Three Australian electric appliance companies have signed an agreement to sell appliances to US consumers.
The companies, which have a combined turnover of $US2.7 billion, include:Bremberg Electrical Appliances is the world’s largest manufacturer of electric appliances and its products are sold in more than 50 countries.
It currently has a network of about 1,600 stores in Australia, with more than 500 of those in Sydney.
It is the third Australian company to sign the agreement, joining other Australian retailers such as JB’s, the Sydney Swifts and Westpac.JB’s head of Australian sales, Geoff Brummell, said the agreement was about getting the right products to consumers in Australia.
“We’re a very small company and we have no infrastructure in place to support our products,” he said.
“But we’re doing it because we believe Australians deserve better than the current system, we want to support them.”
He said the deal would allow them to continue to offer their products to US customers without the added expense of importing.
“When it comes to our customers, we are not just here to make a profit, we’re here to do the right thing,” Mr Brummel said.
He said JB was not expecting to sell the appliances to other customers for free.
“The main focus of this agreement is to make sure we can get the right appliance to our Australian customers, so they can have the best possible experience,” he explained.
The agreement is one of many with the companies that have signed deals with the US, including Walmart, Amazon and Kohl’s.
Bremenberg Electrical Appliance said the new agreement with the Federal Government would help to support its Australian operations.
“It’s great to be working with the Government of the United States to help our businesses thrive in Australia and our global customers are the primary drivers of our success,” the company said in a statement.
“This agreement will help ensure our Australian operations are able to support their employees and customers.”