Arçelik to grant $5 million support to 7,000 entrepreneurs

Arçelik to grant $5 million support to 7,000 entrepreneurs

Arçelik Garage Innovation Hub, a growing global open innovation platform, has to date interacted with more than 2,000 partners, scouted more than 1,800 startups and developed cooperation with more than 80 startups.

Garage Innovation Hub organized an Open Innovation Day with the participation of a large number of startups, business leaders and investors from around the world in order to contribute to the dissemination of the open innovation culture.

As part of the United Nations Generation Equality Forum commitments, Arçelik plans to reach 7,000 entrepreneurs, 5,000 of whom are women, by 2026, and support them in reaching financial support of approximately $5 million with the Garage Innovation Hub.

Partnering with venture capital funds

“As a growing global innovation platform, together with our nearly 2,000 stakeholders, including mentors, investors, universities, and entrepreneurs from all over the world; we provide business development, access to financial support and mentorship to entrepreneurs, starting from the idea stage,” Arçelik’s chief strategy and digital officer Utku Barış Pazar said.

On the path to becoming one of the leading open innovation platforms on a global scale, Pazar said they have set important goals such as supporting the incorporation of new ideas in many fields like sustainability, artificial intelligence, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), marketing and production technologies, and health care, in each of the 146 countries where they operate in the next five years.
Arçelik has over 40,000 employees throughout the world and its global operations include sales and marketing offices in 49 countries, and 28 production facilities in nine countries. It has 12 brands, namely Arçelik, Beko, Grundig, Blomberg, ElektraBregenz, Arctic, Leisure, Flavel, Defy, Altus, Dawlance and Voltas Beko.

It is Europe’s second-largest white goods company by market share, based on volumes. Arçelik reached a consolidated turnover of 6.5 billion euros ($6.85 billion) in 2021.

Arçelik’s 29 R&D and design centers and offices across the globe are home to over 2,000 researchers and hold more than 3,000 international patent applications to date


Beko Home Appliances, considered to be among the world’s most sustainable appliance manufacturers, is using Earth Day to announce a slew of eco-conscious initiatives including a strategic alliance that places two of the first and highest-profile Beko Healthy Kitchens in one of the world’s healthiest and most sustainable homes

The U.S. subsidiary of Arcelik, Inc., has partnered with gaming and tech icon Michael Wann to design and outfit the chef’s and family kitchens in Wann’s 4,500-square-foot net-zero carbon home taking shape in Santa Monica, Calif. Currently chief strategy officer for Super League Gaming and instrumental in the growth of Tastemade, Fullscreen and Mobcrush, Wann is building a two-level home near Santa Monica College as both a personal residence and a public example of the possibilities of healthy, sustainable home and kitchen design. 

“For years, our dream has been to build a home that reflects our love for a healthy, balanced day-to-day life and fully sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle,” Wann said. “The result will be an attainable net-zero-carbon showplace of accessible healthy, earth-friendly living – and a tangible example for others wanting to make a real difference in their own health and the health of the planet without sacrificing lifestyle goals.”          
With the introduction of the Beko Healthy Kitchen earlier this year, Beko is looking to transform the U.S. industry in 2022 and beyond through expert councils, inspired kitchen designs and buildouts, major corporate strategic alliances and at least 35 new cooking, cooling and cleaning products with proprietary technologies and features that empower Americans to lead healthier lives while contributing to a healthier planet.

“To have the first tangible Beko Healthy Kitchens take shape in a home intended to serve as a best-in-class example of healthy, sustainable design represents perfectly the Beko mantra that healthy living is only truly possible on a healthy planet,” said Zach Elkin, president of Beko Home Appliances.  

A floorplan by Vaishali Makim, AIA, principal of Makim Architecture of Santa Monica, calls for sweeping, light-filled open spaces, four bedrooms and four bathrooms, separate family, living, entertainment and formal dining rooms, a personal gym and climate-controlled wine and cheese room. Wann started construction in May 2021 on the former site of his family’s vegetable garden and expects move-in by January 2023.

