Beko

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Beko Elektronik A.Ş.
Former type Public company (Turkish: Anonim Şirket)
Industry Major appliances
Small appliances
Electronics
Technology
Fate Acquired by Arçelik A.Ş.
Founded 1967
Founders Vehbi Koç
Defunct June 2009 (2009-06)
Headquarters Istanbul, Turkey
Key people Vehbi Koç (Founder)
Products Products
Laundry machines and dryers
Refrigerators
Freezers
Dishwashers
Kitchen stoves
Room air conditioners
Microwaves
Ovens
Counter top appliances
Audio products
Visual products
TV sets
Laptop computers
Computer-related electronics
Media products
Owners Arçelik
Website beko.com

Beko is a Turkish domestic appliance and consumer electronics brand of Arçelik A.Ş.[1] controlled by Koç Holding.

Beko Elektronik A.Ş. (later Grundig Elektronik A.Ş.) was a Turkish consumer electronics manufacturer, owned by Arçelik.

The old logoof Beko

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.[2]

In April 2008, Beko Elektronik A.Ş. renamed itself Grundig Elektronik A.Ş.[3]

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.[4]

Beko is a budget brand name and continues to be in use for a number of Arçelik Group products such as television sets,[5] refrigerators, washing machines and dishwashers, in several countries.[6]

Beko changed its old logo with the new one in June 2014.[7]

Beko has been the official sponsor of the Turkish, German, Italian and Lithuanian premier basketball leagues, as well as the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.[8] Beko is also among the official sponsors of the Spanish football team FC Barcelona[7] and Turkish football team Beşiktaş JK,[9] and has been one of the largest advertisers in the English Premier League since 2008,[10] and an official sponsor of the FA Cup.[11]

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