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Ajax Systems, the Ukrainian developer and manufacturer of alarm and security systems, reports that it’s opened its first plant abroad — in Istanbul, Turkey.
The new 8300 m2 plant will produce the entire line-up of the company’s devices, duplicating the current production in Ukraine. Ajax says that it’s already started to form a local manufacturing team. At the first stage, it is planned to hire at least 400. The plant expects to produce at least 150,000 devices per month.
The company says that it was planning to launch new production facilities abroad long before the Russian invasion of the country; it is the logical continuation of production scaling.
Ajax CEO Aleksandr Konotopskyi said: “The opening of a new plant in Istanbul is a strategic step planned by the company and aimed at diversifying production facilities. We chose Turkey based on a combination of factors: the availability of manufacturing professionals, infrastructure, the free economic zone conditions, the level of taxes, the quality of contractors, and proximity to our major markets. The new production will strengthen the Ajax product development and accelerate access to new markets. We strongly believe that the diversity of talents and cultures creates the best products and solutions. And we have always counted on local teams.”
After the outbreak of war, the company closed its offices in Russia; and stopped business there and in neighbouring Belarus.