Paykel Appliances today announced the formation of a global
strategic alliance involving the two major home appliance
Fisher & Paykel Appliances is a New Zealand-based
international company that manufactures and markets major
appliances for laundry, cooking, refrigeration and dishwashing.
The company's primary markets are in New Zealand and Australia.
The company also exports home appliances around the world, with
a focus on Europe and the United States. Additional information
about the company can be found on the Internet at
"This global alliance will provide significant growth
opportunities for both Whirlpool and Fisher & Paykel," said Jeff
Fettig, Whirlpool's president and chief operating officer. "The
relationship gives each of us access to a broader set of
innovative technologies and products that we can bring to
customers in markets worldwide."
"Whirlpool Corporation provides us greater access to
important global markets through its extensive global
distribution system," added John Bongard, managing director of
Fisher & Paykel Appliances. "Whirlpool also offers us the
benefits of scale and the strength of its global technology
development organisation. By combining our talents we can
develop commercial and product ideas that will benefit both
companies and add value for all our stakeholders."
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