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Focus on the World Electric Household Appliances Markets

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World Electric Household Appliances Markets

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Electric Household Appliances in Thousands of Units. The specific product segments analyzed are Major Electric Household Appliances (Compactors, Dishwashers, Disposers, Dryers, Freezers, Microwave Ovens, Range Hoods, Electric Ranges, Refrigerators, Vacuum Cleaners, Washing Machines, Water Heater (Electric), Room ACs, & Other Major Electric Household Appliances), and Small Electric Household Appliances (Blenders, Bread Makers, Broilers, Can Openers (electric), Coffee Makers, Electric Knives, Food Choppers, Food Processors, Irons, Mixers, Toaster Ovens, Toasters, Waffle Irons, & Miscellaneous Small Electric Household Appliances). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2000 through 2015. The report profiles 424 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as AB Electrolux, Applica, Inc., Applica Consumer Products, Inc., BSH Bosch-Siemens Hausgerate GmbH, GE Consumer & Industrial, Groupe SEB, Haier Group, Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex, Hitachi Ltd, Indesit Company SpA, LG Electronics Inc., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., Miele & CIE, KG, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Royal Philips Electronics NV, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Sanyo Electric Co Ltd, Sunbeam Products, Inc., Whirlpool Corporation, Maytag Corporation, and Hoover. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Industry Overview and Outlook II-1
Outlook II-1
Economy Review - Gazing into the Crystal Ball II-2
Past Vs Present II-2
Strategic Evaluation of Major Appliances Producers II-3
Strategic Evaluation of Major Small Appliances Producers II-4

2. A Global Perspective II-5
Production Statistics II-5
Vacuum Cleaners Lead Appliance Production II-5
Europe, the US, and Asia-Pacific Dominate Production Levels II-5
Table 1: Leading Players in the Global Market for
Refrigerators for 2005, 2006 and 2007 (E): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for Whirlpool, Haier Group,
Electrolux, GE Appliances, Kenmore and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Demand Variables II-6
Leading Appliance Brands II-6
Consumers' Perception of Product Quality II-6
US and European Markets Flourish by Replacement Demands II-6
US and European Appliance Markets: A Comparison II-6
Eastern Europe and Russia Witness Mixed Growth II-7
Asian Players Pose Threat to Western Majors II-7
Asia - The Region of Dynamic Local Markets II-7
Factors Triggering Growth II-8
Replacement Sales II-8
Housing Starts II-8
Saturation Levels II-8
Specific Product Demand II-8

3. Major Trends II-9
Changing Definition of a Home II-9
A Shift Towards Easy-Operable Appliances II-9
Consumer Rating of Product Features II-9
Ergonomical - Yet Trendy II-9
Innovation - Name of the Game II-9
Global Household Electrical Appliances Market - Highly
Competitive II-10
Trade Policies Affect Household Appliances Export Market II-10
Appliance Manufacturers - Spreading Wings Globally II-10
Manufacturers' Changing Priorities: The Inevitable Factor II-10
Consumer Preferences Rule the Industry II-11
Factors Influencing Purchase Decision II-11
Preference for Premium-Priced Products II-11
Usage Habits II-11
Demand for Larger Capacity Water Heaters II-11
Safety: Top Priority II-11
Consumers Prefer Colorful Appliances II-11
Lightweight and Practical Cleaners - The Growth Components II-12
Trendy Appliances in Vogue II-12
Minimal Effort Combined with Improved Performance II-12
Houseware Market - Plagued by Problems II-12

4. Product Overview II-13
What is an Appliance? II-13
Need for Appliances II-13
Electric Home Appliances - A Historical Background II-13
Product Classification II-13
Electric Home Appliances: Major Segments II-13
Major Electric Appliances II-14
Dishwashers II-14
Moving from a Luxury to a Necessity II-14
Features of Dishwasher II-14
Built-in Dishwashers II-14
Booster Heater II-15
Wash Cycles II-15
Filtering System II-15
Internal Food Disposer II-15
Rinse Aid Dispenser II-15
Sound Dampening II-15
Food Waste Disposers II-15
Microwave Ovens II-15
Types of Microwave Ovens Based on Contemporary Functions II-16
Microwaving: Prevents Leaching of Vitamins II-16
Microwaving: Does Not Pose Risk of Radiation II-16
Uneven Heating Leads to Survival of Microorganisms II-16
Microwave Cooks Frozen Food Safely II-17
Electric Ranges II-17
Types of Cooking Ranges II-17
Types of Surface Cooking Appliances II-17
Types of High-End Cooking Appliances Based on Design and Style II-17
Refrigerators II-17
Market for Refrigerators in Key Global Regions II-18
Refrigerator Demand - Mainly from Second Time Purchases II-18
Washers II-18
'On' with the New Automatic Machine II-18
Horizontal-Axis Washing Machines - Gaining Popularity II-19
Horizontal-Axis Vs Vertical-Axis Washers II-19
Advantages of Horizontal-Axis Washing Machines II-19
Front Load Vs. Top Load Washing Machines II-20
Vacuum Cleaners II-20
Cyclonic Action Vacuum Cleaner II-20
Upright Vacuum Cleaners II-20
Backpack Vacuums for Surface Cleaning II-20
Robotic Floor Care Equipment II-21
Small Electric Appliances II-21
Coffee Makers II-21
Quest for a Perfect Cup of Coffee II-21
Automatic Drip Coffee Makers Result in Declining Profits II-22
Specialty Brew Machines II-22
Mixers II-22
Electric Irons II-23
Offer High Growth Potential II-23
Low-Priced Irons Favored by Consumers II-23
Top Companies in the Iron Market II-23
Vulnerable to Price Changes II-24

