In China.

The Electrolux Group has entered into a joint venture with Midea Group, to introduce the premium AEG brand to Chinese consumers. The brand was officially launched at the Appliance & Electronics World Expo in Shanghai on March 8.

Combining Electrolux global brand expertise with Midea’s local market strength, the ambition is to make AEG the most popular premium home appliances brand in China, by leveraging its 130-year heritage of German craftsmanship and innovation. The joint venture will explore the fast-growing high-end retail market in China, as well as real estate projects.

“I am confident that AEG will be well received here. With a growing middle class and higher disposable incomes, we are seeing an upward trend in Chinese consumers choosing to pay a premium for quality and improved experiences,” Electrolux CEO, Jonas Samuelson said. “AEG, with its German heritage and top-quality offering, is perfectly poised to capture the fast-growing premium appliance opportunity in China.”

The first AEG store in China will open in June with other key milestones this year include the opening of its flagship store in Guangzhou in August and a second wave of product launches in October.

Electrolux also markets appliances in China under the Electrolux and Zanussi brands. The launch of AEG complements the company’s positioning in the Chinese market and supports the continued profitable growth in the country.