LONDON –Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers, today announced the shortlisted nominees for this year’s prestigious Distinguished AchievementAwards, which have been described as the “Oscars of management thinking.” Haier & Zhang Ruimin is the only Chinese entrepreneur nominated for“Ideas into Practice”.
In the afternoon of September 4, Haier water heaters won three Innovation of the Year Awards for innovative products and technologies from the 11th “Innovation Award in China Home Appliances” hosted by China Household Electric Appliance Research Institute (CHEARI) at the IFA Fair in Berlin.
On the IFA Fair in Berlin on September 4, 2015, Chinese enterprises were a force to be reckoned with. As a representative of Chinese enterprises, Haier, the world’s largest household appliance brand, also yielded a bonanza. The Duo Washing Machine and Compressor-less Wine Cellar were honored with Gold Award for Intelligent Cleaning Innovation and Gold Award for Intelligent Technology respectively by the “2015 IFA Product Technical Innovation Award” hosted by IHK and International Data Group (IDG).
On September 1, Standardization Administration of China (SAC) approved the “Construction Plan of National Technical Standards Innovation Base (Qingdao) for Household Appliances” submitted by Qingdao Municipal People’s Government, and agreed to appoint Haier as the support organization for the Innovation Base. This base is the first technical standards innovation base in the industry that is approved by SAC, and Haier became the first enterprise to support the technical standards innovation base in China.