Countertop Appliance Maker Joins the Majors

Galanz’s compact City Living collection

By Alan Wolf, YSN

There’s a new/old appliance kid in town whose latest product entries could help ease the inventory crunch.

Galanz Americas, a unit of China’s Guandong Galanz Enterprises Group, has long specialized in room ACs and countertop appliances like microwave ovens, air fryers, rice cookers and toaster ovens. But beginning this month, the company is adding a compact kitchen collection to its catalog called City Living, which is aimed at apartment dwellers and others with tight spaces.

The new major appliance line, which is distributed by AVB partner Almo Corp., is described as beautiful in design, compact in size and easy on the purse while delivering high performance. The initial 24-inch collection includes:

  • top- and bottom-mount refrigerators;
  • a dishwasher (also available in 18 inches);
  • a wall oven;
  • an over-the-range (OTR) microwave oven;
  • gas and electric convection ranges;
  • a gas cooktop; and
  • vent hoods.

Additional products planned for 2020 include 30-inch refrigerators, an extensive assortment of OTR microwave ovens, 24-inch laundry pairs, chest and upright freezers, and wine and beverage centers, among others.

“This launch gives us the ability to bring the unique design and trusted quality that Galanz is known for into the major appliances category,” said David Geyer, Director of Marketing and Brand Management for Galanz Americas. “City dwellers and those with smaller kitchens can now enjoy beautiful appliances with great features at affordable prices.”

Added Almo’s Jack Halperin, Senior Vice President, Dealer Channel Division, “We expect our nationwide dealer base to benefit from the City Living products, particularly for their urban-residing customers. This line includes step-up features that are traditionally absent from this emerging business segment.”

Halperin described the City Living line as “thoughtfully engineered, smaller-space designs” that are “a powerful complement” to Almo’s appliance line card, and cited Galanz’s “solid heritage” of manufacturing home appliances on a global scale.

The new collection is available now through Almo.

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