April 10, 2017
The International Home + Housewares Show [IHHS] is one of the most ambitious events of its kind, providing buyers and media from around the globe a sneak peek into the new products and innovations that will be driving the conversation in the industry for the rest of the season. While attending the conference and other […]
April 16, 2016
A compilation of key mergers and acquisitions in Major Domestic Appliances (MDA) in Western markets is potentially looking to restructure the home laundry appliances’ competitive hierarchy in 2015 and beyond. The global major appliances market in 2015 generated US$212 billion, shared amongst a small number of manufacturers currently operating at a global level. It could […]
July 12, 2015
Listen as MP3 For the last few years, Whirlpool has been putting more emphasis outside of major appliances and into its adjacent businesses, including small appliances. To this effect, the company launched 13 new products in small appliances in 2013 and expanded it’s Ohio plant by 400 jobs.  This podcast examines some of these new […]
July 28, 2014
It has been two years since Haier Group enjoyed the status of top global manufacturer within major appliances, after acquiring Fisher & Paykel in 2012. Thanks to the fast and continued growth of the Chinese economy, Haier has been able to gain share, with its long-established position in its domestic market. However, the cessation of […]
July 15, 2014
Whirlpool’s agreement to purchase a majority stake in Indesit will push the company back into the number one global player in major consumer appliances above Haier. Indesit benefits from the purchase as Whirlpool will assist the company in moving into the premium segment, and Whirlpool in turn is gaining a foothold into countries such as […]
Cristina Baus
July 11, 2014
In a recent turn of events in the Indesit M&A saga, Whirlpool has announced a binding agreement to buy a majority stake in the Italian company, which should be finalised by the end of 2014. What’s in it for Whirlpool? In Western Europe, Whirlpool outperformed Indesit over the 2008-2013 period but at the same time […]
July 10, 2012
Western Europe and North America are comfortably the biggest dishwasher producing regions in the world, but the prospects for manufacturers in these regions are different.
March 8, 2012
  Sales of consumer appliances in Poland exceeded 2% volume growth in 2011 following a boost in production. Wojciech Orszewski, research analyst at Euromonitor International, states that Poland has now surpassed both Italy and Germany in consumer appliance production. This is largely due to Whirlpool closing its German factory and shifting production exclusively to Poland. […]
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