17 Apr 2020

Inkmaker Group appoints ODAK as new exclusive distributor for Turkey

Turin, 16 April, 2020: Inkmaker Group has nominated Odak Kimya as its exclusive agent and distributor for Turkey in conjunction with the upcoming 100th year celebration of Turkey’s National Sovereignty.

Gianluca Incerti, Commercial Director of Inkmaker Group will electronically formalise the exclusivity contract on 23 April 2020 via #socialdistancing with Ms. Ayla Çuhadaroğlu, founder and General Manager of Odak Kimya Ltd.

“We are very pleased with the nomination of sole agent for Turkey—it is of great advantage to both parties; the Inkmaker Group is a global technology leader with a strong portfolio of recognised brands that are highly regarded for the precision and quality of their hardware and of course for Inkmaker’s leading software. Additionally, with the Group’s recent acquisitions of Rexson, Vale-tech and Tecnopails and through their loyal industry partners—IEC, IEC+ and GFC Chimica—the Group packs a powerful punch of variety and cross-knowledge—truly a totalprocess engineering provider. With Odak’s market intelligence, resources and network we are well positioned to elevate Inkmaker Group’s standing in the Turkish industrial arena, even in these globally challenging times,” remarked Ms. Çuhadaroğlu.

Odak Kimya was founded in 1998 to provide colour management solutions. Initially offering colour-measuring devices—to leading global brands—in the paint, plastic and automotive industries, it soon expanded its product range to include leading brands that could complement each other. Today, Odak ranks amongst Turkey’s premier distributors with a team-strength numbering over 30 across three offices; in the Anatolian and European areas of Istanbul and in Adana city.

“We had originally scheduled to reveal the news with an Inkmaker Group presence during the Paint Istanbul Turkcoat Exhibition but, in view of the Covid-19 cancellations of most shows, those plans were re-strategised. It has now worked out equally well with the announcement marked by Turkey’s sovereignty centenary,” explained Gianluca.

The exclusivity grants Odak Kimya total rights to represent the Inkmaker Group and its brands in Turkey in the Paint and Coating, water-based and solvent-based Liquid Ink, Textile and Dyehouse market, inclusive of laboratory equipment.

“Odak Kimya is one of Turkey’s leading industry distributors—representing many of the world’s top brands—with a significant network and knowledge of the market. The Group has full confidence that this partnership will accelerate growth opportunities for us within the region,” commented Christophe Rizzo, CEO EMEA/Americas, Inkmaker Group.

Silvio Cimenti
Inkmaker Group Communications


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