Founded in 1955 as a subsidiary of Koç Holding, Turkey's largest industrial conglomerate and a member of Fortune 500, today Arçelik is a worldwide producer and marketer of consumer durables and consumer electronics with more than 18 manufacturing facilities in 7 countries; Turkey, Romania, Russia, China, South Africa, Thailand and Pakistan. It is the third largest home appliances company of EMEA region. With marketing & sales organizations in 33 countries and 30.000+ employees, Arcelik provides goods and services in 145 countries. Arçelik rigorously invests in its 10 R&D centers in Turkey as well as 4 R&D Centers in Taiwan, the UK, Portugal and the US with a dedicated workforce of over 1000 researchers. Arçelik A.Ş.’s corporate vision is “Respects the Globe, Respected Globally” as it passionately nurtures its global growth story with greener production, better utilization of natural resources and more sustainable business processes.