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29.03.2012– 01 April 2012




Automation / EURASIA

“Turkey and its economy are shining stars”

Jörg Bode, Minister of Labor and Transportation of the State of Lower
Saxony, speaking at the inauguration of WIN Expo, said that Germany is
Turkey’s most important trade partner, with a foreign trade volume of 32
billion euros.

 The second phase of the WIN (World of Industry) Expo was inaugurated on March 29, 2012,
(today) at Beylikdüzü Tüyap Expo Center. The Expo brings the sectors of “Industrial
Automation,” “Electrics–Electronics,” “Hydraulics & Pneumatics,” and “Internal Logistics”
together. Participating in the Expo are the sectors of “AUTOMATION,” which has grown
since 2010 and aims for a turnover of four billion dollars, “ELECTRICS–ELECTRONICS,”
the business partner to 70 different sectors, “LOGISTICS,” with a turnover of 50 billion
dollars, and “HYDRAULICS & PNEUMATICS,” the driving force of the machinery sector.

 The inauguration ceremony was attended by Jörg Bode, Minister of Economy, Labor and
Transportation of the German State of Lower Saxony; C. Tanıl Küçük, Chairman of the
Istanbul Chamber of Industry(ICI); Dr. Andreas Gruchow, Member of the Board of
Deutsche Messe AG; Filret Dalkıran, Chairman of the Fluid Power Association (AKDER);
Sermet Şatır, Chairman of the Electrical Installation Engineers’ Association (ETMD); and
Dr. Reinhard Hüppe, Manager of German Electric–Electronic Technologies Association
(ZVEI) Department of Automation.

 German Minister of Economy Bode: “Turkey and its economy are shining stars!”
 Jörg Bode, Minister of Economy, Labor and Transportation of German State of Lower
Saxony said, “As we have seen in the previous five years, WIN Expos are a showcase of the
Eurasian zone. For this reason, over 60 participants from 15 countries attend this Expo. The
good political and economic relations between Germany and Turkey are based on years past.
The structural reforms Turkey has carried out very quickly in the EU membership process
have had positive effects on industry and economy to a great extent. With a great leap, Turkey
has displayed the greatest growth rate in 2011 with 10%. It overcame crises. With a foreign
trade volume of 32 billion euros, Germany can be seen as Turkey’s most important trade
partner.” Bode stated that he would make visits with a large trade committee in May to
Kayseri, Konya and Istanbul.

 C. Tanıl Küçük, Chairman of the Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ICI), stated that “Turkey
has overcome with the high growth rates it acquired in 2010 and 2011. The increase of
production in the industrial sector was the driving force behind this success. Turkey draws its
economic power from its production capacity spread over a wide range of sectors. WIN Expos,
bringing manufacturing industrialists from various countries together, are a great opportunity
to showcase the manufacturing industry infrastructure of Turkey and Eurasia.”

 Dr. Andreas Gruchow, Member of the Board of Deutsche Messe AG, expressed the opinion
that “We have 1744 firms from 23 countries attending. With the attendance of the logistics
sector in the second phase, we had a great expansion in area by square meters and broke our
record. Apart from local participants, 1744 firms from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic,
Denmark, France, South Korea, India, the Netherlands, England, Iran, Spain, Switzerland,
Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Jordan and Greece attend the Expo, some of which are the
leaders of their respective sectors. Germany, Bulgaria, China, Italy and Taiwan are among the
countries that attend with country stands. As an increasingly international platform, WIN
makes us proud. WIN Expos have open doors to Northern Europe and the Middle East.”

 Dr. Reinhard Hüppe, Manager of German Electric–Electronic Technologies Association
(ZVEI) Department of Automation noted how important the Expo was for Germany stating,
"As the German Electric–Electronic Technologies association, we regard this Expo as a
keystone. We are talking about a trade volume of four million dollars when we refer to the
numbers.”

 Fikret Dalkıran, Chairman of the Fluid Power Association (AKDER) pointed out the
growth in the sector by stating, “In 2008, Machinery and Parts exports decreased from 11
million USD to 8 million USD. In 2010, it increased by 15% to 10 million USD again.”

 Alexander Kühnel, Chief Executive Officer of Hannover Messe Compound Inc. stated that
he believed the Expo would be extremely productive for attendees and visitors and stated, “As
in every year, a considerable number of procurement committees come from abroad with
support from the Ministry of Economy this year. The committees to visit the stands of the
attending firms and conduct business meetings during their Expo visits are predominantly
from Middle Eastern and North African countries like Azerbaijan, Croatia, Iraq, Iran, Egypt,
Uzbekistan, Poland, Senegal, Tunisia and Jordan. Apart from these procurement committees,
committees from Spain and the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia will also be visiting.
 49 buses from 29 different cities of Turkey will bring visitors together with the attendees. .
WIN’s second phase will keep bringing in income just like the first phase.”

For More Information:
CPR Communication
İrem Ayça Kılınç/0212 246 20 12 (Pbx)/ 0530 694 96 96/ aycakilinc@cpr.com.tr

				
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