The move is designed to enable the IMA Schelling Group to serve its customers even better locally in a country it says has a booming furniture industry. 

The company said Turkish furniture market turnover was estimated at almost US$8bn in 2024, and annual growth of almost 9% is forecast for the next five years. 

“Over 300 of our machines are in use in the country, a third of them in Istanbul,” explained Enes Morkoc, director service of IMA Schelling Istanbul Makina Ltd Sti. 

The subsidiary, based on the Anatolian side of the Bosphorus metropolis provides customers in the Turkish market with service and spare parts support as well as assistance with the installation of new machines. 

“We want to support our local customers faster and more efficiently,” added Mr Morkoc. 

“An expansion of the team to include service technicians is planned in the foreseeable future.”

IMA Schelling will also be presenting its solutions to visitors at the Woodtech trade fair in Istanbul from 12 to 16 October 2024.