The Haier group was set up in 1984 in Qingdao, China. In just over two decades as per Euromonitor Statistics of 2003, Haier was ranked as the 2nd largest Home Appliances brand in the world.
Values & Technology
Haier’s revenues have shot up fourfold since 2000 with an annual Group turnover of 180.3 billion yuan, US $ 29.5 billion. Haier has 24 industrial parks, 5 R&D centers, 66 trading companies, 143330 sales outlets and more than 70,000 employees around the world. The product range comprises of over 15,100 models in 96 categories.
Continuous innovation is the soul of Haier’s corporate culture. Haier has been widely recognized as a leader of nine products in terms of domestic market shares and the 3rd player of three products in the world market and world-class company in the fields of home integration, network appliances, digital and large scale integrated circuits and new materials.
Haier has long attached significance to innovation in satisfying the demands of worldwide consumers and realizing win-win performance between Haier and clients. Haier has currently obtained more than 7,000 patented technology certificates and 589 software intellectual property rights. Haier has hosted and taken part in modification of about 100 technological standards. Haier technology of safe care water heaters and dual drive washing machines has been proposed to the IEC Criteria.
Haier’s global branding strategy aims at positioning the company as a local brand in different world markets in conjunction with enhanced product competitiveness and strong corporate operations. Haier’s international business framework encompasses a global network of design, procurement, production, distribution and after-sale services. Today, Haier has established 15 industrial complexes, 30 overseas production factories and bases, 8 design centers and over 58,000 sales agents worldwide.
With the concept of “customers as the foundation of growth”, Haier provides a one-stop star service to its customers. production, manufacturing, to pre-sale, under sales and after sales service. Since 2002, Haier has successfully established a network of over 5,000 domestic professional service suppliers to deliver timely customized service.
Haier has established an extensive sales network around the globe. Key partners in perspective markets include:
China: Strategic alliance with Suning and Gome chain stores
America: Cooperation with TOP 10 retailers, e.g. SEARS, Lowe’s, HOME DEPOT,Best Buy, PC-Richard, Wal-Mart, Sam’s, Costco, Brands Mart and Target
Japan: Cooperation with TOP 10 retailers, e.g. YAMADA, KOJIMA and JUSCO
Europe: Cooperation with KESA, Media Market and Carrefour