The Official Start of the SKIDATA Branch in Turkey – Innovation Without Borders

Valuable experience abroad for technicians and project managers

Following the new SKIDATA branches in Malaysia and Uruguay, a new branch was founded in Turkey in 2014. The team is led by Manfred and Tarkan, who have both been with SKIDATA for a number of years. Tarkan started his career at SKIDATA as a quality assurance engineer, continued his career path as project manager and now, as General Manager of Operations, he and Manfred are responsible for the success of this innovative leader for access solutions and parking management in Turkey. Today after working in Brunn am Gebirge as branch manager and being responsible for the CEE region within the company, Manfred is Managing Director at our Turkish branch. With the newly opened branch, SKIDATA is currently active in more than 70 countries with a total of 19 branches, 4 joint ventures and over 100 partners.

Opening event to celebrate the Turkish branch

A good start to a new business segment should be celebrated! For this reason, SKIDATA is planning an opening event this September for clients, partners and suppliers. The international growth in Turkey is especially exciting for Tarkan who will once again, after years of being away, work in his home country. The chance to work internationally is a great opportunity for SKIDATA employees – and at the same time, software developers, hardware developers, technicians and many other employees from all over the world use the chance to work at the SKIDATA headquarters in Austria.

Working in an international environment

The fact that people from many different cultural backgrounds work together at SKIDATA is surely one of the most important reasons for the innovative power of this Austrian company. To ensure the cooperation between different cultures works smoothly, the working environment is characterised by openness and communication. And if you”d like to start your international career and expand your intercultural competence during a stay abroad, you can have the chance to do so at SKIDATA.

Currently, SKIDATA has job openings in hardware development, software development, IT and service management, as well as in sales & marketing, finance, administration and supply chain management. All open positions and job vacancies can be found here:

SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, shopping centers, major airports, municipalities, sports stadiums, trade shows, and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group ( belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (, a leading provider of digital security solutions.

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