BSH Egypt factory

Today BSH celebrates the groundbreaking of their first factory for cookers in Egypt – and on the African continent.
This is an important milestone for growing BSH business in Africa and the region. With range-cookers from this factory, we will improve quality of life at home for consumers in Africa and in the Middle East.

“It is a great pleasure to celebrate at this place, where ancient civilization meets modern manufacturing.” – Rudolf Klötscher, Chief Sales & Service Officer and Head of Region Emerging Markets.

Bertazzoni Design Award

Bertazzoni recently received the 2022 Good Design Award for two of its appliances: 36-inch Induction Built-in Cooktop with Integrated Hood and the new French Door Refrigeration Platform.

Designed with precision touch controls and digital-timed cooking functions, the 36-inch Induction Built-in Cooktop with Integrated Hood allows to efficiently manage the cooking process, and offers a refined style with its integrated down-draft hood-perfect for island applications in particular. Moreover, the induction hob features four speeds for each of its cooking zones, providing instant heating and cooling through the latest induction technology. This cooktop also includes sensors that automatically detect the size of the cookware and adjust the heated area to fit their footprint, allowing for the heating in the induction zone to be the most efficient.

36’’ French Door Refrigeration series

The French Door Refrigeration Platform, instead, offers superior energy efficiency, with 8% less power consumption and EnergyStar ratings, and the XT model features the all-new Quattro Temp Zone – a storage drawer with customizable settings with an LED touch interface to precisely control temperature. The designs behind each unit represent the latest in food preservation technology with thoughtful features including top category interior space dimensions to maximize load capacity and digital LED touch interfaces that control temperature and humidity

MediaWorld: turnover of 2.7 billion euros in fiscal year 2022 (+2.4%)

Mediaworld announces that it achieved a turnover of 2.7 billion euros (+2.4% compared to the previous year), one of the highest in the thirty-year history of the company and the best of the last ten years . Ebit stood at 26.6 million euros, up by 3.2 million (+13.7%) compared to the 2019 fiscal year (last pre-pandemic). The brand’s 2022 financial year is part of a macroeconomic framework strongly conditioned by various economic factors that have had an impact on the business: from the intensity of the war in Ukraine to the increase in the inflation rate (+8.9% on annual basis in September 2022) following the increase in the cost of energy. Furthermore, the consumer electronics market also recorded a slight contraction (-1.9% in September 2022).

Among the key factors that affected the positive performance of sales, an official note reads, the implementation of a substantial investment plan aimed at upgrading the technological infrastructures and strengthening the stores, with new openings, contributed significantly and renovations of the shops already present in the area. In particular, in 2022 MediaWorld allocated 40.2 million euros to investments, 140% more than the previous year; of these 28.5 million euros were invested for the complete renovation of 22 points of sale, the opening of 3 new stores and the second Tech Village in Rome. Approximately €11.7 million has been earmarked for IT infrastructure improvements including the implementation of the new website launched in July 2022,

Gaggenau open new stores

Gaggenau opened the first of its new concept flagships in Brussels and Amsterdam in 2022, followed by the Shanghai flagship, and now plans to expand further, with additional locations

in the United States and Canada are scheduled for summer 2023 with Vancouver and Toronto, followed by Washington DC and Houston later in the year and Sydney in 2024

Appliances become trillion euro market

Appliances market size will grow reach over a trillion euros ($1.096 trillion) by the year 2030, according to a study by Precedence Research. But what are the key drivers for this market growth in the years to come?
A number of Technological advancements have been identified in the study as key reasons why the global household appliances market is expected to grow so much in the next seven years. Precedence Research cites the proliferation of digital technologies, as well as heightened investment from industry leaders in developing innovative appliances and services, as drivers for market growth.

New technologies emerging in the household appliance industry, such as robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and the internet of things, were listed as more causes for the market growing to over a trillion euros by 2030.

Developments within e-commerce, predicted to be the fastest-growing segment for household appliances, were also cited as drivers for market growth. E-commerce channels are seen to be enjoying an increase in sales of household appliances, due to the growing influence of e-commerce platforms, as well as wider availability of smartphones and the internet.

Refrigerators were noted as being the most in-demand household appliance, as well as the main driver of growth in terms of market segments. The report suggests that in the coming years, demand for refrigerators will partly be driven by the availability of different types of product, based on size, door and additional functions.

Precedence Research states that the Asia Pacific region is the most dominant in terms of household appliance revenue, with the area being the base for industry leaders such as LG, Panasonic and Samsun

Bosch launch Solitaire – The Waterbase

New appliance category from BSH brings more design into the kitchen area.
Up to six different types of water are instantly available at the touch of a finger (still water chilled to room temperature and ice cold chilled, sparkling water in classic and medium sparkling strengths, approx. 80 °C hot water, and approx. 100 °C boiling water)
Integrated water filter for the highest quality
Faucet can be moved 170°
Operation via flush-mounted touch display
Drying compartment for dishwashing utensils, fast access compartment for detergent, soap and similar items

Kaiser appliances showing off at IFA2022

Luxury appliance brand, Kaiser will be showcasing its distinctive collection of appliances at the renowned IFA exhibition in Berlin. Taking place between 2nd – 6th September 2022, this year’s IFA is set to be packed full of the latest innovations and is an opportunity for retailers to see the best technology, and finest designs, in home appliances.

Kaiser was introduced to the UK market in January 2022. IFA provides a great opportunity for UK independent kitchen specialists to familiarise themselves with the brand and meet the team for the very first time. With ranges boasting handles finished in antique brass, and even leather, Kaiser appliances are designed to make a statement in the home. In addition to their unique attributes, the latest appliances available from Kaiser benefit from innovative technologies and robust German engineering to ensure exceptional functionality and longevity.

Visitors to the Kaiser stand at IFA will have the opportunity to see the classical-style appliances that form the award-winning Art Deco and Empire ranges, as well as the contemporary Avantgarde Pro and Grand Chef ranges. The Art Deco collection perfectly captures a neoclassical style, complementing the most luxurious homes for consumers with a well-defined taste for vintage styling, while the Empire range boasts a rustic design and robust German engineering. By contrast, the Avantgarde Pro range is designed for the professional home chef whose priorities are durability and functionality. Finally, the Grand Chef range is at the forefront of modern appliance technology, including a built-in oven complete with air-fryer technology to release the consumer’s inner chef.

Asko Elements

The new Elements design range by ASKO.

Elements are pure. They can’t be divided. But when combined, they create something original and new. Elements by ASKO now comes in a unique combination of Pearl Grey with soft-grey painted glass, which features a subtle metallic sprinkle. The grey earthy tones create a soft, sophisticated ambiance, while the metallic sparkles add a rich, layered effect as they wait for the spotlights to bring them vividly to life.

Visit Asko at Salone del Mobile.Milano EuroCucina and discover new ASKO colour.