About us


Membership and Partnership

APPLiA has 21 Direct Members and 25 National Associations covering 24 countries.


APPLiA is a Brussels-based trade association that provides a single, consensual voice for the home appliance industry in Europe.

It promotes the industry’s general mission to increase product innovation while reducing the environmental impact of appliances.

 APPLiA members produce the following type of appliances:

  • Large appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, ovens, dishwashers, washing machines and dryers;
  • Small appliances such as vacuum cleaners, irons, toasters and toothbrushers;
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning appliances such as air conditioners, heat pumps and local space heaters.

The home appliance industry is an important European economic player.           

  • Generating wealth: the turnover of the industry in Europe is € 50 bn
  • Providing wages and salaries: € 31.628 (2016 data, per employee)
  • Total employment in 2017: 884.224 (result of direct and indirect)
  • Direct employment in 2017: 200.960 (figure does not include Turkey)