Honeywell opened new Training Facility to serve Turkey and neighbouring countries

Automation & RoboticsBusinessSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 2/2012

Honeywell underscored its commitment to Turkey during a recent visit of one of its top executives for high-growth regions, who outlined Honeywell’s strong position in a variety of industrial sectors and how its technologies and solutions are contributing to a growing Turkish economy.

In May Norm Gilsdorf, recently named president of high growth regions-Russia, Central Asia and Middle East, held meetings with Honeywell’s Turkish leadership team and local customers from the aerospace, energy, finance, chemicals, and construction sectors. More than 100 customers met with Gilsdorf during a reception held at the historic Esma Sultan Mansion in Istanbul, where they discussed recent developments in the automation industry and Honeywell’s solutions for high technology industries.

"Honeywell is positioned strongly in a wide variety of industrial sectors and our technologies are helping to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges linked to safety, security and energy efficiency," said Gilsdorf. "Our integrated avionics, refining technologies, advanced gas detectors, industrial automation and building control solutions are also helping Turkey comply with more stringent safety regulations and to improve energy efficiency in this exciting and growing economy"

A significant indicator of Honeywell’s commitment to long term growth and investment in Turkey was the opening of a new training center in February, 2012. The new center - which will offer an extensive range of Honeywell training courses - will serve both Turkey and its neighboring countries, acting as a training hub for the region. Istanbul will also serve as the location of Honeywell’s annual EMEA region Users Group event in November 2012, the first time its flagship event has taken place in Turkey.

Other recent Honeywell successes in Turkey
Honeywell Turkey was awarded a contract by TUPRAS, a leader in refining, to provide a new Jetty Metering System at Izmit Refinery including the implementation of its Field Advisor software. All product sales of the refinery will be managed through the new Honeywell metering system after the project completion.  Honeywell was also recently selected by PETKIM, a petrochemical leader, for two Advanced Process Control (APC) projects at its Ethylene and Aromatics Plants, after successful completion of its VCM Plant APC Project in Izmir which improved energy efficiency and throughput.

Honeywell has also helped develop Turkey’s first intelligent buildings. Honeywell automation systems have been installed in critical infrastructures, industrial and commercial buildings such as TT Arena stadium, BTC Pipeline, Is Bankas; Headquarters and Ford Motor Company’s Otosan Golcuk Plant, as well as in industrial facilities such as TUPRAS refineries and BOTAS liquid natural gas terminals. The intelligent buildings integrate advanced technology such as Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), life systems and security systems.

"Honeywell has grown rapidly in Turkey by focusing on the customer and delivering high levels of quality, delivery, and service," said Asuman Guven, general manager, Honeywell Turkey.  "Our new demonstration and training center will help us to better showcase our extensive industrial solutions, as well as deliver in-depth training for those users who have already invested in Honeywell technology."

Honeywell Turkey was established in 1992 and currently operates each of the company’s four business units: Aerospace, Automation and Control Solutions, Transportation Systems and Specialty Materials.

Source: Honeywell

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