5. Advancements in Technology II-25
Market Giants Taking Advantage of Technology II-25
Impact of Technology on Home Appliances II-25
Washing Machine that Cleans without Detergent II-25
Plastics Replace Metals in Appliances II-25
Quest for the Sound of Silence II-26
Development of User-Friendly, Time Saving Washers II-26
Manufacturers Strive to Minimize Energy Consumption II-26
Ergonomically Designed Floor-Care Appliances II-26

6. Product Innovations/Introductions II-27
Toshiba Unveils New Series of Refrigerators In India II-27
Miele Rolls Out a Novel Vacuum Cleaner II-27
Fedders Lloyd Launches New Microwave Ovens II-27
ZAC Introduces Chillers and Packaged Roof Top Air Conditioners II-27
Samsung Introduces New VRT Front Loading Washing Machines II-28
Haier Rolls Out New Range of Refrigerators II-28
LG Electronics Introduces New Model of French-Door Refrigerator II-28
LG Electronics Launches High-Definition TV Refrigerator II-28
Haier Group Introduces Detergent-free Washers-dryers II-29
LG Introduces Novel Vacuum Cleaner II-29
Whirlpool Launches New Microwave Oven II-29
Samsung Introduces Powerful and Quiet Vacuum Cleaner II-29
Consul Introduces New Washing Machines II-30
Miele Australia Launches New Laundering Machines II-30
Miele Launches New Range of Laundering Machines II-30
Miele Launches New Series of Washing Machines and Dryers II-30
Miele Introduces New Series of Washing Machines II-31
Arcelik Launches Side-by-Side Refrigerator II-31
Consul Launches Watercolor II-31
Godrej Launches EON Range of Air Conditioners (India) II-32
Haier Launches Short Message Alarm System Powered Refrigerator II-32
LG India Launches Premium Direct Cool Refrigerator Model II-32
LG Unveils India's First Air Conditioners with Star Rating II-32
Lincoln Foodservice Launches Fast Bake(TM) Impinger Ovens II-32
Samsung India Launches Nine New Refrigerator Models II-33
TCL Launches Color Air Conditioners II-33
Winterhalter Introduces Energy-Saving Dishwasher Models II-33
Haier Launches New Refrigerators in French Style II-34
Samsung Electronics Launches New-Generation Refrigerators II-34
Samsung Offers Innovative Kitchen Solutions II-34
Danfoss Launches New Refrigeration Facility in China II-34
Carrier India Introduces GenX Split Air-Conditioners II-35
Eureka Forbes Launches Portable Mini-Vacuum Cleaner II-35
Gorenje Introduces Luxury Fridge-Freezer II-35
Haier Launches New Air Conditioner with Digital DC Inverter
Technology II-35
LG Introduces New Washing Machines and Microwave Ovens II-36
LG Introduces New Line of Washing Machines II-36
Nespresso/Krups Introduces Le Cube II-36
Samsung Launches POPCON Refrigerator II-36
SANYO Introduces Frost-Free Advanced Refrigerators II-37
Siemens Introduces Three New Laundry Machines II-37
Godrej Introduces New Microsteam Technology II-37
Nilfisk Launches New Vacuum Cleaner II-37
Krups Unveils Breadmaker II-37
Nescafe and Krups Join Hands to Introduce Multi- Beverage
Coffee Machine II-37
Tefal to Unveil Portable Induction Plate II-38
Moulinex Introduces XXL Model Breadmaker II-38
Godrej & Boyce Introduces Refrigerators in Lucknow II-38
Rowenta Introduces Home Pressing Steam Generator II-38
Electrolux Launches New Range of Microwaves and Washing Machines II-38
Godrej & Boyce Unveils Frost-Free 'EON' Refrigerators II-38
Haier Launches HDW300SS Dishwasher in New Zealand II-38
SANYO Launches Washing Machines II-39
Godrej & Boyce Unveils Advanced Washing Machines II-39
Samsung Electronics Introduces SilverCare Washing Machine II-39
Merrychef Introduces Latest Technology Oven II-39
LG Electronics Unveils Innovative ACs to Thwart Bacterial
Infections II-39
Krups Introduces Freshmix Blender II-40
Maharaja Introduces New Rice Cooker, 'Cook n Carry' II-40
Samsung Unveils New Air Conditioners with Advanced Features II-40
Frigidaire Unveils Colorful Front Load Washers II-40
Samsung Introduces Refrigerators with Bottom Freezers II-40
Gorenje Launches New and Upgraded Range of Home Appliances II-40
Gorenje Launches Series of Kitchen Equipment II-41
Haier Launches Air Conditioners in Australian Market II-41
Beko Dishwasher Brand Debuts in China II-42
Godrej Introduces Top Loading Turbobrush Washing Machine II-42
