Finnish company Mipro, specializing in railway traffic control systems and industrial automation solutions, visits Ankara to showcase its skills and competencies. The seminar took place on Wednesday October the 2th, and as a Team Finland-project, it was held in cooperation with The Embassy of Finland in Ankara and Finpro.
Mipro is a company that has developed traffic control systems emphasizing the efficiency and safety of railway traffic for a quarter of a century. The company introduced itself to the representatives of Turkish railway industry in a seminar that took place in the Residence of the Ambassador of Finland, Wednesday October the 2th 2013. In the event hosted by the Ambassador of Finland Nina Vaskunlahti Mipro was represented by company’s Managing Director Mr. Raimo Laine, Head of Railway Unit Mr. Jari Pylvänäinen, Sales Director Mr. Marko Oinonen and Mipro’s Middle East Advisor Mr. Bassam Al Gayal. Representatives of the company has previously visited Turkey in April 2012 as a part of Finnish delegation led by Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen and Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb.
The seminar focused on functioning interlocking systems and traffic control systems developed by Mipro. The presentations focused on particular case studies, i.e. the modernization project between the years 2006–2013 of Finland’s largest marshalling yard (Ilmala marshalling yard in Helsinki). In his presentation Mr. Pylvänäinen underlined the dedication that Mipro has shown for the whole life cycle of their projects while Mr. Oinonen based his presentation on Mipro’s history and the company’s central principle of customer orientation. According to Mipro’s Middle East Advisor Mr. Al Gayal, the company is hoping to concentrate its expansion on three target markets of Egypt, Saudi-Arabia and Turkey.
Turkey offers possibilities for companies like Mipro because of large infrastructure projects. The Turkish government currently develops railway connections especially between large cities.