Tempo has been appointed the distributor for Hoover appliances across laundry, dishwashers, cooling and cooking categories for Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Fiji, effective 1 April, 2021.

Speaking on the announcement, Tempo Australia general manager for appliances, Craig Handley said Hoover is a household name in Australia with locally manufactured white goods and market-leading share.“With the combined strength of Hoover and Tempo global factory partnerships, we are confident that we can deliver on the brand’s promise: practical and dependable products backed by a strong warranty at affordable price points,” he told Appliance Retailer.

Handley confirmed an entirely new range of Hoover products is in development with further details to be announced in the near future.“Current technology can often mean more complexity, and at times features for the sake of generating advertising headlines. Use of technology in upcoming Hoover products is centered around creating products that are easier to use, more energy-efficient, and reliable,” he said.

“Does the average Australian need 12 programs on their washing machine or 10 programs on a dishwasher? Our research is showing us what consumers want, and we are listening and applying that to new Hoover products.”

Eurolinx was appointed the distributor of Hoover laundry and dishwashing products in May 2019. Whilst experiencing success with the range, Eurolinx had no interest in expanding into new categories, according to product development manager, Mark Warden.

“Our focus is on expanding the Artusi laundry and dishwasher range and further adding to the fantastic growth the brand has experienced over the last two years,” he told Appliance Retailer.

Techtronic Industries Australia (TTi) general manager for floorcare and appliances, Jayson Owens said the business is confident that this partnership will provide more scope for the Hoover brand.

“This decision will enable a quick expansion of products across the various categories that Tempo will be managing under the brand. Tempo’s wide range of products and services in the electrical and appliance retail channel makes them a natural fit with Hoover,” he told Appliance Retailer.