In Velenje, Slovenia, Hisense Europe CEO Hanson Han and the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Nataša Pirc Musar officially opened the Hisense Europe R&D Center, which is Hisense’s center for research and development of household appliances for all of Europe and for kitchen and premium appliances for the global market.
«Innovation is a Hisense core value – said Hisense Europe CEO Hanson Han – and research and development a key pillar on which our company’s success is based. Only by focusing on the customer, winning them over by offering innovative, high-quality products and a superior user experience, can we ensure competitiveness, profitability and growth and achieve our ambitious strategic goals. At Hisense Europe, we are therefore steadily increasing our investments in research and development, in technology, education and recruiting the best talent, because to achieve our goals we need competent, innovative and motivated employees. With the R&D Center, we provide them with a modern and stimulating work environment where they can develop their potential and thus develop even better, more successful products and services.”
Hisense Europe group increased the number of employees in the fields of research and development, design, and product management by as much as 40% in three years, so that the company’s employ experts in the aforementioned fields are 610, the majority, i.e., 470, in Slovenia, with the rest in Sweden and in the Netherlands. The investment in the new R&D Center is part of a larger project of investments in new generations of household appliances, which will last until November 2024. Hisense will invest around 39 million euros in it, and in the framework of co-financing based on the Act on the Promotion of Investments, the comapny can use a little over than 9 million euros of government subsidies.