Meet our Leadership Award winner

Ketnapas (Pao) Supakornthanasan, head of Supply Chain at our Rayong factory in Thailand, has won this year’s Electrolux Leadership Award for her outstanding leadership skills that kept the supply...

Electrolux invites the younger generation to explore solutions for a better living

Electrolux publishes an open letter to today’s youth, inviting them to join forces with the company and some of the most influential change-makers of today to explore solutions for future sustainable homes. The aim is to learn more about young people’s hopes, dreams and concerns, to be able to provide solutions tailored to their needs come 2030.

Electrolux Group wins six iF Design Awards

Electrolux Group has won six iF Design Awards, once again being recognized for its thoughtful solutions for the kitchen, clothing care and wellbeing in the home. The Electrolux and AEG products...

Women’s Day: Partnering with Women In Tech

To recognize International Women’s Day, we’re supporting for the third consecutive year Women In Tech Sweden, a digital event that will empower 3,500 talented women in tech around the world....

New EU Energy Label for home appliances

8 in 10 consumers in Europe recognize the current EU Energy Label and consult it when buying home appliances. Thanks to the supply and demand of energy saving products, energy consumption and energy...

Lux, the forerunner of Electrolux, turns 120 years

Today, exactly 120 years ago, AB Lux was started - the company that would become an important contribution to the formation of Electrolux eighteen years later. A group of innovators and businessmen,...

Electrolux issues call for partners in innovation

Collaboration accelerates innovation. That's why the Electrolux Open Innovation team today issues a call for partners to develop solutions to real-time challenges. ...

Electrolux joins global climate business network CLC

Electrolux today joins the global climate business network CLC (Climate Leadership Coalition). As a global sustainability leader, Electrolux is the first industrial Swedish company to join 82 organizational members contributing to the development of business-driven solutions for climate change.

CDP recognizes Electrolux climate and water action with double “A” score

Electrolux has been recognized for its sustainability leadership with a prestigious double “A” score by the global non-profit CDP. Electrolux is one of few companies to receive top marks both for its efforts to tackle climate change and acting to protect water security. For five years Electrolux has been on the CDP climate A list, whilst the place on the water A list is a first.

CFO Therese Friberg shares her career tips

She’s inspired by Astrid Lindgren, not afraid to stand out and doesn’t dwell on setbacks - our CFO Therese Friberg opened up about her own experiences as she mentored young women last week....

Step into the world of Electrolux product design

With consumers spending more time at home, product design focused on user experience is playing an increasingly important role. Electrolux is now showcasing its design framework , ´Design DNA...

Electrolux presents vacuum cleaner made of 100% recycled and reused materials

Electrolux takes a new important step on the journey towards circularity with a prototype for change. Together with Stena Recycling, Electrolux has developed a vacuum cleaner made of 100 percent recycled and reused materials. The plastic and components originate from consumers electronic products, such as used hairdryers, vacuum cleaners and computers. The project addresses some of today’s key recycling challenges while exploring circularity in household appliances.

Top suppliers awarded by Electrolux

Electrolux recognized the outstanding performance of its top suppliers from around the world (Wednesday, October 14) at its annual Supplier Awards event livestreamed from Electrolux headquarters in Stockholm.

Creating a home environment that makes you feel good

Designer Sara Hallin Sandström specializes in colors and materials and shares interior ideas to promote wellbeing while sheltering at home. 1. Create an inspiring workspace at home The first thing...

Mindful practices to tackle wellbeing

Designer Sofia Andreasson is emerging herself in these three mindful practices at home to keep pandemic anxiety at bay, and as a specialist in Trends Researcher she knows she’s not alone… 1.Bake...

Electrolux takes action to reduce emissions from cooling products

Electrolux today announces a plan to replace all high-impact greenhouse gases in all of its appliances by 2023 at the latest, as part of its commitments to the United Nations global Cool Coalition initiative. The plan, which helps Electrolux deliver on its objective to significantly reduce its climate footprint over the coming decades, is one of the actions taken under the company’s Better Living Program.

Electrolux employees taking part in the hackathon

Save lives, save communities, save businesses: Electrolux partners Hack the Crisis Sweden Electrolux proudly supported the Swedish government-organized ‘Hack the Crisis’ hackathon event which...

Electrolux picks up seven Red Dot Design Awards

Red Dot Design Awards is one of the most sought-after seals for good design. Electrolux has this year been awarded with no less than seven prestigious Red Dot Design Awards for outstanding product...

What does leadership mean to you?

Every year, we recognize inspirational and dedicated leaders across the company at our Electrolux Awards. Our 12 global Leadership Award finalists, nominated by our employees, share what leadership...

Electrolux wins FOUR iF Design Awards

Electrolux has picked up four prestigious iF Design Awards celebrating the company's innovative design in home appliances. “Winning an IF award is a symbol of outstanding design achievements and...

Meet our new MD for Ukraine and Caucasus

Ekaterina Beloblovskaya is our new Managing Director of the Ukraine & Caucasus. Find out more about the market trends she sees in her region, her leadership style and her career path so far…...

Top suppliers awarded by Electrolux

Electrolux recognized the outstanding performance of its top suppliers from around the world last week (Wednesday 15 October) at its annual Supplier Awards event held in Stockholm.

International Day of the Girl – Dare to try new things

To recognize International Day of the Girl, we’re celebrating the achievements of young women at Electrolux. In the first in the series, we hear from Senior Innovation Engineer Hanna Nykänen who aims to ‘find out how to preserve the snaps in sugar snaps for longer’.

“A leader is only as good as their team”

Building up trust, communication and transparency are all keys to being a good leader, explains Kimberley Rohr, our Leadership Award winner for 2019. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina USA Rohr is...

Technology will enhance rather than replace the convenience store

We’re running a series of stories all week to highlight what we learnt from our recent ‘Future Kitchen’ event. We invited food, kitchen and tech industry leaders to our headquarters to look deeper into the digital technologies, business models and societal shifts changing how the consumer eats, buys, stores and prepares food.

Why tackling food waste must start at home

We’re running a series of stories all week to highlight what we learnt from our recent ‘Future Kitchen’ event. We invited food, kitchen and tech industry leaders to our headquarters to look deeper into the digital technologies, business models and societal shifts changing how the consumer eats, buys, stores and prepares food.

AI gives the kitchen of the future a voice and a brain

We’re running a series of stories all week to highlight what we learnt from our recent ‘Future Kitchen’ event. We invited food, kitchen and tech industry leaders to our headquarters to look deeper into the digital technologies, business models and societal shifts changing how the consumer eats, buys, stores and prepares food.

Consumers are hungry for ‘one-stop-shop’ cooking solutions

Relevancy, personalization, and getting as much ‘ROI’ for time in the kitchen are the key things consumers are looking for to improve their future cooking experience, according to the panel of speakers debating the Future of Cooking.

Electrolux launches a green bond framework to fund climate investments and other environmental initiatives

AB Electrolux today introduces a green bond framework with an intention to raise funds earmarked for investments contributing to reduced environmental impacts from the company’s products and operations. The initiative is designed to enable debt market investors to allocate funds specifically to industrial projects with a positive climate impact or other environmental benefits.

Electrolux kicks off 100 year anniversary celebrations with book about its history

World-leading appliance manufacturer Electrolux, founded by Swedish entrepreneur Axel Wenner-Gren, is turning 100 this year. Kicking off the company’s official anniversary celebrations, Electrolux is releasing a new book about its journey from start-up to a global leader. The book release is the start of celebrations that will include a number of events and new initiatives throughout 2019.

Stories of Electrolux – The service-call whisperer

Carole Jacheo’s job is to make sure that consumers have such a great service experience that they come back to Electrolux again and again for parts, products and warranties. This is the 10th in a series of stories where we spotlight employees who have been nominated by their co-workers as role models in how to shape living for the better.

Electrolux awarded Top Employer in Europe

Electrolux has been named Top Employer Europe after receiving the Top Employer Award for 2019 in five of its largest European markets – the UK, Italy, Spain, France and Germany. The Top Employer Institute has recognized Electrolux for its exceptional employee conditions and for being an advanced employee in Europe.

