Our Istanbul-based partner Monador has been running our direct-project operations in Turkey for 30 years. As one of the country’s market leaders, Monador orders more than a thousand drive units from Gilgen every year. The team of 55 employees is headed by its sales and marketing managers, under company partners Metin Eskinazi and Berk Bingöl. A small group of carefully selected sales partners also operates in strategic locations like Ankara or Izmir. Metin Eskinazi’s knowledge and experience are in part based on the extended period of time that he spent in Switzerland as a Gilgen employee.
When Mr Eskinazi visited our headquarters in Schwarzenburg on the occasion of this anniversary, Gilgen’s CEO, Martin Plüss, and its Chief Commercial Officer, Roger Rutz, presented him with a commemorative piece of rock crystal glassware from the Bernese Oberland as a sign of the company’s appreciation and a gesture symbolising the stability, strength and solid base of our partnership.
After a visit to the successful “Lötschberg Base Tunnel” construction project, the party moved on to an intimate get-together, and a chance to sample culinary delights, in a restaurant on the banks of Lake Thun.