Fisher & Paykel to Build Dishwasher Plant in U.S.

Fisher & Paykel will build a new DishDrawer dishwasher plant in the United States in response to continued sales growth in the region. The initial startup cost of the facility is anticipated to be US$15 million. It has not yet confirmed a location for the manufacturing facility, but expects construction to be completed by late 2008 with the first DishDrawers to roll off the production line in early 2009.

Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and other markets will continue to source stock from the DishDrawer factory in Dunedin, New Zealand, which the company says will continue to operate. (Bloomberg)