Electrolux wins two prestigious Good Design Awards

Electrolux has once again been recognized for its outstanding design, picking up two prestigious Good Design Awards for the LuxCare washing machine adaptive dispenser and Electrolux Professional’s...

Stories of Electrolux – Defying expectations in the engineering world

As a department head working in connectivity and technology, Natalia Emelyanova strives to help create a team of both men and women, but in the engineering world that’s not always an easy task. This is the ninth in a series of stories where we spotlight employees who have been nominated by their co-workers as role models in how to shape living for the better.

Electrolux awards its top suppliers

Electrolux held its sixth annual Supplier Awards event in Stockholm, on October 16, 2018, recognizing its top suppliers for their outstanding performance.

Stories of Electrolux – A water revolution that’s securing our greener future

Alberto Chiappinotto is working to reduce our energy and water consumption globally throughout manufacturing and engineering to shape living for the better for Electrolux and also the next generation. This is the sixth in a series of stories where we spotlight employees who have been nominated by their co-workers as role models in how to shape living for the better.

Electrolux inaugurates innovation factory – announces new partners

Electrolux officially opens the doors to its new Innovation Factory - a creative, agile space designed to boost innovation through experimentation and new collaborative models. Five companies have been selected among 100 applicants to be the first partners which will help driving the innovation journey forward.

Global Engineer Program – Meet Souha Hmissi

The first batch of engineers in the Electrolux Global Engineer Program (GEP) are currently enjoying their internship at Electrolux. In this third interview, Souha Hmissi explains how her new job is the perfect combination of teamwork, challenges and opportunities.

Electrolux expands smart appliances collaboration with Google

Electrolux is expanding its collaboration with Google by integrating connected kitchen products in Europe with the Google Assistant, enabling consumers to control products using voice commands. The voice integration will start with Electrolux smart ovens in early 2019.  

Electrolux showcases innovative home solutions at IFA 2018

Electrolux demonstrates the latest innovations within the home at IFA 2018, one of the world’s biggest fairs within consumer electronics taking place in Berlin, Germany on August 31 to September 5. Electrolux will highlight new smart solutions within the kitchen, laundry and floor care, designed to enhance the consumer experience.

Global Engineer Program – Meet Devak Asvinkumar Patel

The first batch of interns in the Electrolux Global Engineer Program (GEP) have now joined Electrolux. In this second interview, Devak Asvinkumar Patel explains why he is proud to work for a large global company whose values and focus on sustainability are close to his own heart.

Strong interest in new Electrolux Innovation Factory

Following on from a public call for applications, Electrolux has received over 100 applications for the new Innovation Factory, which opens September 11 in Porcia, Italy. This new hub is designed to harness the creative energy of Open Innovation.

Stories of Electrolux – Four decades of challenges and adventures

One day, Emma Corocher would like to write about all the things she has done in her long career at Electrolux Professional in Pordenone, Italy. But even after 38 years, she’s still too busy learning to retire just yet. This is the fifth in a series of stories where we spotlight employees who have been nominated by their co-workers as role models in how to shape living for the better.

Global Engineer Program – Meet Bianca Frachetta Fernandes

The first batch of interns in the Electrolux Global Engineer Program have now joined Electrolux. Bianca Frachetta Fernandes explains how this experience not only gives her a sense of purpose but also pushes her to think creatively every day.

Electrolux launches taste platform powered by SideChef

Electrolux today announced a strategic partnership in Asia Pacific with the smart recipe platform SideChef, which will power a new digital taste platform offered by Electrolux to consumers in the region. The partnership will allow Electrolux and SideChef to pioneer innovations for the future of cooking.

Electrolux opens first Taste Center in Asia

A new Electrolux Taste Center was recently opened in Bangkok to showcase the latest appliances from Electrolux – including the world’s first connected steam oven.

Stories of Electrolux – Cooking for a better future

Making a difference in people’s everyday lives is all part of the job for Cosimo Scarano. Working with corporate social responsibility, he helps people in Curitiba, Brazil, change their lives for the better by providing culinary training in an Electrolux kitchen. This is the fourth in a series of stories where we spotlight employees who have been nominated by their co-workers as role models in how to shape living for the better.

3 trends from Smart Kitchen Summit that will reinvent the cooking journey

On June 11-12, close to 300 leaders, innovators and startups in the food tech community convened to explore the latest technology within the food ecosystem, when the first-ever Smart Kitchen Summit Europe took place in Dublin, Ireland. Here are the main takeaways from the summit and the trends that will reinvent the consumer journey in the kitchen.

Electrolux acts against water scarcity

June 17 marks World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. As part of its Sustainability strategy, Electrolux is reducing water consumption in its operations, products and supporting humanitarian projects in Africa.

Training the unemployed for a better future

The Electrolux Food Foundation – together with partners AIESEC and Worldchefs - is extending the successful zero-waste culinary training program for unemployed people to a second location in Brazil. Plans are also in place to launch the program in Argentina, Russia and Egypt in the near future.

Stories of Electrolux: A passion for numbers and people

LaRia Cornwell is an accountant who likes to help colleagues achieve their career goals as much as she enjoys balancing the books. This is the third in a series of stories where we spotlight employees who have been nominated by their co-workers as role models in how to shape living for the better.

Public call for ideas to join Electrolux Innovation Factory

One month ago Electrolux announced the creation of the Electrolux Innovation Factory, an inspirational and collaborative space which will serve as the Group’s hub to accelerate innovation with external partners. Today marks the launch of the first “Call4Innovation”, a program designed to identify the best solutions, offered by external players such as start-ups, SMEs, university spin-offs and others, to join the Electrolux Innovation Factory.

Electrolux introduces young girls to the world of engineering

As part of its commitment to increase the number of females in engineering and technology roles, Electrolux recently hosted a group of 16 young girls at its headquarters in Stockholm. From 3D drawing to learning how a dishwasher works, the girls got a hands-on experience of what it is like to work as an engineer at Electrolux.

Stories of Electrolux: From intern to senior industrial designer

Working creatively comes naturally for Davide Benvenuti. He started sketching ideas as a boy and turned that talent into a career designing appliances that help top chefs stay at the top of their game. This is the second in a series of stories where we are spotlighting employees who have been nominated by their colleagues as role models in how to shape living for the better.

Electrolux wins three Red Dot Awards for product design

The Electrolux Group’s PerfectCare laundry collection, AEG VX9 vacuum cleaner and the Green & Clean rack type dishwasher from Electrolux Professional have all been awarded in the prominent Red Dot Design Awards for their outstanding product design.

Electrolux takes new actions to improve air quality and health in ports

The emissions from cargo ships is a big health problem for people living close to ports. Electrolux has decided to expand a pilot project together with the shipping company Hamburg Süd to reduce pollution from high levels of sulfur oxides (SOx) in port areas. Electrolux is now funding a voluntary switch to low-sulfur fuel during layovers in four ports across Latin America.

Electrolux welcomes new engineering interns

In 2017, Electrolux launched the Global Engineer Program, an initiative offering internship and career development opportunities at its locations worldwide to a group of young male and female engineers. Find out what the first group of interns thinks about life at Electrolux.

Stories of Electrolux: Keeping a finger on the pulse of our consumers

In a major multinational company like Electrolux, the spotlight often falls on senior managers and other people with public roles. In a new series of stories, we've instead asked our employees whose stories they think are worth telling; which colleagues truly embody the purpose of our company? First up is Kamilla Dala, who helps Electrolux shape living for the better by deepening our understanding of the consumer and what sustainability means to them.

Electrolux products win multiple iF Design Awards 2018

Several Electrolux appliances have received iF Design awards for their innovative product design, including the prestigious iF Gold Award for the recently launched Electrolux Millennium built-in range.

Electrolux promotes female leadership in the workplace

Electrolux is committed to make a positive difference for women in the workplace. Our new target for female leaders is to have 35 percent women in senior-level positions by 2020, in line with the current ratio of females in our workforce.

Employees lead digital transformation at Electrolux

Offering employees a work environment where they can share their feedback and bring their ideas to life is crucial for our ambitions to always improve, be innovative and create best-in-class consumer experiences. Find out how an Electrolux engineer has contributed to the company's digital transformation journey.

