Arcelik LTF (IFC-45316)

  • Bangladesh
  • Turkiye
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Specific Location
Araihazar subdistrict in Narayanganj district, Bangladesh
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Voting Date
Jun 10, 2022
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  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 160.45 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 305.06 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 290
Converted using 2022-06-10 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Mar 2, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Oct 5, 2022

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Project Description
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The proposed investment is a senior, unsecured A-Loan of up to EUR150 million to finance Arcelik’s working capital needs in Turkey and construction of a new Singer (refrigerator, washing machine, television, AC devices and other household appliances) manufacturing facility in Bangladesh. The new facility in Bangladesh will be located in Bangladesh Special Economic Zone in Araihazar subdistrict in Narayanganj district, located 29 km away from the Dhaka city center and was built by the Bangladesh Economic Zone Development Authority between 2019 and 2021 in cooperation with Japan International Cooperation Agency. Construction work for the new plant is expected to start at the mid of May 2022 and will last around 14 months. After commissioning of the new facility, the company’s existing two Singer Bangladesh facilities located in Hemayetpur area in Dhaka will be closed with one of them turned into a distribution center for Singer Bangladesh.

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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From the IFC's website:

Arcelik A.S. ( is a leading manufacturer of consumer durables and consumer electronics headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey. The company has 30 production facilities in 9 countries (Turkey, Romania, India, Pakistan, Russia, Bangladesh, South-Africa, China and Thailand), several R&D design centers and performs sales in more than150 countries globally. Arcelik is publicly listed and the major shareholder is Koc Holding, the largest Turkish conglomerate. Arcelik produces refrigerators, washing machines, dishwasher, tumble dryers, oven, cookers, televisions, consumer electronics, small household appliances, and AC devices in its production facilities (thirteen of them located in Turkey, two in Romania, two in Bangladesh and the remainder in other countries). Among the company’s flagship brands are Arçelik, Beko, Grundig, Arctic, Altus, Dawlance, Flavel, Blomberg, Elektrabregenz and Defy. The company also has two facilities for waste electrical and electronic equipment recycling in Bolu and Eskisehir, in Turkey. Turkey and Romania are the largest countries of operation in terms of production volume and staff numbers.

Arcelik’s current ownership structure is as follows: Koc Group (57.24%), Burla group (17.61%), Arcelik (9.97%), and publicly listed shares on Borsa Istanbul (15.18%).

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Arcelik A.S. Client Industry and Trade
- - - - Koc Holding AS Investor Finance

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General IFC Inquiries - IFC Communications:

Address: 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20433
Telephone: 202-473-3800
Fax: 202-974-4384

Client - Arcelik AS:

Pinar Sahinci - Treasury Manager
Phone: +90 212 314 3195
Address: Karaagaç Caddesi 2-6, Sütlüce, 3445 Istanbul, Turkey


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