Samsung Introduces Pioneering Domestic Equipment II-42
Indesit Co. Launches Innovative Washing Machine, Aqualtis II-42
Hitachi Launches Mini Wall Mounted AC Units II-42
Panasonic Launches Auto-Clean Air Conditioners II-43
Gorenje Rolls Out First Combination Microwave Oven in UK II-43
Nilfisk Unveils Nilfisk Extreme Vacuum Cleaner II-43
Panasonic Rolls Out New Model Washing Machine II-43
Eureka Forbes Unveils Euroclean Ace II-44
Frymaster Launches H55-2 and H55 High Efficiency Line of Gas
Fryers II-44
Frymaster Launches Application Series Fryer System II-44
ICE-O-Matic Launches Undercounter Cube Ice Maker- ICEU 300 II-44
Gorenje Introduces Latest Fridge Freezers II-44
Vestfrost Unveils a New Series of Upright Freezers and
Refrigerators II-45
Daka Designs Introduces One Touch Can Opener II-45
Toshiba Debuts into Indian Market for Home Appliances II-45
Fujitsu Unveils 32-bit Microcontrollers II-45
GDHA to Reinstate Lec Brand II-45
Sanyo Plans to Release Low-priced Products in Indian Home
Appliances Market II-46
Wal-Mart Presents SELECT Edition(R) Series of GE Small Appliances II-46
Empire Home Appliances Unveils Gem Brand of Consumer Appliances II-46
RBS Home Appliances to Set Foot in the Super-premium Segment
of Home Appliances II-46
Kingtec Unveils Bus Air Conditioners in India II-46
Samsung Rolls Out Prestige Range of Air Conditioners in the
Middle East II-46
Siemens Rolls Out Refrigerator and Washing Machine II-47
LG Unveils Front Loading Washing Machine in Tunisian Market II-47
Panasonic Unveils Mega-Capacity Washing Machine II-47
Haier to Unveil Low End Electronic Home Appliances II-47
Eros Launches Air Conditioners and Refrigerators from Hitachi
in UAE II-47
Mitsubishi Launches New Series of Refrigerators II-47
SKYE Commences Production of FORTIS(TM) Line of Tankless Water
Heaters II-47
Hitachi Presents High-end Home Appliances to the Indian Market II-48
Samsung Introduces FQ159ST Speed Cook Oven and Quatro Freedom
Four-door Convertible Refrigerator II-48
Inalsa Home Appliances Launches a Range of Microwave Ovens II-48
Tefal Launches Ultra-Compact Filter Coffee Machine II-48
Samsung Rolls Out New Models of Household Appliances II-48
Godrej Introduces New Models of Microwave Ovens II-48
Demirdokum Unveils New Range of Air-Conditioners II-48
Aztec Develops Can and Bottle Opener II-49
Hamilton Beach Launches New BrewStation Deluxe Coffeemaker II-49
Krups Introduces Expert Soft Pod & Ground Coffee Maker II-49
Capresso Launches Impressa Z5 Coffee Maker II-49
Kraft Launches Tassimo Hot Beverage System II-49
Ufesa to Enter UAE II-49
Neff Household Appliances to Enter Russian Market II-50
Electrolux Romania Rolls Out Ultra Silencer Z 3366 PM Silent
Vacuum Cleaner II-50
Electrolux Romania Unveils Ergorapido Battery-Operated Vacuum
Cleaner II-50
DYSON Introduces DC12 Vacuum Cleaner Range in the European Market II-50
Eureka Forbes Rolls Out Euroclean Ace II-50
Eros Group Introduces Hitachi's Nano Titanium Series of Vacuum
Cleaners and Refrigerators II-50
LG Introduced MPS Series of Air-Conditioners II-50
Lennox Launches XC21 Series of Air-Conditioners II-50
Samsung Unveils Washing Machine with Silver Nano Technology II-51
Thermador Launches Modular Refrigerators II-51
Tokyokoki Seizosho Introduces New Placom Cooking Appliances in
Japan II-51
Matsushita Launches Innovative Washing System II-51
Siemens Expands Product Range in India II-51
LG Electronics Releases a New "2-in-1 Plus" Air Conditioner II-52
New Products Throng UK Market II-52
New Home Appliance Products from Haier for Indian Market II-52
New Microwave Owen from Samsung for Middle East Market II-52
Whirlpool Introduces New Refrigerators and Washing Machines II-53
LG Launches New Eco-Friendly Refrigerators in Iran II-53
Talking and E-Mailing Vacuum Cleaners on the Anvil from US Firm II-53
Kitchen Range Hoods from Nutone II-53
Chimney Range Hoods from Rangemaster II-53
GE Trivection - Time Savings for a High Price II-53
Ceramic Top Electric Range Launched II-53
A Dryer with a Difference II-54
Innovative Breakthrough from Motan II-54
RBS Home Appliances Launches Siemens Premium Refrigerator Range II-54
Birla Electricals Launches Home Appliances in Tamil Nadu II-54
Maytag Launches New Line of Ranges II-55