Smart home trends from CES 2018 that can shape living for the better

What would voice-activated hubs and intelligent robots look like in every home? In the near future this can become a reality as some of these innovations were showcased at CES 2018, the world’s largest consumer electronics fair. Electrolux Chief Operations Officer Jan Brockmann who visited CES, concludes the latest smart home trends from the fair, together with Chief Information Officer JP Iversen.

Electrolux awards top suppliers

Electrolux held its fifth Supplier Awards event in November 2017 in Stockholm, recognizing its top direct material and logistics suppliers for outstanding performance.

AEG laundry products win accolades across Europe

The Electrolux Group’s latest range of laundry products under the AEG brand has scored numerous “Best in Test” and “Best Buy” accolades across Europe. The washing machines and tumble dryers were developed to address consumer concerns about washing and drying delicate garments, with a focus on technology that protects fabrics and extends the durability of clothes.

Electrolux Poland launches Taste & Share app to help combat food waste

According to the UN’s Food & Agriculture organization, one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption – approximately 1.3 billion tons - gets lost or wasted each year. Electrolux has teamed up with local NGOs in Poland to develop an app for individuals and organizations to share food that might otherwise have ended up in the bin.

Electrolux introduces augmented reality for remote maintenance at its factories

Electrolux is rolling out augmented reality technology across 16 factories in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), as digital transformation both drives productivity and makes for a better workplace. Using this technology for remote maintenance speeds up the maintenance process and keeps production lines rolling.

Data science – the next big thing in home appliances

As the Internet of Things moves from infancy to maturity and more home appliances get connected, Electrolux is ramping up its activities in developing big data as a key tool in running the business and as a source of new services for consumers. The company is recruiting a team of data scientists who will gain insights from the rapidly growing stream of information generated throughout the value chain – from digital manufacturing to products like connected cookers and washers.

International Day of the Girl – Being a female engineer is something to be proud of

Sarah Tempelmann, Technical Project Leader for Electrolux, knew she wanted to be an engineer at the age of 16. In the third in our series of interviews to celebrate International Day of the Girl, find out how Sarah got started as an engineer and what advice she would give to other girls considering a career in engineering.

International Day of the Girl – Unlock your potential

“Think about what you enjoy the most and then make a profession out of it.” In the first of three interviews to celebrate the UN International Day of the Girl on October 11, Our Talent Acquisition Partner Ana Timofei, who helps scout the best R&D talent in the market, shares her tips on finding the right career path, discovering your full potential and why R&D is an exciting career opportunity.

Electrolux awarded for best sustainability report

The Electrolux Group has been awarded ‘Best Sustainability Report of the Year’ in a rating conducted by Aktuell hållbarhet, a Swedish-based media group devoted to environmental, sustainability and CSR issues.

Tracking carbon emissions on the go

By 2020, Electrolux aims to cut CO2 emissions from transportation of appliances by 15% – the equivalent of removing 22,000 cars driving 15,000 km a year off the roads. A new dashboard has been created to ensure that we stay on track.

Electrolux named role model in sustainability

Electrolux has received the Ökovision Sustainability Leadership Award, being recognized as a role model in sustainability for ‘pioneering’ work in developing energy and water-efficient products.

Shaping the smart factory

Ernesto Ferrario, Electrolux SVP Global Industrial Operations shares the Electrolux vision of the smart factory, and how it will benefit both customers and the environment.

Electrolux Food Foundation partners with Australia’s food rescue charity

With funding from the Electrolux Food Foundation, Electrolux Home Products (EHP) in Australia has established a three-year partnership with the country’s leading food rescue charity OzHarvest to use food that would otherwise be wasted to help feed people in need across Australia.

The recipe for sustainable cooking

The Electrolux Food Foundation supports a global project launched by its partner Worldchefs to educate chefs to use food resources in a more sustainable way.

Electrolux new dishwasher runs on a glass of water

Electrolux Professional is launching a new rack type dishwasher, which uses only 0.4 liters of water to clean and sanitize an entire rack of dishes. The green&clean model is the first of its kind, thanks to an innovative rinse module, and will enable significant savings and environmental benefits for the industry.

Electrolux Design explores the smart home of the future

With the Internet of Things developing at a fast pace, Electrolux Design has created a vision of the smart home of the future in order to better understand how to develop products that provide best-in-class consumer experiences in a connected world.

Top tips on being a good leader

Luciana Carrion, Purchasing Manager for Major Appliances in Latin America, was recently recognized with the Electrolux Leadership Award for her exemplary leadership skills.

Making an impact: New Electrolux CMO shares his plans

Electrolux new Chief Marketing Officer Lars Hygrell, who stepped into his new role earlier this month, talks about what’s first on his agenda, his mission to make marketing more ‘impactful’ and why connectivity gives Electrolux a fantastic opportunity to be invaluable to the consumer.

Food sharing project Taste & Share launches

The latest employee-driven Food Foundation project from Electrolux - ‘Taste & Share’ - has launched in Poland, highlighting the benefits of food sharing to raise awareness about food waste.

Slashing refrigeration pollution worldwide

The bid to slash refrigeration pollution worldwide has taken a huge step forward as North American safety standards are being revised to allow appliance makers to transition away from the greenhouse gas hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to more eco-friendly hydrocarbon refrigerants from next year. The move follows years of advocacy spearheaded by Electrolux and the North American industry organization AHAM.

Electrolux partners with Google Home

Electrolux continues to shape the future of connected living by partnering with Google’s voice activated speaker Google Home, powered by the Google Assistant, with both its Frigidaire Cool ConnectTM Air Conditioners and the Anova Precision Cooker being integrated into the new platform.

Developing talent at Electrolux

Pascale Gimenez, our SVP Human Resources & Organization, Major Appliances EMEA shares the company’s approach to developing talent.

Electrolux launches Food Mission: Taste the Waste

Electrolux today launches the Food Mission project in Sweden, which aims to tackle the problem of food waste, by increasing awareness about the issue and supporting the development of models to minimize food waste. This is one of several employee-driven projects granted funding by the Electrolux Food Foundation.

Electrolux wins multiple international design awards

Electrolux has won multiple international design awards this year, highlighting the company’s commitment to delivering remarkable consumer experiences – with products from dishwashers and refrigerators to water purifiers and window cleaners all being recognized.

Electrolux Care Label Project in spotlight in Berlin

Experts from the fashion industry and media gathered at a sustainable fashion event in Berlin to create awareness around the AEG Care Label Project and the new AEG laundry range - the first in a series of fashion and networking “FAB Talk” events to be hosted by Electrolux across Germany.

Electrolux picks up three Red Dot Design Awards

The Electrolux Group’s Comfort Lift dishwasher, AEG Mastery range of kitchen appliances and a new window cleaner by AEG have all been awarded prestigious Red Dot Design Awards for their outstanding product design.

Electrolux supports wastED London pop-up

Electrolux Professional is supplying commercial kitchen equipment to wastED, a pop-up restaurant brought to London by world-renowned chef Dan Barber to raise awareness of food waste.

ComfortLift dishwasher scoops Gold iF Design Award

The Electrolux Group’s ComfortLift dishwasher has been awarded a prestigious, internationally-recognized gold iF Design Award for its innovative design, which allows efficient and ergonomic loading thanks to a unique lifting system of the lower rack.

Electrolux launches pilot to reduce pollution in ports

Electrolux has started the ball rolling to reduce pollution from high levels of sulfur oxides (SOx) in port areas, with a voluntary switch to low-sulfur fuel as the first company taking part in a pilot initiative with shipping company Hamburg Süd.

Electrolux completes acquisition of Kwikot

As of March 1, Electrolux acquisition of Kwikot Group has been completed, following regulatory approval in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia without any conditions.

Electrolux Norway saves 2,000 products a year from scrapheap

Electrolux Norway has partnered with remanufacturing company Norsk Ombruk to ensure that more than 2,000 major appliances are sold to consumers instead of sent to the scrapheap, an initiative that reflects the Electrolux Group’s commitment to making better use of resources.

Meet Electrolux Ideas Lab winner Hannes Lung

Hannes Lung, a product design student from Estonia, won the Electrolux Ideas Lab competition with WatchYourself, an idea for a wrist-worn gadget that scans food straight off the supermarket shelf and projects recipes into the palm of your hand.

