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LG Electronics Buys into U.S. Laundry Startup

LG Electronics Buys into U.S. Laundry Startup

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc. said Friday it recently purchased a stake in U.S. laundry startup Washlava and supplied it with washing machines and dryers. LG Electronics, however, didn’t disclose the level of its interest in the Tampa-based company, which operates smartphone-exclusive laundromats, or the amount invested. The electronics [...]

LG to Push Forward Start of Production at U.S. Washing Machine Plant

LG to Push Forward Start of Production at U.S. Washing Machine Plant

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – LG Electronics Inc. will begin operation of its washing machine plant in Tennessee several months earlier than scheduled, a top company official said Wednesday, in an apparent move to better cope with possible U.S. safeguard measures. Jo Seong-jin, CEO of the South Korean tech giant, said the company had planned to begin the operation of the US$250 million plant in February 2019, but it [...]

Samsung to Promote QuickDrive Washers Through Film

Samsung to Promote QuickDrive Washers Through Film

SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it plans to showcase a film on its QuickDrive washers under cooperation with a popular music composer, highlighting how its products can save users time compared with rivals. The company said the 66-minute film, “Washing Machine” will be showcased in London on Tuesday, with [...]

LG Electronics to Release Voice-Activated Washing Machine

LG Electronics to Release Voice-Activated Washing Machine

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The Tromm Washer, equipped with AI-supported voice recognition capabilities, will be released by the end of this year according to LG Electronics, making it the company’s second appliance to recognize spoken commands after the Whisen Dual Air Conditioner was introduced into the market in July. Turning the machine on [...]

Dongbu Daewoo Succeeds with Localized Features on Home Appliances

Dongbu Daewoo Succeeds with Localized Features on Home Appliances

SEOUL, March 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Lockable refrigerators and special laundry cycles for local costumes, some of the unconventional product ideas tried by South Korea’s Dongbu Daewoo Electronics, have helped the company become a major hit in the Middle East, the firm’s officials said Sunday.  The fridges with locks, launched in 1998, have sold 2 [...]

Germany’s Miele Refutes LG’s Claim of Alleged Patent Infringement

Germany’s Miele Refutes LG’s Claim of Alleged Patent Infringement

SEOUL, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – German appliance maker Miele said Friday its steam washing machines do not infringe patents issued by LG Electronics Inc., refuting the infringement claim by the South Korean electronics maker.  The response by Miele came about a week after LG demanded Miele stop using the technology it created for steam [...]

LG Demands Germany’s Miele Stop Using Its Washer Technology

LG Demands Germany’s Miele Stop Using Its Washer Technology

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean home appliance maker LG Electronics Inc. has demanded that Miele stop using the technology it created for steam washing machines, claiming that the German appliance maker allegedly infringed on LG’s patents. LG sent a letter to Miele last week, urging the company to take amicable action to [...]

LG Electronics Turns to Commercial Appliances for Growth

LG Electronics Turns to Commercial Appliances for Growth

SEOUL, March.1 (Korea Bizwire) – After dominating the home washing machine market internationally, LG Electronics plans to strengthen its stance in the commercial washing machine market. The company announced that it will jump into the global market for commercial washing machines, doubling the size of its business compared to last year. Commercial washing machines are [...]

Wall-mounted ‘Mini’ Washing Machine Certified as World-Class Product

Wall-mounted ‘Mini’ Washing Machine Certified as World-Class Product

SEOUL, Dec.18 (Korea Bizwire) – Dongbu Daewoo Electronics has announced that ‘Mini’, its drum washing machine that can be installed on a wall, was selected as a ‘next generation world-class product’ at the 2015 World-Class Goods Certification. ‘Mini’ is the first drum washing machine that can be installed on a wall. It is 29.2 centimeters [...]

LG Sells 12,000 Tromm Stylers over 100 Days

LG Sells 12,000 Tromm Stylers over 100 Days

SEOUL, Apr. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics’ new Tromm Styler, an ingenious, next-generation washing machine, had accumulated sales of 12,000 units 100 days after its launch, according to a company statement on April 14. The figure marks a 500 percent increase over sales of the previous model. The Tromm Styler, which sanitizes and removes [...]