The €4.6m (45 million SEK) investment will see Electrolux Professional create a 4,600 sq. m. area comprising a laboratory, a research and development facility, as well as increased factory floor space. This is in addition to a previous outlay of €6.5m (63million SEK) on new products developed for production in Ljungby. Construction at Ljungby will commence in 2017, with the project set to be completed in full by 2018.
“Making customers’ lives easier through innovation is the basis for further sustainable laundry solutions and we look forward to witnessing the future possibilities of this investment,” comments Alberto Zanata, President and CEO of Electrolux Professional.
Electrolux’s Ljungby plant hosts the manufacturer’s production of washing machines and dryers for professional customers. The site serves as the global R&D hub for Electrolux Professional Laundry and holds a history of innovation in R&D, such as the water-based cleaning system lagoon® Advanced Care and the efficient dosing system, a clever solution to reduce detergent consumption.