Electrolux named Top Employer 2017 in four markets

Electrolux has been named Top Employer 2017 in four of its largest markets - the UK, Italy, Spain and France – by the Top Employers Institute which globally certifies excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people.

Community support around the world – Electrolux helps local causes during holiday season

During the holiday season, many Electrolux offices around the world are joining forces with charities to support local communities. The actions address various causes, from helping families in need with packing food bundles, to auctioning products for charity and supporting charities with donations. With some examples from around the world, Electrolux wishes a warm holiday season for all.

CEO perspective – connected appliances and the consumer experience

What new experiences and benefits will consumers get out of the Internet of Things, and how will smart homes affect our lives? Even though this development has been talked about for several years now, it’s in many ways still in its infancy. Jonas Samuelson, President and CEO, discusses what Electrolux is doing in this field.

Electrolux Ideas Lab winner: Watch what you eat!

Recognizing a timely idea to inspire healthy, sustainable eating, Electrolux today announced WatchYourself as the winner of Electrolux Ideas Lab. The concept is a wrist-worn gadget that scans food straight off the supermarket shelf and projects recipes into the palm of your hand. 

Electrolux sponsors TEDx event in northern Italy

Electrolux business area Professional Products has established The Research Hub within its R&D, Innovation and Technologies department, seeking to drive innovation through collaboration with the academic world.

Electrolux and partners inaugurate unique Swedish energy research program

Electrolux is proud to participate in “Smart Energy City”, a unique research program where 150 families are moving into smart apartments in Stockholm’s new urban development area Royal Seaport. Inhabitants will be able to see and manage their energy usage in real time, creating information to be used for research by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Electrolux highlights ugly food with food waste awareness campaign in Asia

Electrolux is taking its Singaporean community initiative #happyplateSG into its second year with #UglyIsTheNewGood – a campaign seeking to highlight that food doesn’t need to look pretty to be nutritious and delicious. The campaign encourages Singaporeans to embrace ugly food, in order to reduce food waste from the beginning of the food chain.

Top suppliers recognized by Electrolux

Electrolux held its fourth Supplier Awards event on October 19, 2016, recognizing its top direct material and logistics suppliers for outstanding performance.

CEO perspective: Expanding our horizons

Electrolux President and CEO Jonas Samuelson shares his thoughts on some of the external and internal innovation initiatives that the Group is engaging in.

Electrolux hosts first ever Hackathon

Electrolux quest to come up with world-class consumer experiences in the home inspired applicants from across Europe to take part in the first Electrolux Hackathon, held in Stockholm on June 8-9, 2016.

Avatars help design ergonomic washing machines

To understand what happens when users load and unload washing machines eight hours every day, five days a week, Electrolux Professional took a rigorous and creative approach to ergonomic design. They used avatars.

Electrolux helps train guerilla soldiers as service technicians in Colombia

Through a training program run by Electrolux, former guerilla soldiers from Monteria, northwest Colombia, have acquired the skills to work as appliance service technicians, allowing them to reintegrate into society and support their families. It’s a powerful example of the Group’s social responsibility agenda that truly contributes to transforming lives for the better.

Improved vacuum cleaner efficiency cuts CO2 emissions, boosts performance

Electrolux vacuum cleaners sold in Europe this year will be 40% more energy efficient and save 730 gigawatt hours in electricity consumption compared to the product lineup from 2005. This is equal to the yearly energy consumption of 200,000 households and emissions of 290,000 tons of CO2. The overall outlook is that Electrolux vacuum cleaners will use 58% less energy by 2018 while the performance only gets better.

Electrolux and White Guide present Global Gastronomy Award 2016

The Global Gastronomy Award is presented to an internationally renowned chef who serves as a role model within contemporary gastronomy. Presented by White Guide for the tenth year running – since 2010 in cooperation with Electrolux – this year’s award goes to Dan Barber of Blue Hill, New York.

Electrolux joins world-leading companies in forming Open Connectivity Foundation

Electrolux today announced it has joined forces with other leading companies from around the globe to form the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF). The OCF unifies the entirety of the former Open Interconnectivity Consortium – including Arris, CableLabs, Cisco, GE Digital, Intel and Samsung – with Electrolux, Microsoft and Qualcomm.

Professional fridges can also be energy efficient

Electrolux has launched a range of professional refrigerators and freezers that meet stringent new European energy-efficiency requirements long before the rules come into effect.

Electrolux washer wins Best in Show at U.S. trade fair KBIS

Electrolux North America put on an impressive display at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas, Nevada, introducing new products under the Frigidaire and Electrolux brands at an 8,400 square-foot (780 m2) booth.

TEDx talk: How Electrolux uses open innovation to cooperate with innovators

Not all innovation takes place inside a company. Actually, it’s very likely that really great ideas will be found outside the organization. In this TEDx talk, Lucia Chierchia, Head of Open Innovation at Electrolux, talks about how using an open innovation approach helps to capture the best ideas from innovators around the world.

Thirteen Electrolux factories to use renewable electricity only

By January next year, thirteen Electrolux manufacturing sites in Europe will use only electricity from renewable sources. It further confirms the systematic work by Electrolux to reduce the environmental footprint in its factories worldwide.

Bloom winner of Electrolux Design Lab 2015

Out of over 1,500 competition submissions, one concept, Bloom by Jordan Lee Martin of the United Kingdom, has been announced as the winner of Electrolux Design Lab 2015. The winner was selected by an expert jury in front of a live audience comprising 200 international media, bloggers and Electrolux partners at the Kattilahalli Venue in Helsinki, Finland.

Bringing innovation opportunities to life

INNOVATIVE ELECTROLUX, PART 2: Part of staying at the forefront of innovation is making certain that you seize all opportunities. How does a company like Electrolux take its projects from idea to reality?

Electrolux launches first connected air-conditioner

Electrolux introduces its first-ever smart air conditioner in North America, the Frigidaire Cool Connect that allows consumers to program the appliance through an app on their tablet or smartphone.

Electrolux 2014 Sustainability Report highlights new focus on strategic themes

Electrolux has published the online edition of the Annual Report and the Sustainability Report for 2014. Announcing a new approach to reinforce Electrolux sustainability leadership, the report highlights 10 key themes where Electrolux can make the biggest difference and will aim for consistently high performance.

Electrolux strengthens Global Operations function; names Jan Brockmann COO

Electrolux is strengthening its Global Operations function with an expanded setup and new leadership, in a move to drive operational excellence and productivity over the coming decade. Jan Brockmann will head the function in the newly created position of Chief Operations Officer, with responsibilities including R&D, manufacturing and purchasing among other areas.

Electrolux boosts brand with new visual identity

Electrolux today introduced a new visual identity for the company brand. Refreshing the iconic logotype and setting new distinctive standards for imagery and colors, the design is created to have more stopping power and stand out from the crowd wherever consumers meet Electrolux.

Electrolux announces Design Lab 2015 theme, doubles prize

Electrolux today announced the theme for its popular global design competition that annually receives more than 1,700 submissions from over 60 countries. In 2015 – its 13th year – the Electrolux Design Lab competition is looking for innovative ideas under the theme of Healthy Happy Kids.

Electrolux Supplier Awards 2014 winners announced

Electrolux held its second Supplier Awards event on November 12, 2014, recognizing its top direct material suppliers for outstanding levels of quality, innovation, performance, service, cost, on-time delivery and sustainable practices.

Future Hunter-Gatherer wins Electrolux Design Lab 2014

Future Hunter-Gatherer, an educational grocery shopping experience inspired by nature, has won Electrolux Design Lab 2014. The winner was selected by an expert jury in front of an audience of 150 international journalists and bloggers at the Electric Venue in Paris, France.  

Electrolux and Poggenpohl introduce pioneering kitchen concept

Electrolux Grand Cuisine and Poggenpohl have partnered to launch The Fourth Wall: a complete reimagining of the home kitchen that combines Poggenpohl’s design innovation with Electrolux Grand Cuisine which empowers the home cook with the tools of the professionals.

