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Business 27 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Shedding the ‘poor quality’ tag

Mention 'made in China' and a word pops up almost immediately - quality, or rather the lack of it. But not if the current generation of Chinese manufacturers can help it.

World 06 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

"Silent jet" could ease airport noise - scientists

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - A radically redesigned passenger jet could alleviate a major complaint of people who live near major airports -- the deafening sound of planes taking off and landing.

Lifestyle 29 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

Service with a scowl

Shoddy customer service is an unfortunate reality that exists anywhere in the world. BRENDA BENEDICT, whose fridge broke down two weeks ago and remains to be repaired, wonders when she can go grocery shopping again.

Business 18 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Electrolux caters to diverse cultures

FOR the Electrolux group, besides providing the personal touch to cater to consumers' needs, being aware of cultural sensitivities is just as important to maintain customer loyalty.

AseanPlus News 20 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

More companies hiring retired foreign experts

More and more Chinese companies are hiring foreign experts who have already retired in their own countries.

Business 10 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Electrolux turns to affordable product range

ELECTRICAL appliance producer Electrolux Malaysia aims to change the perception that it is a high-end brand in the coming months through strategic marketing and the launching of affordable products.

AseanPlus News 03 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

‘Haier’ growth for home-appliance group

Haier GROUP, China's leading household-appliance maker, exported US$530mil (RM2bil) worth of products in the first half of this year, a rise of 107% year-on-year.

Nation 19 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Creative turns with vacuum cleaner

Teachers Sia Peng Yee and Tan Jui Yong often receive puzzled stares when they lug a vacuum cleaner from one classroom to another at SMK Seng Hwa in Segamat, Johor.

Nation 16 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Star ratings for all electrical items next year

All electrical appliances will have star ratings, to show their level of energy efficiency under a system which will be introduced in phases from next year.

Business 02 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

I-Bhd out to corner 50% of air conditioner market

I-BHD is confident of capturing 40% to 50% of the local air conditioner market in three years through aggressive marketing and introduction of innovative features in its products.