7. Product Innovations/Introductions in the Recent Past II-56
Stainless Steel Range Hoods From Frigidaire II-56
Vacuum Cleaner with Enhanced Sanitation Features II-56
LG Mass Produces 'Side by Side' Refrigerators II-56
Sanyo Launches New Three in One Microwave Oven II-56
Toshiba and Changling Sign Agreement to Co-Produce Refrigerators II-57
LG Launches a New Washing Machine in the Semi Automatic Category II-57
Fujitsu Launches Hydrocarbon Refrigerators II-57
Whirlpool(R) Launches The Duet(R) Washer in North America II-57
Sears Introduces Innovative Refrigerators II-57
TableCraft Introduces Rowlett Toasters in the US Market II-58
Morphy Richards Unveils the UK's First Digital Irons II-58
Samsung Electronics Introduces New Toast & Bake Microwave Oven
and Refrigerator Line II-58
T-Fal Unveils Evolutive Coffeemaker II-58
Samsung India Launches New Model Washing Machines and
Refrigerators II-58
Sumeet Rolls Out Novel Household Appliances II-58
Hamilton Beach Commercial Introduces Two Hotel Amenity Irons II-59
Amana Launches Messenger Refrigerator II-59
Toshiba Unveils Acchi Kochi DWS-32BX II-59
Whirlpool Introduces Tall Tub Dishwasher II-59
Gaggia Launches Espresso Coffee Machine II-60
Miele Introduces Range of Dishwashers, Ranges, Vacuum Cleaners
and Washing Machines II-60
GE Appliances Introduces Energy Efficient Side-By-Side
Refrigerator II-60
GE Appliances Develops Web-Enabled Refrigerator II-60
LG Electronics Introduces Complete Range of LG Branded Home
Appliances in US Market II-60
Sears, Roebuck Launches New Washing Machine Kenmore Elite HE3t II-61
Maytag's Amana Division Launches Range of Feature-Laden Next
Generation Refrigerator II-61
Sharp Launches Half Pint Brand of Microwaves in Lower End Market II-61
Sanyo Electric Launches New Washing Machine II-61
Hitachi Launches New Washing Machine With Inbuilt Dryer II-61
Toshiba Launches Ginga 21 TW-G70, a Washing Machine With
Inbuilt Dryer II-62
Matsushita Electric Industrial Launches Vertical-Axis
Integrated Washer-Dryer II-62
Electrolux Develops Telematics Solution II-62
Fisher & Paykel Launches Intuitive Eco Washer in Australia II-62
Samsung India Electronics Introduces Bio Cool Range of
Refrigerators II-62
Whirlpool Introduces Direct Cool, Frost-Free Range of
Refrigerators in India II-62
Electrolux India Introduces Allwyn Sensor Range of
Refrigerators in India II-63
Intelligent Smartcool India Introduces Wide Range of White
Goods in India II-63
Godrej Appliances Launches Pentacool Range of Refrigerators in
India II-63
Kelvinator Introduces Millennium Silverline Range of
Refrigerators in India II-63
LG Electronics Launches Microwaves II-63
Rowenta Rolls Out Enhanced Irons II-64
Fisher & Paykel Launches Ecosmart Washing Machine in US II-64
Whirlpool Launches Catalyst, a Stain-Fighting Washing Machine II-64
Sharp Launches Refrigerator Featuring Five Doors and LCD System II-64
Sharp Electronics Develops an Internet Connected Microwave Oven II-64
Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances Group Launches SE23200
Dishwasher II-64
Bosch Siemens Home Appliances Launches Front Loading Washing
Machine, WM 2020 II-64
Hotpoint Launches Wide Range of Electric Household Appliances
in UK Market II-65
Godrej-GE Appliances Introduces Range of Designer Refrigerators II-65
Godrej-GE Appliances Launches New Look Ultra With Enhanced
Features II-65
Whirlpool Launches Ice Magic, a Direct Cool Refrigerator II-65
LG Electronics India Introduces Front Door Cooling Range of
Refrigerators II-65
Whirlpool of India Launches Whitemagic Hotwash Brand of
Washing Machine II-65
Miele Upgrades Ranges of Dishwashers, Tumble Dryers and Ovens II-66
Whirlpool of India Launches Two New Models of Europa Range of
Washing Machine II-66
BPL Launches Refrigerator Featuring 'Converti Technology' II-66
LG Electronics Launches Digital Network Refrigerator II-66
LG Electronics Launches Internet Digital Dios Refrigerator in
South Korea II-66
LG Electronics Launches Internet LG Turbo Drum, an Internet-
Enabled Washing Machine II-66

