Engineers Lauded by Arçelik
Jul 14, 2011
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Turkish appliance maker Arçelik A.Ş. holds more than a third of all Turkish patent applications made to the World Intellectual Property Organization and recently rewarded company’s engineers who helped make it happen.

At an award ceremony at the Divan Asya Hotel, Levent Çakıroğlu, president of Koç Holding Durable Goods Group and CEO of Arçelik A.Ş., said Arçelik is now on the list of the companies with the most international patent applications to the World Intellectual Property Organization. Arçelik entered the list in 2010 at 95th.

The ceremony took place on the company's 13th Invention Day, staged to emphasize the importance of R&D projects both in corporate and general terms while honoring the engineers who take parts in the projects, Çakıroğlu said, "The most significant element behind Arçelik’s success is our competence in technology. We have determined ambitious goals relying on the power of our position as well as the confidence of our accomplishments so far." He added, "We have an R&D team of more than 800 people composed of the most creative engineers and technicians in Turkey."

Among the inventions honored at the event:
• A video recorder that records a program quickly and losslessly, but also secures it from being viewed on another TV.
• An induction cooking technology that allows power adjustment with lower cost and higher reliability.
• A refrigerator that enables energy saving as well as easy opening of the doors by heating the beam between compartments using a specific method that does not require an additional heater.

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