What better proof of true, meaningful innovation than more than a century of staying power?
Whirlpool Corporation's innovative products have been welcomed into homes decade after decade. We focus on the needs of our consumers and regularly seek their insights and feedback. As a result, our products offer innovation that matters — great new products people want and need. This consumer-centric focus is embedded in our design centers throughout the world. We engage locally to learn what matters in different cultures and deliver on that insight. Innovation tools and innovative thinking are embedded in every part of our company. When innovation comes from everyone, we achieve great results — decade after decade.
Major appliance manufacturer in the world
We are the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 93,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers throughout the world.
The integrations of Indesit in Europe and the former Hefei Sanyo in China are progressing as planned. We continue to realize the planned benefits of restructuring and cost synergies, and we have made significant progress on platform transitions and brand integration in both regions. Breakthrough creativity and innovations are emerging as diverse teams join together to deliver the best solutions throughout the world while still maintaining their regional distinctions.
KitchenAid launched a counter-depth French door refrigerator designed so consumers can store more and find it all easily. With the largest capacity in its class,(c) the refrigerator boasts a striking platinum interior with premium wood-finish accents and flexible storage, including a retractable slide-away split shelf to accommodate taller items. An under-shelf prep zone with a removable oven-safe pan is ideal for setting dough or marinating meats. The self-close FreshSeal crisper drawers are brightly lit for easy viewing and access.
(c)Among leading French door bottom mount brands.
The Whirlpool brand Radiant Combination Washer/Dryer was launched throughout Asia in 2016. Teams from the United States, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, China and India worked collaboratively over a span of just 13 months to bring this new product to market. The Radiant System offers advanced features and performance with iconic design and leading aesthetics. Automatic detergent dispensing removes guesswork, while touch technology makes it easy to use.
(h)Results on internal lab testing done on selected models under internal test conditions. Results may vary from model to model and upon actual usage.
PRODUCT LEADERSHIP THROUGH CONNECTIVITY
Connectivity allows us to personalize the in-home experience for consumers, helping them care for their families better, faster and smarter. While we pride ourselves on the ability to build innovative products, we recognize that good ideas are also generated outside our own four walls. Collaborating with innovation leaders enables us to leverage expertise and work together to address the challenges consumers face. Engaging in innovation-driven partnerships helps us deliver meaningful change and positive impact at a more rapid pace.
We collaborated with Amazon® to bring the Amazon Dash Replenishment Service (DRS) to our connected appliances. DRS enables connected devices to order physical goods from Amazon when supplies are running low. The appliance monitors cycle use and estimates consumption of detergents, dryer sheets and dishwasher cleaner, then automatically notifies the user when supplies are likely to be running low. The user can place an order via Amazon simply by pressing a button on the mobile app.
The connected suite of Whirlpool brand appliances in Europe offers wi-fi connectivity to enable remote monitoring and control via the 6th SENSE LIVE app. The app enables families to select more energy-efficient appliance modes and cycles, for example, changing the cycle temperature in the washer or the dishwasher program could conserve energy and water consumption.(i)