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Post# 310047   10/18/2008 at 13:03 (3,289 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Antonio Merloni: Antonio Merloni On The Brink Of Bankruptcy?
Servis UK ArticlesItalian whitegoods manufacturer Antonio Merloni is on the brink of bankruptcy after applying for government protection by going into administration under a process know as the Marzano Law an equivalent to the US Chapter 11 or UK administration.

Antonio Merloni manufactures products under the Ardo, HomePub and Technogas brands, and also owns Servis UK.

This makes me very happy that was poor excuse for machines can be churned out any longer!

Maybe a good company will buy them. because i was asko to survive! I would imagine Whirlpool would buy them out as they are very much in each others pockets!


Post# 310356 , Reply# 1   10/19/2008 at 23:27 (3,287 days old) by arrrooohhh (Sydney Australia)        

Dont get too happy - many people could loose their jobs.

This Marazano law also means that the company can be protected and that hopefully someone will buy the company out and turn it into a profitable business.

And I would rather a European made Servis than a Chinese made Haier - In Australia no washing machines are manufactured anymore.

Post# 310445 , Reply# 2   10/20/2008 at 12:53 (3,287 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Well obviously people would lose jobs, thats not what i was promoting. And like i said they have such a close knit relationship with whirlpool i'm pretty sure they would buy them out. Had you owned a s**ty servis like the one i had you'd be glad to see the back of them!

Post# 310502 , Reply# 3   10/20/2008 at 17:46 (3,287 days old) by mrx ()        

Antonio Merloni also owns Asko!

Post# 310687 , Reply# 4   10/21/2008 at 13:17 (3,286 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Yes they do. Thats the only reason i can think of that someone should buy that company! They ruined a fine british name!

Post# 311588 , Reply# 5   10/26/2008 at 05:14 (3,281 days old) by hooverkeymatic (England)        

Im not surprised he is bankrupt because he wastes his money on appliances

Post# 311593 , Reply# 6   10/26/2008 at 07:11 (3,281 days old) by hotpoint9534 (UK)        

Antonio Merloni and his shoddy products deserve to go under. Yes, I know they own Asko, but their worse than poor Servis products alone let the whole company down.

If they weren't prepared to keep up the reputation of the Servis name, they shouldn't have used it. The after sales service is absolutely apalling by all accounts. From rude customer service to non existant engineers, this is no way to run a business, and they have suffered the consequences.


Post# 312528 , Reply# 7   10/31/2008 at 19:03 (3,275 days old) by ronhic (Canberra, Australia)        

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We have just replaced my mothers Asea Cylinda 12000 (1989) and now Asko with a new Fisher and Paykel front loader (Beko)...

We avoided Asko specifically as they are not nearly the machine they were 20 years ago. She's happy with the F&P and it was half the price....

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