Whirlpool Slovakia celebrated the 25th anniversary of the company’s foundation. This year also marks the creation of Slovakia and the Czech Republic, following the partition of Czechoslovakia on January 1st, 1993.
On May 12th, 1992 Whirlpool Corporation acquired former Czechoslovak brand Tatramat, producer of washing machines, ovens, heaters and boilers, and became one of the most important foreign companies nationwide.
With several remarkable milestones and recognitions in terms of employment, corporate social responsibility (CSR), supply chain, quality, production efficiency, international trade and other activities, Whirlpool has become the number one manufacturer of household appliances in Slovakia.
The celebration was held on June 3rd at Whirlpool’s Poprad plant with the participation of employees, families, partners and community. The open-air public event was held at the main square in Poprad and it was a true winning representation of Whirlpool values.
With more than 70 volunteers from the CSR committee of Whirlpool Slovakia, Poprad and Marketing and Sales team from Whirlpool Slovakia Home Appliances in Bratislava, visitors had a chance to learn more about the history of Whirlpool, its products, brands and people.
The celebration was full of interactive activities for children organized by each function of the company, including a live concert of the popular music bands, in which one was led by our employee Lucia Pacoltova, Manufacturing Quality Assurance Supervisor in Casinette Site, and a presentation of Whirlpool Slovakia CSR projects.
The campaign of the 25 the anniversary will continue until the end of this year with several supporting activities and events organized by Whirlpool Slovakia Home Appliances Bratislava.
“I would like to thank to all employees and their relatives to make this celebration happen! As our people are the biggest asset of the company, it is our natural obligation to celebrate this great anniversary with every member of our team. Also, more than 70 volunteers that supported this event within their free-time proved our right approach to People Excellence strategy,” commented Michal Major, Plant Director, Whirlpool Slovakia, Poprad.
Whirlpool Poprad site manufacturers front loader and top loader washing machines and it represents one of the largest washing machine factories in the EMEA region.