Major European home appliance companiesThe employment of more than 200 thousand people in Europe is directly tied to Europe's home appliances industry, as the continent is home to some of the world's largest home appliance companies. The list of European household appliances companies includes the Germany-based BSH Group and Miele, the SEB Group in France, the Swedish manufacturer Electrolux, and Arcelik from Turkey. In 2022, 240 household appliance manufacturing sites were located in Europe, with Italy, France, Germany, Poland, and Turkey each hosting more than ten such sites.
Appliances consumption in EuropeRefrigerators are the most owned household appliance in Europe, with more than 90 percent of households in the most populous countries in Europe owning a refrigerator. A similar share of households owns a washing machine in each country. Dishwashers are less common, with none of Europe's most populous countries exceeding an ownership rate of 70 percent in 2022.
Some significant differences amongst European countries can be found in small appliances' ownership rates. For example, coffee machines are much less part of households in the United Kingdom than in continental European countries, as traditionally, tea is more popular than coffee in the U.K.