IPG Photonics has announced that it has opened a new office in Istanbul, Turkey, to provide local support and service for the company's fibre lasers in Turkey and nearby countries.
The new office’s staff will include trained sales, support, technical and administration personnel. The new office will be led by Kubilay Yildirim, country manager of IPG Eurasia. Yildirim is experienced in laser welding, cladding, drilling and cutting from his years working as a lead engineer in a laser applications group for a power generation turbine and aircraft engine producer.
‘Opening an office in Turkey demonstrates IPG’s commitment to the region and will enable the company to provide prompt and direct technical support,’ said Dr Valentin Gapontsev, IPG Photonics’ chief executive officer.
While many economies have been unable to recover from the recent global financial recession, the Turkish economy expanded by 9.2 per cent in 2010, and 8.5 per cent in 2011. Turkey, with a population of 80 million, stands out as one of the few growing economies in Europe, and one of the fastest growing economies in the world. It has a diversified economy with a strong manufacturing sector, it is the 16th largest economy in the world and, according to GDP figures in 2011, the fifth largest of the European Union economies.