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Published on March 23rd, 2017 | by The GC Team

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LG marks success of appliance division’s most successful core technology

LG Electronics has announced the sale of its 15 millionth refrigerator powered by its proprietary Inverter Linear Compressor, the appliance division’s most successful core technology.

Global sales of the brand’s premium refrigerators increased 8% year on year in 2016 and the South Korean manufacturer expects to sell a further four million in 2017.

“Our commitment to developing core technologies such as the Inverter Linear Compressor is a key element of the success of LG refrigerators all over the world,” said Song Dae-hyun, president of LG’s Home Appliance & Air Solutions Company. “Our priority to enhance refrigerator performance, reduce noise levels while using less energy is how we continue to bring value to our customers.”

Since developing the Inverter Linear Compressor 16 years ago, LG said it has continuously worked to improve the technology. The company’s fifth-generation Inverter Linear Compressor, introduced in 2014, delivers 55% better energy efficiency and a 15% reduction in noise levels compared to its first-generation model.

Last year, the brand expanded its award-winning line-up of Inverter Linear Compressor refrigerators with the new Centum System™ model, developed specifically for the European market. The Centum System Inverter Linear Compressor was backed by a 20-year warranty, an industry first, earning it recognition by VDE (Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker), one of Europe’s most respected standards and safety organisations.

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