Beko is one of Europe’s leading home appliance brands and the best-selling large home appliance brand in the UK, with over 20 million appliances sold in the UK since 1990. Beko’s parent company, Arçelik, employs 25,000 people worldwide in 26 countries, with sales in over 130 countries and 10 global brands, including Beko, Grundig, Blomberg, Flavel and Leisure.
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Beko and Arçelik’s R&D aim is to design and manufacture products which respect the environment and support consumer comfort, meeting their current and future needs. Arçelik has a strong track record in innovation, including development of some of the world’s lowest water consumption, noise power level and best energy efficiency home appliances and Grundig’s next generation in kitchen user interfaces, the virtual user experience (VUX). The company’s investments in research, technology and product development activities date back to the late ‘80s, with 25 years of R&D experience operating laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Beko is proud to have opened an R&D centre in Cambridge in July this year to further expand Beko and Arçelik’s award winning R&D activities and establish stronger links with UK companies and universities
Today ministers including Greg Hands (Minister of State for International Trade), Judith Slater HMCG (British Consul-General to Istanbul) and His Excellency Abdurrahman Bilgic (Turkish Ambassador) joined senior members of the Arçelik Group and parent company Koç Holding, to announce the official opening of Beko Plc’s first R&D Centre in Cambridge.
13 December 2016Read in full