ASELSAN Expands Presence in Latin America with New Office in Santiago, Chile

15.04.2024 North America
ASELSAN Expands Presence in Latin America with New Office in Santiago, Chile

ASELSAN Expands Presence in Latin America with New Office in Santiago, Chile

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Marking a milestone in its regional expansion, ASELSAN’s subsidiary company ASELSAN Latin America has officially opened its new office in Santiago, Chile, with a ceremony participated by Deputy Minister of the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Türkiye, Mr. Şuay Alpay, Türkiye’s Ambassador to Santiago, Ms. Gülcan Akoğuz and ASELSAN General Manager, Mr. Ahmet Akyol.

This strategic move represents ASELSAN’s commitment to providing enhanced accessibility and support to clients and partners throughout Latin America.

Aligned with its “global to local” business strategy, ASELSAN continues to broaden its global footprint by establishing local offices and subsidiaries in key markets worldwide. The official opening of ASELSAN Latin America’s Santiago office is a testament to this approach, aimed at addressing the needs of defence sector on a global scale.

ASELSAN Latin America, serving as a regional hub for ASELSAN in Santiago offers opportunities for exploring new growth prospects and forging partnerships across diverse countries in the region. This new office facilitates closer collaboration with local stakeholders, government agencies and defence organizations, fostering opportunities for mutually beneficial partnerships, joint ventures, and technology transfers.

“Our Santiago office represents a significant opportunity in expanding our footprint in Latin America, fostering deeper connections with clients and partners, and seizing emerging opportunities within the region’s defence industry. We are confident that this strategic expansion will bolster our operations and contribute to our sustained growth and success in Latin America,” said Ahmet Akyol, CEO of ASELSAN.

“ASELSAN Latin America will further strengthen our capabilities and presence in this dynamic market by eliminating the time difference between Türkiye and this part of the world,” he added.

As part of its commitment to delivering excellence on a global scale, ASELSAN has established new offices and subsidiaries in many countries including Poland, Chile, UAE and Saudi Arabia. With its client-centric approach, ASELSAN currently delivers its cutting-edge products and solutions to 86 countries worldwide. Beyond its core focus on defence and security, the company is also advancing high technology solutions in commercial and civilian domains.

ASELSAN is a company of Turkish Armed Forces Foundation, established in 1975 in order to meet the communication needs of the Turkish Armed Forces by national means. Currently 74,20% of the shares are owned by the Foundation whereas the remaining 25,8% runs in İstanbul Borsa stock market.

ASELSAN is the largest defense electronics company of Türkiye whose capability/product portfolio comprises communication and information technologies, radar and electronic warfare, electro-optics, avionics, unmanned systems, land, naval and weapon systems, air defence and missile systems, command and control systems, transportation, security, traffic, automation and medical systems. Today ASELSAN has become an indigenous products exporting company, investing in international markets through various cooperation models with local partners and listed as one of the top 100 defence companies of the world (Defense News Top 100).

ASELSAN, together with the technology emphasis in its vision, has targeted to be a company that maintains its sustainable growth by creating value in the global market; preferred due to its competitiveness, trusted as a strategic partner, and caring for the environment and people.

Together with the highly qualified engineering staff within more than 10.000 employees, being the main driving factor of the company’s success, ASELSAN allocates 7% of its annual income for self-financed Research and Development (R&D) activities.



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