World-class smart metering competences move closer to Turkey’s utilities

Date: 26/01/2016

The demand for intelligent solutions for running a better and more efficient supply business is growing in Turkey. Now one of the world’s leading suppliers of smart metering solutions Danish Kamstrup opens a new local subsidiary in Istanbul to provide better support and to be closer to their Turkish customers and partners. The office opening is a strategic ramp up for Kamstrup in Turkey.

Kamstrup is already represented in the smart metering market in Turkey by distributors and partners who have an excellent understanding of the Turkish market and Kamstrup has gained a good reputation through these relations. The Danish company is very dedicated to work intensively to improve the framework conditions in the Turkish electricity market and with a local sales team Kamstrup moves a step closer to supporting the development of a roadmap for the smart metering roll-out in Turkey.

”To create a valuable supply business for our customers and potential partners in Turkey, we need to be close to them and understand the market and the conditions.

With our many years of experience within the smart metering business, we are able to provide well proven solutions of high quality and with high performance.

Something we know is very important for the Turkish utililites”, says René Nygaard Jensen, Regional Sales Manager at Kamstrup.
With over 10 million intelligent meters sold around the world Kamstrup has gained extensive expertise during the last decades. In Turkey Kamstrup is already involved in several pilot projects with EnerjiSA and another project with CLK Enerji, who are responsible for providing electricity to nineteen million customers.

Kamstrup has also delivered 37.000 intelligent electricity meters to KIB-TEK in Northern Cyprus.

The new Country Manager will be Mehmet Akif Ak. He agrees on the importance for being local represented: ”The Turkish market is financially highly regulated and the utilities need good partners and experts to improve the conditions. Smart metering is the way forward for the Turkish utilities to ensure a good business and I am looking forward to cooperate on solutions that create value for their business and their customers”.

The opening of the office in Turkey will be the 24th country, where Kamstrup is represented with a sales office and with the expectations for future growth, the company expects to open even more local offices in 2016.