The Turkish market is growing strongly
The Turkish Industrial Automation Association expects an annual growth rate of at least 10 % for robotics. It should be noted that, unlike Germany, Turkey does not have such serious demographic problems. Accordingly, the market volume is expected to rise from US$ 1.6 billion in 2020 to US$ 2.5 billion in 2025. The growth is all the more remarkable given that the Turkish monthly wage already starts at $500. Still, the payback is compelling. Today, there are only 30 robots per 10,000 workers in Turkey, 371 in Germany and 932 in South Korea.
Interview with long-standing automation specialist and new ELITE ROBOT partner
Sedat Atalay distributes for the Turkish company Otes Elektronik San. ve Tic. Ltd. Şti. ELITE ROBOT. ELITE ROBOT is the partner of this article. Turkey has risen to become a technology hub in recent decades. Back in 2003, the Turkish electrical company Beko took over the brand rights to Grundig and since then appliances from the traditional German brand have been on the rise in Turkey. In recent years, the next step was the development of high technology. Without the use of Turkish Bayraktar drones, Ukraine would not be nearly as successful in its resistance against Russia.
From this, one can deduce that Turkish companies are very demanding and constantly want to improve. This is a parallel to the German-speaking world. Through the mediation of ELITE ROBOT, I was able to ask Mr. Atalay for an interview. His first feedback was that he is very satisfied with the quality of the ELITE ROBOT cobots. According to his customers, the robots are easy to operate and programming is quick compared to some European brands. Interesting for potential ELITE ROBOT distributors: an exchange of information with ELITE ROBOT would be good, as would support. The Chinese startup is looking for partners for the DACH region.