İmder chairman re-elected
By Sandy Guthrie14 June 2016
Halil Tamer Öztoygar has been re-elected as chairman of İmder (the Construction Equipment Distributors & Manufacturers Association of Turkey) having held that position since 2014.
He is CEO and general manager of HMF Makina (Hyundai), and was re-elected by İmder’s board of directors.
At the same time, other positions at İmder were confirmed, including Serkan Karataş, deputy general manager of Çukurova İthalat, as vice president and treasurer; Merih Özge, sales director of Hidromek Hidrolik, as vice president; Aydın Karli, deputy general manager of Sanko, also as vice president; and Cüneyt Divriş, general manager of JCB distributor SİF, as chairman of the congress committee.
İmder was officially founded in 2002 by nine representatives of the country’s biggest companies, and now claims to act on behalf of 93% of the construction equipment sector in Turkey.
Representing approximately 200 companies, it said its main missions were to increase relations between its members around ethical competition and laws, and to act as the platform for relevant issues, problems and solutions. It is seeking to increase the dialogue between sector members and government, as well as EU-World integration between the sector and the Turkish government.
İmder has a number of different sectoral committees including cranes; breaking; drilling and sifting machinery and facilities; rental; compact equipment; asphalt and road equipment, machinery and facilities; tunnel machinery; manufacturing; and concrete machinery and equipment.