European travel tech company Amadeus unveiled plans to expand its R&D center in Istanbul. The announcement event was held on May 4 in Istanbul and attended by Investment Office President A. Burak Dağlıoğlu and representatives from the Spanish government, as well as members from the global business community.
Since 1994, Amadeus has served travel agencies, airlines, airports, hotels, and destination management offices in Türkiye, demonstrating its commitment to the country's investment environment. Amadeus is the only Spanish company having an R&D center in Istanbul, with almost 300 employees in the country.
During his address at the event, Investment Office President A. Burak Dağlıoğlu said, “We would like to thank Amadeus that has continued to add value to Türkiye for nearly three decades and has been one of our major business partners in recent years, particularly through its R&D and innovation operations. Approximately 600 international companies conduct R&D activities in Türkiye either in technoparks or in their own facilities. The number of R&D facilities of international companies in Türkiye has been steadily increasing. As we always emphasized, Türkiye has been a regional hub for global companies for R&D, design, production, procurement, and regional management operations, among other related activities, and will continue to consolidate its position as a regional powerhouse. In the new century of our Republic, Türkiye will continue to offer an investor-friendly business environment and an alluring startup ecosystem under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan."
Commenting on the investment, Amadeus SVP of IT, Application & Data Platform Niko Samberger, stated, “It is a great pleasure for us to announce the new location of the R&D Center in Istanbul. Amadeus has been almost 30 years investing in Türkiye, a key strategic market for us. We want to be perceived as Türkiye's tech partner; we are investing in attracting and retaining local talent by growing our R&D community from 265 to 700 engineers by 2025. And we intend to continue doing so for the years to come."
Türkiye has been a regional hub for global companies for R&D, design, production, procurement, and regional management operations, among other related activities, and will continue to consolidate its position as a regional powerhouse.