News From Members

Philip Morris/Sabancı Supports Digital Transformation of Traditional Trade Partners
The COVID-19 outbreak made digitalization mandatory in all sectors. Philip Morris/Sabancı made a significant progress in digitalization of all business processes. Drawing attention to the fact that the company’s digital transformation initiative started years ago, Philip Morris/Sabancı’s Managing Director Filiz Yavuz Diren stated that the company conducted digital transformation of 120 thousand retailers.
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P&G Launched “Stepping Up for Hope Under the Same Roof” Campaign
P&G launched the “Stepping Up for Hope Under the Same Roof” campaign to support families affected by COVID-19. Packages consisting of basic hygiene, health & personal care products worth of 3 million TRY, is being sent to families in cooperation with the Turkish Red Crescent. As the final leg of the community impact programs P&G has carried out since the early days of the outbreak, P&G will now have provided a total of 7.5 million TRY worth of product and cash donations in support to community.
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PwC Checks the Pulse of the Crisis
PwC conducted a global survey capturing the views of finance leaders about the COVID-19 outbreak. Turkey's major companies' CFOs shared their views on the crisis along with the global finance leaders. The survey revealed that CFOs focused on safety, managed health, economic and societal crises and adapted their business model to rapidly shifting circumstances.
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Xerox to Produce Ventilators
Xerox Holdings Corporation and Vortran Medical Technology are teaming up to speed and scale production of Vortran’s GO2Vent ventilator and related Airway Pressure Monitor (APM-Plus) for hospitals and emergency response units fighting the battle against COVID-19. The two companies expect to work together to quickly respond to the shortage of critical ventilation equipment. Together, Xerox and Vortran could produce as many as 1 million ventilators in the coming months.
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Coronavirus Desk is Available for Clients 24/7!
As Covid-19 continues to spread across the world, businesses are facing weakened financial markets, as well as disruption to workplace operations and business pipelines. In order to support its clients, Esin Attorney Partnership has established a taskforce. The company has also prepared "Things to Watch Out for" as a reference source to give all market participants a schematic overview of legal and market developments in Turkey.
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PwC Turkey Sets up COVID-19 Response for Business World
The COVID-19 outbreak presents specific potential business challenges around people and commercial operations. PwC Turkey’s four essential crisis management lessons help the business leaders how to respond to the potential business impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. 1. Put your crisis and business continuity plans to the test 2. Create a strong, cross-function response team 3. Focus on data 4. Keep your people and working environment safe
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3M Turkey’s Support to FIRST Robotics Competition
3M Turkey provided sponsorship and mentoring support for the fourth time to FIRST Robotics Competition focusing on science and innovation. In its 29th Season, FIRST Robotics Competition takes place in 8 different countries with the participation of more than 95,000 students from 36 countries.
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Bristol Myers Squibb Unveiled its New Logo
Bristol Myers Squibb, moving with confident steps toward becoming a global leading biopharma company following the acquisition of Celgene, introduced its new logo, reflecting this transformation. The logo is a hand symbol as a universal expression of healing, and a representation of the personal touch that the company brings to its work and to every pioneering treatment.
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Durmuş Topçu Appointed as the President of Dow Turkey & Central Asia
Durmus Topcu has been appointed as the President of Dow Turkey & Central Asia, Regional Commercial Director of Dow Construction Chemicals in IMEAT and Member of Dow Middle East, Africa, Turkey and India leadership team. Durmus is responsible for defining and driving the strategies of the region, and collaborating with commercial and functional teams.
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“Entrepreneur of the Year” Awards Program
One of the most prestigious international business award programs “Entrepreneur of the Year” is organized by EY for more than 30 years globally and for 12 years in Turkey. This year EY Turkey continues to honor successful business leaders and entrepreneurs who meet requirements to join the program. Applicants will compete for the categories 'EY Entrepreneur of the Year', ' Woman Entrepreneur of the Year' and 'Start-up Company of the Year'.
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Test Drives for International Award-Winning Ford Custom PHEV Starts in Ankara
Ford Otosan produced local plug-in hybrid electric commercial vehicle Custom PHEV and granted to Ankara Metropolitan Municipality for test drives within Ford's ‘Smart Cities’ vision. As a first in public transportation in Turkey, vehicles will be used for monitoring of electric vehicle experiences of drivers and passengers.
