New 90cm cooker from Ferre

Ferre announce their latest model F9S50GF-DIXWF.
Stylish Series 90×60 Full Gas Free Standing Cooker with Touch Digital Timer, Double Turbo Fans, Internal Cooling Fan System, Triple Glassed Oven Door System, Soft Close Oven Door, Thermal Reflection Inner Glass (Low-E), Decor Stainless Steel Finishing, Telescopic Shelf System, Turnspit (Chicken Rotisserie), Cathalitic Shelfs, Splash Back, Excellent Finishing

Electrolux climate neutral

Electrolux will continue to reduce its environmental footprint by shifting to renewables, and optimizing the use of energy and other resources throughout its operations. We aim to have climate neutral operations by 2030.

2022 highlights
Almost 10% reduction of carbon emissions for scope 1 and 2 (2015 baseline), surpassing our 2025 science-based climate target.
55% of Electrolux plants were certified according to our Zero Waste to Landfill program by the end of 2022.
Sourced 98% of our electricity came from renewable sources.
Roadmap to 2030
Reduce our CO2 footprint by 85% by 2025 (2015 baseline) and achieve climate neutral operations by 2030.
Improve energy efficiency at our manufacturing sites and warehouses by an additional 12.5% by 2025 (2020 baseline).
Improve water efficiency at our manufacturing sites by 25% by 2025 (2020 baseline) in potential water risk areas, until the site has reached optimal levels of efficiency.
Increase the proportion of renewable energy for our operations to 65% by 2025.
Certify all plants to the Zero Waste to Landfill program by 2025

Top features for kitchen appliances revealed in new study

Functionality, quality and energy efficiency were the most valued features in kitchen appliances according to a survey of 14,000 consumers sponsored by Beko

The research, carried out by OnePoll in partnership with Turkish appliances manufacturer Beko, surveyed consumers across Europe and the UAE to understand changing attitudes to kitchen design.

Most valued features

According to the survey’s results, what consumers value most in kitchen appliances is functionality and ease of use (35%); quality (34%) and energy efficiency (23%). Moreover, in over half of the six countries surveyed, quality is named as the leading reason for wanting an appliance.

Advanced kitchen technology also emerged as a desired feature, with over half of respondents admitting to coveting someone else’s high-tech kitchen appliances and gadgets such as innovative, energy efficient fridges that kept food fresher for longer.

Another key factor was design, which was consistently cited as one of the top three reasons for feeling envious of others’ kitchen appliances. Specifically, participants stated that they admired sleek and modern appliance designs and a sizeable portion of participants included a “sleek and minimalist design” as a key feature of their dream kitchens.

Beko Survey

Kitchen wishlist | Credit : Beko

Beko’s new built-in range

The insights coincide with Beko’s launch of its latest built-in kitchen range combining high-performance with intelligent design and new technologies.

“More and more, we are seeing the kitchen become a common space being used by all members of the family. It is important for us to understand this and tune our offering towards the growing range of wants and needs. This research confirms what we’ve observed; high quality products that look great and are equipped with the innovative technologies sit at the heart of our consumers’ dream kitchens,” said Ragıp Balcıoğlu, Chief Commercial Officer at Arçelik, Beko’s parent company.

Xeros Technology has signed a third licensing deal

Xeros Technology Group PLC on Monday said it has signed a third licensing agreement with a global component manufacturer for its XFilter filtration technology.

The Rotherham, England-based laundry technology developer said that under the terms of the 10-year agreement, the partner is licensed to manufacture and sell filters using Xeros’ XFilter technology. Xeros will receive a royalty for each filter device sold.

The company said its XFilter technology gives customers the ability to capture and safely dispose of more than 90% of microfibres, including microplastics, released during laundry cycles. Xeros noted that legislation in France will require all domestic washing machnes to be fitted with microplastic flters from 2025, with similar legislation being developed in the UK, California and the EU.

Xeros said the licensing partner is a northern European supplier of home appliance components, with production facilities in the UK, Asia and Europe.

The firm signed its first licensing agreement with Hanning Elektro-Werke in June last year and signed its second agreement earlier in March.

Chief Executive Officer Neil Austin said: “The fact that three of Europe’s leading component suppliers have chosen to partner with Xeros clearly demonstrates that Xeros’ XFilter technology is widely regarded and believed in by multiple manufacturers.”

Sirius names date of trade conference

Appliance and kitchen retail buying group Sirius has announced its annual trade conference will take place on May 17, 2023, at the Concorde Conference Centre in Manchester.

Following a day of networking at the conference, members will be invited to attend its Gala Awards Dinner.

The awards ceremony will take place inside a purpose-built super hangar, so all guests can experience Concorde G-BOAC.

Managing director at Sirius Buying Group Steve Jones said: “We are looking forward to another great conference which will deliver an important opportunity for our members and suppliers to meet together and further develop their business and personal relationships.

Hoover superbrand

Hoover has done it again! We are delighted to announce that our Hoover brand has been awarded the prestigious Superbrand status in the UK for the fourth year in a row.

Since 1995, Superbrands’ rankings have provided an overview of sentiment toward brands operating in the UK. This year’s survey featured over 3,200 brands, and only the most highly regarded names were awarded Superbrand status.

