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.

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.

In the US it seems that Whirlpool have managed to upset NESDA with a new policy to charge repairers for accepting servcie calls on out of warranty work for the brands under Whirlpool's wing.

Glen Dimplex is investing in a 45,000 square foot industrial unit at Buckley in North Wales to manufacture medical and commercial refrigeration units.

Fisher & Paykel Appliances has confirmed it has made 28 workers redundant at its refrigerator factory in East Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand.

Electrolux has agreed to pay a $750,000 civil penalty to settle federal regulators’ claim that it knowingly failed to immediately report defects that sent flames shooting out of ovens, causing singed hair and facial burns for customers.

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