Inauguration of the new Groz-Beckert
sales affiliate in Turkey 


Albstadt, Germany / Istanbul, Turkey: On 1st January 2015 the newly founded sales affiliate of the Groz-Beckert Group started business in Istanbul, Turkey. Since the beginning of the year, Groz-Beckert Turkey offers its products and services for the sectors of Knitting, Felting, Tufting and Sewing not only to the Turkish market but also to the markets of Central Asia. The celebration of the official inauguration on Thursday, 22 January was attended by about 80 invited guests.

Eric Schöller, Member of the Board of Groz-Beckert, welcomed the guests and declared the new sales location officially open. In his speech, Schöller explained the reasons for establishing the new office: "We decided to open a sales affiliate in Turkey to optimally meet the requirements of our customers in Turkey and in the Central Asian markets directly on site. These regions have traditionally strong textile markets and kept gaining importance also in the past years."

Following the opening speech, Özkan Edirne, the General Manager of Groz-Beckert Turkey, invited the guests to take a look around the new location. Edirne gained long experience in the textile sector both in the Turkish textile industry and at different locations of the Groz-Beckert Group. Among the invited guests were employees of Groz-Beckert Turkey with their families as well as customers, partners, guests from politics and journalists.

About Groz-Beckert

Groz-Beckert is the world’s leading provider of industrial machine needles, precision parts and fine tools as well as systems and services for the production and joining of textile fabrics. The products and services support the fields of knitting, weaving, felting, tufting and sewing. The company, founded in 1852, employed nearly 8,000 people and generated a turnover of around €570 Mio. in 2013. Groz-Beckert operates with agencies, production and distribution subsidiaries in more than 150 countries around the world.

Groz-Beckert Turkey

Tekstil Makine Parçaları Ticaret Limited Şirketi
Gen. Ali Riza Gürcan Caddesi
Alparslan İş Merkezi No: 29/1
34169 Istanbul / Turkey
Phone: +90 212 9246868
Fax: +90 212 9246869

Picture (from left to right):
Ünal Ekinci, Finance and Controlling of Groz-Beckert Turkey
Özkan Edirne, Managing Director of Groz-Beckert Turkey
Eric Schöller, Member of Executive Board of Groz-Beckert


Birte Kleefisch
Corporate Communications

Phone +49 7431 10-2277