The Turkish machine construction sector on the offensive
As already mentioned, machine construction is one of the most dynamic sectors of Turkey and the economic plan foresees a quality and export offensive. Even more important is a well-performing, multi-layered international interest representation.
In this strategy, the individual associations of machine construction have been newly setup and a common umbrella organisation is established - Machine Federation, abbreviated as MAKFED.
So far, there are only individual associations of individual sectors and the semi-public umbrella organisation MAIB for the exporting machine builder. This organisation is known overseas by the name “Turkish Machinery”. Its aim is to strengthen the image of Turkish machine construction industry and to generate new collaborations.
MAIB or Turkish Machinery has now started the founding of the entire organisation, which is the federation for all domestic and overseas sector associations, especially in Europe. Adnan Dalgakiran, president of the new association: “We are looking for contact with the new machine construction associations and want to further improve existing relations. Our agenda includes extending cooperation and collaboration in research and development based on Industrie 4.0 as well as representing interests and expectations of our sector in view of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement TTIP.”
Many of the founding associations of MAKFED are simultaneously active in Europe or Germany in the corresponding associations. MAKFED itself was already included in the European Umbrella Organisation Orgalime, shortly after its establishment, as the only federation of the Turkish machine construction (“European economic association for machine construction, electric and electronic industry as well as metal processing”).
In this way, the Turkish machine construction sector challenges the present and the future and will face the responsibilities with result and quality orientation.