Solid Partnership in Turkey for over 20 years

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2014 marks the 20th anniversary and also the start of a new phase of development of Lucite International’s partnership with one of Turkey’s leading chemical distributors, Ak-tas.

Why Turkey?

Turkey’s rapidly growing economy and excellent geographic location, as well as the expansion in use of methacrylates there in recent years, make it ideally suited for further development.  LI’s Sales Director for the Middle East, Alan Gallagher, tells us more: “We are deepening our relationship with Ak-tas and have a dedicated sales person operating out of Istanbul, which will give us a much more visible, local presence in Turkey.  The economic uncertainty in Europe has led to an increase in the attraction of the Middle East.  It’s an exciting place to be with some ambitious construction projects and major government plans for widespread development.”

Working together to deliver our promises

Established in 1989, Ak-tas today supplies around 3000 customers locally and in neighbouring countries with 1600 different products making it the ideal strategic partner to help take the LI EMEA Monomers strategic growth plan forward in the region.  Phil Bailey, General Manager LI EMEA comments on LI’s decision to extend its agreement with Ak-tas: “In line with our values we aim to establish long-term, open and honest relationships with our customers and partners.  We’ve been working with Ak-tas for 20 years now, and they are a great example of this.  Together we are well placed to support expansion in both the short-and long-term by ensuring the market is supplied safely, reliably and efficiently.”

To read more about LI’s distribution partners in EMEA, please click here.

Pictured (left to right): Cenk Turkay (LI’s dedicated Sales Manager at Ak-tas), Muharrem Ak-tas (Founder of Ak-tas), Malcolm Kidd (Business Director EMEA Monomers)

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