LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 11, 2024 – IoT Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global Internet-of-Things (IoT) market, today announced that GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, been named “Smart Appliance Company of the Year” as well receiving the “Consumer Product of the Year” award for the SmartHQ app in the 8th annual IoT Breakthrough Awards program.

GE Appliances is committed to providing personalized and seamless experiences for consumers, with the leading number of connected SKUs available in its portfolio of products. Since 2016, GE Appliances has invested $2 billion in new products and advanced manufacturing technology for its nine plants and nationwide distribution network. Additionally, The company’s investments in digital technology are focused on transformation in the design and manufacturing process in order to advance craftsmanship.

The company is also dedicated to the continuous release of Over-The-Air (OTA) updates, ensuring customers are ahead of the technological curve. By prioritizing these updates and more, GE Appliances enhances the performance and functionality of its products.

GE Appliances has recently partnered with Google Cloud to offer personalized and innovative experiences to consumers through its SmartHQ consumer app. By integrating Google Cloud's generative AI platform, Vertex AI, into GE Appliances' SmartHQ app consumers have access to new features, including Flavorly AI.

Flavorly AI offers personalized recipe generation, simplifying the cooking experience for consumers. Customized recipes are delivered based on ingredients users already have in their kitchen. Dietary preferences can be specified before choosing a recipe category and inputting the available ingredients. Flavorly AI then generates tailored recipes complete with ingredients, cooking instructions, and photos. Flavorly AI is available to anyone through the SmartHQ app.

Additionally, the SmartHQ Assistant is a conversational AI feature accessible through the SmartHQ app. It eliminates the need for users to search for appliance manuals when they have questions about their connected appliances. Users can ask the SmartHQ Assistant questions related to registered appliances and it provides quick, accurate answers.

“Their extensive range of connected appliances and future forward collaborations reflects GE Appliances' commitment to technological advancement and customer satisfaction. As more IoT appliances come to market, consumers want convenience,“ said Steve Johansson, managing director at IoT Breakthrough. “Congratulations to GE Appliances for not only being our ‘Smart Appliance Company of the Year’; their SmartHQ app deserves ‘Consumer Product of the Year!’. The company continuously evolves its business model to provide seamless, personalized experiences to its customers.”

The mission of the IoT Breakthrough Awards program is to conduct the industry’s most comprehensive analysis of the global Internet-of-Things industry and then recognize the ‘breakthrough’ innovators, leaders and visionaries in a broad range of IoT categories, including Industrial and Enterprise IoT, Smart City technology, IoT Security, Connected Home and Home Automation, Connected Car, and many more. This year’s program attracted thousands of nominations from companies all over the world.

“We’re so thankful for not one, but two IoT Breakthrough awards. Our customers are always at the forefront of our efforts and dedication to deliver groundbreaking features. We’re also grateful to our partners who help us streamline the user experience via our connected appliances,” said Kevin Nolan, President & CEO of GE Appliances. “We will continue to take a proactive approach that highlights our ongoing commitment to innovation and customer-centric solutions, setting a benchmark for excellence in the connected home appliance industry.”


About IoT Breakthrough
Part of the Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the IoT Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in Internet-of-Things technologies, services, companies and products. The IoT Breakthrough Awards program provides a forum for public recognition around the achievements of IoT companies and products in categories including Connected Home and Home Automation, Connected Car, Industrial IoT (IIoT) and Smart City, Consumer IoT and more. For more information visit IoTBreakthrough.com.

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About GE Appliances

At GE Appliances, a Haier company, we come together to make "good things, for life." We're creators, thinkers and makers who believe that anything is possible and that there’s always a better way. We’re a company powered by our people, made stronger through our diversity — allowing us to grow closer than ever before to our owners, anticipate their needs and enhance their lives. In 2021 and 2022, we were certified as a Great Place to Work™, named one of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women by Seramount (formerly Working Mother Media), earned the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces® award, received a perfect score for the fifth year in a row on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, and named one of the Top 100 Internship Programs by WayUp.

Since 1907, we’ve built innovative, quality products that are trusted in half of all U.S. homes. We sell appliances under the Monogram®, Café™, GE Profile™, GE®, Haier and Hotpoint brands. Our products include refrigerators, freezers, cooking products, dishwashers, washers, dryers, wine & beverage centers, air conditioners, small appliances, water filtration systems and water heaters.

To learn more about our company, brands, Corporate Citizenship efforts, economic impact, and working for GE Appliances, visit geappliancesco.com