Domestic Appliance Industry News

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MATSUSHITA Electric Industrial Co Ltd, which is unifying its Panasonic and National brands globally as a growth strategy, is confident that it will be effective in gaining a larger market share worldwide.
On 11 August 2003, a Manchester company was fined a total of £52,500 and its director fined £15,000 by Oldham Magistrates for waste offences involving scrap refrigerators at sites in the Oldham area. Britannia Import and Export Limited, of Ledbury Road, Failsworth, and director Robert Bulcock, of Broad Lane, Rochdale, had pleaded guilty at a hearing on 14 July 2003. Britannia Import and Export Limited pleaded guilty to the following offences:
TORONTO (CP) - Increased foreign competition and industry overcapacity are forcing appliance maker Camco Inc. to close a Hamilton stove and refrigerator plant in December 2004, putting 800 people out of work.

IFB, India's leader in front loading washing machine launched Elena, the most affordable "Front Loading Washing Machine" in India at a press conference held at Hyderabad today. Addressing media men immediately after unveiling ELENA formally, Mr. Ashutosh Vaidya, National Sales Manager of IFB Industries Ltd informed that Elena is a result of state-of-the-art Research and Development initiatives undertaken by IFB.

Takes place today from an 11:00am start at the Butterfly Hotel in Peterborough.

To further strengthen its existing washing machine line-up, Electrolux Kelvinator Limited (EKL), a subsidiary of the Electrolux Group, a leader in powered household and outdoor appliances, has announced the launch of its new top of the line washing machine Fabriglow, the wonder machine with life nourishing features.

HUSQVARNA (SWEDEN)/NEW DELHI: The $ 14-billion Swedish white goods major AB Electrolux will delink sales from service as part of re-engineering of its India operations.

Whirlpool Corp. is gearing up for a new product - one that will add about 40 jobs to the plant's payroll.

The new product, known as the "freezerator" among Whirlpool's Evansville plant workers, is a combination refrigerator and freezer designed for the consumer's garage, or basement.

Remember the DASA Council Meeting takes place tomorrow (17/10/2003, 2:00pm) at the Butterfly Hotel in Peterborough.

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