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Amdea has joined forces with Comet to offer customers the Time to Change calculator, which allows consumers to estimate their potential savings if they opt for a high efficiency cooling appliance or washing machine.
At the annual conference of Euronics, BSH was awarded the accolade of ‘White goods supplier of the year 2008′. This is the third consecutive year that BSH has won the title of the CIH ‘Supplier of the Year’ in white goods.
Ebac, manufacturer of dehumidifiers and watercoolers, which recently entered the refrigeration market with a new range of fridges and freezers, has reported a high demand for their products from independent retailers.
Glen Dimplex Home Appliances (GDHA) has launched a two-tiered trade initiative. Retailers stocking three incremental Stoves and Belling Kensington range cookers will be eligible for GDHA Range Centre status and will qualify for a 5% discount. Retailers stocking six or more incremental products will become GDHA Range Centres of Excellence and will qualify for a 10% discount. 
The worldwide sales of Home-tek products has made the company’s manufacturing parent Yasuda Technology to extend its manufacturing facilities in Zhongshan, South China. The company’s full manufacturing capacity in the 1.2 million sq ft factory is being utlised and the current 23 production lines will be increased to 28 by the end of the year.
LG Electronics Europe will significantly increase investment in its European operations to capture a substantial portion of market share within the next two years. The company is investing millions of dollars into marketing, design and on increasing European headcount through 2008.
Miele has triumphed at the Which? Awards 2008 by winning the ‘Best Domestic Appliance Brand’ category for the second year running.
Optimum International has announced an exclusive UK supply deal with the design studio BDI, one of the top selling AV furniture specialists in the United States. The full BDI product portfolio is now available in the UK and Ireland exclusively via Optimum.

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