- Glen Dimplex
company_name = Glen Dimplex
industry = Electrical Goods
radio, heating coolingand cookingequipment, etc
num_employees = 8,500 (2004)
revenue = profit€1.5 Billion (2004)
homepage = [http://www.glendimplex.com www.glendimplex.com]
Glen Dimplex is an Irish-based consumer electrical goods firm. Founded in
1973in Northern Irelandas an electric heater manufacturer, the company has expanded by acquisitions. It is now the world's largest electrical heating business and holds significant market positions in the domestic appliance industry worldwide. With an annual turnover of €1.5 Billion, the Group employs 8,500 people.
Glen Dimplex remains privately owned and finances its ongoing expansion from its own resources. Fundamental to its success, is a policy of continuous investment in building brands and constant product innovation. The firm owns brands such as
Roberts Radio, Belling, Stoves, New World, Lec, Burco Dean Appliances, Morphy Richardsand AquaVac.
The company is privately held, and bases most of its manufacturing and development in
United Kingdomand Republic of Ireland. However, the company also has branches in Scandinavia. [ [http://www.glendimplex.no/english.html Glen Dimplex Nordic ] ]
Burco Dean Appliances were acquired by the Glen Dimplex Group in 1985 and was based at Mexbrourgh near Sheffield, England under the control of Morphy Richards. In 2007 Burco was moved within the group and is now under the control of Glen Dimplex Home Appliances at Prescot, England
Dimplex was the fourth sponsor of Southampton Football Club from
In January, 2006, the company acquired Koolant Koolers and its subsidiary Schreiber Engineering, a US manufacturer of industrial process chillers headquartered in Kalamazoo,
Michigan. This entity was subsequently renamed Dimplex Thermal Solutionsand operates as the group's only holding in the United States.
In pop culture
In 2004, SleepResearch Facility made an audio recording of a Tango2 Dimplex fan heater, and used it to create two dark ambient albums: "
Dead Weather Machine" and "". [http://www.resonance-net.com/srf/dwm.htm]
* [http://www.glendimplex.com Glen Dimplex]
* [http://www.dimplexthermal.com Dimplex Thermal Solutions]
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