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Plans for the construction of two new production plants have been announced by Slovenian household appliance manufacturer Gorenje. The company, owned by China's Hisense Group, intends to construct two plants; one is Velenje, Slovenia, the other in... Read more

The European Commission has agreed on and adopted the final format and visual identity of new energy efficiency labels. The labels will be applied to five household product groups and one commercial product groups and will be visible for consumers... Read more

The Indian division of German refrigeration and air conditioning technology manufacturer Bitzer has won the Best Application Compressor Award at the Global Logistics Excellence Awards for its CSVH compact screw compressors. Read more

The UK government has unveiled a post-Brexit UK equivalent to the CE mark, known as the UKCA, to be used in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. Read more

Another measure in the fight against product piracy: the specialist for refrigeration and air-conditioning technology BITZER has added QR codes to the packaging of its Original Spare Parts. Read more

Extraction and filtration solutions specialist KEMPER has launched its WeldFil series, which it says it taking its portfolio of central extraction systems into the digital age. Read more

Japan-based Daikin Industries, Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire AHT Group, Austria, a leading company in the commercial refrigeration market in Europe. Read more

The refrigeration and air conditioning specialist BITZER and the automation expert Wurm have paved the way for a successful future together through a joint venture agreement in which BITZER will be the majority shareholder of the newly established Wu Read more

Electrolux and the Sweden-based startup Karma have introduced an innovative smart refrigerator for grocery stores. Read more

H&M and Klarna have entered into a global partnership to integrate further H&M’s digital and physical stores to give customers a easy, personalised and engaging shopping experience wherever and however they shop. Read more

Qingdao Haier Co acquires Italian Candy and will also invest €475 million as it aims to accelerate further its expansion into the European market. Read more

Polypipe, the UK’s leading manufacturer of underfloor heating systems, has officially launched a £250,000 training facility to inspire the next generation of budding heating professionals. Read more

Vaillant Industrial Slovakia, a member of the German Vaillant Group – a global leader in the field of heating, cooling and hot-water products and solutions – is expanding following a €16 million investment. Read more

Baxi SpA, the Italian designer and producer of boilers and high-tech heating systems, has based its reputation and growth on continuous development of technologically advanced products, supported by an excellent level of service. Read more

The German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has commissioned the K130 consortium to build another five K130 Class Corvettes in the second batch. Read more

Accuride, with nearly one million square feet of manufacturing space on three continents and growing, is the largest company in the world dedicated to the innovative design and manufacture of telescopic slides. Read more

Electrolux has been named Industry Leader in the Household Durables category in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). Read more

With an already expansive range of sinks to put the finishing touch to your kitchen, Smeg has launched two new Linea single bowl sinks, designed to complement the Linea cooking range with their high quality and contemporary matching boards. Read more

A helpful new tool for air-conditioning and refrigeration professionals has been on the App Store and Google Play since late August: the BITZER SPOT App. Read more

Bygghemma Group First AB has acquired 30 percent (with an option to acquire up to 80 percent) of the shares in Furniture1 UAB, the leading online pure-play retailer in the furniture and interior decoration industry in the Baltics and Eastern Europe. Read more

  • Gorenje plant in Valjevo, Serbia

  • Energy labelling countries

  • New EU energy labels for washing machines

  • Bitzer CSVH compact screw compressor

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