There are a number of benefits of buying a British made washing machine. Let’s start with the obvious ones.
What are the environmental benefits of buying British?
Buying a product made in the UK has a massive environmental benefit. Washing machines are large and heavy appliances. The majority of them are originally made in Eastern Europe, China, Turkey or India and then shipped to the UK in large containers.
There are no other washing machine manufacturers in the UK other than Ebac. This means that of the two million washing machines that are sold in the UK every year, masses of metal and concrete are being shipped thousands of miles in container ships around the world. This creates an avoidable, huge environmental footprint.
Not only does it have any environmental impact it also adds substantial cost to the product meaning that the manufacturers have to cut costs in other areas to compensate for the fact that they have to ship them thousands of miles around the world.
What are the economic benefits of buying British?
The economic impact is a major consideration of significance. Often products that are sold in retailers like Currys, Argos and AO are manufactured outside of the UK and are then imported in.
When we buy these products, our money leaves the UK economy and weakens it, meaning that the profit and the revenue from those sales go to the country of manufacture and the country that owns the brand.
For example, an American owned company that manufactures in Eastern Europe. All of the revenue from those 2,000,000 washing machines purchased every year would go elsewhere. Even in Europe, one of the biggest players like Bosch, who now manufacture in Eastern Europe and China, their profits that do remain in Europe go to Germany, where they no longer even manufacture. Buying products that are manufactured overseas weakens the UK economy and that’s not good for anyone.
What are the ethical benefits of buying British?
The final element is that a British made washing machine is made to very high standards and ethics. Everyone that plays a part in the manufacture of an Ebac washing machine in the UK are on minimum wage or higher. There’s no child labour, the health and safety of our employers will always remain priority, and the work environment is of the highest standards. Those employees and team members are treated with respect in a very original, very nice working environment.
Meet the team responsible for manufacturing your British washing machines…
When you buy an Ebac, British made, washing machine, you’re getting the highest quality of components, highest quality of standards and processes of rigorous health and safety measures to ensure that the product is of exceptional quality.
Ethical, environmentally conscious and exceptional quality. Every Ebac product you buy supports the UK economy, supports UK jobs and helps the UK government fund critical public services.
With the lowest environmental impact of any washing machine that you can buy in the UK today, and we are proud to be a British manufacturer.