DIEFFENBACHER opens liaison office in Turkey

As of 1 September 2020, DIEFFENBACHER GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau from Eppingen, Germany, accelerated its business activities in Turkey by appointing Işık Zorcu as Project Manager in a newly established DIEFFENBACHER Liaison Office Turkey.

Işık Zorcu is well known in the Turkish wood-based panels industry. He has a technical background in machinery and many years of experience working for wood-based panels producers. Zorcu began his working life as a Maintenance Specialist for Kastamonu Entegre in 2001 where he also supported the project investment department. In 2012, he joined AGT and became a member of the project team constructing AGT’s first MDF line in Antalya. After successfully completing that project, Işık Zorcu was promoted to Project Executive for the second MDF line at the same site in 2018.

Işık Zorcu in front of the press under construction at Camsan Ordu’s new MDF plant in Ordu, Turkey

With Camsan Ordu’s current installation of a new complete MDF plant and the prospect of Turkey continuing as a growing market for wood-based panel plants, DIEFFENBACHER sought to strengthen its business activities in the country. Building on past sales successes achieved together with the company’s longtime partner Hanex, led by CEO Dr Cihan Ayla, Zorcu joins the strong team for Turkey.

The scope of the successful partnership between Hanex and DIEFFENBACHER remains unchanged. Zorcu’s initial focus will be to manage the DIEFFENBACHER construction sites in Turkey and to expand the modernization and spare parts business. He will work closely with Hanex under the coordination of the DIEFFENBACHER sales team in Germany.