Arcelik A.S.

Having operations in durable consumer goods industry with production, marketing and after-sales services, Arçelik A.Ş. offers products and services around the world with its 25,000 employees, 14 different production facilities in five countries (Turkey, Romania, Russia, China and South Africa), its sales and marketing companies all over the world and its 10 brands (Arçelik, Beko, Grundig, Blomberg, ElektraBregenz, Arctic, Leisure, Flavel, Defy and Altus).

As one of the foremost companies in KOÇ Group and Turkish private industry, Arçelik, founded in 1955, has always been the leader in Turkish private sector with its efforts for industrial development. Today, Arçelik Group is the third largest company in home appliances sector in Europe. Arçelik Group achieved a consolidated turnover of EUR 4.4 Billion in 2013. The Company’s vision is “Respects the Globe, Respected Globally.

Arcelik develops new inventions together with 9 separate R&D Centers located in its production plants, 1 R&D Office in Middle East Technical University Technopark and 1 R&D Office in Taiwan with more than 1000 researchers (32 Ph.D., 200 M.Sc.). R&D Expense of the company in 2013 was near 45 Million €. The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a loan of EUR 100 million to Arcelik A.S. for its research and development programme to improve product performance and broaden its product range. Protecting its inventions with patent applications, Arcelik A.S. has over 2000 patents. Moreover, the company has been actively taking part in Eureka and Framework Programs and Arcelik conducted more than 20 EU projects since 1993. Arcelik A.S. is also the board member of the Networked and Electronic Media (NEM) European Technology Platform, and participating in Eureka Technology Clusters.

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