Black + Decker has launched its first line of home cleaning products designed for pets. The new lineup includes cordless lithium ion hand vacuums, a 20V Max 2-in-1 cordless vacuum and robotic vacuums.
iRobot Ventures, the strategic investment arm of iRobot, has invested in Intuition Robotics, a developer of social companion technologies.
Hoover is undergoing a major rebranding effort, which looks to build on the brand’s heritage while modernizing the way it is perceived in the marketplace. The new campaign, “A New Generation of Clean,” builds upon the brand’s legacy while addressing the needs of today’s active family, the company said.
iRobot Corp. reported revenue for the full year 2016 was $660.6 million, compared with $616.8 million for the full year 2015. Net income for the fiscal year was $41.9 million, compared with $44.1 million for the full year 2015.
LG Electronics broke ground on its North American headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. The start of construction for the 350,000-square-foot sustainably designed building marks a major milestone for the $300 million project, which has been in the works since 2009.
A high-performance food processor, a robotic vacuum cleaner and a vegetable spiralizer took “Best of the Best” honors at the 2017 Housewares Design Awards gala and ceremony.
Dyson is relocating its U.S. headquarters from its current location in the River North area of Chicago to the Fulton Market District, according to a report in Crain’s Chicago Business. The move is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.
Midea is set to invest $30 million in expanding its business to Latin and Central America with the operation headquartered in Miami, FL. The launch of the project will take place on January 23.
iRobot Corp. has named Elisha Finney, evp/chief financial officer at Varian Medical Systems, to its board of directors.
Black+Decker has expanded its floor care portfolio and entered the robotic vacuum market with its Smartech robotic vacuum line. The new robotic vacuums connect to the brand’s mobile app via Bluetooth, allowing users to control the vacuums from their smartphone.