Catalonia Trade & Investment's office in Istanbul

Are you a company from Turkey considering a new investment in Southern Europe? Does your business need connections with the Barcelona-Catalonia industrial and economic ecosystem?

From Catalonia Trade & Investment’s office in Istanbul, you get tailor-made information and full support for a smooth, fast and successful set-up of operations in Barcelona-Catalonia (Southern Europe) from start to finish. We also offer personalized assistance to Catalan companies wishing to open in Turkish markets and find new global business opportunities.

Contact our office in Istanbul

Meet the director.

Emre Pekkan

Mr. Emre Pekkan, director of the Catalonia Trade & Investment office in Istanbul, has a degree in Economic and Administrative Sciences from the Galatasaray University of Istanbul and an Executive MBA Program from Koç University. Throughout his professional career, he held high-level sales and business development management positions in several national and international holding companies in Turkey operating in a variety of sectors such as Durable Consumer Electronics & White Goods, Automotive, FMCG and Tourism, among others.

Services for Turkish companies.

Barcelona-Catalonia (Southern Europe) is an ideal region for Turkish companies to locate when they expand into Southern Europe because of the breadth of tech, sciences, engineering, and creative talent. Furthermore, the superb quality of life makes it easy to attract top professionals to live and work in Catalonia.

From Catalonia Trade & Investment’s office in Istanbul, our team will assist you personally in all the steps needed for a successful landing in Barcelona-Catalonia (Southern Europe). With us, you will get:

  • Qualified support, insight, and advice to Turkish companies interested in investing in Southern Europe.
  • Full, practical, up-to-date information on the legal, tax, and labor context. 
  • Information on costs for opening a business in Catalonia (Southern Europe) and average wages.
  • Connections to the Catalan industrial and economic and ecosystem.
  • In-depth information on financing and location possibilities.
  • Help with the proper steps to get started in Catalonia.
  • Ongoing support throughout all the phases of the investment project in Southern Europe.
  • Promotion of strategic business alliances between Turkish and Catalan companies.
  • Identification and location of Catalan technology partners for joint R&D and innovation projects.
  • Help source suppliers, manufacturing partners, technology providers, or any other local company to fulfill a specific need.

Catalan companies in Turkey

Around 70 Catalan companies are already settled in Turkey, among them Punto Fa, Bamesa Aceros, Mango, Roca, Ficosa International, Mecalux, Quimidroga, Fibran, or Fluidra.

“According to the Financial Times, Catalonia is the best region for FDI in Southern Europe”

Turkish companies in Catalonia.

A number of Turkish companies are already settled in Catalonia, like Hidromek, Fiba Holding or Sarar. Some of them have been assessed by Catalonia Trade & Investment.


    Orhan Automotive – part of Orhan Holding, a group of largely automotive companies, with manufacturing plants and technical centers in 4 continents, 15 countries – has its European automotive fluid transfer systems production base and logistics warehouse near Barcelona supplying Renault’s French factories.


    Ekol Spain, part of one of Turkey’s largest logistics companies, renders contract logistics and transportation services to Spanish businesses in the automotive, textile, health, industrial, chemical, among others, from its cross-docking facilities in Barcelona, Madrid, Zaragoza, Lérida, Valencia, Castellón and Irún.


    Part of Arçelik, one of the world’s biggest domestic appliances companies, BEKO has become Spain’s number 2 electric household appliance brand thanks to the activities of its main sales office located in Barcelona where it employs 20 people.


    This globally known construction machinery manufacturer with 2,000 employees, 6 factories worldwide, a $300 million yearly turnover, and operations covering 100 countries chose Barcelona for its European Sales and After Sales Service center to manage its Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian and German dealers.


    The Dogus Group’s interests range from financial services to media, energy, hospitality and new technologies. Among its many hotel and marina investments in Spain, the Group also owns Marina Barcelona-92, the yacht maintenance and repair company located in Barcelona’s harbor.


    One of Turkey’s largest textile groups famous for its men’s fashion brands, Damat and Tween, the ORKA Group chose Barcelona’s centrally located street, Passeig de Gracia, to open its flagship showroom to connect with local consumers.

Location of the Catalonia Trade & Investment's office in Istanbul.

Our team’s expertise lies in doing business both in Catalonia and Turkey. Contact us and we will help you grow. 

Dikilitaş District, Hakkı Yeten Street. Selenium Plaza No:10/C , 5th Floor, Suite:513, 34349 Şişli/İstanbul - Turkiye

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