<P align=justify>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify><STRONG>The Chinese company <A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="http://www.haier.com/" target=_blank>Haier</A>, the world&#8217;s largest producer of household appliances, has announced that it will launch its own digital tablet in <A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/reseau-de-transport/plate-forme-logistique,p,13,EN.jsp" target=_blank>Europe</A>.</STRONG> Called the HaiPad, it will provide a means for the company to become known outside of its home country. By launching the tablet, Haier is attempting to demonstrate that it knows how to &#8220;produce technical products.&#8221; C&#233;dric Audebert, Director of Haier France, explains that &#8220;<EM>a tablet completes our range of screens</EM>.&#8221; <STRONG>The group already sells television sets in Europe, in particular in France where it holds a 1.5% market share.</STRONG></P> <P align=justify><BR><STRONG>Haier recently settled in the <A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/sites-implantation/index,p,17,EN.jsp" target=_blank>Lyon region</A>, taking advantage of <STRONG><A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/services-aderly/index,p,100003,EN.jsp" target=_blank>Aderly&#8217;s services</A><A href="https://www.aderly.com/services-aderly/index,p,100003,EN.jsp"></STRONG></A><A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/services-aderly/index,p,100003,EN.jsp" target=_blank> </A></STRONG>to do so, especially for finding a suitable location and recruiting HVAC engineers. <STRONG>This <A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/lyon-economic-news/services-aderly-news-HAIER-S-INSTALLE-EN-REGION-LYONNAISE-,n,6872,EN.jsp" target=_blank>new Lyon branch </A>reports to the Home Solutions division of the group,</STRONG> which sells heat pumps, air conditioners and solar water-heaters. With its HaiPad, Haier hopes to boost its activity in this division: &#8220;<EM>The HaiPad could be used for running these appliances remotely, improving our domestic offer</EM>,&#8221; explains Ren&#233; Aubertin, Director of Haier Europe.</P> <P align=justify></P>