With the recent acquisition of Indesit Company SpA, in October 2014, Whirlpool's organization in EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) counts approximately 24,000 employs, has a sales presence in 35 markets and 15 manufacturing and technology research centers in 8 countries. Whirlpool is now the largest player in the region, with its three pan-European brands, Whirlpool, Indesit and KitchenAid, two regional brands, Hotpoint and Bauknecht, and a number of other local brands, including Scholtes, Ariston, Laden, Polar and Ignis, which reached annual sales of approximately €5 billion in 2015, and around 25 Million products shipped in 140 countries worldwide.
Following the acquisition of Indesit Company S.p.A., we are in the process of combining our operations and integrating our businesses across the EMEA region.
On December 31st, 2016 Whirlpool Europe S.r.l. merged into Indesit Company S.p.A.. That same day Indesit’s name changed to Whirlpool EMEA S.p.A..
In 2017, the EMEA region will have a new home in the vibrant heart of Lombardy. Headquarters will move to Milan in an award-winning building perfectly suited for Whirlpool’s world leadership position and its strong orientation to innovation, design and sustainability.