Retailer backs British stocking home-made washing machines

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 28 Dec 2018

A Brigg electrical retailer has become one of the first to stock the only washing machines made in the UK.

Huxford Electricals has taken advantage of North East-based manufacturer Ebac prioritising independents to spread the maximum economic benefit and to make sure the premium quality machines are accessible to everyone.

Owner of the Olds Court Road business, Simon Huxford, said: “There is certainly a demand for British-made appliances and we are pleased to have partnered with Ebac and its latest venture to bring these British-made washing machines to our customers.”

Ebac has invested £7 million in the development of its washing machines, and the new models are the first to be manufactured in Britain for more than a decade.

They join an established stable of electrical goods, with Ebac Europe’s leading manufacturer of bottled watercoolers, a well as a manufacturer of some of the UK’s best-selling domestic dehumidifiers with air purification and laundry drying features. Chairman John Elliott said: “We are delighted with the support we have received from Huxford Electrical, and indeed all of our retail partners. There seems to be a real appetite for a washing machine made right here in the UK.

“We should be prioritising buying British. If people vote with their wallets, they will help rebuild our own manufacturing industries along with an expanding potential for export. We all want to support a growing economy capable of providing quality jobs for ourselves and our children.”

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