Published on July 3rd, 2018 | by The GC Team0
Candy Group opens production unit for “intelligent” appliances
Candy Group has officially opened a new production unit in Eskişehir in the north west of Turkey, following an investment of €15 million in a property already owned by the Group.
The new facility will employ 300 workers and has an estimated annual production capacity of around 800,000 units. It has been created to develop a new high-efficiency production process aimed at creating smart appliances and is the Candy Group’s second production unit in Turkey.
The move is aimed at increasing the company’s competitiveness and its drive towards constant innovation. The firm said it will also provide “important indications in the development of technologies such as IT, robotics and Big Data, giving a further boost to the research and development activities, progressively allowing the Candy Group to detect, collect, monitor and analyse the data coming from finished products.”
Particular attention will be given to the electronic and connectivity components to create a complete data-set of information on the operations, performances and quality of machines, in order to anticipate and correct any malfunction.
“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,” said Beppe Fumagalli, CEO of the Candy Group. “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.”
Pictured (left to right): Hakan Unal, Plant Manager DW; Mehmet Ali KARASU, industrial director, washing; Servet Akkaynak, country manager, Turkey; Sretac Cakar, plant manager TD