For Wann’s 145-square-foot downstairs chef’s kitchen and 152-square-foot upstairs open-floor-plan family kitchen, Beko is working with designers on its Beko Healthy Kitchen Council to combine appliances, cabinets, surfaces, lighting and interior aesthetics with nutrition, recipe-prep, and earth-friendly elements to create centers of health, wellness and sustainability. Both kitchens will boast an array of the latest Beko kitchen and laundry appliances that were announced at KBIS 2022 including dishwashers equipped with CornerIntense® and IonGuard™, refrigerators with HarvestFresh+™, an industry-largest Beko Double-Wall Oven and range with AirFry, and washing machines outfitted with AquaTech® and RecycledTub® each made from 60 recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles.

The home will also feature the world’s first rooftop installation of a SmartFlower solar system that combines integrated sculptural design, advanced robotics and automation to track the sun throughout the day to produce 40% more energy than traditional solar panels.

For more information on the Beko Healthy Kitchen, visit

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.

Beko sustainable

Over the past two decades, Beko has focused on innovation, developing appliances that make our consumer’s life easier. As a brand, we remain fully committed to developing more sustainable products that tackle the challenges facing our planet today, inspiring everyone to strive for a more sustainable future.

In line with this ethos, we are proud to launch our sustainability campaign for the second time, raising awareness of our latest technology, which transforms recycled waste materials into durable, high performance product parts used in our built-in ovens, washing machines, and washer dryers.Whilst our RecycledTub™ machines and washer dryers use recycled plastic bottles in their tubs*, our RecycledNet™ ovens feature parts made from recycled fishing nets and industrial thread waste.†

By transforming recycled materials into high performance materials, we can begin to take small steps to protect the health of our natural environment. Because a healthier planet, means a healthier future.

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Arçelik 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Ranking

 Arçelik Global has been recognised in Corporate Knights ‘The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Ranking’, earning the 57th spot for 2022.

Since 2005, the ‘Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’ list has recognised companies that are leading the race to zero emissions, whilst also delivering superior financial performance. The aim of the Global 100 is to celebrate world leaders in corporate sustainability, raising awareness of those that have been able to balance environmental, social, and economic performance while also delivering superior returns to investors.
Arçelik’s dedication to sustainability has once again been praised in this prestigious list. It is inspiring to see that our they have set an exemplary standard for companies in our industry to follow in line with their vision Respecting the World, Respected Worldwide

Beko award winning dishwasher

Just in time for the holidays, Beko USA have been awarded with the 2021 Best Affordable Dishwasher by @reviewed!

The Beko DUT25401X pairs an excellent, energy-efficient performance with an incredibly low price tag, giving you a pretty powerful bang for your buck.

You can find the full #Reviewed article here:

Beko Engergy star

Beko Home Appliances USA recently received the 2021 ENERGY STAR® Emerging Technology Award for their induction ranges! Not only have they been tested to have an integrated annual energy consumption of less than or equal to 125 kWh/year but they also only include induction heating technology in the ranges . Congrats Beko on this fabulous accomplishment!

Learn more about Beko and its award winning induction ranges

Arçelik, with the 2021 Energy Star®

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Epa) assiegned to Beko Home Appliances, a subsidiary of global consumer durable company Arçelik, with the 2021 Energy Star® Emerging Technology Award for its induction ranges. With this award, every product category for Beko has now been recognized by the Epa as Energy Star® approved and is contributing to reduced emissions and helping create a healthier environment.

The award-winning and lab-accredited Beko induction ranges have demonstrated that they  include induction heating technology and have been tested to have an integrated annual energy consumption of less than or equal to 125 kWh/year. The 30” Stainless Steel Pro-Style Induction Range – part of the PRIR34450SS model family – is available in the U.S. and has met rigorous performance criteria to reduce energy use and lower greenhouse gas emissions as determined by the EPA.

Induction cooking zones allow these models to be the source of the heat themselves, warming internally and transferring energy with approximately 85% efficiency and adds an energy efficiency benefit by reducing the workload for the Hvac equipment. The surface remains cool to the touch making cooking safer and desired temperatures reached quicker – providing faster cooking times for families.

«We are honored to receive the Emerging Technology Award from the EPA, solidifying Beko’s commitment to creating high-quality products that benefit the health of the consumer and planet – said Salih “Sazi” Bugay – director of marketing and product management. “Induction ranges serve as an efficient and safe pillar in American kitchens, where cooking without a flame remains in style and holds a solid place in the future of cooking.»

Beko officially opens new Innovation Centre at Marlborough Coll

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.

