SMEG LAUNCHES NEW ‘50S RETRO STYLE BUILT-IN DISHWASHER
SMEG, the Italian appliance manufacturer famed for its classic style and advanced technology, has introduced a built-in ‘50s retro style dishwasher to its already widely popular line of ‘50s retro style appliances.
Since its launch, SMEG’s ‘50s Retro Style collection of both large and small appliances has become a customer favorite with its vintage charm and modern features. In response to the collection’s success, SMEG has expanded the line to include a 24" dishwasher. The new product is available now in four colors: red, black, cream, and pastel blue. The dishwasher will retail for $1,499.
SMEG’s ‘50s Retro Style dishwasher combines iconic mid- century style with modern features including inside baskets finished to match the color of the door, a full-size tub, hidden stainless steel electronic control panel, self-balancing door and ten wash cycles, including a setting for crystal washing. Additionally, the product features a sanitation setting, along with a delay timer (up to nine hours) and an orbital wash system, which ensures consistently clean dishes. The dishwasher is also ENERGY STAR rated.
MIDEA OPENS EMERGING TECHNOLOGY CENTER IN SILICON VALLEY
Midea – a leading global player in consumer appliances, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, as well as robot and industrial automation systems – is expanding its footprint in Silicon Valley with a new Emerging Technology Center (ETC) in San Jose, CA. The facility will focus primarily on artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, chips, sensors, and more, intending to provide technological support as Midea transforms itself from a home appliance enterprise to a high-tech industrial leader. TheETCis part of Midea’s overall expansion in North America, which also includes a new customer service center and expanded corporate office spaces. Midea plans to invest $250 million dollars in the Silicon Valley ETC over the next five years.