|Type||Public company (Turkish: Anonim Şirket)|
|Fate||Subsidiary of Arçelik A.Ş.|
|Key people||Vehbi Koç (Founder)|
Laundry machines and dryers
Room air conditioners
Counter top appliances
In 2004, Beko Elektronik purchased Grundig and by January 2005, Beko and its rival Turkish electronics and white goods brand Vestel accounted for more than half of all TV sets manufactured in Europe.
In April 2008, Beko Elektronik A.Ş. renamed itself Grundig Elektronik A.Ş.
At the Extraordinary General Shareholders Meeting of Arçelik A.Ş. on 29 June 2009, it was decided to merge Arçelik A.Ş. with the company's subsidiary, Grundig Elektronik A.Ş. (to be administered directly by the headquarters of the Arçelik Group) by taking over all of Grundig's assets and liabilities in whole.
Beko is particularly noted in Europe for its freezers and fridge-freezers which are guaranteed to operate in unheated garages, sheds and other outbuildings down to −18 °C (0 °F) . Most other domestic manufacturers insist that their freezers must only be used in centrally heated areas.
On 25 February 2013, e-magazine from the Consumers' Association alerted members to fire risks associated with Beko appliances, and reported an inquest into the death of a man linked to a Beko fridge freezer.
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