8. Recent Industry Activity II-67
BSH Bosch Inaugurates St. Petersburg Factory II-67
Daikin Establishes Daikin Airconditioning Netherlands B.V II-67
LG and LG-Shaker Commence Construction of Air Conditioner
Facility II-67
Bosch Acquires Energy-Efficient Equipment Maker, FHP
Manufacturing II-68
Whirlpool Divests Hoover Floor-Care Business II-68
Taiwanese Tatung Inaugurates Home Appliances Factory in Vietnam II-68
Gregg Appliances Acquires Builder Appliance Supply II-68
Enodis Acquires Fabristeel II-68
Nilfisk Takes Over Viper Group II-69
Whirlpool Divests Maytag Facilities II-69
Gorizont and Midea Group to Enter into a Joint Venture II-69
Darty to Establish Stores in Turkey II-70
Whirlpool to Restructure Production Facilities II-70
SANYO Electric and Haier to Liquidate SANYO Haier II-70
Salton Signs Merger Agreement with Applica II-70
Group Welkin Introduces Maple Brand Kitchen Appliances II-71
Samsung India Establishes Production Facility in Chennai II-71
Applica Merges with Harbinger Capital Partners II-71
Konka Enhances Production Capacity II-71
Global Resource Options Acquires Energy Outfitters II-72
Videocon and Ripplewood Jointly Acquire Daewoo Electronics II-72
Guangdong Midea Acquires Additional Stake in Hefei Royalstar II-72
BSH Bosch to Set Up a Modern Washing Machine Production Line II-72
Bosihua Electric (Jiangsu) Commences Production II-72
Gorenje Commissions New Plant for Refrigerators and Freezers II-73
Arcelik Acquires Stake in Beko Elektronik II-73
Rexel Acquires GE Supply II-73
Sharp and Electrolux Form Alliance for Innovative Frost-free
Refrigerators II-73
Whirlpool to Expand Refrigerator Production Capacity in Amana II-74
Arcelik A.S. Launches Side-by-Side Refrigerator Facilities in
Turkey II-74
LG Builds Production Plant in Russia II-74
Viking Sets up New Dishwasher Plant in Leflore County II-74
BSH Opens Sixth Office in Malaysia II-75
LSY Companies BVBA Acquires GE's European Business Operations II-75
Taiwan Kolin Acquires Minority Stake in Syntax-Brillian II-75
Hitachi Air Conditioning and Hitachi Home and Life Solutions
Merge II-75
Merloni Progetti, Litintern and Vneshekonombank Join Forces II-76
Bosh-Siemens Household Electric Appliance Park Goes Onstream II-76
Whirlpool to Expand Capacity of Laundry Appliances Plants II-76
Rexel Acquires Elektro-Material II-76
Daewoo Electronics Partners with Bosch-Siemens II-77
The Kitchen Collection Acquires Le Gourmet Chef II-77
Godrej to Establish New Refrigerator Plant II-77
Best Buy to Acquire Jiangsu Five Star Appliance in China II-77
Electrolux to Scale down Manufacturing Operations in Australia II-77
Sanyo to Dismantle Household Appliance Division II-78
Gome Acquires China Paradise in the Home Appliances Sector II-78
Changhong to Set Up Air Conditioner & Digital TV Base II-78
Videocon to Establish an Electronics Unit II-78
SANYO and Haier to Establish Joint Venture for Refrigerators
Business II-79
Toshiba Forays into Indian Market II-79
Haier Expands in Sri Lanka II-79
SANYO Reorganizes Operations II-79
Haier Freezer Wins Major Contract II-80
The First Authorized Haier Stores Open in Australia II-80
Toshiba Corporation Establishes New Company II-80
Whirlpool Pockets Maytag II-80
Daikin to Take Over O.Y.L Industries II-81
Candy Group to Bag Lion's-Share in Jinling Electrical II-81
Videocon to Acquire 70% Stake in MWMIL II-81
Maharaja Acquires Gem Brand from Kelvinator II-81
LG Enters into a Joint Venture with H. G. Ibrahim Shaker Company II-81
Home Appliances Joint Venture in Bangladesh II-81
Daewoo Partners with Bosch-Siemens Hausgerate II-82
Suning Signs Procurement Agreement with Galanz II-82
BSH Extends Distribution Contract with Echelon II-82
Godrej Expands Refrigerator Production Capacity II-82
Whirlpool to Sell Hoover Vacuum Cleaner Division II-82
LG to Start a Unit for New Line of Washing Machines II-82
BSH to Launch Dishwasher Factory in Turkey II-82
Sharp to Shift Washing Machine Manufacturing Base to the
Philippines II-82
Samsung to Augment Production of Microwave Ovens II-83
Garbarino to Debut into Retail Appliances Market II-83
Galanz Stops Supply of Microwave Ovens II-83
Suning to Increase Supply of Air-Conditioners II-83
Panasonic to Halt the Manufacture of Convenience Products II-83
EKL Plans Exports to SAARC Nations II-83
Black and Decker Replaces Coffee Makers II-83
Eusonic Hair Dryers Recalled II-84
Bombay High Court Approves Videocon's Merger with EKL II-84
BSH Accredited with ISO 14001 II-84
Gorenje Acquires Stake in Surovina, d.d. II-84
ACC Signs Agreement to Increase Investment in Zanussi II-84
Standex Acquires Kool Star II-84
Videocon Acquires Electrolux Kelvinator II-85
Jarden Acquires The Holmes Group II-85
Indesit and Merloni Together Form Wuxi Indesit Home Appliance II-85
Controladora Mabe Acquires Camco Household Appliances Plant II-86
Candy Group Acquires Vesta II-86
Indesit Augments Stake in Hotpoint II-86
Hisense Obtains SAST Air-Conditioner II-86
DENSO Attains 25 Percent of SMITHS II-86
Jarden Acquires American Household II-86
Hitachi Home & Life Solutions Combines AC Compressor Companies II-87
Haier and Sampo Enter into a Joint Venture II-87
Toyota Forms Joint Venture for Air Conditioner Compressors II-87
Two Major Home Appliances Retailers Form Alliance II-87
Toshiba Partners with TCL II-87
Samsung Inks Supply Contract with Guomei Electronics II-87
Sharp Enters Distribution Agreement with Foxtrot-Home II-88
LG Enters Strategic Alliance with Home Depot(R) II-88
Midea Divests Midea Daily to Midea Group II-88
BSH Realigns Corporate Structure II-88
Kelon Increases Small Home Appliances Production Capacity II-88
Fisher and Paykel Sets Up New Facility in Ohio II-88
Lifan Starts Lifan Bulgaria Levee Company II-88
Hitachi Recalls Washer Dryer II-89
Samsung Exports Home Appliances II-89
TISI and Egat to Co-develop Energy Use Standards for Electric
Appliances II-89
Changhong Sets Up Exporting and Supplying Bases for Air-
Conditioners II-89
LG Argentina Sets Up New Business Unit II-89
Electrolux Moves Washing Machine Manufacturing Line to Thailand II-89
Matsushita Relocates Production Line from Malaysia II-89
Gree Electric Appliances Takes Majority Stake in Zhuhai Gree II-90
Aeroglide Acquires National Drying Machinery II-90
Tadiran-Ampa and Tadiran Appliances Merge Refrigerator Factories II-90
Toshiba Ties up with TCL for Home Appliance Products for
Chinese Market II-90
Technology Research Enters into Alliance with Danam
Communications II-90
Metalfrio Gets Minet Ice Freezer Contract II-90
Daewoo and Audinac Sign Agreement II-90
Grupo Elektra Plans Expansion II-91
Mitsubishi to Raise Hand Dryer Output II-91
Maytag Opens New Concept Stores II-91
BSH Plans Refrigerator Plant in St. Petersburg II-91
MTS Establishes Electrical Water Heater Assembling Plant in
Russia II-91
Energy Labels to be used in Home Appliance in China II-92
GE Consumer Products Merges with GE Industrial System II-92

