One of the oldest American brands in India
Year Established: 1911
Headquarters: Michigan, USA
Parent: Whirlpool Corporation
The Whirlpool Corporation is an American multinational manufacturer and marketer of home appliances. This Fortune 500 company has an annual revenue of approximately $21 billion, 92,000 employees, and more than 70 manufacturing and technology research centres around the world, including India.
Whirlpool of India is a subsidiary of Whirlpool Corporation that owns three state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Faridabad, Puducherry and Pune. Whirlpool of India Ltd was incorporated in the year 1960 as Kelvinator of India Ltd. Their product range includes refrigerators, washing machines, microwave ovens, cooktops, chimneys, water filters, etc.
Indians love Whirlpool, which explains their 24% market share in India. Although the company imports a few completely built units from China, most of its products are made in India. So, please ensure that you check the country of origin before buying any Whirlpool product.
Chinese Presence in Top Management: no
Nationality of Chairman/CEO: American & German
Nationality of Top 3 Shareholders: American
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