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Midea's understated push for white goods primacy

Midea Group Vice President Andy Gu,

When professor-turned-executive Andy Gu joined Midea Group back in 2000, almost no one outside of China had heard of the electronics maker.

Yet over the past 16 years, Gu witnessed Midea's gradual rise to become the world's largest white-goods supplier, grabbing global attention by acquiring German robotics maker Kuka and the Japanese conglomerate Toshiba's home appliance unit.

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