Carl Zeiss Meditec acquires Turkish distributor

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Carl Zeiss Meditec has acquired its business partner Optronik in an attempt to better serve the growing Turkish market. The Ankara-based distribution partner has around 60 employees and will use its current client contacts and its knowledge of the market to help Zeiss tap into the potential of the area.

Carl Zeiss Meditec's main activities are in the field of ophthalmology and microsurgery. Dr Ludwin Monz, president and CEO of Carl Zeiss Meditec, explained the move: ‘The sustained upward trend in the Turkish market has convinced us to put our partnership with Optronik on a new footing following a positive working relationship of many years' standing, and to set the course for further growth under the Zeiss umbrella by acquiring all shares in the company as of the end of 2013.’

A press release from the company stated that all employees would be retained and that the head office would remain in Ankara. The company also said that the current managing director of Optronik would remain as a consultant for Zeiss.

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