Domestic Appliance Industry News

All the latest news from the domestic appliance industry that we find all over the world and stories that are of interest to the trade and public.

The world’s second largest home appliances manufacturer Electrolux has said it is in talks to buy General Electric's household appliances business, seeking to increase its foothold in the USA which is growing faster than its other markets in Europe.

Samsung has reportedly pays $200 million to ramp up its home automation push by agreeing to acquire home automation specialist SmartThings in a deal reportedly worth $200 million.

Beko has introduced a new collection of premium American-style fridge freezers, designed with cutting-edge technology to help make life easier for those with busy lives say Beko.

Global electronics brand Hitachi brings its fridge freezers to the UK market for the first time with a new range of energy efficient fridge-freezers.

Some of us will recall the Whirlpool Pret a Porter that appeared a few years back that offered to refresh and de-wrinkle clothes with no effort that subsequently disappeared without a trace. It’s back, sort of.

After a long absence from the UK the Grundig electronics brand is back with a selection of home appliances and electronics.

Sadly De Dietrich UK has officially entered into voluntary liquidation and the press release with details is as follows.

The news on Friday that Whirlpool was to acquire a majority share in Indesit came as a bit of a shock and, no doubt, this deal will be subject to much industry scrutiny as well as that of regulators over the coming months. Here’s what we know so far.

Reuters reports that Sharp is in talks over licensing Taiwanese and Turkish firms to make and sell its appliances in Europe as it tries to cut costs to counter stagnant sales on the continent.

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