Electrolux Announces Design Lab 2014 Finalists

In the future, salad could be made to taste like potato chips, towels cleaned in seconds and fashion created at home from plastic bottles, according to three of the finalists in the Electrolux Design Lab competition.

Electrolux selected for UN Global Compact 100 index

Electrolux has for the second year running been included as a constituent in the Global Compact 100, a stock index composed of companies which have signed the United Nations Global Compact.

Electrolux leads Household Durables in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Electrolux has been included in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for 2014, and retained its position as Industry Leader in the Household Durables category for the eighth consecutive year. In this annual assessment, published by RobecoSAM, Electrolux was also included in DJSI Europe.

Electrolux presents the first AAAA vacuum cleaner in the market

Electrolux presents an AAAA-graded vacuum cleaner according to the new EU energy labeling and eco-design regulations. The new Electrolux UltraOne Quattro has A-grades for energy efficiency, dust-pickup on both carpet and hard floor, and on dust re-emission.

Electrolux Design Lab announces Top 35 semi-finalists

Electrolux Design Lab has entered its next stage, revealing the Top 35 finalists from over 1,700 entries in the 2014 competition. The futuristic concepts submitted by design students from all over the world come under the banner of this year's theme, 'Creating Healthy Homes'.

Electrolux dishwasher “closest to perfection ever”

Reviewed.com, an independent U.S. website testing appliances and electronics for consumers, bestowed an Editors’ Choice award and a 10.0, currently their highest rating, to the new Electrolux Stainless Steel Dishwasher with IQ-Touch™ Controls, saying it cleaned dishes better than any other machine the site had ever evaluated.

New collection of small kitchen appliances

Electrolux continues to expand within small kitchen appliances. The new Expressionist Collection® is a premium range with a sleek, seamless, stainless steel design and intuitive, modern controls. It will be sold in Europe, Asia and North America.

AEG explores the future of clothing in new documentary

Can we grow a dress in a vat of liquid? Has wearable tech arrived? In The Next Black, AEG travels the world to meet with some of the world’s most innovative people and companies to explore the future of clothing.

Electrolux showcases latest kitchen innovations at EuroCucina

Electrolux will host a roster of chefs at its EuroCucina exhibition space in Milan (April 8-11, 2014), offering visitors to the world’s largest kitchen trade and consumer fair the chance to taste Michelin star dining as they experience the latest kitchen innovations in context.

Electrolux appoints Lars Erikson as Head of Group Design

Electrolux has appointed Lars Erikson as new Head of Group Design effective immediately. He replaces Stefano Marzano who recently retired, and reports to Jan Brockmann, Chief Technology Officer, on a Group Management level.

Consumer insight shapes Electrolux China launch

Electrolux carried out extensive consumer research in the development of the new Chinese product range, which is now being launched with a carefully crafted online and in-store marketing campaign.

Electrolux Supplier Awards 2013 winners announced

Electrolux held its first ever Supplier Awards event on November 20, 2013, celebrating its top direct material suppliers from around the world and selecting twelve winners out of 3,000 potential candidates.

Electrolux launches collection of premium cookware

As the chosen supplier to almost 50% of Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe, Electrolux has unique insight into the requirements of some of the most demanding kitchens in the world.

Flying mini-robot cleaners win Electrolux Design Lab 2013 Contest

What does the future of the home hold? Flying mini-robot cleaners, expanding walls that filter the air and 3D food printers are just some of the visions in the Electrolux Design Lab competition, arranged now for the 11th consecutive year. The flying robot concept “Mab” was awarded first prize in competition finals at the Fotografiska Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.

Electrolux praised for action and reporting on emissions

Electrolux has been recognized by CDP as one of five leading Nordic companies in taking actions to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the risks of climate change. Electrolux was also ranked as a leader in terms of its climate change data disclosure.

New innovations behind the quietest vacuum cleaner

Electrolux has recently launched a new generation of UltraSilencer vacuum cleaners – possibly the quietest vacuum cleaner in the world. Patented innovations make for a unique combination of excellent cleaning performance and a sound level of only 61 decibels - lower than an everyday conversation.

Electrolux launches sous-vide cooking system for domestic use

Electrolux is this year launching a combi-steam oven and vacuum sealer as a dual set of appliances that facilitate domestic sous-vide cooking – now making it possible to bring restaurant-quality flavor to the home through a professional cooking technique.

Electrolux Design Lab 2013 semifinalists are chosen

A breathing wall that cleans the air, a hologram cooking appliance to prevent loneliness and a robotic cleaning appliance running on kinetic energy. These are some of the innovative concepts chosen as the top 20 semifinalists of the Electrolux Design Lab 2013 competition.

Electrolux Taste Festival partnership reaches Stockholm

Some of Sweden’s finest chefs will, in collaboration with Electrolux, share the secrets of outstanding cooking and offer world-class dining when the Taste Food Festival comes to Stockholm in September. This is part of Electrolux recent three-year agreement as headline brand partner with a series of taste festivals in Europe.

Electrolux a sector leader in FTSE4Good Ratings

Electrolux has again been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series, where the company was also ranked among the sector leaders in the rating of its ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) factors.

Electrolux brands sweep red dot awards for product design in 2013

Electrolux achieved an outstanding result in this year’s red dot design awards, securing a total 22 awards for high quality design under all three of the Group’s European brands: Electrolux, AEG and Zanussi. Appliances including ovens, hoods, hobs, dishwashers, washing machines and vacuum cleaners were all recognized by the international jury.

Electrolux and Stockholm Design Week

In association with Stockholm Design Week, journalists got to get behind the scenes at Electrolux headquarters and meet the designers behind the latest innovations in home appliances and experience the visionary concepts of the future.

Electrolux recognized in three prestigious sustainability rankings

Electrolux has this year been included in the Global 100 ranking of the world’s most sustainable companies, returning to the list for the first time since 2005. The company was also for the second year running named Sector Leader in the RobecoSAM 2013 global sustainability rating, and ranked as one of the world’s leading consumer goods companies in terms of addressing climate change.

Floating air cleaning appliance wins Electrolux Design Lab 2012

A hands-free stirring utensil. A tasting spoon that tells you what ingredient is lacking. This is what the future of household and cooking appliances looks like at the 10th annual Electrolux Design Lab competition. Aeroball by Jan Ankiersztajn from Poland was awarded first prize in finals at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan.

Cooking sessions and product launches at IFA 2012

At IFA 2012 in Berlin the Electrolux top management has proved that it can think up pioneering ideas and whip up a very tasty meal. In Electrolux show kitchen, parts of the management prepared a three-course dinner live while showcasing new appliances and its plans for the future.

Electrolux Design Lab 2012 – 30 Semi-finalists presented

What do a washing machine you use like a hula hoop and an intelligent dish that transforms food into sound have in common? Two things: They are both semi-finalists in Electrolux Design Lab 2012 and both look to engage our senses in new and interesting ways.

Electrolux named “Most innovative brand of the year 2012”

Plus X has named Electrolux the most innovative brand of the year in the product category small domestic appliances. On top of this several individual products received awards, such as the best stick mixer of the year, best hand mixer of the year and best central vacuum of the year.

Driving forward superefficient appliances to create growth

Ministers at the international talks on clean energy in London announced several initiatives to accelerate global progress on the energy efficiency of appliances. Jan Brockmann, Chief Technology Officer in Electrolux, attended the meeting as part of a roundtable discussion.

Cube by Electrolux lands in Stockholm

The Cube by Electrolux will be open atop of the Royal Swedish Opera House in Stockholm from June 18, 2012. The most pioneering chefs in Sweden will be brought together to celebrate Electrolux professional expertise.

UNGC Communication on Progress

Electrolux has submitted its 2012 UN Global Compact Communication on Progress according to GC Advanced Level reporting.

Electrolux introduces unique brush-cleaning function

The new Ergorapido 2in1 with BRUSHROLLCLEAN™ TECHNOLOGY addresses a problem that no other vacuum manufacturer has been able to solve. With a new unique brush cleaning function from Electrolux, fibers and entwined hairs are removed by a blade and sucked into the dust cup. This saves consumers the time-consuming and annoying task of cleaning the brush roll.

