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Amica Appliances

Amica's origins date back to 1921 when the first factory was opened. Its production profile has been changing several times afterwards. During the Second World War the enterprise was administered by Koch-Bergfels, a German plant. After the war the plant was involved in performing overhauls of agricultural machinery and motor vehicles.

Amica Wronki Appliance Logo

Since 1945 the Wronki plant has been manufacturing cast iron and tin products as well as agricultural machinery.

The first coal gas cooker was manufactured in 1957. During subsequent years heating appliances became the plant specialty. Gas cookers were first manufactured in 1961 and since then for almost 20 years the USSR was the leading buyer of heating appliances manufactured in Wronki.

1981 witnessed the company entering the East German market; during that time the product portfolio was expanded to include electric cookers.

In the late 1980s due to the downturn of the export to the East, it was necessary to find new customers. At that time after the plant and products were upgraded, the sales to the West Germany started.

In the long history of the plant its name and organizational structure have been changed several times. In the 1970s the company operated under the name of "Zak?ady Sprz?tu Grzejnego Predom-Wromet" (Predom-Wromet Heating Equipment Manufacturing Plant).

On 24 August 1990 the plant was renamed to "Fabryka Kuchni Wromet we Wronkach", and from November 1992 it functions as "Fabryka Kuchni Wronki".

In late 1992 apart from the existing cooker manufacturing plant a new plant was constructed, namely - "Fabryka Armatury Sp. z o.o." (Appliance Factory), which was the first in Poland to manufacture built-in kitchen appliances with unique and new design.

An Amica DishwasherIt was formed by "Fabryka Kuchni Wromet" - a legal predecessor of Amica Wronki S.A. and other companies.

On 1 March 1993 "Fabryka Kuchni Wronki we Wronkach" (Wronki Cooker Factory in Wronki) a state-owned enterprise was transformed into a single-shareholder company of the State Treasury styled "Fabryka Kuchni Wronki Sp. z o.o." (Wronki Cooker Factory).

On 24 May 1994 the State Treasury represented by the Minister for Ownership Changes on one part, and Amica Holding S.A. and Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A. on the other part, executed a sales agreement under which 80% of shares in the Company were acquired by the latter entities.

In July 1994 the construction of the refrigerator factory was commenced. In November 1996 the start-up process was completed and four years later another modern manufacturing facility (washing machine factory) was erected nearby. Both factories are currently one of the most modern facilities of that type in Poland. All technologies applied are fully computer controlled, environment friendly and meet the requirements of the strictest EU standards.

Currently Amica Wronki S.A. is an organisation comprising four modern manufacturing plants (cookers, appliances, refrigerators and washing machines).

1996 was a breakthrough for the company; then the Management Board decided to transform Fabryka Kuchni Wronki sp. z o.o. in a joint stock company, Amica Wronki S.A. Due its ambitious investment programme, the Management Board of Amica Wronki S.A. became active on the public capital market. Since 1997 the Company's shares have been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

In December 2015 Amica bought UK brand CDA Appliances for approximately £24.3 million.

In 2016 Amica introduced a five year warranty on selected models of wahing machines.

  Amica Retail Position

Obviously as a fairly new entrant to the UK market Amica seems to languish, as most new brands do, in the lower to mid echelons of the pricing structure.

Cooking products represent pretty good value in the price bracket with built in cooking products, built in ovens and hobs being pretty good quality as well in the sector.

Refrigeration and laundry product is largely bought in from third party suppliers however they do offer a bit better value with a standard two year warranty and service is largely regarded as being pretty good as it is carried out by Amica's own appointed repair agents and not carried out through a service provider.

  Amica Spare Parts

Spares are pretty cheap on the whole and represent good value. UK Whitegoods has a good selection of Amica spare parts available from the online store.

Failure rates seem to be in line with most other products in this sort of price range, no better or worse than most brands in the market segment.

The main sections for Amica spare parts are:

Amica cooker and oven spare parts

Amica washing machine spare parts

Amica fridge and freezer spare parts

Amica Spare Part Ordering Requirements

To order spare parts not listed in our store please contact us with the model number of your Amica product and, if at all possible, the product index from the rating plate of the machine as for some models this is essential to correctly identify the spare part required.

  Amica Key Contacts

Official website/email: http://www.amica-international.co.uk / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Official telephone support: 0844 815 8880

Unofficial technical support: http://www.ukwhitegoods.co.uk/forumsphpbb3

Official retail spare parts supply: http://shop.ukwhitegoods.co.uk / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Primary trade only supplier (where available): UK Whitegoods

Address : Unit 5-6 Bonnyton Industrial Estate, Munro Place, Kilmarnock, KA1 2NP

  Amica Ratings & Review

These key indicators are gathered from general opinion within the industry, spares availability with major trade spares distributors and general engineer's opinions alongside how many repairers are registered to repair Amica products. You can find out more about how we work out the ratings here

Amica market share
Amica has little under 1% market share  
Brand kudos
Not a great brand reputation in the industry
Amica is a largely unknown brand in the UK but very well known in its native Poland
 
Amica appliance pricing
Amica tend to be fairly well priced  
Quality
Amica are reasonable quality for the prices  
Repair rating
Most Amica appliances are easily repairable  
Repairer support
Most repairers will repair Amica with little issue  
DIY repair rating
Cheap spare parts and good support in the forums make DIY repairs very viable  
Spare parts availability
Most spare parts for Amica are reasonably easily available  
Spare part pricing
Most spare parts are sensibly priced  
Environmental rating
Amica rework many of their returns and low cost spares makes them viable to repair out of warranty  

Overall Rating

Amica gets a good overall rating
Cheap and easily available spares and technical information makes Amica a fair bet. The products can vary in quality, but on the whole is reasonably good at the price points compared with others in the same segment
 

Please do not use the comments below to ask for technical help or advice on any Amica appliance as the engineers will not see the request. Please use the forums where much more help will be available and support there for Amica is generally very good.

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Kenneth Watt
Sorry Ilias, we would only have access to UK model information as they vary by region and often country.
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Ilias Angelopouls
I'm from greece and I bought an Amica washing machine - AWCS10L but I didnt find the instructions in greek or english inside.I would be very grateful if you could sent me by email.Thank youIlias Angelopoulos

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