Regarding human resources as its most important capital, Arçelik A.Ş. develops new inventions together with the researchers in 7 separate R&D Centers and protects these inventions with patents. Our company’s far and away leader position in patent applications of Turkey signifies the importance attached to innovation.
45% of PTC (Patent Corporation Treaty) applications in Turkey belongs to Arçelik A.Ş. Every year, approximately 130 patent applications are made.
ARÇELİK, ranking 129st in 2009, is the first and only Turkish company which is listed among top 500 of world patent league announced by “World Intellectual Property Organization” (WIPO). 10% of domestic patents produced in the past 5 years belongs to Arçelik. 2005, 2007, 2009: Arçelik is “TPE-Patent League Champion” with the highest number of applications. In 2009, TPE has granted the following awards to Arçelik:
- Patent League Champion – The Company with the Highest Number of Patent Applications
- Patent League Champion – The Company with the Highest Number of Patent Registrations
- Golden Patent Award – The Company with the Highest Number of International Patent Applications.
Arçelik rewards its inventors on “Invention Day” celebrated annually since 1999.