Tánaiste Opens PM Group Office in Ankara
PM Group has today, Tuesday, 9 April 2013 expanded its operation in Turkey with the opening of a new regional office in Ankara. The announcement was made during an Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Turkey, led by Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade Eamon Gilmore T.D.
Pictured at the Opening of the PM Group’s new regional office in Ankara: Left to Right: Ms. Julie Sinnamon, Executive Director, Enterprise Ireland, Mr. Tim Hickey, PM Group, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Eamonn Gilroy T.D. and Kenneth Thompson, Irish Ambassador to Turkey.
Opening the new office, the Tánaiste said, “Turkey is a key target market for Irish companies. As the Turkish economy continues to grow, so too do the opportunities for Irish companies to deepen their involvement in this market and win new business. This new office is a symbol of the increasing success that PM Group is having in the Turkish market and it is a credit to PM Group’s staff here in Turkey as well as back in Ireland that so much progress has been made in the Turkish market in such a relatively short time frame”.
Since 2011 PM Group has won a number of EU / Turkish Government financed projects in the environment, regional development and security sectors. The total value of projects secured by PM Group in Turkey is almost €20m. The projects include medium to large scale infrastructure project management, integrated waste management, water and waste water management, air pollution abatement, as well as planning for regional development.
Commenting on the ongoing development of PM Group’s international footprint, Dave Murphy, CEO of PM Group said: “This year PM Group celebrates 40 years in business and we now have multi-disciplinary teams of over 1,800 people across Europe, Asia, USA and the Middle East. We have been operating in Turkey for a number of years and it is a very dynamic economy with a lot of opportunities in the private and public sector. Our new office in Ankara will improve the working environment for our team in Turkey and allow us to better serve our growing client base”.
PM Group has been supported by Enterprise Ireland in the development of their presence in Turkey.
Citing PM Group as an example for Irish companies seeking to access new markets, the Tánaiste said: “PM Group provides an outstanding example of what can be achieved by Irish companies, not just in Turkey, but also in the many other overseas markets in which PM Group is doing business. My message today to other Irish companies looking to enter new markets is that my Department, and Ireland’s Embassy network across the globe, is there to assist and support you. ”.
In relation to the level of work won in Turkey, Tim Hickey, Associate Director at PM Group said: “Since May 2010, PM Group has been assessing the market opportunities in Turkey as well as actively pursuing projects financed under the EU Instrument for Pre Accession (IPA) and the World Bank. We have since then been working on a number of public sector projects which include providing technical assistance for improving air emissions control, providing services for the development of public buildings and preparing integrated solid waste management projects”.
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About PM Group
International professional services firm, PM Group, is celebrating its 40th year in business. The company has a unique track record in the engineering, design and project management of complex projects for clients across the pharmaceutical, food; advanced technology; healthcare; energy; medical technologies, international consultancy and environmental sectors.
Established in 1973, PM Group employs 1,800 people across a network of offices in Europe, Asia and the US, providing clients with a comprehensive portfolio of services ranging from small consultancy studies to large-scale, capital projects globally.