BauknechtBauknecht Hausgeräte GmbH – BKN (CB) is a 100% subsidiary of Whirlpool Corporation (US), the leading manufacturer and marketer of major household appliances.

Bauknecht is located in Stuttgart, Germany, and has 1,400 employees, containing sales, service and production functions. In addition it hosts a research and development center for washing & drying machines, responsible for products being sold mainly in Europe and Asia.

This centre will be leading all the activities concerning the implementation, optimization and release of the new eco-innovative solution, carrying out the majority of the engineering activities, supervising other partners and subcontractors, collaborating with other partners where requested.

Whirlpool and Bauknecht share the same culture of Whirlpool Corporation, embracing values like sustainability, diversity and innovation, thus continuously seeking for better solutions for enhancing the resource efficiency of its products and innovative more sustainable technologies.

This guiding culture drives as well the research & development center with an international team of about 120 engineers, having 80 more engineers in satellite locations across Europe close to the manufacturing sites. (France, Slovakia, Italy).

Their responsibility is to develop and execute the product strategy in terms of innovative designs and features but as well in terms of cost and quality requirements.

Strong links and networks into the global organization (Whirlpool Corporation) will ensure finally a good technology and resource leverage of the new SPRAY solution within Whirlpool.

The 4 partners have already worked together and are currently developing already part of the technology of the project. This will ensure maximum commitment to the project’s objectives and guarantee the quality of results.

Contact: Tobias Bronn