Appliances

The appliances manufacturing market consists of many different types of products such as large appliances (i.e., stoves, ovens, refrigerators, and washers and dryers) and small appliances (i.e., vacuum cleaners, fans, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, and toaster ovens).

The global market demand has increased significantly especially in the home comfort area and is expected to increase rapidly in developing countries such as China, India and the Middle East. Mature markets will also increase with replacement appliances, due to new technology, if consumer costs are reasonable.

With ever-growing demands from consumers, globalization, competitors, and, of course, regulations, companies are in a constant battle to balance these to remain competitive. Product safety is a top priority for appliance manufacturers.

Mandatory Market Requirements:

Market’s Profitability Depends On:

  • Efficient Operations
  • Standards & Processes
  • Quality Products

The Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association Manufacturer Members recognize that wires, connectors and other materials for appliance harnesses must be designed to accommodate the specific functional and environmental conditions of each device. Voltage, amperage and operating temperature requirements will determine the insulation and gauge of the wire. Extreme vibration, as with a washing machine, will influence the choice of connector and how the harness will be mounted.*

By choosing one of WHMA’s Manufacturer Members to design your harness will give you the expertise, understanding and quality control that your company is requiring. The Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association Manufacturer Members are recognized in the Cable and Wire Harness Industry through their understanding and practice of the “IPC/WHMA-A-620 Standard” – the worldwide benchmark for quality workmanship.

Benefits to the Appliances Market:

  • Meet Customer Requirements
  • Compliance to ISO and Regulatory Requirements
  • Quality Control
  • More…