ODC's Commercial Division is engaged in estensive International
trading operations, involving a wide variety of products
and services. Its operations are diversified across
various sectors, including commercial and business aviation,
communications, agriculture, industrial machinery, electronics,
mapping and survey, manufactured domestic goods &
consumables and renewable energy.
ODC acts as distributor and importer of some of the
world-known companies in electronics, construction, renewable energy
and agricultural products. In Turkey, ODC also possesses
a network of dealer and service stations spread around
the country, therebey providing an immediate in-county
access for commercial product manufacturers.
ODC also acts
as country distributor of certain household goods, notably
food disposers. In agricultural sector, ODC markets
and sells various types of agricultural machinery to
Highly qualified marketing and contractual management
personnel operate from each of ODC's offices which are
strategically located around the world. ODC therefore
has the facilities and human resources to manage diversified
projects, ranging from relatively small procurements
to major programs involving joint ventures, local production
and distribution, etc. ODC can also draw upon a worldwide
network of associates and suppliers when required.
Originally, ODC's Electrical Steel Division's primary
business area has been the purchase and distribution
of alloy steel products. For more than 50 years, the
company has been a leading importer and exporter at
a global scale of Grain Oriented and Non Oriented electrical
(silicon) steel. With leading U.S. and overseas steel
mills among its principal suppliers, ODC has established
a reputation for integrity and reliability throughout
ODC has significant working relationships with many
of the world's largest manufacturers of electrical (silicon)
steel products. ODC's primary warehouses are located
in Johannesburg, Mexico city, Antwerp and Baltimore.
In addition for most fully-processed CRGO and CRNGO
steels, ODC maintains local offices and JIT warehouses
in those markets where ODC has access to processing
such as slitting and shearing.
In addition to its own offices in the United States
and overseas, ODC has a network of associates and affiliates
throughout Europe, Middle East, S.W. Asia, Far East
and South America. ODC's specialized staff is expert
in meeting customer requirements, either from its own
extensive inventory stocks or from established and reputable
Because of large volume procurement, ODC receives mill
excess materials and seconds at attractive prices and
also obtains quantity discounts, which are reflected
in favorable prices to its customers. Where required,
ODC will provide financing or coordinate funding arrangements
with external sources. ODC also enjoys special freight
rates with certain carriers as high volume shippers.
Potential buyers are invited to inspect the materials
at ODC's warehouses.
In construction sector, ODC takes prime contractor position
in real estate development projects such as office buildings,
shopping malls and large scale residential projects.
This activity line was initiated in 1987, and its first
assignment was the construction of ODC's Turkish headquarters
building in Ankara. Besides this 2,000 sq.m. building,
ODC also completed a 8,000 sqm shopping center in Ankara.
In Istanbul, construction of a housing project, consisting
of 34 steel-framed, earthquake-resistant villas has
been launched more recently.
In addition to conventional structural methods, ODC's
construction division is engaged in supplying materials
and building steel-framed commercial and residential
structures. This activity line was launched two years
before Turkey's catastrophic earthquake of August 1999,
and since then, ODC has acquired distributorship rights
for Clark Steel Frame Structures.
Steel frame works are llightweight, but extremely strong.
They are fireproof; overall they assure the highest
levels of structural safety, and are designed to withstand
the most punishing weather conditions. ODC strongly
believes in the advantages of steel frame houses for
the residential areas threatened by earthquakes Omerli
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In seeking potential overseas program opportunities
against the background of ever-changing geo-political
and economic circumstances, defense and aerospace manufacturers
vying to expand overseas are finding the market place
to be increasingly competitive. It is experience of
most companies that an effective in-country presence
is essential in order to keep abreast of changing national
policies and to respond to evolving defense requirements.
It is against this background that Defense Division
of ODC specializes in assisting companies in establishing
or consolidating their international business ventures
in many countries around the world. ODC currently represents
leading defense contractors from U.S. and elsewhere
in the world, supplying most categories of military
hardware, aircraft and systems, avionics, electronics
and communications equipment for military applications.
During the last decade, total value of defense projects
awarded to companies represented by ODC is well over
US$ 1 billion in Turkey alone.
ODC Defense Division's marketing, sales, and country-specific
technical guidance provide client companies with major
advantage from the initial inquiry and RFP stage through
contract award and after-sales support. Likewise, joint
venture arrangements have become increasingly important
in many overseas programs, particularly those involving
the acquisition of major items. In this sense, ODC is
providing expert advise on such key aspects as co-production,
technology transfer, offsets, and investment and financing
arrangements where and when required.
Defense Division's personnel comprise ex-senior military
officers, as well as former procurement and defense
industry executives with civilian backgrounds. Their
combined experience and insights of the prevailing market
conditions are passed on to ODC's customers, and provide
the latter with full command and understanding of end-users'
requirements and expectations. ODC is therefore ideally
suited to act as the catalyst between Government (customer)
agencies, local industry, and supplier companies, in
coordinating programs ranging from direct sales to complex
collaborative production schemes.
The hallmarks of ODC's services are : experience, capability,
efficiency and an impeccable business reputation acquired
over the last four decades.
Starting from 2005, ODC initiated a new line of
business in Turkey: Renewable Energy. Turkey is a country
lacking fossil fuel resources of its own, but potentially
rich in agriculture-based means of renewable energy.
Taking advantage of this fact, ODC was active in
production and sale of bio-diesel, produced from agricultural
crops such as canola, soya beans, sunflower, and so
ODC also established a network of 400 farmers to produce canola on contract basis between 2006-2008.
ODC currently continues its involvement with renewable energy in the field of solar energy. In addition to small scale solar energy projects including solar powered water pumping from deep wells, water purification and irrigation, ODC also works or 500 kw to 2 mg solar power platns.