Thursday, 2nd June 2022, Velenje, Slovenia

Hisense Europe Tech: the best innovations that will shape the future in consumer homes

Hisense Europe Tech: the best innovations that will shape the future in consumer homes

On Thursday and Friday, June 2 and 3, 2022, we are hosting in Velenje, Slovenia, the Hisense Europe Tech conference, where our best research and development teams from all over Europe will present their breakthrough innovations, joined by our R&D partners from research institutions. The conference is the first of the R&D-themed activities which will take place around the opening of the new Hisense Europe R&D Center in Velenje, where we are establishing a global hub for the development of kitchen appliances for the entire Hisense Corporation.

We will present the best innovations of the last two years, which have or will bring significant breakthroughs in various fields. These include sustainable solutions (energy efficiency, low energy consumption, recyclability, low noise, lower carbon footprint), new technologies (use of digital twins in development, development of smart devices, use of artificial intelligence) and development of solutions that increase convenience, living comfort and simplify the use of household appliances. At the end of the conference, we will also reward the best innovation, application and the most sustainable idea selected by the expert commission.

The event was opened by Hanson Han, CEO of Hisense Europe. »Hisense mission is to deliver an enhanced customer experience that exceeds expectations with every product we sell. High quality products and services are key to our company's competitiveness, success, growth and our ability to achieve strategic goals,«said Han. »R&D plays a crucial role in this process, being one of the most important pillars of the company, and we are very aware that to achieve our goals, we need competent, innovative and motivated employees. That is why we are steadily increasing our investments in R&D, in knowledge, technology as well as employment of the best talents and creating a stimulating working environment for them. "

"By organizing this event we want to share knowledge and the best ideas among our top experts, and at the same time we are giving them recognition for their work and motivation for the future," explained Boštjan Pečnik, Hisense Europe's Executive Vice President for Research and Development.

With the extremely important global role Hisense Europe and Slovenia have gained in the field of research and development within the Hisense Group, we are constantly increasing the number of experts, most in the areas of pre-development, electronics and smart appliances and services. "Our goal is to offer our employees the right challenges, appropriate working conditions and a creative work environment. That is why we decided to set up a new R&D center in Velenje, which will be completed by the summer," adds Pečnik. In Hisense Europe we are steadily increasing investments in R&D, this year allocating more than 50 million euros for research and development.

In Velenje, we are establishing an R&D competence center for kitchen appliances for the global market, while Hisense Europe is also responsible for the development of all product categories for the European market and for the development of premium household appliances for the ASKO brand for the global market.

With new responsibilities and targets, we are also rapidly increasing the number of employees in the field of R&D, in the last two years the number grew from 360 to 500, and by the end of the year we intend to approach 580. Our R&D employees work at the locations in Velenje and Ljubljana.