Mimaki opened its latest technical centre in Istanbul, Turkey. The new Mimaki Tech Centre will act as a training and technical hub for the European, Middle Eastern and African regions. Primarily it will be serving the textile and apparel market, but will also provide support for the entire Mimaki product line.
The centre will address the growth market in Turkey as well as will facilitate the continued expansion of Mimaki’s reach in Turkey, the Middle East and Africa. It will provide training and technical support for customers, distributors and dealers in these regions. The facility also houses a 550 square metre showroom that displays the entire range of Mimaki solutions for the Sign Graphics, Industrial Products and Textile and Apparel Industries.
“Since ancient times, Turkey has been a key producer of cotton and wool,” explained Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing of Mimaki EMEA. “That heritage continues through today, with the vibrant Turkish textile and apparel industry comprising about one-third of Turkey’s exports. This is generating significant demand for digital textile printing using solutions such as the Mimaki TS500-1800 high-speed transfer printer. The centre will also feature a new direct-to-textile printer powered by Mimaki’s 500 series engine that utilises a belt feeding system.”
Adding to the line-up on display at the centre, Mimaki will also be showcasing the high speed, high quality, JFX500-2131 UV flatbed printer, another member of Mimaki’s innovative 500 series of inkjet printers.
“Istanbul has long been the bridge between Europe and Asia,” adds Arjen Evertse, Manager of the Mimaki Tech Centre. “Placing the Tech Centre here provides us with a unique opportunity to strengthen the bridge between our technology and our customers from three different continents. It also offers an excellent opportunity to be closer to our network of dealers and distributors in this region, providing them with more personal support. We are very excited about making this wonderful resource available here in Istanbul.”