From left: Dr. Achim Hübener, Serkant Atak, Wolfgang Hormuth.
At the Ligna 2015 exhibition, Kleiberit’s management confirmed the successful cooperation with Turkish trade partner, Aktif, and set the tone for further positive development in the Turkish market for wood and furniture.
Kleiberit’s CEO, Dr. Achim Hübener, as well as the Kleiberit Business Unit Manager responsible for industrial adhesives, Mr. Wolfgang Hormuth and the President of Kleiberit’s trade partner Aktif in Turkey, Mr. Serkant Atak, were pleased about the strong response from customers and prospects in Turkey. “This is the positive result of almost two decades of continuous successful cooperation with our Turkish trade partner Aktif, located in Istanbul. The strong acceptance of Kleiberit adhesives and glues by Turkish manufacturers of windows, doors, stairs or demanding interior contracting and furniture production can be attributed to the competent and convincing market development by Mr. Atak and the employees of Aktif” informed Mr. Hormuth at Ligna 2015. Therefore it was not surprising that Turkish visitors went directly to the Kleiberit booth for information on adhesive innovations and solutions. The focus was on topics such as invisible glue line, innovative solutions for flat lamination, 3D membrane press and solutions for flooring applications. The good atmosphere and positive trend of the Turkish market was also apparent. „As a result of the close cooperation with Aktif, we could strongly benefit from the upward trend of the Turkish market” said Dr. Achim Hübener who has been the Managing Director of Kleiberit in Weingarten/Germany for about two years. „And we would like to continue to increase this in the future and together with Aktif to further expand our market share in the wood and furniture industry” explained Dr. Hübener further. Serkant Atak sees the foundation for this success in the combination of Aktif’s access to the market and their knowledge about specific customer requirements and Kleiberit’s strength in innovation as well as application know-how in high performance adhesives. “This combination offers an enormous benefit for customers and ensures a high level of customer satisfaction” confirmed Serkant Atak at Ligna 2015. In accordance with the market objectives of Aktif, Kleiberit`s subsidiary, Kleiberit Kimya San. ve Tic. A.Ş., in Istanbul supports the successful cooperation with specially trained staff in Turkey regarding logistics, service and in all business related aspects. Kleiberit Kimya looks after markets with particular demands in international service, like FAST-markets and surface finishing. Kleiberit produces approx. 45,000 tons of adhesive each year and employs about 500 employees worldwide. Customers include the wood and plastic processing trades, the furniture industry and their suppliers, the Filter, Automotive, Sandwich and Textile (FAST) industries, as well as the Paper industry.