Alaattin Cengiz’s testimony

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions made sure we could adapt to anything, even when we had to find two extra excavators just a few months from finishing up.

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In 24 years, I’ve seen a fair few projects happen. First at home in Turkey, then abroad over the last dozen years. They say there’s a story behind every project, and that’s true. But if there’s one I’ll be proud to tell my great grandchildren about, it’s the Yaviz Sultan Selim bridge.

I’d never worked on a project that had such impact on my country’s future. Today, I can’t help but smile as I watch cars drive from one shore of the Bosporus to the other, between those two big pylons. Taking part in this gigantic project was a real challenge for Ceta, and BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions made sure we could adapt to anything, even when we had to find two extra excavators just a few months from finishing up.

Projects like this have lots of potential complications, and the financial stakes are high. That means you need partners who understand what you’re up against, and who can provide solutions that help you work
efficiently. Because we control the length and terms of our leasing contracts, we can act fast when we need new equipment, without making a dent in our budget. We’ll often need a highly specialist machine for very short period of time, and even if you budget carefully, your cash flow might not be as responsive as your people!

Leasing has been part of our business model for a few years now, and we’ve been working with BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions for six years on several projets. If we’ve been able to undertake large-scale projects, it is also because we have a partner that knows us and can provide finance solutions that are well-suited to our activities. When Istanbul’s third airport opens, it will be the biggest in the world, and guess who will have built its electric power plant!”

Alaattin CENGIZ
Owner, CETA
Construction – Istanbul (Turkey)