FlexQube receives a strategically important order worth $62 000 from Whirlpool – one of the world's largest home appliance makers

Whirlpool in Fall River, Massachusetts invests in FlexQube to improve material flow

Whirlpool in Fall River that manufactures and markets coin-operated, on-premise, industrial and specialty laundry equipment has placed an order for a total of four different cart types. In addition to these carts, that has been designed by FlexQube but will be assembled by Whirlpool themselves, the company has ordered a large amount of FlexQube components in order to design and assemble other applications onsite in Fall River.

FlexQube will deliver rotating shelf carts, pallet- and container carts and different types of kit-carts for sheet metal parts.

Anders Fogelberg, CEO at FlexQube, comments: “This is one of our largest orders within the home appliance segment and the largest one so far to Whirlpool, even though we before this order was received have FlexQube carts in three other Whirlpool plants in USA already. The plant in Fall River has a need for the flexibility that comes with the concept (due to shorter production series and high mix variation) but the system is also more robust than other concept the plants has been trying out before.

With our unique DesignOnDemand™ process, where the customer and a designer from FlexQube interacts in a web meeting, the different cart designs are developed together. This process aims to reduce both the onsite visits and the number of emails sent back and forth with requirements that usually takes place in a development process like this. The modular building blocks, that are the core of the FlexQube concept, makes it possible to quickly draft a design together with the customer and it also deepens the understanding about the possibilities with the concept from the customers’ perspective.”

About Whirlpool

The Whirlpool Corporation is an American multinational manufacturer and marketer of home appliances, headquartered in Benton Charter Township, Michigan, United States. The company has annual revenue of approximately $21 billion and more than 100,000 employees. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Gladiator GarageWorks, Inglis, Estate, Brastemp, Bauknecht, Indesit, and Consul. Whirlpool Corporation is one of the world's largest home appliance maker.

Anders Fogelberg
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FlexQube
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FlexQube® is an independent company who supplies material handling equipment, tugger carts, industrial carts and racks, that are modular and robust. By using the same standard building blocks various solutions are built. The modularity makes it possible to make adjustments and additions along the way as the customers’ needs change. FlexQube® have global presence with manufacturing in Europe and USA and many of the world's largest companies within industrial equipment and automotive as our customers. We are specialists in lean manufacturing and lean material handling with ergonomic industrial carts.

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FlexQube is a Swedish-American company that offers a robust, modular and flexible concept to build industrial carts and racks. The company has manufacturing in Sweden and USA and distribution in North America and in Europe. In 2015 and 2016 FlexQube was awarded on the ‘33-list’ by Veckans Affärer and Ny Teknik as one of the most innovative and promising tech companies in Sweden. The growth during the last three years has on average been more than 100% annually and FlexQube has some of the world’s largest manufacturers within automotive-, energy-, defense-, aerospace-, home appliances-, and construction machinery among their customers. Some examples are Autoliv, Dräxlmaier, Scania, Whirlpool, Eberspächer and Oshkosh.
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This is one of our largest orders within the home appliance segment and the largest one so far to Whirlpool, even though we before this order was received have FlexQube carts in three other Whirlpool plants in USA already.
Anders Fogelberg
The plant in Fall River has a need for the flexibility that comes with the concept (due to shorter production series and high mix variation) but the system is also more robust than other concept the plants has been trying out before.
Anders Fogelberg