Wuppertal / Istanbul, 23 December 2016. As of 1 January 2017, the Schmersal Group based in Wuppertal, Germany, and Entek Otomasyon Urunleri San. ve Tic A.S., based in Istanbul, Turkey, are entering into a sales partnership for the marketing of Schmersal safety products and systems in Turkey.
The Schmersal Group provides customers with systems and solutions for functional machine safety. These include the most comprehensive range of safety technology in the world, with over 25,000 products. Through tec.nicum, its global service network, Schmersal also offers its customers a complete range of safety services covering training, consultancy services, technical planning / project management and installation.
For more than 20 years, Entek Otomasyon has been among the leading technical sales companies in the industrial automation sector in Turkey. Entek has smoothed the way into the Turkish market for many global brand manufacturers and their technologies, thus making a significant contribution to the development of the industry in the country. In order to better support its customers in Turkey, addition to its headquarter in Istanbul, Entek has set up sales offices in Ankara, Izmir, Bursa and Gebze.
“We are pleased to have obtained such a well-known, completely trustworthy company as Entek as a partner,” explains Baris Yücel, Eastern Europe Business Development Manager for the Schmersal Group in Istanbul. “The cooperation with Entek gives our current and future Turkish customers easier access to the complete range of Schmersal products. Thanks to Entek’s excellent sales network, we can now also offer them a higher level of support, consultancy and service close to where their business is located. Entek also employs qualified engineers who can provide expert advice when it comes to selecting the right safety products.”
“Cooperation with the Schmersal Group as a leading manufacturer in functional machine safety means we can not only offer our customers quality safety technology but also top-class expertise,” reports Doğan Kemal Hacıahmet, Business Development Director and Shareholder of Entek Otomasyon. “This means we can round off our range of services and continue to pursue our strategy of using partnerships with global players to contribute to the export and growth targets of our customers and thus give our customers a competitive advantage.”
Machine building is the second largest sector of industry among Turkish exports. The five largest machine manufacturers in Turkey each export to more than one hundred countries. Integrated functional machine safety which complies with European and international standards is therefore an important success factor as it reduces the need for adaptation when exporting to other countries.
About Entek Otomasyon Urunleri San. ve Tic A.S.
The foundations for the current group of companies were laid by company founder H. Cengiz Celep back in the early nineties. Today, Entek is the leading technical sales company for automation technology in Turkey, especially in the fields of motion control and handling, hydraulic fluid power, sensor, vision and measurement and safety technology. The aim of the company is to contribute the profitability of its customers by means of technology transfer and partnerships with leading global companies. Entek employs over 100 people. Since 2014, Entek has been operating from the company’s newly built headquarters in the Bagcilar district of Istanbul.