This £5m ambitious new building, supported by a generous donation by Beko Plc and several other donors, will not only provide state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities but will become a hub for local, national and global collaborations in the spheres of social enterprise, engineering, technology and education.

Marlborough College and Beko have a shared vision to educate the scientists and innovators of the future who will go on to make a difference and find novel solutions for some of the world’s most pressing problems. It is hoped that the building will inspire scientific instincts and galvanise research and development.

Marlborough and Beko also share a passion for sustainability and the building benefits from clever environmental design, employing a thermally efficient envelope, photovoltaic panels, natural ventilation, excellent daylighting and reduced water consumption. The generous floor to ceiling heights will provide opportunities for the construction of large-scale prototypes, promoting new and exciting ways of exploring ideas, unconstrained by standard classroom sizes.

Over 50 people attended the opening event, including the generous donors who supported the project and the staff who made the building happen. They enjoyed a morning of speeches and demonstrations which showcased the College’s vision for the future of Science, Technology and Innovation both within our curriculum and in outreach programmes and external collaborations. Pupils from the Lower Sixth explained how they have been training with the Young Guru Academy to use their award-winning Twin Science and Robotics kits with our local primary school partners in classroom sessions which will commence this month.

The College’s partnership with Beko will leverage the advanced capability of Beko’s Research and Development facility in Cambridge and will extend and grow both parties’ existing academic outreach and partnership programmes. It is also hoped that collaborations with business and HE can be facilitated in the future through the Cambridge Network.

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.

Arçelik joins the UN Global Compact CFO Taskforce

Arçelik A.Ş. (IST: ARCLK) (“Arçelik”), the global leading consumer durables and electronics manufacturer, has announced that Polat Şen, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Arçelik has joined the UN Global Compact CFO Taskforce. With 60 members across 23 industries and five regions, the CFO Taskforce aligns UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the corporate sustainability commitments to credible finance strategies with the intention of producing real world impact through long-term sustainable change.

Arcelik CFO Polat Sen
Arcelik CFO Polat Sen

The CFO Taskforce has a collective market cap of 1.7 trillion and grants the CFOs a unique position to reshape the future of global corporate finance and investment for growth, social impact and ultimately SDGs investment. Coming together at the UN’s General Assembly week commencing the 21st September, financial leaders from all around the world, will discuss and develop action plans to solve today’s environmental and social challenges. As one of the members of the task force, Arçelik has made great strides in its sustainability journey, instigating long-term positive change and contributing to the SDGs.

This announcement follows Arçelik’s Green Bond issuance in May 2021, where the business launched the first of its kind, from a Turkish industrial company in the international market. Using the bond, included in Arçelik’s Green Financing Framework, the company is financing its Eligible Green Projects that include energy-efficient, eco-efficient and circular economy adapted products and the promotion of energy efficiency in production. The Green bond is also funding the company’s sustainable water resources and wastewater management, pollution prevention control, renewable energy, and green buildings initiatives. This further demonstrates Arçelik’s commitment to sustainability and leadership in the industry for such an initiative.

Polat Şen, CFO, Arçelik said:

“It’s a great honour to join the UN Global Compact CFO Taskforce. At Arçelik, we see sustainability as a business strategy that needs to be incorporated into the heart and mind of business and this initiative looks to achieve that. Joining fellow CFO’s intent on making positive change, I believe it will be a great opportunity to learn from and collaborate with business leaders. From financial frameworks to investment decisions, we can be a catalyst for positive change and investment.”

About Arçelik

With over 40,000 employees throughout the world, Arçelik’s global operations include sales and marketing offices in 48 countries, and 28 production facilities in 9 countries and 12 brands (Arçelik, Beko, Grundig, Blomberg, ElektraBregenz, Arctic, Leisure, Flavel, Defy, Altus, Dawlance, Voltas Beko). As Europe’s second largest white goods company by market share (based on volumes), Arçelik’s consolidated revenue reached US$4.3 Billion in 2020. Arçelik’s 30 R&D and Design Centers across the globe, are home to over 1,700 researchers and hold more than 3,000 international patent applications to date. Arçelik is named the “Industry Leader” in the Durable Home Appliances category for the 2nd year in a row in Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020 and, in accordance with PAS 2060 Carbon Neutrality Standard, became carbon-neutral in global production plants in 2019 and 2020 fiscal years with its own carbon credits. Arçelik’s mission is ‘Respecting the World, Respected Worldwide