Haier Group Corporation was founded in 1984 and has had the world’s largest market share in white goods since 2009 (Source: Euromonitor). The Group is engaged in the development, manufacture and selling of products including washing machines, refrigerators, wine coolers, air conditioners, televisions, mobile phones and computers. It has in 2016 launched its Italian Designed cooking section. Haier’s five Research and Development Centres are based in the United States, Europe, Japan, Australia and China, thus ensuring an innovative solution for individuals across different nations.
Official website: http://www.haier.com/index.html
Best was founded in Fabriano in 1976. Ten years later it presented the first chimney hood in the world. In 1995 Best joined the American group Nortek Inc., the world leader in indoor air treatment. After more than 30 years Best is now present with production plants in Italy and Poland. Thanks to the presence of an internal division specializing in engineering and production of electric motors and air ventilators, Best has developed a number of innovative technological elements in its products including but not limited to hood controls, detection of air quality, noise reduction and energy saving.
Official website: http://www.best-spa.com/it/it/
Lofra was founded in 1956. It is specialised in the production of built in and free standing cooking products and hoods for the high end market. Its product range features the innovative Curva line which includes free-standing and built-in ovens with a curved front design, which design is protected by an EU and international patent. Lofra is designed and fully manufactured (i.e. including all product components) in Italy thus guaranteeing its clientele products of the best quality.
Official website: http://www.lofra.it/azienda/storia/
In the early nineteen century Robert Thomas founded a company in Siegerland, Germany to produce tools and appliances. THOMAS made the first electric motor driven metal washing machine in Europe, the first mobile vacuum cleaner with steam and spray extraction, as well as the wash vacuum cleaner with the water filter system. Today, a 100 years later, the company is in the hands of the fourth generation of the THOMAS family and is active all over the world. THOMAS is synonymous with “Made in Germany”. Its quality is safeguarded from development right through to the production of all of its products. It uses environmentally friendly materials which are processed by state-of-the-art engineering.
Official website: http://www.robert-thomas.de/en/company