If you’ve ever wondered just who is making the appliances you buy, this is the article for you.
Today we’re looking at Bosch and Beko. Are they the same company? And if they are the same company, should you just buy the cooker or washing machine that is the cheapest from one of these brands?
Well let’s delve deep into Bosch and Beko and find out, shall we? Before we tell you whether Beko and Bosch are indeed the same company, let’s first look at these companies separately.
Bosch has been around since 1886. The German company makes automotive components, technology products, DIY tools and of course household appliances.
Bosch is actually part of one of the largest manufacturing groups of home appliances in Europe. In 1967 Bosch and Siemens created this group and they have been making home appliances and a great deal more ever since.
The manufacturing group is called BSH Hausgeräte GmbH. and operates out of Germany, the birthplace of Bosch. But it has subsidiaries around the world which means that Bosch and Siemens can make home appliances anywhere across the world.
So what about Beko? Is Beko one of the subsidiaries of this Bosch and Siemens partnership?
No, Beko is actually owned by Koç Holding. They are an appliance brand from Turkey, founded in 1955.
While many people think that Beko is under the umbrella of Bosch, it still operates under the same company that it did at the beginning.
Beko is named after its two founders who also founded Koç Holding.
In 2010 the electronics division of Beko was renamed. This new name is Grundig Elektronik. This new division of Beko now makes most of the electronics components in Beko appliances.
However, the company has very much stayed the same since 1954, they just contribute more to the home appliance market now.
Bosch and Beko are not the same company. Now you know that Bosch and Beko are not the same company, you may be wondering which you should buy. Well, sadly we don’t have time to discuss which brand you should buy in this article.
However, we do have plenty of appliance reviews and articles here. Many feature Bosch and Beko. So, check out our appliance lists while you’re here for all of the best Beko and Bosch appliances in the UK right now.