Gorenje Growth

Gorenje is now the largest exporter in Slovenia.
They now lead in export value for the first time, In the extremely difficult business environment of 2021, with the covid epidemic, heavily disrupted supply chains, and the soaring cost of logistics, energy, and raw materials, we adapted, persevered, and conquered. In 2021, the manufacturer of white goods Gorenje exported 1.97 billion euros of its products

Seb group doubles the production area of the Krampouz site

Groupe SEB announces an investment of more than 5 million euros in 2022 to carry out the extension works of the Krampouz factory, in Pluguffan in Finistère. The expansion of the site, which will reach 10,000 m², will accommodate new machines and a modernized industrial tool.

The Krampouz factory in Pluguffan (29) doubles its production area. DR
With 100,000 products manufactured per year and a turnover of +32% compared to the previous year, the Krampouz factory in Finistère has reached the physical limits of its deployment. The expansion of the Pluguffan plant, where the group has been established since 2009, has become necessary.

Majority shareholder since 2019, the Seb group is therefore investing more than 5 million euros to extend and modernize the production area. ” This expansion is part of Groupe SEB’s desire to maintain and promote industrial know-how in France. Labeled Living Heritage Company since 2017, all appliances bearing the Krampouz stamp are designed and manufactured in Pluguffan, in Finistère ” , specifies the shareholder.

Launched in March 2022, the work, carried out by local companies, will be finalized during the summer of 2023. The various areas, industry and logistics, will be operational at the end of 2022. “The expansion of the site will make it possible to accommodate new machines and a modernized industrial tool, but also to extend the research and test laboratory. The site will also accommodate new spaces making the well-being of employees an essential component of this project”, specifies the press release.

The surface will increase by nearly 50% compared to the current premises and will approach 10,000 m². It will also increase the factory’s production capacity for all Krampouz cooking appliances, whether for professionals or the general public. In 2022, Groupe Seb is indeed initiating the renewal of the historic range of professional crepe makers.

Founded in 1945 by Jean-Marie Bosser, an electrician, the Krampouz brand has since established itself throughout the world, where it is present in 160 countries. Faithful to its cradle, Finistère, the company now employs 100 people and works with the ESAT of Ty Varlen located in Landudec for subcontracting activities, in particular the packaging of accessories

A world leader in small household equipment, Groupe SEB is present in nearly 150 countries. Over the years, it has built strong positions around the world through a product offering that is at once global and local, showcased by an exceptional brand portfolio.Groupe SEB include All-Clad, IMUSA , Krups, Moulinex, Rowenta, Tefal (including OBH Nordica) and WMF Group.

GE Earth Day

GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, today marked Earth Day by releasing its 2021 Corporate Citizenship Report, highlighting the latest progress and five bold new goals that will power the company’s future work across its five core pillars: Community Engagement, Inclusion & Diversity, Operations Sustainability, Product Sustainability, and Compliance & Ethics.

“This work is central to who we are as a business and what we want to accomplish in the future”
Inspired by people and powered by innovation, GE Appliances is committed to building the world’s best appliances and strengthening communities. The GEA Way Forward goals, developed with employees, customers and appliance owners, reflect the company’s top priorities and are driving GE Appliances’ Citizenship efforts.

The GEA Way Forward Goals

Create 10,000 U.S. jobs by 2027.Reach 40% women and 40% people of color by 2025.Use 15% less energy to make each product at all U.S. plants by 2026.*Transition 100% of products produced in North America to lower global warming potential refrigerants and foams by 2025.Spend $1 billion cumulatively with diverse suppliers by 2030

WIRE)–GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, today marked Earth Day by releasing its 2021 Corporate Citizenship Report, highlightingthe latest progress and five bold new goals that will power the company’s future work across its five core pillars: Community Engagement, Inclusion & Diversity, Operations Sustainability, Product Sustainability, and Compliance & Ethics.

“This work is central to who we are as a business and what we want to accomplish in the future”Tweet this

Inspired by people and powered by innovation, GE Appliances is committed to building the world’s best appliances and strengthening communities. The GEA Way Forward goals, developed with employees, customers and appliance owners, reflect the company’s top priorities and are driving GE Appliances’ Citizenship efforts.

The GEA Way Forward Goals

  1. Create 10,000 U.S. jobs by 2027.
  2. Reach 40% women and 40% people of color by 2025.
  3. Use 15% less energy to make each product at all U.S. plants by 2026.*
  4. Transition 100% of products produced in North America to lower global warming potential refrigerants and foams by 2025.
  5. Spend $1 billion cumulatively with diverse suppliers by 2030

BSH GROWTH

BSH Group, which achieved the strongest growth since its establishment, reported a total turnover of 15.6 billion euros. BSH, which has seen significant growth in all product categories and all regions, has achieved very strong market growth in Asia and Africa regions. It has also established new factories in Egypt and Mexico and increased investments in local R&D centers in different regions.

Arctic washing machines

Arctic part of Arçelik has achieved an essential milestone by producing the 2nd millionth washing machine in the Ulmi factory, one of the Lighthouse awarded most valuable and technological units of our global company. 

Furthermore, the washing machines manufactured at Ulmi make Romania known in around 50 countries, highlighting the main assets of Arctic, quality, innovation, and sustainability.

These remarkable achievements have been accomplished through the commitment and involvement of the people working at Arctic.

Midea Group as a pioneer in the 4th Industrial Revolution f

Midea Group Co., Ltd. was honoured as a pioneer of Industry 4.0 technologies with two factories, Midea Heifei and Midea Jingzhou, included in the Global Lighthouse Network of the World Economic Forum (WEF), showing the Group’s efforts in achieving both production efficiency and sustainability.

The Global Lighthouse Network is a community of production sites and value chains which are world leaders in the adoption and integration of the cutting-edge technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). In total, Midea Group owns 4 WEF Lighthouse factories covering smart home appliances, which account for a relatively high proportion of the Group’s revenue.


“Our factory used to produce high-end and middle-end products at the same time, and our production faced a very big challenge,” commented Li Zhen, General Manager of Midea Jingzhou factory. “It was very inefficient in the traditional manufacturing way, and difficult to meet the needs of our consumers in time.”
Through the implementation of the digital and intelligent transformation measures, Midea Jingzhou lighthouse factory adopted flexible automation. loT and artificial intelligence with more than 2,000 digital transformation initiatives have increased labor productivity by 52%, and reduced production lead time by 25%, the failure rate by 53%, and the utility consumption per unit by 20%.


Midea washing machine factory in Hefei has also witnessed a similar revolution. The number of product SKUs exceeds 1,100 and the annual production and sales volume of Midea Hefei is also at the forefront. “Digitalization has driven the transformation of our entire business process, model and increased efficiency,” according to Zhang Zhimin, General Manager of the factory.

Targeting domestic high-end product segments and overseas market expansion, Midea Hefei Advanced 4IR Lighthouse factory widely deploys artificial intelligence and loT technologies across end-to-end value chains to form a faster response and more efficient supply chain, resulting in lead time reduction by 56%, customer report defect rate reduction by 36%, and labor productivity improvement by 45%. Also, it also helps to meet the goal of achieving carbon emissions peak in 2025 and net-zero in 2040.

In the future, Midea Group will continue to increase investment in digitalization, IoT, global breakthroughs and technological leadership and invest in new cutting-edge technologies,” said Simon Zhang, CIO of Midea Group.