Candy Group boosts smart appliance production

€15m for household appliances of the future

05 Jul, 18

Parent company of HooverCandy Group, has invested €15m into a factory in Eskişehir, in the North West of Turkey, to produce smart appliances.

Covering 13,600sqm, it will employ 300 workers, with an estimated annual production capacity of about 800,000 pieces.

It is the second Turkish factory for the Candy Group, and will produce the first dishwasher on the market equipped with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and an internal optical sensor.

This will be able to identify the quantity and type of loaded dishes, automatically suggesting the most appropriate program and the best options for the washing.

Furthermore, thanks to connectivity, users will have the possibility of controlling and commanding the dishwasher remotely.

It will add to the Hoover AXI washing machine range which is equipped with AI, as well as its Wi-Fi connected tumble dryer.

This project will increase the company’s drive towards innovation such as IT, robotics and Big Data, giving a further boost to  research and development, allowing the company to detect, collect, monitor and analyse data from finished products.

Hoover Candy reports attention will be given to information on the operation, performance and quality of the machines to anticipate and correct any malfunction.

Beppe Fumagalli, CEO of the Candy Group, commented: “The strong focus on innovation that has always characterised the Candy Hoover Group has led us to invest in a new factory in Turkey, intended exclusively for the production of intelligent household appliances.

“The goal was to conceive and implement the development of technologies, increasing the quality of production processes and encouraging the management of the knowledge required to enhance the capabilities of all the operations performed within the factory.”