Whirlpool said it expects to cut roughly 480 full-time positions at four administrative facilities in Italy as part of the integration of Indesit that Whirlpool acquired last year.
In what seems to have become something of a trend, Whirlpool have bought into the commercial laundry sector through an acquisition of the American Dryer company.
A new study by UK online retailer Appliances Direct suggests that for many people mastering their washing machine is too difficult.
Union workers blocked a major highway between Rome and Naples near Caserta Wednesday to protest proposed job cuts from a Whirlpool manufacturing plant and job losses in Brazil have been mooted.
The Italian government has joined unions in denouncing reported plans by appliance giant Whirlpool to cut 1,350 jobs a year after it took over Italian rival Indesit.
Dear this is the latest news from the UK whitegoods website.
The forums have not been their usual busy selves this past month although there's a few juicy bits about Samsung, some bits and bobs about the Comet stuff flying about,some chatter about Focus entering administration and of course all the usual goings on.
More news soon including an update on the three way scrap between Samsung, LG and Whirlpool and more woes for Samsung from their fridge freezers, which seem to have a nasty habit of failing, badly.
And, we might even find out if Comet gets a new owner soon!
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