In recent years the development of our company’s relations with Turkish wire rope manufacturers has been extremely positive. We have reported in our internet page on several occasions concerning our supply of stranding machinery to Turkish customers. And this year too we shall be supplying more than eight high-speed stranding machines of various types to Turkey. So to participate in TEL-Fair 2015, the international wire exhibition in Istanbul, seemed very much the right thing to do. This exhibition gave us the opportunity to engage in intensive discussions with our customers and to cultivate business relationships. Our exhibition stand provided food for thought for many visitors and we were able to establish many new contacts. We should like to take this opportunity to thank all those who took the time to visit our stand.
In contrast to the wire exhibition in Istanbul, SKET has been one of the traditional exhibitors at “Interwire” in Atlanta for some considerable time. Our first participation was several decades ago. Back in 1991 SKET introduced here the newly developed double twist bunching machine type MSDN 630 for the stranding of steel wires. As is well known, the company’s entry into the USA market was only possible following the political changes which took place in 1989/1990 and the reunification of Germany. This opened up the North American market to East German firms. Today stranding machines produced by SKET, including double twist bunchers, high-speed tubular stranding machines, drum twisters and central stranders are in operation in many cable and wire rope works in the USA and Canada.
And this year’s “Interwire” in Atlanta has served to further consolidate our market position in North America. Together with Messrs Wardwell and Spirka/SSB, SKET was present on a representative stand which attracted many visitors. The proof of this lies not only in the informative discussions and contacts made but first and foremost in the sales negotiations successfully concluded Here too our sincere thanks to all customers and visitors.