Wirthwein signs "Memorandum of Understanding" with the Koç Group

Signing of the "Memorandum of Understanding", back row from left: Bahadir Balkir, Ömer Burhanoğlu, Muhammet Tekin and Ramazan Isik. Front from left: Dr. Ilker Soydan, Marcus Wirthwein, Fatih Kemal Ebiclioglu and Thomas Kraus.

New cooperation partner in Turkey.

Istanbul, Mühltal. At the end of January 2024, the medical division of the Turkish Koç Holding A.Ş. signed a memorandum of understanding on future cooperation in the field of medical technology with Wirthwein Medical GmbH & Co. KG, a subsidiary of Wirthwein SE, which also includes Farel Plastik A.Ş.in Çerkezköy, Turkey. "We are very much looking forward to the cooperation with our new Turkish partner," emphasizes Marcus Wirthwein.


"With this Memorandum of Understanding between the medical divisions of Koç Holding and Wirthwein SE, we aim to establish a cooperation in the medical technology market. The cooperation is to be initiated for WIM Ject® syringe systems in Turkey and the Middle East," explains Thomas Kraus, Chief Sales Officer. WIM Ject® is a high-quality, sterile and prefillable syringe system made from the high-performance glass replacement plastic cyclo-olefin copolymer (COC). The complete system, consisting of syringe, optionally with backstop and plunger rod, is delivered to customers sterile and ready for filling in tub-nest packaging. The willingness of both companies to intensify cooperation in the production of medical components and systems was also set out in this MoU.


Koç Holding A.Ş.

Koç Holding A.Ş., headquartered in Istanbul, is the parent company of a listed Turkish group of companies with around 150,000 employees and a turnover of USD 54.6 billion (2022). The conglomerate is active in the automotive, home appliances, consumer electronics, financial services, energy, tourism and construction industries, among others. The majority of the companies are managed in cooperation with foreign companies such as Ford, Unicredit, Case New Holland and others. Brands such as Grundig, Beko, Arcelik and Bıçakçılar are part of the portfolio. Koç Holding A.Ş. accounts for around ten percent of Turkey's total export volume.


Farel Plastik A.Ş.

On January 1, 2015, Wirthwein acquired a majority stake of 70 percent in Farel Plastik A.Ş., which was founded in 1999 and now employs around 400 people. The company manufactures injection-molded components for the Home Appliance and Mobility divisions using state-of-the-art production processes and is now fully incorporated in the Wirthwein Group.


Wirthwein Medical GmbH & Co KG

Founded in 1946, Wirthwein Medical GmbH & Co. KG is today a high-performance development partner and system supplier for plastic-based and customized product solutions. With a focus on quality and innovation, Wirthwein Medical is internationally renowned in the diagnostics, medical technology and pharmaceutical industries for high-precision components, packaging materials and systems. In addition, in-house products for the pharmaceutical industry complement the product portfolio. Core competencies include development, design, toolmaking, injection molding and blow molding as well as a wide range of assembly, finishing and logistics services. Most of the products are manufactured in clean rooms in accordance with ISO 14644-1 class 7.