OTS Partners with Multinational Distributor Spandex to Target Growth in Turkey and Surrounding Region

Ankara, Turkey – 17 November 2014 – OTS, the established specialist provider of hardware, consumables and support services to the Turkish signage, graphics and textile printing community has become part of the Spandex Group.

Spandex, the multinational one-stop supplier of innovative solutions to the digital print and signmaking industries, will expand its sales and service operations into Turkey and the surrounding region through this affiliation.

Established over more than 35 years, OTS has recorded significant growth in recent years under the leadership of General Manager Onur Öz. The company now operates with a team of 32 from its head office in Ankara and branch in Istanbul and serves a nationwide customer base. OTS will continue to operate autonomously as an affiliate within the Spandex Group company, under the existing OTS brand. The management and staff will also remain unchanged.

OTS, as a Spandex-affiliated company, will be able to give its customers access to an even wider range of high quality branded products, while OTS will also benefit operationally from Spandex’s international supply infrastructure.

For Spandex, the relationship with OTS enables entry into an important growth market for signage, graphics and digital textile printing, and opens the door for Spandex to gain an active presence in the wider region. OTS’s expertise in dye sublimation textile printing also adds depth to Spandex’s offering for textile applications.

General Manager of OTS, Onur Öz says: “We’re proud to become part of the international Spandex Group. With Spandex as a committed partner in the business, the future is brighter than ever for OTS and our customers. The support of a global supplier of quality branded products, and access to the Spandex Group’s logistics, management and marketing expertise, will enable OTS to go from strength to strength by providing even better choice and service.

The Turkish market is innovating rapidly, embracing digital opportunities and new applications. There is escalating demand for the latest materials and expertise, and with Spandex’s involvement, we are now better enabled to support our customers more effectively than ever.”

Rod Larson, CEO, Spandex Group comments: “Turkey and many of its geographical neighbours are dynamic growth markets for Spandex’s products and services, and signage and graphics professionals here need access to quality products and the supplier expertise to help them turn these into profitable business opportunities.

“We have been searching for the right partner with whom to enter this market, and we’re confident that, in OTS, we have found a company with a strong market presence, and a formidable customer service ethic. We’re looking forward to working with the committed and energetic management team of OTS to reach more customers in Turkey and beyond, with a broader range of products.”