Arçelik: well-deserved recognition for the Turkish group

Arçelik’s washing machine factory in Ulmi, Romania, ranked among the most advanced in the world in terms of environmental sustainability. Indeed, Arçelik, a global appliance manufacturer and subsidiary of Turkey’s largest industrial conglomerate, Koç Holding, has been awarded Sustainability Lighthouse status by the World Economic Forum (WEF) for its manufacturing plant . ‘Ulmi, Romania. A recognition that rewards effective measures in terms of energy performance applied on the site. This follows the already existing statusArçelik as a Global Lighthouse awarded by WEF to its Ulmi plant in 2019 and Eskişehir plant in 2021 for the successful adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies to improve productivity and performances.

Arctic washing machines

Arctic part of Arçelik has achieved an essential milestone by producing the 2nd millionth washing machine in the Ulmi factory, one of the Lighthouse awarded most valuable and technological units of our global company. 

Furthermore, the washing machines manufactured at Ulmi make Romania known in around 50 countries, highlighting the main assets of Arctic, quality, innovation, and sustainability.

These remarkable achievements have been accomplished through the commitment and involvement of the people working at Arctic.

Romanian home appliance maker Arctic closes factory after 66 workers contract coronavirus

Romanian home appliances manufacturer Arctic, a unit of Turkey’s Arcelik, said that it has temporarily closed its factory in Gaesti, in Arges county, after 66 workers contracted the coronavirus infection.

Arctic aims to restart production of coolers on June 2, while the refrigerator lines are planned to resume operations on May 25, it said in a press release on Saturday.

In the meantime, the factory will go through an intense disinfection programme.

All 4,000 employees working in Gaesti have been sent into technical unemployment until production line resume activity.

Arctic confirmed the first coronavirus case at the factory on May 7. None of the infected Arctic employees had displayed any Covid-19 symptoms.

Arctic Gaesti, established in 1970, was acquired by Arcelik in 2002. The unit manufactures three main brands of refrigerators: Arctic for the domestic market and Beko and Grundig mainly for exports.

In October 2019, Arctic opened a washing machie factory in Ulmi, also in Dambovita county, with a production capacity of 2.2 million units per year.