vgpwn5lyr5zcNXT Group of Companies and NAFTC (Netherlands Agro, Food & Technology Centre) enter into a strategic partnership in Turkey!

Trade & Investment Center (part of the NXT Group of Companies) and the Netherlands Agro, Food & Technology Centre (NAFTC) have agreed to jointly promote the interests of the Dutch Agro-Food sector in Turkey.

NAFTC has identified Turkey as a high potential market for the Dutch Agro, Food and Technology sectors. In order to better service and promote the Dutch Agribusiness collectively and the NAFTC members individually Trade & Investment Center will launch a local NAFTC support office, aimed at the Turkish market. The NAFTC office will be established in Istanbul.

The NAFTC-Turkey office will offer Dutch agro-food companies and organizations individual support with their business activities in the Turkish market, in addition various collective trade promotional activities will be initiated to strengthen the position of Dutch agro-food clusters in the local market.

In order to be successful in the Turkish market local presence is essential. Being NAFTC’s local service provider in Turkey, Trade & Investment Center provides services that ensure NAFTC representation at relevant sectors/industries and active business development for collective and individual NAFTC activities.

Michael Westenberg, Board Member NXT Group of Companies: “By international standards The Turkish Agro-Food Sector is a major producer but the size of farming, breeding and growing facilities is small. Combine these facts with the lack of economies of scale and inefficient market mechanisms, it can then only be concluded that the Turkish Agro sector and its subsectors offer tremendous untapped potential for leading players in the global Agro-Food arena. The Netherlands is both a leader and frontrunner in the Agro-Food sector and by establishing NAFTC’s presence in Turkey it can only take the Netherlands another leap forward. Positioning Dutch Agro- Food technology, know-how and products will add value to one o Turkish prime sectors”.

Henk van Duijn, Vice Chairman NAFTC: “Providing support services to the Dutch agro & food industry in international business in countries like China, India and Vietnam is NAFTC strength. With the launch of NAFTC support office in Turkey we expect to tap the business potential in the coming years. Turkey and the Netherlands have strong existing ties, economically, politically but above all socially. This provides a solid base to further intensify partnerships in agrifood aimed to further enhance the development of the Turkish sector, to make better products together, and to increase profitability. We are looking forward to our cooperation with NXT Group, as NXT has a solid and long lasting track record in individual advisor and support services, as well as the collective positioning of (sub-)sectors”.

About NXT Group of Companies:

NXT Group was established from the merger between Trade & Investment Center B.V.
and NexusNovus Services B.V. The NXT Group is an expertise organization in the field
of internationalization and market entry strategies with its own office network in The
Netherlands, Turkey and India. NXT Group is one of the main providers of advisory
services in the Netherlands for companies and public organizations that want to grow
internationally in key emerging markets.

About NAFTC :

The Netherlands Agro, Food & Technology Centre (NAFTC) is an association of a large number of Dutch agribusiness and knowledge institutes and aims to promote collectively as individually viable international business via local support offices. NAFTC offices are driven to facilitate Dutch agribusiness in the food & supply chain (fresh produce, potato, meat, dairy, animal husbandry, bakery, cold chain etc.) in doing business, generating leads and business development in the selected countries. The NAFTC offices are a focal point of Dutch know how and technology in agribusiness and provide a strong collective and local visibility of the Dutch agribusiness sector. NAFTC membership is open to all Dutch or Netherlands based companies in the total food and supply chain.

For more information:
NXT Group of Companies B.V.
Nicole Dutrieux
T: +31 6 2122 5742
T: +90 534 507 2654

Arthur Vernooij
T: +31 (0)79 3531 135