Mineral processing specialist Multotec has appointed Istanbul-based Turbo Ltd as its new agent in Turkey, Bart Malan, Multotec’s International Business Development Manager for Eurasia, confirmed.
Turbo Ltd is active in the mining, metallurgy, construction, petroleum and natural gas sectors, according to Multotec, with a strong focus on aftersales service.
While Multotec is not a newcomer to Turkey, having supplied a range of equipment over the past 19 year, Malan says there is a renewed focus on this region with the intention to expand its product footprint significantly.
“Over the years, Multotec equipment has been installed in the chrome, gold and coal sectors, and, through the appointment of Turbo Ltd, we will be able to extend our reach and include a larger range of proven Multotec solutions to the mining and minerals processing industry in Turkey,” Malan said.
He says Turbo Ltd, a company established 30 years ago, has a strong technical foundation underpinned by the requisite facilities to support its wide customer base.
“Having skilled and qualified engineers, as well as a strong support team and well-resourced technical capability, was a critical consideration when appointing an agent in this important region as this, we believe, is what is required to provide the level of support to Multotec customers,” he says.
“We also plan to collaborate with Turbo Ltd in setting up a fully operational laboratory in Turkey,” he continues. “This will give us the advantage of offering mineral test work and sampling for customers.”
This facility will assist Turbo Ltd in its plant flow designs, supporting customers in maximising the efficiency of their mineral processing operations, according to Malan.
Multotec said: “While Multotec has historically marketed mainly cyclones and spiral concentrators in Turkey, the future will see a growing range of equipment include samplers, screening systems, flotation components, pumps and magnetic separators.”
Malan concluded: “We believe the Turkish market holds considerable potential for Multotec and we will work closely with our new agent to grow our market share.”