Yorkshire Stockists Appointed for the Only British-Made Washing Machines
Ebac has appointed Crampton & Moore in Sheffield, Doncaster and Harrogate as stockists of the first British-made washing machines for decades.
Ebac has prioritised independent Northern retailers, in order to spread the maximum economic benefit to the region, as a result of its investment in new products.
The company invested £7m in the development of its washing machines, and has built collaborations with leading appliance experts, with over 120,000 man hours provided in research and development. This has given Ebac a world-class understanding of washing machine technology and manufacture.
The new models, which are the first new washing machines to be manufactured in Britain for more than ten years, have a revolutionary dual fill, as an alternative to traditional cold fill machines. This offers the benefit of shorter wash times and lower energy bills.
Ebac’s washing machines join an established stable of electrical goods. It is Europe’s leading manufacturer of bottled watercoolers and domestic dehumidifiers and with the recent acquisition of the Norfrost brand, it is also growing sales in the laundry and refrigeration sectors.
Rob Corrigan, Account Executive at Crampton & Moore, said: “We have been really impressed by the new range of washing machines from Ebac, the 10 year warranty and dual fill feature have been particularly popular. The fact that they are manufactured here in the UK is very appealing to customers both in our stores and online”
Tony Hird, business development manager at Ebac, said: “We are delighted to move further into Yorkshire with our washing machine roll out programme. We started selling in our native North East, which has been so successful that we are now actively looking for independent retailers in other areas.
“Crampton & Moore believes that consumers have an appetite for a washing machine which is made right here in the North and I am convinced that customers will agree.”
Ebac chairman John Elliott added: “If we are to resolve the UK’s economic problems, we need to start making things again and this is a huge step in the right direction.
“During my 44 years in manufacturing, the trend has been for jobs to be lost in the North. It is great to have this chance to bring sustainable jobs to the region. It’s good for Ebac, it’s good for the North and it’s good for the country.”
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