Earlier this month, Hakan Bulgurlu, CEO of Arçelik, the holding company for Beko, officially opened the new Beko Innovation Centre at Marlborough College, the UK’s largest co-educational independent full boarding school located in Wiltshire.
Beko is currently the best-selling home appliance brand in the UK. Beko plc has been operating in the UK & Ireland since 1990 and have sold over 30 million appliances in the UK to date across their portfolio of 5 brands of Beko, Grundig, Leisure, Blomberg and Flavel. Beko plc’s parent company, Arçelik, manufactures the appliances sold by Beko plc. Headquartered in Turkey, Arçelik has more than 60 years' experience in consumer durables and is the second largest household appliance producer in Europe, with over 30,000 employees and 21 manufacturing facilities worldwide.
In 2015, Beko plc and Arcelik opened a UK R&D centre, to collaborate with UK companies and universities on innovative technologies, products and features for the next generation of home appliances, to provide product differentiation and increase customer benefit. Part of Arcelik's Global R&D Network of over 1000 R&D employees in 17 locations, Beko R&D focus areas are Smart Home, Sensors and Sustainability and are always interested to hear from potential collaboration partners with technologies or products within their focus area.