Vestel Trading Co. joins UAE-based SAMENA Council
"We wanted to consolidate our presence in the Middle East and what better way to show our commitment to the region than to join SAMENA Council,” Vestel CEO Turan Erdogan said. “We appreciate the impact of the council in furthering the cause of the ICT (information and communications technology) industry, especially with respect to the need for ensuring sustainable investment in ICT infrastructure development and accelerating adoption of digital products and services.”
Erdogan said Vestel plans to become a major player in the Middle East’s socio-economic transition. He said believes the company’s expertise in tablet and smartphone manufacturing will help it provide new possibilities to the industry within the South Asia, Middle East and North Africa region.
SAMENA Council CEO Bocar Ba said the group was pleased to see interest from technology companies.
“Given Vestel's R&D capabilities as the first telecom technology company in Turkey to develop product designs, the only developer of micro-controller software for use in its production processes and as the provider of value-for-money consumer communications products, we see the potential for technology partnerships that may help concerned stakeholders fulfill their ICT needs,” Ba said.