Matag Pet Pro washer and dryer set, slimtech JennAir Refrigerator, and the KitchenAid Grain and Rice Cooker

Whirlpool Corporation has been recognized by Fortune as one of America’s Most Innovative Companies for the second year. America’s Most Innovative Companies honors those transforming industries from the inside out and celebrates companies that have demonstrated success across three areas, product innovation, process innovation, and innovation culture.

“It is an honor to be part of America’s Most Innovative Companies for a second year in a row,” said Roberto Campos, executive vice president of Whirlpool Corporation’s Global Product Organization and strategic sourcing. “For more than 112 years, our innovation strategy has created home appliances that improve life at home by making it quicker and easier to cook, clean and care for the people who matter most. “

SlimTech™ insulation technology, the first vacuum insulated structure (VIS) technology in a refrigerator in the North American market, was launched in November and represents one of the biggest innovations in refrigeration in the past 50 years. Other recent product innovations from Whirlpool Corp. include the KitchenAid Grain and Rice Cooker, the Performance Kitchen Lineup from Maytag and flush microwave hood combinations across the brand portfolio.

The company also introduced its plan to bring revolutionary induction downdraft cooktop technology to the North American market and the installation of more onsite renewable energy solutions at its Ohio manufacturing plants.

To develop the list, Fortune partnered with Statista Inc., a leading provider of market and consumer data, to survey internal and external stakeholders who have direct exposure to company processes, products, and culture. Statista also worked with LexisNexis PatentSight and used their platform to analyze the quantity and value of a company’s patents.

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