9. Industry Activity in the Recent Past II-93
Whirlpool Corporation's Alliance with Fisher & Paykel Appliances II-93
Whirlpool Inks Agreement with Aon Warranty Group II-93
Electrolux Divests its Shares in Vestfrost A/S II-93
Electrolux Divests its Compressor Business II-93
Whirlpool Acquires Polar SA II-93
Arcelik Takes Over Arctic II-93
Whirlpool Gains Full Control of Vitromatic; Renames it as
Whirlpool Mexico II-94
Green Mountain Coffee Increases Stake in Keurig II-94
Capresso and Jura in a Joint Venture II-94
Panasonic Inks Licensing Agreement with P&G for Hair Dryers II-94
Fisher & Paykel Strikes Marketing Agreement with Whirlpool II-94
Merloni Acquires 50% Stake in GDA II-94
Amalgamated Appliances Bags a Contract from Salton Europe II-95
Sunbeam Emerges Out of Bankruptcy; Becomes American Household II-95
BSH Home Appliances Goes Ahead with Factory Expansion Plans II-95
LG Sets Up New Microwave Oven Factory in China II-95
Maytag Acquires Amana Appliances' Major Appliance Businesses II-95
Groupe SEB Takes Over Moulinex II-96
Franke Holding Buys Out Kama II-96
Haier Group Acquires Meneghetti's Refrigerator Plant II-96
Thor Appliance Enters into Agreement with Specialized Appliance II-96
Whirlpool and Procter & Gamble Jointly Test Market, Presiva
Personal Valet II-96
Matsushita Electric Opens a New Plant in Mexico II-96
Videocon International Sets-Up a New Manufacturing Plant II-97
Maytag Establishes a New Facility in Mexico II-97
GE Divests Stake in Godrej-GE Appliances II-97
Whirlpool Closes Refrigerator Plant in Sao Bernardo, Brazil II-97
McLean Discontinues Production at Manufacturing Plant in
Haedo, Argentina II-97
Esswein Retrenches 700 Employees II-97
Merloni Elettrodomestici Starts Production of Indesit
Refrigerators in Russia II-98
Berisford Acquires Merrychef Holdings II-98
Merloni Elettrodomestici Acquires Stinol II-98
BPL Refrigeration Merges with BPL Sanyo Utilities & Appliances II-98
Viking Purchases Exclusive Marketing Rights for Refrigerator
Line from Amana II-98
Sanyo Electric Enters Into a Sales and Distribution Agreement
with Maytag II-98
Chimayo Chains Ties Up with La Pavoni II-98
LG Electronics India Enters into Agreement with Voltas II-99
Merloni Enters into Agreement with Overseas Connexions II-99
Whirlpool and Moulinex Group Agree to Jointly Develop
Microwave Ovens II-99
Rongshida and Maytag Jointly Set-Up Research Institute in China II-99
Qingdao Haier Refrigerator Establishes Refrigerator Factory in
South Carolina II-99
Shenzhen Konka Electronic Group Sets-Up Color TV Manufacturing
Plant in India II-99
Hotpoint Establishes New Production Facility II-100
Electrolux Establishes New Production Line in Fuenmayor, Spain II-100
LG Electronics Establishes Refrigerator and Air-Conditioner
Manufacturing Plant II-100
Electrolux Invests R$30 Million to Modernize a Manufacturing
Plant II-100
Sanyo Discontinues Microwave Ovens Production in Brazil II-100

