Whirlpool Corporation Announces Product Integration with Nest
BENTON HARBOR, Mich., June 24, 2014
BENTON HARBOR, Mich., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Whirlpool Corporation
(WHR), the world's leading global manufacturer and marketer of major home
appliances, today introduced integration with Nest devices through the Nest
Whirlpool Corporation Logo.
As a participant in the "Works with Nest" Program, Whirlpool Corporation will
leverage Nest application programming interfaces (APIs) to create a connected
home experience that is purposeful and thoughtful, starting with the laundry
category. The two companies share the belief that when products work together
they can create a richer consumer experience, beyond a single manufacturer.
"The products Whirlpool designs adapt to consumers' lives and sense what they
need – the way they cook, clean and entertain," said Brett Dibkey, vice
president and general manager of Integrated Business Units for Whirlpool
Corporation. "This collaboration is part of a corporate strategy to build
relationships with companies like Nest that demonstrate our shared passion for
creating consumer-inspired products. For more than 100 years, Whirlpool
Corporation has designed for the way consumers live. It's an exciting time as
we look at the future of the home appliance industry and the number of
possibilities on the horizon."
"Our goal has always been to bring thoughtfulness to your home and life – and
that's what the 'Works with Nest' Program is all about," said Matt Rogers,
Nest founder and vice president of engineering."We're excited to workwith
iconic brands like Whirlpool to create new experiences in the home and help
save people energy."
Whirlpool brand and Nest have taken the first step in their collaboration with
a "Works with Nest" washer and dryer that integrates with the Nest Learning
Thermostat™ (http://nest.com/thermostat). Available online to purchase now at
The Home Depot (http://whirlpoolhomedepot.com), the laundry pair connects
seamlessly with the Nest Learning Thermostat to leverage Nest's Home and Away
modes. Both the washer and dryer can keep clothes fresh if a cycle ends while
the consumer is not home. The dryer can also switch into a slightly longer,
more energy-efficient cycle if the consumer is away. In addition, for people
who are enrolled in Nest's Rush Hour Rewards program through a participating
energy provider, the washer and dryer can automatically delay the start of a
cycle during high-demand energy periods.
Consumers can connect their Nest account to the laundry pair through the
Whirlpool Smart Appliance App available on the Google Play and App store.
"Our relationship with Nest underscores our commitment to developing
innovations that answer and anticipate consumers' needs," said Dibkey. "At
Whirlpool Corporation, we are focused creating dynamic consumer experiences
that make a house feel like a home."
Learn more about the "Works with Nest" Whirlpool washer and dryer at
Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading global manufacturer and marketer
of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $19 billion in
2013, 69,000 employees, and 59 manufacturing and technology research centers
around the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air,
Amana, Brastemp, Consul, Bauknecht and other major brand names. Additional
information about the company can be found at http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com.
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Contact: Whirlpool Corporation, Media: 269/923-7405, Media@Whirlpool.com
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