Company News: Turkish Machinery TurkishMachinery in the Hannover trade fair - the Turkish machinery construction sector on the offensive again

| Author / Editor: Silvia Bartsch, Turkish Machinery Deutschland Office / Rosemarie Stahl

This year also, the export organisation TurkishMachinery represented its over 8000 members from the entire division of machinery construction sector in the Hannover trade fair.

Signing ceremony of the Letter of Intent between the Federal Association of Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics (BME) and TurkishMachinery; Signed by: Dr. Christoph Feldmann, Chief Executive Officer of BME, Ms. Sevda Kayhan Yilmaz, board member of TurkishMachinery, Germany Supervisor.
Signing ceremony of the Letter of Intent between the Federal Association of Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics (BME) and TurkishMachinery; Signed by: Dr. Christoph Feldmann, Chief Executive Officer of BME, Ms. Sevda Kayhan Yilmaz, board member of TurkishMachinery, Germany Supervisor.
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Turkish Machinery utilised the option of informing a wide audience of the chances and potential of German-Turkish collaboration in the machinery sector, expanding industrial relations and intensifying existing connections and cooperation.

With a 16% share, Germany is one of the most important export countries of the Turkish machine construction sector. 135 Turkish companies presented their products and solutions in the Hannover trade fair and utilised the chance of informing an international and a very diverse group of clients about in-house technology and product developments.

With a trade turnover of 2910 billion USD, the machinery construction industry plays a very prominent role worldwide. The sector even makes a significant contribution in Turkey towards the development of the country. Shaping the machinery construction industry of the future and increasing in importance.

The Turkish machinery construction industry has increased its exports by two and a half times in the past ten years and has thus demonstrated its global competitiveness. This process started with the modernisation of the company and grew with increased quality awareness and lean production production processes. Nevertheless, there is an awareness in Turkey that right now, in a highly modern and technological industry, the requirements are higher and more challenging than ever.

Aims of the industry

  • Increase in exports, diversification of product groups into sub-sectors, world market leader in select product groups
  • Increase in value with regard to production and export
  • High investment in technology and new partnerships
  • Highly qualified personnel

As in the past, these aims should be striven for jointly with the international, mainly European and German partners and friends, in which the collaboration and exchange of know-how is promoted further and increased. For German companies, the Turkish machinery construction sector is not just a procurement market, but also an international location and thus an extensive potential for international investment. At present, TurkishMachinery represents more than 8000 Turkish member companies in the machinery construction sector and thus covers the areas of machinery manufacturing, supply industry, contract manufacturing and more suppliers for intermediate and end customers. To promote the development of chances, TurkishMachinery - in the course of its work in Germany - pays special attention to investment in German-Turkish collaboration, generation of cooperation, promotion of technological transfer and also to joint projects in the area of research and development. For this, the organisation works intensively on the development of relations with German companies, associations, organisations and unions directly from the research sector.

For reinforcing or developing this potential, establishing and maintaining industrial relations is of main importance. The platform offered by the Hannover trade fair this year can be used intensively again this year for this purpose.

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In addition to the fact that TurkishMachinery has garnered strong attention because of a strong advertising presence, the organisation was also one of the sponsors of the launch event and the Cigar Lounge.

Over and above that, the presence was utilised to intensify existing partnerships as part of intensive dialogues, like those with the regional clusters Vemas(Sachsen) and it's OWL (Ostwestfalen-Lippe) and to concretise joint activities.

The present collaboration with the VDMA was put on a sustainable footing on one hand as part of a meeting with the president Dr. Festge and also the managing director Thilo Brodtmann and is also concretised on the other hand as part of a workshop with managing directors from different countries as regards future activities.

Over and above that, the very successful collaboration already in place for some time with the Federal Association of Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics (BME) could be passed with the signing of a Letter of Intent in an official framework. After the signing ceremony, the Chief Executive Officer of BME Dr. Christoph Feldmann and Ms. Sevda Kayhan Yilmaz and Ali Erin as board members of TurkishMachinery, utilised the opportunity for exchanging the chances offered by the Turkish machinery construction sector as a procurement market for German companies. Thus, an eventful week can be looked back upon, marked by interesting, purposeful and effective dialogues. These events also grant an optimistic look into an exciting future in which the Turkish machinery construction industry continues to face the challenges posed by the market and that solutions will be on offer.

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