea, just like every great company, is born from an inspiration . Improving air quality has always been the starting point. Inspiring people and your target market is the next step.
Despite the difficult context, Elica achieved particularly challenging goals in 2022, breaking its own records for the second consecutive year. The consolidation of its global leadership was made possible by excellent management and financial performance and by a strategic “Sustainability Roadmap” based on three pillars: production and products with low environmental impact, people and governance.
During 2022, the Group used 100% renewable energy in almost all of its production sites in Italy and Poland. This policy has been accompanied by some energy efficiency projects which have contributed to further limiting our carbon footprint.

RørosHetta smart cooker hood

Family-owned Norwegian company RørosHetta continues its journey in breaking boundaries when it comes to cooker hoods, with launching integrated smart technology with life-saving features. RørosHetta has captured the market in the last decade by offering bespoke designer hoods that are customisable, both through colour-matching hoods to kitchens as well as the ability to customise dimensions. Following the success in the Nordics, the company has now set their focus on the UK with the launch of the world’s smartest cooker hood. Apart from being one of the world’s most quiet hoods, it boasts a range of smart features, such as switching your electrical hob off in case of fire risk and regulating the home’s indoor air quality.With SENSE indoor air quality control, the hood won’t just ventilate the pollutants from cooking, but can automatically regulate and ventilate the home, whenever there is an issue with air quality. The user is notified via smart alert and email whenever air quality drops to hazardous, and when it returns to normal.

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

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

New gas stoves could be banned or regulated as consumer safety commissioner backtracks

The backtrack came in response to a tweet from Republican Gary Palmer, who voiced outrage that unelected officials could ban an appliance used by tens of millions of Americans.

The idea of banning was first raised by  Democrat lawmakers Sen. Cory Booker and Rep. Dan Beyer, who sent a letter to the the CPSC urging it to take action after a study found that gas stoves were linked to higher cases of asthma.

In his backtrack Monday, Trumka added that people who choose to switch to electric stoves would receive an $840 rebate due to President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act.Industry groups say that natural gas stoves don’t necessarily emit more harmful emissions than other types of stoves. the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers and the American Gas Association both argued against a possible ban.

“Ventilation is really where this discussion should be, rather than banning one particular type of technology,” Jill Notini, a vice president at the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, . “Banning one type of a cooking appliance is not going to address the concerns about overall indoor air quality. We may need some behavior change, we may need [people] to turn on their hoods when cooking.”

While Karen Harbert, head of the American Gas Association, argued that neither the CPSC nor the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “present gas ranges as a significant contributor to adverse air quality or health hazard in their technical or public information literature, guidance, or requirements

Elica success story

Elica is today the global leader in the sector of kitchen extractor hoods. They have managed to record numbers

Elica has achieved the right mix of financial soundness and Italian design & innovation soul:

✔️ we are expecting to close 2022 with incremental revenues and margin, in spite of inflation, geopolitical tensions and weak demand,

✔️ Elica are back to a sustainable long term dividend distribution plan aimed at preserving strategic investments and external growth,

✔️ looking for new M&A or joint venture opportunities to grow their cooking business,

✔️ Elica are leading the ecological transition in the HVAC industry with their BU Motors EMC FIME (representing 25% of the Group’s turnover, with a 30% growth rate).

Year after year, Elica have been expanding our value proposition and increasing their innovation rate, proving vision and resilience even in uncertain times.

Falmec acquisition

Falmec S.p.A., a Treviso-based company specializing in the production of design range hoods for kitchens, has finalized the acquisition of 100% of Friulana Accessori S.r.l. and Metaldomus S.r.l., companies historically active in the production of accessories and technical items for kitchens and bathrooms.

With over 50 years of expertise in the market and an internationally recognized brand Falmec proved to be the ideal partner to ensure the generational transition to the acquired Companies.


Elica and Fuji Industrial commemorate 20 years of collaboration
with an event at the Italian Culture Institute in Tokyo.
One of the longest running relationships between Italy and Japan,
that goes beyond business.

has contributed to revolutionize the classic style of the , 24 November 2022 – Elica, world leading company in the production of
kitchen ventilation systems, celebrates the twentieth anniversary of Ariafina. The
brand born in Japan as a result of the joint venture with Fuji Industrial, Japanese leader
in the production of kitchen hoods.
To mark the celebration, an event promoted by the Ermanno Casoli Foundation in
collaboration with the two companies will be held today at the Italian Culture Institute
in Tokyo, where “Iride”, a work of art by the Italian artist Gianluca Malgeri, made in
honor of this anniversary, will be presented. Once again it will demonstrate the
importance of art and culture that has led Elica to bring forth successful paths, even
beyond national borders.
The venue chosen to celebrate this important anniversary was not accidental: The
Italian Culture Institute in Tokyo is an institution committed to spread our country’s
history and culture, as well as to promote Italian creativity in Japan. The building where
the Institute is based, designed by Gae Aulenti, is one of the most significant symbols
of the strong relationship between the two nations. Moreover, the Ariafina joint
venture, combining the beauty of Italian design with the flawless functionality of
Japanese industrial tradition, is an excellent example of how two seemingly distant
worlds are able to communicate, also thanks to the universal language of art.

This collaboration dates back to the beginning of the 2000’s, a period in which Elica,
undergoing a moment of significant expansion, decided to broaden its horizons by
looking towards Japan: a highly industrialized country, where the cooperation with a
local partner was necessary to work there. Hence the decision of the joint-venture
with Fuji Industrial, indisputable leader in the Japanese kitchen hood sector with a
market share of over 50 percent Ariafina Co Ltd was established from the partnership between the two companies, with
the aim of operating in the high-end market segment: a top-level market niche that
did not exist in the Japanese hood sector at the time.
Over the years, Ariafina has contributed to revolutionize the classic style of the
Japanese kitchen, which had always been small and barely visible in the house. Thus,
establishing itself today as a well-known brand able to combine the quality of Italian
design with the avant-garde of Japanese technology.

Bertazzoni hob with integrated extractor

The Bertazzoni range expands thanks to the new induction hob with an integrated hood and with four cooking areas. It is a functional appliance with innovative technologies, such as multi-slider control, which allows you to reach a higher level of precision, thanks to the independent and direct management of each part of the hob. The sophisticated design is further refined by its circular grid, with the brand’s iconic logo in brass to complete.