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|Headquarters||Shunde, Guangdong, China|
Guangdong Galanz Group Co.,Ltd. (Chinese: 格兰仕; pinyin: Gélánshì) is a Chinese manufacturer of electronic home appliances, headquartered in Foshan, Guangdong. It is the largest microwave oven manufacturer in the world, producing one in every two microwave ovens. In 2014 China Daily ranked it as #8 of the top ten home appliance makers in China.
Founded in 1978 by Liang Qingde, Galanz was originally a company that dealt in the trading of duck feathers. In 1993, Galanz made a deal with Toshiba for producing OEM Toshiba-branded microwave ovens, which Galanz later purchased the appliance division from Toshiba, in return for Toshiba holding a 5% stake. Over the years, Galanz has expanded its product line to include air conditioners, washing machines, toaster ovens, refrigerators and other home appliances. The company currently has production bases in Zhongshan City and Shunde District of Foshan City and employs over 50,000 people.
Production started slowly with only 10,000 microwaves produced the first year, but expanded rapidly after that. In addition to microwave ovens, the company has recently begun producing air conditioners. (sometime prior to 2006)
- "No 8 Galanz Enterprise Group Co" (Archive). China Daily. Retrieved on May 23, 2015.
- "Contact Us." Galanz. Retrieved on May 23, 2015. "Address: No.25, Ronggui South Rd, Shunde District, Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China" and "Zhongshan Base Address: No.3, Xingpu East Rd, Huangpu Town, Zhongshan City, Gungdong province, China." and "Galanz (North America) Inc. 115E OGDEN AVE, STE117-368 NAPERVILLE, IL 60563" - Chinese addresses: Foshan: "地址：广东省佛山市顺德区容桂大道南25号" and Zhongshan: "地址：广东省中山市黄圃镇兴圃大道东3号"