Ayla Partners with Chinese Appliance Company for IoT Integration


Midea Group, a $21 billion manufacturer of consumer appliances and HVAC systems, has selected the Ayla Networks IoT platform as its preferred overseas IoT cloud partner for its connected HVAC products. This agreement adds Midea to Ayla’s robust Chinese HVAC customer base, which includes Hisense, TCL and Chonghong.

“The Ayla IoT platform now powers four of the top 10 HVAC manufacturers in China, which is powerful testimony to Ayla’s IoT leadership and market position,” said David Friedman, CEO and co-founder, Ayla Networks. “Midea is an enormously successful and future-thinking enterprise, and we look forward to helping them become a dominant player in the global smart home market.”

Midea Smart Technology business unit, which will work directly with Ayla, is working to integrate all Midea technologies and products lines to become a total solution provider for the smart home industry.

“Midea Group laid out its concept for the smart home a long time ago and has established Midea Smart Home Technology Co., Ltd., to focus on the development of that business,” said Li Qiang, general manager, Midea Smart Technology. “This cooperation with Ayla is a major step in the international expansion of Midea Group’s smart home business. As Midea’s third-party cloud platform partner for overseas markets, Ayla will join with Midea to create a globalized structure of intelligent services for smart homes.”

Midea Smart Technology’s M-Smart System supports diversified smart products inside the nearly 50-year-old Midea Group. In addition, Midea Smart Technology is building an M-Smart ecosystem that will provide smart products and solutions to a wide range of B2B and B2C enterprises. The ecosystem includes Ali Cloud, Amazon, Huawei, IBM, LeTV, TCL, Tencent and Xiaomi.

The Chinese IoT industry is awake and breathing fire, folks. And everyone needs to get on board or get out of the way.  

Edited by Alicia Young

Editorial Director

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