A $100,000 donation to a charity electric appliance manufacturer was rejected
A company has been rejected a $100 million donation from Google after it claimed it would be able to meet demand for its electric appliances, The Telegraph has reported.
The Electronic Appliance Manufacturers Association of America (EAMA) was seeking $75 million from the tech giant for the manufacture of new and refurbished electrical appliances in California, California, Arizona and Georgia.
But a group of more than 20 companies that represented a range of electrical appliances manufacturers including Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Sony, and Toshiba said the company was seeking to exclude them from the proposed contribution, The Associated Press reported.
In a letter to the company last week, EAMA’s president, James C. Bowers, said that the company could not be “an exclusive purchaser of these products”.
“The company cannot be an exclusive purchaser for all products.
Rather, it must have a reasonable relationship with the manufacturers, as determined by the EAMACA, to meet the customer demand for electric appliances in those markets,” he wrote.
The letter cited the recent failure of Dell to deliver its latest products to customers in South Korea and the U.S. in April.
The group also noted that a new model of HP’s electric compact is not in the pipeline and that Lenovo is still not meeting demand for laptops and other high-end computers.
It also pointed out that Apple’s electric devices were also excluded from the $100m deal, despite a pledge from the company to increase production of electric models by 20 per cent.
Google declined to comment on the letter, but it has said it is committed to “providing electric appliances to the most important customers in the world”.