Electrolux listed among World’s Most Admired Companies

Electrolux is included in the 2012 edition of the annual World’s Most Admired Companies list, published by CNN and Fortune. Electrolux ranked number four in the “Home equipment and furnishings“ category.

Electrolux hosts cooking event with world-renowned chef

David Chang, founder of the momofuku restaurants in New York, has participated in an exclusive cooking event in the Swedish Culinary Team's training facilities at Electrolux HQ in Stockholm. The session was part of the launch of the White Guide 2012.

Electrolux receives several Plus X Awards

Four small appliances from Electrolux has received the prestigious German Plus X Award® for 2011. The appliances were honored with ‘Best Product of the Year 2011’.

Cube by Electrolux Lands in Milan

The Cube by Electrolux will open in Milan from 19th December 2011 to 26th April 2012. The unique dining concept is a celebration of Electrolux Professional Heritage, bringing together some of the most pioneering chefs in Italy. The chefs, supported daily by Electrolux within their own restaurants, will offer guests a showcase of gastronomic excellence set against the backdrop of the Piazza del Duomo.

Electrolux AquaSense – great tasting water faster

Tap water is one of the most valuable assets in our homes. The taste or appearance might prevent us from drinking it or cooking with it. Filtering your tap water gives you clean, great tasting water. With Electrolux AquaSense™ you get your water at least twice as fast.

Ergorapido available in four new colors

The Ergorapido instant cleaner are now able to choose among four new colors in addition to the previous ones. The new colors are Aqua Blue, Olive Green, Chocolate Brown and Clear Blue.

Electrolux and Vac from the Sea awarded by United Nations

Electrolux Vac from the Sea initiative has received an award initiated by the United Nations and the International Public Relations Association. Vac from the Sea also won the corporate communications category as well as the Efes Group Special Award.

Electrolux launches high safety steam iron

Electrolux has launched the 5Safety iron that ensures safe, simple, fast and effective care and is developed using knowledge and experience from the professional laundry industry.

Electrolux Annual Report 2010 awarded third best in the world

Electrolux Annual Report 2010 is called a “top-notch reporting appliance” and rates it third best of 1,500 international annual reports. This is the fourth year in a row Electrolux has placed among the top three best annual reports in the world.

Electrolux initiates conversation about sustainability

In a conversation with Tessa Tennant, a pioneer within sustainability, Keith McLoughlin, President and CEO of Electrolux, outlines the Electrolux sustainability strategy. The conversation is now online as a part of the Group’s sustainability strategy report.

Gold Lion to Electrolux in Cannes

Electrolux project Vac from the Sea was awarded with gold in the pr category at the Cannes Lions. Cannes Lions is the world’s most prestigious advertising festival.

Electrolux Design Lab 2011 semi-finalists announced

Introducing the world’s smallest microwave oven, compact cleaners and a bouncing blender – 25 Electrolux Design Lab semi-finalists provide ‘Intelligent Mobility’ solutions for domestic appliances utilising existing technology.

TED lecture about the magic washing machine

In a vivid TED lecture, the renowned Swedish medical doctor Hans Rosling has claimed the washing machine to be the greatest invention of the industrial revolution.

Electrolux Asian Food Survey reveals Asia’s Passion for Food

The Asian Food Survey, one of Asia’s largest food surveys, has been conducted by Electrolux for the second time, to gain better insights into the trends of food preparation, as well as understanding the consumer motivations when it comes to food and dining.

Electrolux raises the bar in sustainability reporting

Electrolux products with the best environmental performance accounted for 22% of total sold units and 35% of Electrolux gross profit in 2010. Sales of Green Range products, which have the best energy and water efficiency, have been progressing steadily since their roll-out in 2008.

Electrolux Cube pops up in Europe

The Cube by Electrolux is a unique temporary dining concept that opened its doors for the first time on April 1st. The Electrolux “Cube” will pop up on a series of landmark sites across Europe over the course of 2011, starting with a placement on top of the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels, Belgium.

Electrolux congratulates Bocuse d’Or winners

Chefs Rasmus Kofoed from Denmark and Tommy Myllymäki from Sweden finished first and second, respectively, in the Bocuse d’Or final, which recently took place in Lyon, France.

Electrolux announces theme for 2011 Design Lab: Intelligent mobility

Electrolux Design Lab 2011 invites industrial design students and recent graduates of industrial design to compete for a six-month paid internship and prize money by submitting ideas that consider intelligent mobility for home appliances of the future.

Electrolux celebrates 80 years on Stockholm Stock Exchange

To commemorate the Electrolux 80-year listing on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, Hans Stråberg, President and CEO of Electrolux, together with Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman of Electrolux, and Lars Wedenborn, Chairman of NASDAQ OMX Nordic, inaugurated a historic exhibition at Nasdaq OMX headquarters in Stockholm

Trend review from Eurocucina 2010

The Milan Furniture Fair that took place in April is Europe's largest kitchen and furniture show. Thomas Johansson, Design Director within Electrolux, reveals his impressions of the most striking trends from the fair.

A dishwasher designed for the 21st century

Based on thousands of hours of consumer observation and interviews across Europe, the dishwashers offer bigger capacity, better washing results and use less water and energy, meeting today’s consumer needs.

Form & Function Sought in Equal Measure from Domestic Appliances

With a little under a week to go until the deadline for submissions (May 1st 2010) would-be Electrolux Design Lab contestants would do well to note the response to an Electrolux survey* that found equal value is placed upon the aesthetics and performance of a household product.

Electrolux at Leonardo Da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology

Electrolux is among the protagonists of the new interactive nutrition laboratory at Milan’s Leonardo Da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology. As a partner of the initiative, Electrolux has made appliances for both consumers and professionals available to the Museum.

Planning a party was never so easy with Dinner Explorer

Need inspiration for a dinner or party? Try the new Electrolux tool Dinner Explorer, a website with more than 50 party ideas, complete with menus, decorations, music playlists, drinks, activities and shopping lists.

Isn’t it time for an intuitive, green oven?

Electrolux has launched the new air-o-steam Touchline oven for professional kitchens. The revolutionary oven simplifies cooking, saves money and reduces climate impact.

Support International World Water Day – Read your Dishwasher Manual

Electrolux have previously show that a dishwasher reduces water and energy consumption (when compared to manual dishwashing) and have a dedicated website that calculates how those who own a dishwasher can help save the environment and money (www.electrolux.com/watersavings). Now, on International World Water Day, Electrolux announce the results of a recent study by the University of Bonn showing that those who do own a dishwasher could use them even more efficiently by reading the accompanying manual.

Electrolux Design Barometer – Designs For Life

An Electrolux survey carried out at the recent Stockholm DesignBoost event (12th February 2010) asked attendees, including designers, architects and planners what their thoughts were on the predicted rise of urbanisation.

Compete in Electrolux Design Lab 2010

The Electrolux Design Lab 2010 competition is under way. Global undergraduate and graduate industrial design students are invited to create home appliances that consider shrinking domestic spaces. The deadline: 1 May, 2010

Electrolux earns four prestigious Good Design Award 2009

Four Electrolux products have been awarded the prestigious 2009 Good Design Award. The award is granted to designers and manufacturers around the world for setting the highest standards for the best, most advanced product designs, branding and graphics.

Electrolux Presents ‘Heart of the Home’ Kitchen Concept

The Electrolux 'Heart of the Home' is an integrated, personalised concept that renders the bulk of one's cooking utensils obsolete. Say goodbye to pots and pans and give a big warm welcome to digital recipes and emorphous surfaces thatdevelop social relationships and enhance our enjoyment of food.

Electrolux Launch Kitchen Concept at Designboost

Henrik Otto, Senior Vice President of Design at Electrolux will present an exciting new kitchen concept tomorrow (12.Feb.2010) at the DesignBoost forum in Sweden. Henrik Otto will also be joined in a “Space for Life” seminar by Ineke Hans, Karim Rashid, James Irvine and Ross Lovegrove (amongst others) to discuss the role of design in realising the potential benefits of increasing global urbanisation.

Electrolux tests system that reduces risk of overloads in the power grid due to cold temperatures

This winter’s cold temperatures in Northern Europe has caused risk for energy shortage. Authorities urges households to use their washing machine and other appliances during nights in order to mitigate power peaks. A smart grid project co-initiated by Electrolux could reduce this risk. In the project, households are testing a system for smart appliances that automatically detect and avoid consumption during peak periods of the day.

