White goods – innovative solutions for smart appliances
The household appliance sector is changing fundamentally. The trend domestically is towards efficient multifunctional appliances, while internationally further opportunities are opening up for white goods manufacturers.
The potential in the emerging economies is huge. And the prospects are promising. Worldwide production is forecast to grow by 3.8 percent per year to some 430 million appliances by the year 2017.
We at thyssenkrupp support our customers in meeting their growth targets. With passion, expertise, and innovation we accept the challenges posed by ever stricter environmental standards and rising customer expectations. Consumers demand high standards of design and functionality at an acceptable price. That’s the standard we aim to meet.
Our Steel Europe and Materials Services business areas develop innovative materials and surfaces for the sector – and supply the starting material for white goods and furniture. Other household industries also choose our products.
Take GALFAN® for example. Zinc-aluminum coated GALFAN® sheet offers outstanding forming properties and is highly corrosion resistant. PLADUR® is a family of organic coated steels that offers a unique variety of colors and effects for domestic appliances. It also offers cost advantages by eliminating the need for expensive post-painting.
In addition to our broad product portfolio we offer customers a comprehensive range of services including custom sizes and just-in-time delivery. On request we can also handle complete outsourcing and supply chain management – enabling our customers to make full use of their opportunities worldwide.