Home entertainment products take top honours
LG has announced that it won four awards in the 2009 European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) Awards.
LG took top honours in four categories winning European Best Value LCD TV 2009-2010 for the SL8000, European Best Value Blu-Ray Player 2009-2010 for the BD390, European HT System 2009-2010 for the HB954PB and European Green Mobile Phone 2009-2010 for LG-KM900 or LG ARENA. There will be an official awards ceremony at IFA Berlin on September 4, 2009.
“Winning these awards confirms LG’s leadership in the European market and our ability to create products that meet the needs of consumers through a blend of smart technology and stylish design,” said Simon Kang, CEO of LG’s Home Entertainment Company. “We are honored to receive these prestigious awards from EISA and will continue to create products fit for European consumers’ tastes.”
“Receiving this award provides credence to LG’s strong commitment to maintaining sustainable business practices,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, CEO of LG’s Mobile Communications Company. “We are encouraged to have won the European Green Mobile Phone 2009-2010 award and will continue to balance the importance of increasing customer value with taking care of the environment. We want our European consumers to experience the best technology available while remaining as eco-friendly as possible.”
Shipments of LG’s flat-panel TV increased to 1.67 million units from April to June 2009, up from 1.09 million units in the same period the year before. In mobile phones, LG saw its European sales jump from 3.84 million devices in the second quarter of 2008 to more than 5 million units a year later. LG products’ ability to defy the recession has been a bright spot in an otherwise dim European market.