The launch on Thursday (April 26) coincided with a visit to Istanbul by Delcam chief executive Clive Martell, who is in Turkey as part of a UK trade mission led by Lord Green, UK Trade and Investment Minister, and John Cridland, director-general of the CBI.
The Turkish subsidiary will be based in Istanbul and will be staffed by local experts in CADCAM technology. They will support Delcam’s existing resellers in Turkey and help to strengthen the company’s profile in the country.
“We enjoyed our most successful year so far in Turkey during 2011, with sales increasing by over 20%,” said Mr. Martell. “All the indications show that manufacturing in Turkey will continue to grow strongly over the coming years so we felt it was the right time to add a direct subsidiary. This will help to maximise our ability to take advantage of the many opportunities for our software in the country.”
The trade mission, which took place on 26th and 27th April, was the first one of its kind, focusing solely on mid-sized businesses with a strong export strategy. The mission was designed to boost trade and investment between the two countries.
Around 30 mid-sized UK businesses took part in the mission, meeting representatives from the Turkish Government and business community.