"Best in class"-blender is a savior when juice prices increase

Freezing temperatures in Florida have driven up prices for orange juice. Making your own juice can turn out to be a good alternative. In Brazil, famous for its fruit drinks, the juice preparation of an Electrolux blender has recently been awarded.

UltraOne wins iF product design award 2010

The UltraOne vacuum cleaner has received a prestigious iF product design award. Since the launch, the vac has received “Best in test” in consumer reviews in at least five countries.

Turkey à la Dishwasher

To add novelty to your Christmas celebrations, then how about cooking a turkey in a dishwasher? This particular cooking technique, as suggested by a chef in the UK.

COP15 Barometer – December 17, 2009

Overnight snow covered the Bella Center in a blanket of white, and the temperature was below freezing point as Electrolux interviewed the delegates who were delighted that the metro station at the Bella Center was open again.

COP15 Barometer – December 16, 2009

Dark clouds hung overhead and the first snowflakes sprinkled down on Electrolux representatives as they checked the temperature of the atmosphere amongst the delegates at the Climate Summit. Today's huge demonstration meant that many delegates had to walk far to get to the action, making the demonstration the talk of the day.

COP15 Barometer – December 15, 2009

On another cold December day the long queues at the Bella Center were once again one of the hot topics as Electrolux interviewed conference delegates at the Bella Center’s metro station about the day’s key issues and expectations for a climate deal on Friday.

COP15 Barometer – December 14, 2009

"Security chaos" was one of the hottest topics on Monday in front of the Bella Center, where hundreds of people had to wait patiently outside in the December cold on the first day of the event to enter.

New electronic appliances can reduce Copenhagen’s climate impact

The city of Copenhagen could reduce its total CO2 emissions by 56,402 tons annually if all households replaced their outdated and energy consuming household appliances with new, energy efficient models, according to a new climate study from Electrolux.

Ergorapido competition extended – still a chance to win!

The call for inspiring interior designs in the Ergorapido competition attracted over one-thousand entries from twenty-five countries. It’s been so popular that a second competition has been added and will run through January 2010.

Electrolux wins the Planeta Casa award in Brazil

In Brazil, the Turbo Acqua Jet Washer from Electrolux, is awarded the Planeta Casa award. It is the only home appliance considered by the award as a product which contributes to the rational use of water.

Vote for Electrolux Design Lab Theme 2010

Electrolux are now thinking about the theme for Electrolux Design Lab 2010 and are seeking your participation in setting the brief through an on-line vote. Now moving towards its eighth year, this is the first time that interactive voting, which is open to everyone, has occurred. Your thoughts and opinions will then help us to formulate the brief for the 2010 Electrolux Design Lab.

Swedish women like Electrolux share

The Electrolux share is popular among Swedish women. According to a fresh Swedish study, 41% of Electrolux share owners are women.

Electrolux wins two “Green Good Design” awards

Electrolux received recognition for two sustainability-related initiatives: the Panda Club Project, with which Electrolux is in partnership with WWF Italia, and the Electrolux 4Springs Tap, which offers consumers an alternative to bottled water.

Electrolux emphasise food preservation on World Food Day

According to UK studies, about a third of the food we purchase gets thrown away and with an estimated 20% of global greenhouse gases linked to the food chain, this represents a significant opportunity for change. On World Food Day (16th October), Electrolux suggest their FreshFrostFree™ range of refrigerators as a smart choice to help preserve food and the environment simultaneously.

Interview with Design Lab jury member David Fisher

David Fisher is the Design Director of Seymourpowell, the internationally-renowned product design consultancy based in London, and one of four internationally-recognized designers on this year’s Electrolux Design Lab jury.

Incentives for energy-efficient refrigerators in the hot seat

Electrolux CEO Hans Stråberg challenged policy-makers to introduce consumer incentives for exchanging outdated, energy-thirsty appliances in an op-ed piece in Dagens Industri , Sweden’s leading industry newspaper (August 24).

Top 8 Electrolux Design Lab 09 finalists announced

From teleport fridges to flying water catchers to robotic greenhouses on Mars, Electrolux announces this year’s top eight Design Lab finalists in its global competition themed “Designs for the next 90 years”. The eight finalists will compete for first place in Electrolux Design Lab ’09 finals in London on September 24, 2009, at 100% Design London, the UK’s leading architecture and design event.

Electrolux endorses Caring for Climate

Together with leading companies worldwide, Electrolux is taking part in a joint business call for action to make markets work for the climate.

Electrolux launch WaterSavings website

Electrolux has launched www.electrolux.com/WaterSavings, a website where it is possible to compare how much water could be saved in households, cities and countries if everyone used a modern dishwasher instead of washing dishes by hand.

S-bag®: the dustbag that won’t quit

The Electrolux s-bag® was launched worldwide in 2001 as a standard sized vacuum cleaner dustbag for Electrolux and Philips vacuum cleaners.

Pure water fresh from the fridge

Brita® and Electrolux bring you clean and tasty water straight from the fridge. There’s no longer any need to haul heavy and bulky bottles from the supermarket. Brita® filters protect your family and the environment.

Electrolux designs concept products to match tomorrow’s trends

Electrolux knows that the kitchen is "the place to be" when socializing in the home. Today, cooking is a collaborative effort. This means that appliances that provide flexibility in terms of time and space are more important than ever to consumers.

Electrolux will slash energy use a further 15% by 2012

Electrolux has decided that by year-end 2012 its factories, offices and warehouses will use 15% less energy than in 2008. These savings will result in CO2 reductions of over 70,000 tons – the equivalent of the yearly emissions from more than 30,000 cars. Moreover, reductions in energy consumption are projected to bring the Group annual savings of approx. SEK 100 million based on 2008 prices.

Top home appliance trends for iGeneration

After analyzing hundreds of entries from the Electrolux Design Lab 2008 competition, Electrolux reveals six emerging home appliance trends for the iGeneration.

Fresh food is good, both for you and the environment

Fresh food is a key ingredient in any healthy life style. Electrolux new FreshFrostFree™ range preserves the freshness and taste of your favorite food. By keeping food fresh longer and reducing our household waste, we can contribute to preserving the environment.

Space is freedom

Having more space is having more freedom, freedom to cook what you want and not having to worry about running out of supplies.

Vacuum for the joy of it!

Why compromise? When choosing a vacuum cleaner, most consumers have to compromise between performance and sound levels or design and maneuverability. Electrolux now ends this by launching the new UltraOne: a vacuum cleaner completely redesigned from scratch.

World’s first zero-emissions Antarctic station puts Electrolux products to use

Electrolux supports Antarctica project with energy-efficient household appliances. The world’s first zero emissions Antarctic station, the Princess Elisabeth, was officially opened on February 15, 2009, in Dronning Maud Land in Antarctica. The researchers will use Electrolux energy efficient appliances when cooking, cleaning or doing the laundry in this environmentally friendly house.

Call for entries: Designs for the next 90 years

The Electrolux Design Lab 2009 global design competition invites undergraduate and graduate industrial design students around the world to submit their innovative home appliance ideas for the next 90 years, deadline May 31.

Air-o-Steam gas burner goes modular

The Air-o-Steam is based on a completely new and revamped gas burner. Central to the new design was a modular approach that yielded a dramatic decrease in the number of components used, from 35 in the old range (gaskets, swirlers, and pipes) to just eight in the new one. This has generated substantial cost reductions.

New green&clean dishwashers for professional kitchens

Ideal for small to medium-sized restaurants and hotels, for pubs, bars and quick service restaurants, the new Electrolux Professional Undercounter and Hood Type dishwashers consume less water and energy and can save money.

Live Big in a Small Space

Electrolux presents clever solutions for compact city living. Single households are the new trend in Europe. Increased divorce rates, young high-earners leaving home at an earlier age, and an ageing population result in single households representing nearly 30% of all households in Europe – with the majority living in the cities.

Dinner explorer makes you a star in the kitchen

Electrolux launches interactive party tool. Two thirds of Europeans (67%) entertain at home at least once a month and when they do, they want to impress their guests according to a recent survey by Electrolux.

