The Whirlpool Beijing Opera refrigerator, sold in China
India's Whirlpool Stainwash top-load washer
Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Bauknecht
We continue to grow our strong market position in India, and we have built a strong platform for growth in China. Across the region, Whirlpool Corporation delivered a variety of innovative products in 2013. We refreshed the Whirlpool Neo iChill line of frost-free refrigerators with upgraded design, best-in-class performance and models from entry level to premium that meet the needs of a broad span of consumers. And we launched beautiful and efficient products like the Whirlpool Beijing Opera refrigerator. During the year, we strengthened our appliance mix in India, earned share gains in China and Hong Kong, and improved our distribution capabilities in Australia. In 2014, we expect to gain, through our planned acquisition to become majority shareholder of Hefei Rongshida Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., a larger distribution network, a stronger product portfolio and increased manufacturing footprint. And we will further strengthen our business throughout the region through focused execution while accelerating our growth.