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Research and Markets: Profiles of 50 Major Appliance Manufacturers Worldwide 2015

July 21, 2015
By Business Wire News


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Profiles of 50 major appliance manufacturers worldwide” report to their offering.

Ranking for 50 appliance manufacturers selected according to their volume of sales.

The total turnover of the analyzed companies is worth around Eur 920 billion, including Euro 240 billion of the major appliances considered in this report: refrigerators and freezers, washers and driers, dishwashers, hoods, cooking appliances, microwave ovens, air conditioners, vacuum cleaners.

Company profiles are available for each of the 50 appliance manufacturers, with information on company background, historical and recent facts, basic data (including total turnover of the last two years, white appliances turnover and white appliances share on total production, number of employees and turnover per employee, as well as number of household appliances sold, when available), sales breakdown by business, by product and by geographical area, production sites, brands, divisions, controlled companies and subsidiaries with office addresses and contacts.

Each profile contains also the company head office address, including telephone, fax and website, the stock symbol and the trading stock exchange, CEO and/or Chairman contacts.

Average unit value is estimated at 240 USD (based on trade unit values and main players average values).

Considering a subgroup of Major appliances including refrigerators and freezers, washers and dryers, dishwashers, hoods, cooking appliances, world trade amounts to around USD 44 billion in 2014, equal to about 350 million units.

In the ranking we can find:

– holding companies where major appliances represent just a one digit share of the total turnover (e.g. 4% in GE Industrial, 6% in Samsung, 3% in Hitachi, and so on)

– specialized companies, with an incidence of major appliances on the total turnover in excess of 80% (Whirlpool, Electrolux, BSH, Arçelik)

– companies with two or more relevant business units, where major appliances represent 30%-60% (Haier, Chunlan, Nortek, Franke, Aga).

The analysis includes global players and regional leaders (Amica, CNA Group, Gorenje, Dacor, Arcelik, Vestel, Smeg, and others). Some companies have developed an international presence in specific segments (Aga Foodservice in the bakery segment, Gree, Daikin and Chunlan for air conditioners).

Considering the country of the headquarters, 12 companies are Chinese, 7 Japanese, 7 Americans, 5 Italians, 12 of other European countries (including Turkey), 5 from South Korea and India.

Companies Mentioned – Partial List

– Aga

– Amica Wronki

– Arccedilelik


– CNA Group

– Candy

– Chunlan

– Dacor

– Daewoo Electronics

– Daikin

– De’Longhi

– Electrolux

– Elica

– Enodis

– Fagor Electrodomeacutesticos

– Fedders

– Fisher and Paykel

– Fotile Kitchen Ware

– Franke

– GE Industrial

– Galanz

– Glen Dimplex

– Godrej

– Gorenje Group

– Gree

– Haier

– Hefei Meiling

– Hisense

– Hitachi

– Indesit Company

– LG Electronics

– Liebherr

– Manitowoc

– Midea

– Miele

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