Ebac, the North East manufacturer, is celebrating after UK sales of its dehumidifiers almost doubled in 2016. Enhanced distribution with retail partners including Amazon, B&Q, Currys, Tesco and Buy it Direct has been a major factor in the significant increase in sales. In addition Ebac’s energy saving Smart Control dehumidifiers have proved popular with consumers, saving up to £150 a year on running costs when compared to most other machines. Smart Control technology is an intelligent software system that automatically controls the operation of the Ebac dehumidifier, ensuring the home is always protected from condensation and damp. In 1980, founder and Chairman of Ebac John Elliott invented the UK’s first dehumidifier which was specifically designed to operate in the UK’s climate of lower temperatures and humidity. By 1985 Ebac had become the best-selling dehumidifier in the UK and was exporting to most countries throughout Europe.

Tony Hird, business development manager at Ebac, said: “When John Elliott first introduced dehumidifiers to British homes I don’t think he ever envisaged that the company would sell millions of machines to UK consumers. “The development of Smart Control has taken our products to a new level, with significant energy-saving costs and ease of use and we expect to continue the upward trend of sales in 2017.” Ebac manufactures a growing range of electrical products for the home, which make life better. Founded in 1972, Ebac has been at the forefront of dehumidifier and water cooler manufacturing for more than 40 years and 20 years respectively, and is now expanding its range of products, having launched a range of air source heat pumps in 2013 and developed its facilities and team to move into home appliances in 2014. The company is set to become the UK’s only manufacturer of washing machines and with the recent acquisition of the Norfrost brand, chest freezers, to grow sales in the laundry and refrigeration sectors. http://www.ebac.com