New Zealand firm Fisher & Paykel Appliances Limited and Whirlpool Corporation (Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.) have signed an agreement that allows Whirlpool to sell Fisher & Paykel¹s DishDrawer® dishwashers. The products to be supplied will be those of the double-drawer, integrated design. The appliances will be branded, marketed, and distributed by Whirlpool in North America. The dishwashers will be supplied from Fisher & Paykel Appliances¹ Dunedin, New Zealand operation. Initial shipments are expected to commence during the latter part of 2004.
In other news, according to a UPI report, Whirlpool is planning to build a new factory in Poland, Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jerzy Hausner said. The Prime Minister said details would be disclosed at a later date. Polish media reported that Whirlpool would likely announce plans to build a new factory in the city of Wroclaw in southwest Poland. The value of the deal is estimated at up to U.S. $185 million. Poland had been competing with its southern neighbor Slovakia to attract the investment.
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