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Delcam chosen to visit Turkey with UK Deputy Prime Minister

left to right: Turgay Oğuş of Delcam Turkiye, David Reddaway, British Ambassador to Turkey, UK BIS Minister, Michael Fallon, and Bart Simpson from Delcam

Delcam’s Commercial Director, Bart Simpson, was among a business delegation to Turkey lead by the UK’s Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, last week. The visit coincided with the Maktek Eurasia exhibition in Istanbul, where Delcam’s new subsidiary, Delcam Turkiye, participated for the first time, and came a week after the formal launch of the subsidiary at a reception at the British Embassy.

Commenting on the visit, Nick Clegg said: "Turkey is Europe’s seventh largest economy and is one of the world’s largest markets. We have an ambitious aim to double bilateral trade by 2015. It has increased by 40% since 2009 so we are making good progress towards the target, and this visit will bring us even closer.”

Mr. Simpson emphasised Delcam’s willingness to contribute towards this target. "We enjoyed our most successful year so far in Turkey during 2011, with sales increasing by over 20%,” he said. "Even so, we expect to increase our sales significantly in the coming years. This visit, and our presence at Maktek, has confirmed the size of the opportunity there is for our manufacturing software in Turkey.”

Delcam Turkiye, which is based in Istanbul, is staffed by local experts in CADCAM technology. With the office now formally established, recruitment of additional staff is now under way. The subsidiary will support Delcam’s existing resellers in Turkey and help to strengthen the company’s profile in the country.

In the image, from left to right:

Turgay Ogus, General Manager, Delcam Turkiye
David Reddaway, British Ambassador to Turkey
Rt Hon Michael Fallon, Minister of State for Business and Enterprise
Bart Simpson, Commercial Director Delcam

12 October 2012