Beko opens new R&D centre

Appliance manufacturer Beko has opened a new research and development centre in Cambridge, which will focus on developing advanced and sustainable technologies.

Leading the team at the new centre is Cambridge PhD graduate Dr. Natasha Conway – who has more than 20 years’ experience in the R&D, technology and engineering industries – alongside Dr. Bekir Özyurt, senior manager of R&D Technology.

The company is also investing in advanced new materials, in order to increase cost efficiencies and reduce energy consumption.

Teresa Arbuckle, managing director for Beko UK, said: “It is great to be able to welcome so many of the University and business community here in Cambridge. We are also delighted to announce our partnership with The Cambridge Network with whom we are working to tap into the expertise that Cambridge has to offer.

(Left to right) Bekir Ozyurt, Cem Kural, Ragip Balcioglu, Teresa Arbuckle, Sir David Reddaway and Natasha Conway
(Left to right) Bekir Ozyurt, Cem Kural, Ragip Balcioglu, Teresa Arbuckle, Sir David Reddaway and Natasha Conway

“The UK is a hub for excellence and developing breakthrough technology, and we are excited about working to help shape the future of the appliance industry. The R&D Centre in Cambridge is part of our global strategy and ambition to be at the forefront of developing product innovation in the kitchen and more broadly, connected technology throughout the home.”

Beko also announced it is now an official sponsor of the Cambridge University Boat Club (CUBCs). It will provide branding on team kits and will install Beko appliances in the CUBC’s boat houses.