May, 16 2017
Over 100 years of history in purposeful innovation, 21 billion dollar of revenues, 93.000 employees, 25 million products in more than 170 Countries: it leads global home appliance manufacturing and it’s name is strongly related to the Technology Forum.
It’s name is Whirlpool Corporation, once again Main Partner of the yearly appointment of The European House Ambrosetti with Innovation and Technology, under the brand of Whirlpool EMEA: the branch that markets KitchenAid, Indesit, Hotpoint and Bauknecht brands and the most advanced home appliances in refrigeration, cooking, washing and laundry, in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
And which recently moved its headquarters in Pero (Milan), at the heart of the nascent Human Technopole.
‘Purposeful Innovation has always inspired Whirlpool Corporation’s history’ says Tanya Jaeger de Foras, President of Whirlpool R&D, who will participate as a speaker to the sixth edition of the Technology Forum. ‘From the introduction of the first automatic washing machine in 1948 to the next applications of the Internet of Things. In our R&D centres we daily develop and assess the most advanced technological solutions to constantly improve the user experience of our consumers’.
Whirlpool’s advanced research department also based in Italy – at the centre of the European Food Valley – another cutting-edge hub: the Global Food Institute. It was set up in Whirlpool’s Cassinetta plant in Varese in 2012 as a centre of excellence in the field of food technology research applied to the development of innovative, high performance household appliances.
The 3000m2 facility has laboratories and kitchens where a team of food technologists translate their “food-centric” vision into innovation and development in the fields of food preservation, treatment and preparation.
The Global Food Institute develops new food treatment systems to improve the performance of Whirlpool Corporation’s home appliances and to meet consumers’ needs. By improving products’ preservability and safeguarding their wholesomeness and sensory properties, Whirlpool also intends to help reduce food wastage.
At TechForum17, with Whirpool R&D, the Next Revolution is served.