10. Focus on Select Players II-101
AB Electrolux (Sweden) II-101
Applica, Inc. (USA) II-101
Applica Consumer Products, Inc. (USA) II-101
BSH Bosch-Siemens Hausgerate GmbH (Germany) II-101
GE Consumer & Industrial (USA) II-102
Groupe SEB (France) II-102
Haier Group (China) II-102
Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex (USA) II-103
Hitachi Ltd (Japan) II-103
Indesit Company SpA (Italy) II-103
LG Electronics Inc (Korea) II-104
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-104
Miele & CIE, KG (Germany) II-104
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan) II-105
Royal Philips Electronics NV (The Netherlands) II-105
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (Korea) II-105
Sanyo Electric Co Ltd (Japan) II-106
Sunbeam Products, Inc. (USA) II-106
Whirlpool Corporation (USA) II-106
Maytag Corporation (USA) II-107
Hoover (USA) - A Division of Maytag II-107

11. Global Market Perspective II-108
Table 2: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Major Electric Household Appliances by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East/Africa and Latin America Independently Analyzed by Annual
Sales in Thousand Units for the Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-108

Table 3: World Long-Term Projections for Major Electric
Household Appliances by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and
Latin America Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in
Thousand Units for the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-109

Table 4: World 10-Year Perspective for Major Electric
Household Appliances by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and Latin
America for the Years 2000, 2007 and 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-110

Table 5: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Compactors by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and Latin
America Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in Thousand
Units for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-111

Table 6: World Long-Term Projections for Compactors by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and Latin America
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in Thousand Units for
the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-112

