Regulatory Story
Company Xeros Technology Group plc
Headline Xeros signs JDA with Chinese washing machine OEM
Released 09:12 23-Jan-2019
Number 8739N09

RNS Number : 8739N
Xeros Technology Group plc
23 January 2019

The headline for the Xeros Technology Group plc announcement released on 23 January 2019 at 8:32am under RNS No 8701N should read 'Xeros signs JDA with Chinese washing machine OEM'.

The announcement text is unchanged and is reproduced in full below.


23 January 2019


Xeros Technology Group plc


Xeros signs joint development agreement with Chinese domestic washing machine OEM


Xeros Technology Group plc (AIM: XSG, 'Xeros', 'the Group'), the developer and provider of water saving technologies with multiple commercial applications, has today signed a Joint Development Agreement ('JDA') with Wuxi Little Swan Company Limited, a subsidiary of Midea Group ('Midea'), the Chinese manufacturer of home appliances. Midea is one of the world's largest manufacturers of domestic washing machines.


The scope of the non-exclusive JDA is to develop and design a prototype including Xeros' technologies. If successful, the agreement allows for both parties to enter into commercial discussions under a separate agreement and timetable.


In 2017 Wuxi Little Swan Company sold 12.4m washing machines in China giving it a 28% share of the retail market. It also exported 3.87 million washing machines[1].


Mark Nichols, Chief Executive of Xeros commented:


"Our strategy is to license our technologies to major OEMs who have significant market presence around the world. Following our agreement last July to license our commercial washing machine technology in China, this JDA represents a major step forward for Xeros in the domestic washing machine market."



  Xeros Technology Group plc

  Mark Nichols, Chief Executive Officer

  Paul Denney, Chief Financial Officer


Tel: 0114 321 6328


  Jefferies International Limited (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)

  Simon Hardy / Will Soutar


Tel: 020 7029 8000

  Berenberg (Joint Broker)

  Chris Bowman / Ben Wright / Laure Fine


Tel: 020 3207 7800

  Instinctif Partners (Financial PR)

  Adrian Duffield / Kay Larsen/ Chantal Woolcock


Tel: 020 7457 2020


Notes to Editors


Xeros Technology Group plc (LN: XSG) is a platform technology company that is reinventing water intensive industrial and commercial processes.


Xeros' uses its patented XOrbTM technologies to significantly reduce the amount of water used in a number of major applications with the remaining water becoming far more efficient in either affixing or removing molecules from substrates such as fabrics and garments. The result being significant improvements in economic, operational and sustainability outcomes.


Xeros has three divisions working in the garment finishing (Textile Technologies), tanning (Tanning Technologies, branded Qualus) and cleaning/laundry (Cleaning Technologies) markets. In cleaning/laundry, the company has three applications covering domestic laundry, commercial laundry (branded "Hydrofinity") and the cleaning of high-performance workwear (branded "Marken").


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Midea is the world's largest producer of major appliances. The company was founded in 1958 and now employs more than 100,000 people. Its business segments include consumer appliances, air conditioning, robotics and industrial automation. In 2017 Midea ranked 323 on the Forbes Global 500 list and has placed on the list in each of the last three years. In 2017 the company had a market value of 363 bn CNY / $53.2 bn and revenues of 241 bn CNY / $35.5 bn. It ranks 26th on the BrandZ™ list of the top 100 most valuable Chinese brands and is the highest-ranking home appliance brand in each of the last three years[2].


Wuxi Little Swan Company Limited is a well-known Chinese manufacturer of home appliances, particularly washing machines. It was established in 1958 as the first washing machine manufacturer in China. Little Swan was acquired by Midea in 2010. In 2017 the company generated revenues of 21.3bn CNY / $3.1 bn. It has a 28% share of the Chinese market for domestic washing machines and exports 3.87 million machines[3].



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