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GE Renewable Energy’s New Deal with Sanko Enerji
GE Renewable Energy has signed a deal to cooperate for their second project with Sanko Enerji. GE Renewable Energy will provide 12 Cypress units and 2 units of 3 MW for the 70 MW Guney wind farm of Sanko Enerji. The wind farm will produce enough clean energy to power the equivalent 71,000 homes, save about 200,000 tons of CO2. This marks the company's largest onshore wind turbine in the field, and adds up to the 1.2 GW of wind energy installed base and 500 wind turbines GE already built in Turke
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The Goodyear reCharge Concept – Making Tire Changing Easy with Customized Capsules that Renew Tires
The Goodyear reCharge is a self-regenerating concept tire that can adapt and change to meet individual mobility needs.“Goodyear wants the tire to be an even more powerful contributor to answering consumers’ specific mobility needs, said Mike Rytokoski, VP and Chief Marketing Officer, Goodyear Europe, “It was with that ambition that we set out to create a concept tire primed for the future of personalized and convenient electric mobility.”
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Turkish Students Attend Space Camp in the U.S. with Honeywell
Honeywell has sent 296 students from 45 countries, to Huntsville, Alabama, to take part in the 10th annual Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. The two weeklong programs, which took place on February 23-27 and March 1-5 encourage high school students to pursue STEM careers through real-world, hands-on activities in coding, computer science, and astronautics. This year, HLCA hosted two Turkish high school students at USSRC in Huntsville.
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HP Turkey 3D Voxel Academy Project
HP Turkey and 3D Partner Poligon delivered a 10-week HP 3D Voxel Academy training program to 35 university students and entrepreneurs at Manisa Celal Bayar University Technocity. Since 3D Printing is a vital component of the digital transformation within the 4th Industrial Revolution, Turkish universities and industry have started to invest in HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) technology.
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Earthquake Risk Management for Global Businesses
Yusuf Zahit Gundogdu, President of Miyamoto Turkey presented “Earthquake Risk Management for Global Businesses” on March 5th for the members of German-Turkish Chamber of Commerce. The presentation highlighted the earthquake risks in Istanbul & Turkey, as well as structural, non-structural and secondary disaster risks. Several case-studies on mitigating earthquake risks at industrial facilities have been discussed at the seminar.
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International Award to Mondelēz Turkey
Milka, the chocolate brand of Mondelēz International has got the Silver Stevie Award on “Innovation in Sponsorship” with its sponsorship project with the Turkish Ski Federation and National Ski Team.Milka aims to contribute to forming the foundations of the future ski national team by supporting federation-related ski races. At the same time, Milka provides an opportunity for consumers to support ski sports via purchasing Milka chocolates.
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PepsiCo’s Ümran Beba on Diversity & Women Empowerment
PepsiCo’s Chief Global Diversity and Engagement Officer Umran Beba, shared PepsiCo's global diversity agenda and women empowerment program at AmCham Turkey’s General Assembly. During her Turkey visit, she also attended to the Agriculture and Food Value Chain Summit in Boğaziçi University where she informed participants on PepsiCo’s investments in agriculture, women farmers and technology.
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Managing Director of Philip Morris/Sabancı Tops List of Most Powerful Woman CEOs In Turkey
The weekly economy magazine Ekonomist published its annual “50 Most Powerful Woman CEOs of Turkey” research within the scope of the International Women’s Day, placing Filiz Yavuz Diren, Managing Director Philip Morris/Sabancı, at the top of the list. As diversity drives change within the company with 2.000 employees and 28 bio TL revenue, Diren emphasized the importance of digitalization, start-ups, employee engagement, and sustainability.
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P&G Turkey Continues to Support Olympic Athletes & their Moms
P&G Turkey has kicked off ‘Olympic Moms’ initiative in 2014, with the partnership of ‘National Olympic Committee’ to grow ‘sports culture’ in Turkey and enable kids to do sports. Besides several activities taking place behind this campaign, P&G Turkey has started ‘30 Athletes & Moms’ sponsorship to celebrate 30th year in Turkey which continues 3rd year in a row now. This year’s sponsored athletes selected from 15 different branches and consist of 31 top names & their moms.
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Xerox Turkey Partners Meeting 2020
Xerox Turkey has organized a Partners’ Kick Off Meeting between Feb 18-19th where the company provided an overall review of 2019; shared the roadmap of 2020 and launched the new product portfolio of Xerox Turkey. In three categories, the best performed partners have been awarded during the meeting.
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