Mimaki Hosts Gala Event Celebrating Opening of Turkish Technical Center
Hub supports Turkish, Middle Eastern and African regions
Amsterdam, December 13, 2013
Mimaki celebrated the opening its new technical center in Istanbul, Turkey with a gala dinner. The event, held on November 29th, provided an opportunity for regional dealers and distributors to spend time with Mimaki Chairman Akira Ikeda and to have a private tour of the facility. The strategically-located Mimaki Tech Center, which opened in September, is a training and technical hub for the European, Middle Eastern and African regions. It primarily serves the textile and apparel market, but also provides support across the breadth of Mimaki’s product line.
“The attendance of our Chairman at this event highlights the importance of our Turkish Technical Center to Mimaki’s business in the region and to our dealers, distributors and customers,” says Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing for Mimaki EMEA. “The vibrant Turkish textile and apparel industry, comprising about one-third of Turkey’s exports, is generating significant demand for digital textile printing using solutions such as the Mimaki TS500-1800 high-speed transfer printer. The center will help us more rapidly educate the region on the business opportunities products like this from Mimaki open up for their businesses as the textile industry begins its analog-to-digital transformation.”
“There was a great deal of excitement at this gala event,” added Arjen Evertse, Manager of the Mimaki Tech Center. “With attendees from three different continents, it provided an opportunity to highlight Mimaki’s deep interest in the region and to provide our dealers and distributors with ideas about how they can use the Center to grow their businesses and those of their customers. We are very excited about making this wonderful resource available here in Istanbul.”