Electrolux campaign clenches three marketing awards

Well represented among the big players, winning the top award. The M&M Awards is an annual benchmark of industry excellence in Europe's media and marketing arena, recognizing the most outstanding work in European media communications.

Electrolux names top experts to Design Lab jury

Design Lab jury shares a passion for design and technology. Electrolux, a leading household appliance innovator, has named four internationally-recognized experts to its Design Lab jury. They include fuseproject founder Yves Béhar, Axis FormLAB Design Director Jiao Mo, Senior Design Manager for Nokia Younghee Jung, and Sr VP of Global Design at Electrolux Henrik Otto. They will choose the winner of the Electrolux Design Lab 08, the sixth edition of this annual global design competition.

Electrolux awarded “Best Annual Report” in the world

The Electrolux Annual Report for 2007 was ranked number one in the latest edition of the “Annual Report on Annual Reports” by Report Watch. Overall, 500 international listed companies were included in the ranking. The report is the only survey that ranks annual reports on a global basis.

For Ergorapido, the trend is drawn in black and white

Electrolux launches Special Editions of award-winning vacuum cleaner. Electrolux is launching high gloss black and high gloss white Special Editions of its Ergorapido 2in1, which recently won the 2008 Red Dot Design Award. This special edition of the cordless stick cleaner features a mirrored dust container and new metallic accents.

Electrolux to cut energy consumption by 15%

Meeting the climate challenge: Electrolux defines energy target for its operations. Growing concern over climate change will influence consumers’ purchasing choices and raise their expectations on how companies respond to the challenge. As part of its three-pronged approach to contribute to the solution, Electrolux is launching a Group-wide initiative to cut energy use.

Putting up with noise pollution

One in ten Europeans says that noisy domestic appliances are a problem. Only one in four seriously considered the noise factor when purchasing an appliance. A new AEG-Electrolux report is one of the most comprehensive surveys about noise ever undertaken in Europe.

Electrolux searching for 90 “Kitchen Stars”

To celebrate its 90th anniversary, 2009, global household appliance maker Electrolux is looking to identify 90 Electrolux kitchen owners across Europe – all with a special story to tell about when they felt like a star in their kitchen. The 90 Electrolux Kitchen Stars will be featured in a photo exhibition, an online gallery and a book.

Home of the future: ten safe bets

How will we be cooking, cleaning and washing in the future? Senior Industrial Designer Adam Szczepanowski gives an insight at the Grand Designs Live Home of the Future Seminar in the UK. Electrolux Senior Industrial Designer Adam Szczepanowski was a key speaker at the Grand Designs Live Home of the Future Seminar in London, UK.

Electrolux launches climate strategy

To create greater focus on our most energy-efficient appliances worldwide, Electrolux is launching a series of green product ranges.

New Wash & Dry from Electrolux Professional: Two machines in one

One machine can do both the washing and drying in this innovative product from Electrolux Professional. Known as the Wash & Dry, this new machine is a robust, performing and user friendly appliance. It’s being launched primarily to self service laundries and the hospital and hospitality sectors.

Electrolux receives green prize for Ultrasilencer Green vac

On May 14, 2008, Electrolux was awarded the prestigious Inspiration Prize by The Swedish Recycling Industry Association for the new Ultrasilencer Green vacuum cleaner. The Inspiration Prize has been awarded for the past three years to a company doing groundbreaking work with recycled materials. Previous winners include Patagonia (2007) and Ikea (2006).

Electrolux receives corporate social responsibility award

Swedish crown princess Victoria as she presents the award to Jens Schlyter och Mattias Rådström from Electrolux.Electrolux is awarded for best integration and transparency of corporate social responsibility in business operation and reporting.

The greenest vac on the market is black

Ultrasilencer GreenElectrolux this month launched the Ultrasilencer Green, the most energy-efficient cleaner on the market made of recycled materials. Electrolux Ultrasilencer Green uses 33% less energy and is made with 55% recycled plastic.

Transforming a hotel bedroom into a laundry

When the Macdonald Cardrona Hotel Golf and Country Club was built in 2003, the decision was made to outsource all of the laundry. However, it was soon noticed that the laundry costs were considerably higher than some of the group’s other hotels.

World Water Day – Electrolux thinking outside the bottle

A mountain of plastic water bottles the size of the Eiffel Tower – that is how much bottled water Europeans consumes every year. This is a rough estimate by the global household appliance maker Electrolux based on the fact that out of the staggering number of 50 billion litres of mineral water consumed in Europe every year, 84% is sold in plastic bottles*.

Electrolux launches “auto-focus for chefs”

Intelligent oven secures great result at the push of one button. Electrolux is launching a revolutionary new oven called Inspiro, the first oven that thanks to a breakthrough heat management technique automatically selects the right heating mode based on the contents of the oven.

Successful white vac inspired by snow

A unique experiment produced amazing results: Electrolux manufactured a limited-edition premium vacuum cleaner designed by one of Sweden’s most influential designers and sold the product at a premium at special boutiques.

Electrolux recognized for performance in Sustainability Yearbook

Electrolux hits a sustainability homerun with three recognitions of performance in a recently published Sustainable Asset Management report ‘The Sustainability Yearbook 2008’. The Group received mention as a Gold Class Member, Sector Mover and Sector Leader.

Design for the Internet generation

Electrolux Design Lab 2008 invites industrial design students around the world to create tomorrow’s home appliances for the Internet generation, deadline May 30.

Electrolux Professional and WWF Italia to team up in 2008

Electrolux Professional and WWF Italia, one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, will collaborate in 2008 and promote the Electrolux Green Spirit product range of professional appliances, which are specially designed to reduce the impact on the environment.

China’s Design Space shines with high-profile events

Design Space by Electrolux in Shanghai has hosted several high profile events since it opened in November. It has even been used as the location for a TV ad shoot featuring an Olympic gold medalist.

Twelve iF Awards to Electrolux for good design

Electrolux has been awarded a combined total of twelve International Design Awards in the “Household/Living” appliance category for the 2008 edition of the iF Design Awards. This year 2771 entries from 35 countries competed for the international iF Design Award 2008, organized by International Forum Design in Hannover, Germany.

Electrolux connects with architects online

Electrolux has launched ArchitectConnect, a new tool to help kitchenbuilders and architects see how Electrolux appliances would fit into their plans.

Trendy “Color Passion” products make their debut

Fancy a deep gold dishwasher, orange washing machine, purple tumble dryer or a green refrigerator to spice up your home? In its War on White, Electrolux launches a limited edition “Color Passion” range.

Jury ready for Design Lab

The jurors for this year’s Design lab share a passion for design, innovation and the environment. Matali Crasset, award-winning French industrial designer, Jason Bradbury, the UK’s famous Gadget and Consumer Technology journalist, Céline Cousteau, the daughter of ocean explorer/filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau and granddaughter of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, and Henrik Otto, Senior Vice President of Global Design at Electrolux, make up the jury of this year’s Design Lab.

Electrolux tackles sustainability issues profitably

"Making money and running a sustainable business go hand-in-hand," says Electrolux President and CEO Hans Stråberg. "There is a consumer demand for products that meet high sustainability standards. Consumers are willing to pay more for such products."

Designers in Stockholm take to the streets for the environment

There were no trains, buses or automobiles used by design colleagues one day recently in Stockholm from Floor Care and other sectors who instead biked, roller-bladed, ran, and walked to work in an effort to reduce their carbon footprints for one day. What started out as an ordinary morning turned into an environmental challenge for 25 creative minds at the Electrolux Industrial Design Center.

Ergorapido gets Good Design® Award 2007

The iconic Ergorapido 2-in-1 vac received Japan’s prestigious Good Design Award in the Product Design category for the innovative, cutting-edge design of Ergorapido, the vacuum cleaner that has redefined cleaning habits.

“I have always longed to have a Molteni from Electrolux.”

So says celebrity chef Mattias Dahlgren, who is the namesake, CEO and creative leader of Restaurant Mathias Dahlgren, the newly opened à la carte restaurant in Stockholm’s exclusive Grand Hotel. And in this venue, a Molteni is what he got.

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