Bursa is the target market in the rail systems sector Austria: With the support of the Ministry of Economy, the first overseas marketing activity in the Rail Systems UR-GE Project carried out by BTSO was held in Vienna, the capital of Austria.
Within the scope of the International Competitiveness Development (UR-GE) Project in Bursa Rail Systems Sector, Bursa Rail Systems Cluster (BURAY) made a rapid entry to Austria, which it determined as the target market. While BTSO Deputy Secretary General Mehmet Akif Altan, BURAY President Taha Aydın and 14 participants from 23 different companies were involved, the BTSO Delegation held bilateral business meetings in the Austrian Economic Chamber and MÜSİAD Austria; He also examined the production facilities of Siemens and Bombardier companies, which are among the world's giants in the rail systems sector, in Vienna. Companies finally visited the Embassy of Turkey met with the chargé d'affaires of the Austrian Kaan Orbay.
FIRST PROGRAM IN THE AUSTRIA ECONOMY ROOM
On the first day of the program, companies met with the officials of the Austrian State Railways and Railways Industrialists Association at the event held at the Austrian Economic Chamber. Hosted by Konstantin Bekos, Southeast Europe Officer of the Austrian Economic Chamber with 450 thousand members, after the meeting, the bilateral meetings with General Manager of Austrian Railways R&D Officer Wolfgang Zottl and Purchasing Officer Stefan Braun. realized.
“RELATIONS WITH MUSIAD IS IMPORTANT FOR US”
The next stop of the BTSO Delegation, which continues its contacts in Austria, was MÜSİAD Austria's headquarters in Vienna. Project participant companies, who came together with MÜSİAD Austria President Faruk Can and MÜSİAD Austria members, evaluated the possibilities of cooperation. Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Secretary General of BTSO Mehmet Akif Altan said that as BTSO they attach great importance to the relations with MÜSİAD. BCCI MUSIAD members and members of the Austrian bringing together businessmen who expressed their desire to pave the way for new cooperation Altan, "the Turkey-Austria trade, trade surplus side of Turkey. We wish to continue this success by increasing it. Our goal is to get to know our companies and to lead new collaborations. ” said.
“MUSIAD AUSTRIA IS A BRANCH OF BTSO”
MÜSİAD President Faruk Can said that MÜSİAD Austria has been in operation for 25 years. Stating that MÜSİAD Austria is the most important representative organization of Turkish businessmen in Austria, Faruk Can stated that they are carrying out studies for the development of commercial relations between the two countries. Stating that BTSO proudly follows the works he has done in this direction, Mayor Can said, “As MÜSİAD Austria, we are ready for all kinds of cooperation. Our common goal is to increase the trade volume of Turkish companies here. For this reason, you can see MÜSİAD Austria as a branch of BTSO. ” used expressions.
SIEMENS TURKEY INVESTMENT IN PREPARATORY
Within the scope of the Rail Systems UR-GE Project, Bursa companies also examined the production facilities of Siemens and Bombardier companies, which are among the giants of the sector, in Austria. Companies that met with Siemens Sales Manager Christoph Masopust and Purchasing Responsible Manuel Harms and Bombardier Light Rail Vehicles Division Manager Marcus Pfaff and Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager Andreas Tober made significant strides in new collaborations.
Expressing that Bursa's experience in the industry is at a high level, Siemens and Bombardier officials said that they want to cooperate with Bursa companies. Speaking about Siemens' goals, Sales Manager Christoph Masopust stated that Siemens is looking for a new investment to support its production in Vienna. Masopust said, “In our facility here, we produce nearly 1200 vehicle bodies annually with 450 workers. We have a very high quality engineering structure. However, due to the rise of the euro and other reasons, our facility has started to lose its competitiveness. We aim to make a new investment abroad that will support our production in this factory. ” said.
“THERE IS A LARGE DOMESTIC SUPPLIER POOL”
In the rail sector in Turkey with developed infrastructure Masopust, indicating that a substantial pool of domestic suppliers occurred, he said Bursa is also an important potential. Expressing that Bursa has a serious industrial background, Masopust said, “Bursa is a city accustomed to the printing speed of automotive. It has a really important market in the rail systems sector. Actually, we wanted to find companies from Bursa but you came here. This made us very happy. ” spoke in the form.
particularly tender in Istanbul subway reminded that all projects in the Republic of Turkey by 51 percent nativism must be Masopust, so he said they too needed to domestic suppliers. They will invest 80 million euros, representing Turkey in the first place Masopust, he added the words they want to benefit from domestic suppliers in all overseas projects.
GREEN LIGHT FROM BOMBARDIER TO BURSA COMPANIES
Stating that they are following Bursa closely, Bombardier Light Rail Vehicles Department Manager Marcus Pfaff said that there are companies that they currently cooperate in Bursa. indicating increased day by day the number of projects in Turkey Pfaff, the nativism must be the Turkish industry and engineering will be reflected positively stated. Noting that they are looking for investment partners as Bombardier, Pfaff added that they are open to new collaborations with Bursa companies.
VISIT TO TURKISH EMBASSY
The last stop of overseas marketing activities was the Turkey Embassy in Vienna. Companies that came together with Maslahatgüzar Kaan Orbay and Trade Consultant Ayşe Şule Özdoğan received information about the Austrian market. Maslahatgüzar Orbay said that although there are periodic political problems between the two countries, there is no prejudice against Turkish business people in Austria. Expressing that they are proud of the successes of Bursa companies, Maslahatgüzar Orbay said, “You are developing our country. We keep our heads upright with your successes. There are many difficulties, but the situation in Turkey is called the middle. Our exports to Austria continue to increase. We are trying to help you as much as we can here. ”
Commercial Consultant Ayşe Şule Özdoğan mentioned the importance of Bursa's turn to the rail systems sector. Expressing that the sector carries great value in terms of economic development and employment, Özdoğan emphasized that it is a good decision for Bursa companies to determine Austria as the target market.
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