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"Turkish market increasingly important" - IMA Schelling opens a new subsidiary in Istanbul


It is one of the country's booming sectors: the furniture industry in Turkey. To enable the IMA Schelling Group to serve its customers even better locally, the machine and plant manufacturer now also has a new subsidiary in Istanbul.

From now on, IMA Schelling will serve customers in the Turkish market directly from Istanbul. Image source: IMA Schelling Group

The IMA Schelling Group supplies machines, systems and solutions for the precise and efficient manufacture of furniture worldwide. It has now opened a subsidiary in Istanbul in order to be even closer to its customers in the Turkish market.

The Turkish furniture market is a booming industry. The industry's turnover is estimated at almost eight billion US dollars in 2024, and annual growth of almost nine per cent is forecast for the next five years.[1] "Over 300 of our machines are in use in the country, a third of them in Istanbul," explains Enes Morkoc, Director Service of IMA Schelling Istanbul Makina Ltd Sti. This is why the IMA Schelling Group opened its subsidiary in Istanbul in January 2024, more precisely on the Anatolian side of the Bosphorus metropolis.

On site in Istanbul and at the Woodtech fair

The newly established site now provides customers in the Turkish market with service and spare parts support as well as assistance with the installation of new machines. "We want to support our local customers faster and more efficiently," emphasises Morkoc. An expansion of the team to include service technicians is planned in the foreseeable future.

"We see potential in the expanding Turkish market," emphasises Simon Waterbaer, Director Sales at IMA Schelling. This is why the machine and system specialist has not only opened the new subsidiary, but will also be presenting its solutions to visitors at the Woodtech trade fair in Istanbul from 12 to 16 October 2024.