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doğum günün kutlu olsun, CHIRON Türkiye!

»Happy birthday, CHIRON Turkey!« The CHIRON Group congratulates its colleagues based near the Bosporus in Istanbul on their tenth anniversary. The team provides comprehensive sales and service throughout the entire country and has, to date, commissioned over 250 machining centers.

Founded in Istanbul in 2010, CHIRON Turkey initially supported CHIRON Group customers with global operations at its sites in Turkey. The company now has three branches and has developed into a partner that is sought-after both by international and local companies, as well as being an attractive employer. Serkan Ozcan, the company's General Manger, believes this is because, »Employee satisfaction is very important to us. This is the only way of ensuring that they complete their work successfully and with dedication, and that they provide our customers with the best possible support, from Izmir in the south west of the country to Trabzon in the north east by the Black Sea.«

 General Manger Serkan Ozcan
General Manger Serkan Ozcan

Hard work deserves to be celebrated! On August 14, 2020, the teams first met in Izmir for the official part of the celebrations. Serkan Ozcan took stock of company's past ten years of success and thanked everyone for their work. Next on the agenda was an excursion to the visit the cultural highlights of the Izmir region – while, of course, complying with all coronavirus safety precautions. They set off for Ephesus, one of the oldest and most important cities in Asia Minor in ancient times. They wandered around the historic center and visited the House of the Virgin Mary, a site of pilgrimage for Muslims and Christians. Having finished the cultural part of the trip, they then traveled to the village of Şirince, where they sampled some very special melon and black mulberry wines and raised their glasses to many more successful years to come. Şerefe! Cheers!

Overview of CHIRON Turkey

Beginning:
Founded in Istanbul in 2010, CHIRON Turkey has also had branches in the regions of Izmir (since 2012) and Bursa (since 2019).

Sites' areas of expertise:

Istanbul: Sales, project planning, service, administration, finance
Izmir: Service, spare parts
Bursa: Service

Branch sizes:
Istanbul: 200 m²
Izmir: 100 m²
Bursa: 480 m²

Employees:
Total: 17
Service engineers: 8

 The teams from Istanbul, Izmir and Bursa on their anniversary trip, in front of the famous Library of Celsus facade in Ephesus.
The teams from Istanbul, Izmir and Bursa on their anniversary trip, in front of the famous Library of Celsus facade in Ephesus.

Tasks:

  • Distribution of CHIRON and STAMA machining centers
  • Engineering and technical application support
  • Order and project management
  • Technical support and service

Customers:
The majority of the customers are international car manufacturers and suppliers. The CHIRON Group's manufacturing solutions are also used in tool manufacturing, medical technology, mechanical engineering and the aviation industry.

A key factor in the positive development of CHIRON Turkey has been the further training offered to its employees. Despite global economic uncertainty, the company is investing in various further training measures, including courses in programming, languages and sales strategies, with the goal of providing customers with even better and more targeted support in the future.

Objectives:
Over the next few years, CHIRON Turkey plans to generate more new business in industries other than the automotive industry. However, the complicated processes for imports make any investment in this area difficult at the present time. General Manager Serkan Ozcan hopes that these processes will be simplified so that the company can serve the existing demand from various industries.

Things to see and do in and around Istanbul, Izmir and Bursa

Istanbul

Izmir

The Asansör: An elevator on a 70-meter steep slope. There is a café/restaurant at the top with a great view of the city.