Norifumi FUJIMOTO

​​​​​​​Former Pre​sident & CEO, Sumitomo Rubber Industries Turke​y​

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There is a huge need for tires in and around Türkiye, as well as in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and North Africa. Türkiye has great advantages such as customs duty exemption to the Customs Union agreement, and also the location of Türkiye is very convenient for transportation to these markets. Considering all, Türkiye is very attractive for production and exports. 


In addition, the Turkish government supports foreign and local investors from different aspects such as incentives. At the same time, with the help of the Investment Office, we managed to team up with AKO, one of the biggest tire distributors in Türkiye, and built a joint venture.​​