As the 22 millionth refrigerator rolled off the production line at Arçelik Hitachi’s Thailand factory, the company marks another production milestone while fulfilling the international standard in terms of energy management, and recognized with ISO 50001:2018 certificate
The manufacturer, distributor, and aftersales services provider of Hitachi branded home appliances globally, Arçelik Hitachi Home Appliances announced that the company achieved a 22 million production milestone of refrigerators in Thailand and received ISO 50001:2018 certification for the energy performance of its management systems.
“Thailand has been one of the major manufacturing bases for Hitachi refrigerators for over 40 years, a center for domestic sales and exporting to more than 65 countries around the world. In 2022, another proud milestone has been achieved, as the 22 millionth refrigerator rolled off the production line at Kabinburi factory in Prachinburi Province.” said by Zafer Ustuner, Arçelik Hitachi Home Appliances CEO.
"Backed by Arçelik's global manufacturing power and Hitachi's quality heritage, we have a Research and Development (R&D) team, who exchange views and design perspectives as well as enhance innovative dynamics and creativity, with the aim of developing an excellent product that truly understands every customer’s lifestyle", said Ustuner.
Ustuner adds that "In our Thailand factory we have a production capacity of 4,000 refrigerators per day, and approximately 50,000 per month. It is expected that refrigerators in the premium segment, both the Side by Side and Multi door versions, have continuous high growth potential, as consumers around the world have confidence and trust in the quality of the Hitachi brand”.
Efficient energy management guaranteed with ISO 50001 certification
Arçelik Hitachi has always placed great importance on social and environmental responsibilities based on the Arçelik approaches to sustainability. The Thailand factory has actively implemented plans for the purposes of energy efficiency, solar energy usage, as well as the use of energy-saving technologies, water management, CO2 and greenhouse gas reductions. Additionally, it reports energy consumption data transparently.
Recently, Arçelik Hitachi was recognized with a certificate from the International Organization for Standardization, ISO 50001:2018, in August. This is a guarantee that the factory in Thailand has fulfilled the international standard in terms of energy management, covering designing and manufacturing of refrigerators as well as other products such as washing machines, small motor spare parts, water pumps, rice cookers, water heaters, and vacuum cleaners.
About Arçelik Hitachi Home Appliances
Arçelik Hitachi Home Appliances was established on July 1, 2021, as a joint venture between Arçelik A.S. and Hitachi Global Life Solutions, Inc. to manufacture, sell and provide after-sales services of Hitachi branded home appliances including refrigerators, washing machines, vacuum cleaners globally (outside of the Japanese market). Arçelik acquired 60% ownership in the new company while Hitachi Global Life Solutions, Inc. still holds 40% shares of the company. This joint venture has combined expertise and strengths of the two brands such as R&D, procurement and production systems to optimize the joint venture's global supply chain and strengthen its competitive positioning in the market.
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