We are thrilled to have achieved #Superbrand status once again, and this achievement is a testament to the hundreds of people behind the brand who have all played a part in delivering innovative, practical and trusted solutions year after year.


Screwfix, the UK’s leading omnichannel trade retailer and part of Kingfisher plc, today announces it has acquired the stock, intellectual property, contracts and fixed assets of Connect Distribution Services out of administration, for a cash consideration of £3 million, following the appointment of Alvarez & Marsal as administrators.

Connect Distribution Services Limited is the leading retailer of appliance spares, accessories and consumables to both tradespeople and consumers through digital and telephone channels.Screwfix will continue to operate the business as a going concern, acquiring its e-commerce platforms, stock, intellectual property and product data, with over 400 current Connect Distribution Services employees transferring to Kingfisher group.

Connect Distribution Services’ online trading brands, which include well-known sites such as eSpares, BuySpares, 4OurHouse and the Connect Trade Portal, will continue to operate as normal.

There are many opportunities for synergy, with both businesses serving B2B and B2C customers through leading digital and fulfilment platforms. Over time, Screwfix will explore opportunities to enable customers to Click & Collect orders through Screwfix’s convenient nationwide store network. There is also potential to generate synergies with other parts of the Kingfisher Group
Mike Denny, Alvarez & Marsal, Joint Administrator of Connect Distribution Services said: “We are delighted to have completed a sale of the majority of the business and assets of the CDSL group of companies to Screwfix, saving over 400 jobs. We wish the business every success under its new ownership.”

Arçelik, Parent Company of Dawlance, Establishes a Research Center

Arçelik has established its second R&D center in Pakistan at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST). Arçelik is the 2nd largest manufacturer in Europe, operates in 53 countries with 83 subsidiaries has 30 R&D centers around the World.
Arçelik produces leading sustainable and innovative home appliances products at its, cutting-edge technologies in nine countries. For fostering innovations in Pakistan, Arçelik established an R&D center in Karachi in 2017 just after the acquisition of Dawlance and now is making a new investment to establish an Arcelik Global Research & Development (R&D) Center, at the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), in Islamabad to accelerate its effort to grow in Pakistani market.

Tony Johnson joins Rangemaster

Tony Johnson has been appointed as the Regional Sales Manager for the South East by Rangemaster. With over 17 years of experience in the appliance sector, Mr. Johnson has previously worked at Electrolux Group, overseeing the AEG, Electrolux and Zanussi brands. During his tenure, he handled customer care, training, business development, and regional account management, and worked closely with builders’ merchants and kitchen studio customers.

In his new role, Mr. Johnson will collaborate with Rangemaster’s appliance division to provide support to customers such as kitchen studios, specialists, and Euronics dealers. Additionally, he will be responsible for expanding the company’s customer base in the South East region, which includes London, Essex, Kent, and Sussex.

Samsung seeks to overcome downturn with energy-efficient home appliances

Samsung Electronics on Tuesday unveiled the lineup of its new range of energy efficient Bespoke home appliances, in a move to attract Korean consumers and satisfy strict environmental regulations in Europe and elsewhere.

The tech giant said it will improve its profitability this year with upgraded products equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

“What consumers are most interested in recently are energy-related functions. So we will overcome the difficulties this year, through our eco-friendly products,” Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Han Jong-hee said at a press conference.

Samsung Electronics Executive Vice President Choi Ick-soo also said that the company’s energy-efficient products have helped generate growth in sales, especially in the European market.

In the aftermath of the global economic recession, Samsung Electronics suffered a 60 billion won ($46 million) operating loss in its home appliance business during the fourth quarter of last year. This was the first time in seven years that the company suffered a quarterly operating loss in its home appliance business.

Although the vice chairman did not specify the timing of the turnaround, he said that the company expects better earnings during the second half of this year.

According to the company, the new Bespoke appliances use 30 percent less energy than first-class energy-efficiency products. In addition, consumers can further reduce the use of energy, thanks to AI technology, which can analyze how consumers use the products.

“Our washing machines can reduce microbeads from clothes by 60 percent,” Han said. “We will reduce the amount more significantly by launching a microbeads filter this year.”

Samsung Electronics emphasized the fact that it made some parts of its refrigerators and other home appliances with reusable plastic. It also noted that the new Bespoke products are equipped with Samsung’s SmartThings function to enhance connectivity between them.

During the press conference, Samsung Electronics reiterated that it will focus on nurturing the robotics business as one of its new growth engines.

“Engineers at Samsung Research plan to develop a Samsung robot platform,” Han said. “We are preparing to launch the EX1 robot this year, and there is the possibility of further development in our robot vacuums.”

His remarks came as Samsung Electronics’ recent acquisition of shares in Rainbow Robotics sparked expectation that the conglomerate may resume large-scale M&As this year. The vice chairman, however, remained cautious about the speculation.

Instead, he confirmed that Samsung Electronics will be more aggressive in using ChatGPT for its home appliance business.

“As more companies are using ChatGPT, I don’t deny the fact that it has become part of the mainstream,” Han said.