Arçelik was founded in 1955 by Lütfü Doruk in partnership with Vehbi Koç and entered the Turkish major appliance sector by producing its first washing machine in 1959 and its first refrigerator in 1960 at its manufacturing plant in Çay?rova, Istanbul. In 1968, Arçelik moved to its Çay?rova facilities near Istanbul. In the 1970s and 1980s, the company expanded its product range and opened its Eski?ehir refrigerator plant in 1975, ?zmir vacuum cleaner plant in 1979 and Ankara dishwasher plant in 1993.
1999 was a year of growth and reorganization. Arçelik founded Ardem to manufacture cooking appliances and brought under its roof Türk Elektrik Endüstrisi A.?. and At?l?m ve Geli?im Pazarlama A.?. as a single legal entity. In 2001, Arçelik took over the marketing and sales activities of Beko products that used to be marketed and sold by Beko Ticaret. The new organization model enabled the company to manage production and sales/marketing activities centrally and to increase productivity.
Most recently, the merger plan between Arçelik A.?. and Grundig Elektronik A.?. was declared on February 27, 2009.
Mr. Nihat Bayiz (Chief Production & Technology Officer)
Orkun Inanbil (Investor Relations Mang.)
Ms. Zeynep Ozbil (Exec. Director of Global Communications)
Mr. Akin Garzanli (Chief Marketing Officer)
Ms. Buket Çelebiöven (HR Director)
Ms. Toygan Pulat (Chief People Officer)
Dr. Fatih Kemal Ebiçlioglu (Information Security & Cybersecurity Mang. and Non-Exec. Non Independent Director)
Recognition and Awards
Mr. Hakan Hamdi Bulgurlu (CEO, GM & Exec. Director)
Mr. Özkan Çimen (Chief Financial Officer)
Murat Kahriman (Accounting Director)