Founded in 1911, Whirlpool Corporation has become one of the worlds leading white goods manufacturers, headquartered in Benton Harbor, Michigan, with 92,000 employees and 59 Manufacturing, R&D and Design Centers worldwide. It achieved approximately $21 billion annual sales in the year 2018 across businesses such as refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, kitchen appliances and small household appliances. Whirlpool entered China market in 1994 and established Whirlpool China Co., Ltd in 2014. It was the first foreign-funded “Fortune 500” Company to set up its China headquarters in Hefei, Anhui. With more than 8,000 employees by the end of 2018, Whirlpool China owns many brands including Whirlpool, DIQUA and Royalstar, and runs businesses across over 60 countries and regions worldwide. With in-depth analytical insights into China home appliances market and Chinese consumers, Whirlpool China keeps on leveraging the three pillars - China HQ, Smart Factory and Global R&D Center, while benefiting from the resources of global headquarters platform, in order to better transform and upgrade the China home appliance industry. In 2018, Whirlpool China recorded a substantial year-on-year increase in net profit, with total revenue of RMB6.29 billion and net profit attributable to shareholders of RMB260 million, representing annual profitability and growth.