Novy Group announces appointment of new global CEO

Novy has announced the promotion of Francis Gistelinck from commercial director to chief executive officer for global operations. His new role officially commenced on 1st September 2022.

Based at the company’s HQ in Kuurne, Belgium, Gistelinck takes over from CEO, Carlos Wanzeele, who has stepped down from his eight-year tenure following the successful sale of the family-run business to Middleby Residential. Whilst in the role, Wanzeele doubled the company’s turnover from 45million to over 100million Euros.

Francis Gistelinck started work at the Novy Group in 2016. Together with Carlos Wanzeele, they developed a global growth expansion strategy for Novy, which included the appointment of Owain Harrison as country manager who set up the first ever Novy UK and Ireland subsidiary, launching in 2017. Since then, the Novy brand has firmly established itself as a leading name in luxury extraction and vented induction hobs, with a network of kitchen specialists throughout the UK. The company says that Gistelinck will be focusing on further growth the brand, including new innovations in product development, whilst building synergies for Novy’s distribution and operations within the Middleby Residential portfolio around the world.

New AEG wine cellar

New AEG wine cellar (model AWUD040B8B) is characterized by a linear aesthetics and a refined Matt Black nuance. It has 5 shelves (3 of which are made of wood and can be pulled out on telescopic guides) and stores up to 40 bottles of wine at an adjustable temperature from 5°C to 20°C and with a humidity percentage above 50%. The temperature can be constantly monitored through the electronic control via the LCD Touch Control display. In addition, the double upper LED lighting and the three-layer glass, resistant to the UV rays, safeguard the bottles. Other pluses of the product are: the acoustic and luminous alarms that signal when the door is open or the temperature is not suitable for storing the bottles; the activated carbon filter, the low noise, the concealed handle and the reversible door with hinging on the right.

AEG LAUNCH NEW ENERGY WASHING MACHINE

AEG/ Electrolux are launching new energy saving laundry range at global tech event IFA Berlin this week,

The new range of washing machines and tumble dryers automatically adjust time, water and energy usage. A new add-on filter catches up to 90% of microplastic fibers released by synthetic clothing.

“We innovate to make life easier and more enjoyable while enabling people to make more sustainable choices,” says Chris Braam, Head of Business Area Europe.

To learn about all the products being launched at IFA, read here https://www.electroluxgroup.com/en/electrolux-reveals-cutting-edge-water-and-energy-saving-laundry-range-at-ifa-2022-34503/

Appliances in the world

According to the calculations by Statista agency, in 2021 the household appliances, big and small, for a total value of 448 billion dollars, were sold in the world. 74% of the amount comes from big appliances, 26% from small ones. The cooking sector represents 38% of the total, followed by the cold one with 22%; 17% goes to washing, whereas the remaining 23% is subdivided among all other appliances.

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.

Infinity G1 Edition, the new Teka special edition line

Teka consolidates its commitment to design with the launch of Infinity | G1 Edition , its new line of household appliances. This range has been developed in collaboration with the Italian design studio Italdesign Giugiaro , which has inspired and manufactured innovative solutions throughout the world.

Among the appliances that make up Infinity | G1 Edition, there are the Gas on Glass plates with self-ignition technology. Also a state-of-the -art pyrolytic oven ; a vertical hood with the FreshAir system, which renews the air, getting rid of annoying odors and keeping the environment fresh; a compact oven with SurroundTemp multifunction that guarantees better heat distribution; and a ceramic-based integration microwave Infinity | G1 Edition is the most accurate portrait of what design means to us”, assures the Teka team. And it is that it is a special edition inspired by emerging trends in jewelry, exclusive vehicles and the latest technology in premium products.

Thus, the new line is equipped with technological features and benefits that provide precision and simplicity during its use . In addition, it stands out for its attractive and elegant aesthetics, in matte black with copper-colored details .

One of the purposes of the new line Infinity | G1 Edition is to demonstrate that design is one of the fundamental pillars of Teka. In this case, it combines Italdesign’s design with the firm’s interest in turning the kitchen into a setting for significant experiences .

In this sense, Teka’s Infinity Design concept arose as a response to the firm’s need to integrate design into its entire range of products and solutions for the kitchen. Therefore, it is based on a key idea: “Everyone deserves great design”.

However, this concept was born under the motto “Where cooking becomes art” and, without knowing it, it marked the beginning of a new stage for Teka. A phase based on four design principles : minimalism with performance, originality, authenticity and personality, and intuition and functionality.

Now, Teka’s goal for 2022 is focused on continuing to offer designs capable of creating unique experiences and products for consumers’ kitchens to view more see Teka in you tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ori5n-93TBs

Rangemaster partnership with Juliet Sear

Rangemaster is pleased to announce its partnership with professional baker and author Juliet Sear!

Juliet Sear, commented: “I have been a fan of Rangemaster for as long as I can remember and I’m thrilled to be working with such an iconic British brand. I’m looking forward to developing new recipes, sharing how easy it can be to create showstopping bakes and demonstrating how incredible Rangemaster’s range cookers are and what they can do.”

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