Turkey's Refrigeration Association Joins AREA

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Published: 17 May 2016


Turkey Joins AREALeft to right: Kadir Isa (SOSIAD), Per Jonasson (AREA) and Kivanc Aslantas (SOSIAD)
​AREA, the European organisation of air-conditioning, refrigeration and heat pumps contractors, announced today that SOSIAD, the Turkish Association of Refrigeration Industry and Businessmen, joined the group on 14th May 2016.

AREA is now made up from 23 members in 20 countries, and SOSIAD joined the organisation at its General Assembly in Dublin this month. 

SOSIAD represents a wide range of group's in Turkey's refrigeration industry, including ACR contractors, wholesalers and manufacturers. The Turkish association is an important driver in the professionalisation of the country's refrigeration industry, including helping to ensure its members adhere to national and international standards. 

SOSIAD President, Mertin Terzibaşioğullari said:
​“When the goals, missions and activities of SOSIAD and AREA are put side by side, synergies are quite obvious. This is why SOSIAD sought membership, to bring together our contractors, educators, engineers and installers in both organisations and potentially other countries in the region.”
​Per Jonasson, President of AREA, added:
​“AREA continues to grow and will certainly strengthen with SOSIAD’s presence. The opening to Turkey also reflects the growth of AREA’s activities at international level, notably with UNEP. In this regard, we have also decided to open to other contractors’ associations worldwide; they will now be able to join AREA as observers.”