Table 7: World 10-Year Perspective for Compactors by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East/Africa and Latin America for the Years 2000, 2007 and
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-113

Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Dishwashers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and Latin
America Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in Thousand
Units for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-114

Table 9: World Long-Term Projections for Dishwashers by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and Latin America
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in Thousand Units for
the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-115

Table 10: World 10-Year Perspective for Dishwashers by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East/Africa and Latin America for the Years 2000, 2007 and
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-116

Table 11: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Disposers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and Latin
America Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in Thousand
Units for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-117

Table 12: World Long-Term Projections for Disposers by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and Latin America
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in Thousand Units for
the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-118

Table 13: World 10-Year Perspective for Disposers by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East/Africa and Latin America for the Years 2000, 2007 and
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-119

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Dryers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East/ Africa and Latin
America Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in Thousand
Units for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-120

Table 15: World Long-Term Projections for Dryers by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East/Africa and Latin America Independently
Analyzed by Annual Sales in Thousand Units for the Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-121

Table 16: World 10-Year Perspective for Dryers by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East/Africa and Latin America for the Years 2000, 2007 and
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-122

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Freezers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and Latin
America Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in Thousand
Units for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-123

Table 18: World Long-Term Projections for Freezers by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and Latin America
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in Thousand Units for
the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-124

Table 19: World 10-Year Perspective for Freezers by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East/Africa and Latin America for the Years 2000, 2007 and
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-125

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Microwave Ovens by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and
Latin America Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in
Thousand Units for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-126

Table 21: World Long-Term Projections for Microwave Ovens by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and Latin America
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in Thousand Units for
the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-127

Table 22: World 10-Year Perspective for Microwave Ovens by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East/Africa and Latin America for the Years 2000, 2007 and
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-128

Table 23: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Range Hoods by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and Latin
America Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in Thousand
Units for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-129

Table 24: World Long-Term Projections for Range Hoods by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and Latin America
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in Thousand Units for
the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-130

Table 25: World 10-Year Perspective for Range Hoods by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East/Africa and Latin America for the Years 2000, 2007 and
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-131

Table 26: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Electric Ranges by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and
Latin America Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in
Thousand Units for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-132

Table 27: World Long-Term Projections for Electric Ranges by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and Latin America
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in Thousand Units for
the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-133

Table 28: World 10-Year Perspective for Electric Ranges by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East/Africa and Latin America for the Years 2000, 2007 and
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-134

Table 29: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Refrigerators by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and
Latin America Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in
Thousand Units for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-135

Table 30: World Long-Term Projections for Refrigerators by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and Latin America
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in Thousand Units for
the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-136

Table 31: World 10-Year Perspective for Refrigerators by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East/Africa and Latin America for the Years 2000, 2007 and
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-137

Table 32: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Vacuum Cleaners by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and
Latin America Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in
Thousand Units for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-138

Table 33: World Long-Term Projections for Vacuum Cleaners by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and Latin America
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in Thousand Units for
the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-139

Table 34: World 10-Year Perspective for Vacuum Cleaners by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East/Africa and Latin America for the Years 2000, 2007 and
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-140

Table 35: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Washing Machines by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and
Latin America Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in
Thousand Units for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-141

Table 36: World Long-Term Projections for Washing Machines by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and Latin America
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in Thousand Units for
the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-142

Table 37: World 10-Year Perspective for Washing Machines by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East/Africa and Latin America for the Years 2000, 2007 and
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-143

Table 38: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Water Heaters (Electric) by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East/Africa and Latin America Independently Analyzed by Annual
Sales in Thousand Units for the Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-144

Table 39: World Long-Term Projections for Water Heaters
(Electric) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and Latin
America Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in Thousand
Units for the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-145

Table 40: World 10-Year Perspective for Water Heaters
(Electric) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East/Africa and Latin America for the Years
2000, 2007 and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-146

Table 41: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Room ACs by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and Latin
America Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in Thousand
Units for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-147

Table 42: World Long-Term Projections for Room ACs by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and Latin America
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in Thousand Units for
the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-148

Table 43: World 10-Year Perspective for Room ACs by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East/Africa and Latin America for the Years 2000, 2007 and
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-149

Table 44: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Other Major Electric Household Appliances by Geographic Region
- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East/Africa and Latin America Independently Analyzed by
Annual Sales in Thousand Units for the Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-150

Table 45: World Long-Term Projections for Other Major Electric
Household Appliances by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and
Latin America Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in
Thousand Units for the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-151

Table 46: World 10-Year Perspective for Other Major Electric
Household Appliances by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa and Latin
America for the Years 2000, 2007 and 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-152

Table 47: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Small Electric Household Appliances by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East/Africa and Latin America Independently Analyzed by Annual
Sales in Thousand Units for the Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 

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