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COPA-DATA expands sales network: SGE Engineering is new zenon SCADA Sales Representative in Turkey

Published 22 July 2013 | By COPA-DATA

At the end of May COPA-DATA, the Austrian automation company, and the Turkish system integrator SGE Engineering announced their cooperation in the scope of a distribution agreement. The new sales representative thereby adopts the exclusive rights for Sales and Marketing of the HMI/SCADA software zenon in Turkey.

The collaboration with SGE Engineering began as early as three years ago with the first joint zenon projects in the Arabian region. The cooperation was expanded with the introduction into the COPA-DATA partner network around one and a half years ago. As a partner, from 2012 the company independently began first zenon implementations in Turkey.

sge"The SGE Engineering team showed a keen interest to collaborate with us from the start. Their outstanding commitment, their comprehensive automation and market know-how as well as their enthusiasm for our products, convinced us to jointly invest in the Turkish market", explains Thomas Punzenberger, COPA-DATA`s CEO.

"Turkey presently shows strong economic growth and due to its gateway position between Europe and Asia a good starting point for cross-country projects is created. Many large system integrators are active in the Turkish automation market. We particularly see great potential for zenon in Turkey in the areas of energy supply, power generation, energy management and substation automation."

With immediate effect SGE Engineering, being a distributor, is responsible for the sales control, the technical support and the local marketing of zenon. Further tasks include the market development and the increase of market shares of zenon through the addition of new partner companies within the COPA-DATA Partner Community.

Okan Sarikayalar, Head of Sales and one of the two CEOs of SGE Engineering adds:

"We see this as a big chance - to be able to successfully establish zenon in Turkey in collaboration with COPA-DATA and committed local partner firms and thereby position ourselves as a big player on the national SCADA market. We rely on a qualitative, top-class software product, which can be easily applied to various automation and IT environments due to its many open interfaces.

"Even for the fast growing energy industry with its specific customer requirements, the software is able to offer all key pre-requisites, such as IEC 60870 or IEC 61850 communication. We plan to continually expand our zenon know-how in comprehensive training courses, thereby becoming a competent SCADA solution provider for our partners and customers in the region."