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Stäubli celebrates opening of new facilities in Turkey


Mega Tekstil recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, and on this occasion Stäubli Flash talked with Erol Türkün, founder and owner of the company and third- generation descendant in a family of textile industrialists.

Stäubli-Turkey_new  building_entry_20160607After months of architectural project planning and intense working at the construction site, Stäubli opened its new facilities situated on the Eastern side of Istanbul – in 33956 Tuzla on 31st May 2016.
80 national and guests from abroad, including members of the board and committees of the different Stäubli production units appreciated the opening ceremony in the most modern building. The state-of-the-art facilities mark a milestone in the Stäubli history in Turkey.

The success story of Stäubli in Turkey started in the 60s with a renowned agent in order to introduce the extensive range of textile machinery in the promising Turkish market. Decades later, in 1995 it was decided to found Stäubli Turkey to fulfill a clear mission: serve the Turkish market even more intensively and extend step by step the Stäubli organization. Mr. M. Sinangil, as the first employee, moved into the rented headquarters in Istanbul at that time. He is still running the Stäubli organization successfully today.

2016 marks another historical cornerstone of the Stäubli history in Turkey – its 20 years of existence! During this build up of the group the Textile, Connector and Robotic activities came to fruition. All activities gained substantial market shares in their respective fields of business. Stäubli Turkey is now employing some 60 people.

Turkey is today, more than ever, the arch to Europe and has ambitious goals in terms of increasing its export statistics and expanding the local production and service industries to serve European – but also international customers. This offers great prospects to visionary mechatronics solution providers like Stäubli. In order to succeed, the local Stäubli team will be more than ever supported by the international Group to capture the chances offered by this market. Meanwhile all Turkish salesmen, administrative people and technicians on-site continue to maintain their common aim that is to satisfy all Stäubli customers throughout the country.

With this celebration the local team embarked upon the journey of serving customers for the next coming decades. Mr. M. Sinangil said: “we always believed in this country. This is why we made the investment in the first place. We look forward to actively supporting our existing and prospective customers going forward.”

Multi-generation partnership for Jacquard machines
“If you are happy with a supplier in a partnership”, says Erol Türkün, “you should stay loyal and not change just because of another offer with cheaper prices. Since we started using electronic Jacquard machines, the problems have been minor compared with what we had with mechanical types. And when we need support, we can rely on Stäubli’s very responsive after-sales service.” Türkün knows that can count on Stäubli’s efficient delivery of spare parts even for older machines installed years ago.

Mega Tekstil is one of Turkey’s biggest textile manufacturers and an internationally renowned supplier of a wide range of high-quality textiles including extraordinary curtain and upholstery fabrics for home furnishing, linens of various blends, cushions, table cloth, mattress ticking, sophisticated Jacquard fabrics, and even ultra-wide multiple-layer print cloth. The company’s production capabilities cover the spectrum from yarn preparation to finished home textiles. The heart of manufacturing is undoubtedly the weaving department, where 162 state-of-the-art shuttleless weaving machines are in operation equipped with either dobby or Jacquard shedding systems.

Mega Tekstil recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, and on this occasion Stäubli Flash talked with Erol Türkün, founder and owner of the company and third- generation descendant in a family of textile industrialists.

40 years ago Türkün was a pioneer in Bursa, and the company was probably one of the first to start using Jacquard machines in the mid-eighties. The first electronic Jacquard machines were then appearing on the market, but the technology was not mature, and Türkün began its Jacquard operations with mechanical Jacquard machines. But the company was determined to use electronically controlled Jacquard machines, and around 1991 Türkün was first in the Bursa area to procure such machines from Stäubli.

Today Erol Türkün looks back on 30 years of partnership with Stäubli. Over this time, several new generations of machines have been developed based on customers’ requests and subsequently proven in daily use. Mr. Türkün is fully satisfied with the performance of Stäubli’s electronic Jacquard machines and has continuously updated Mega Tekstil’s inventory with the most recent and advanced models. Without investing in modern technology such as rapier weaving machines and electronic Jacquard machines, it would have been impossible for the company to create so many different designs and constantly adapt to the latest fashions.

Jacquard weaving will remain a core business of Mega Tekstil, perhaps more because of the capability to vary the structure and effects than the colours. Such structures can include three-dimensional fabrics woven from several warp beams. “Creativity follows technology” means designers will always exploit the options offered by the machine. This rule is a key reason why Stäubli is committed to developing versatile products for Jacquard weaving.

Besides his optimism about future demand for traditional but highly fashionable textiles – and thus the continuing demand for Jacquard weaving – Türkün anticipates a shift towards technical textiles in all kinds of applications such as aircrafts, automobiles, construction, chemistry, healthcare, and many other industries. This will also affect weaving technology, which will increase pressure on both manufacturers of weaving machinery to develop new products and on fabric producers to adapt their processes. In order to bring out new machinery generations within a reasonably short time, machine manufacturers and textile manufacturers must constantly work closely together – and this requires partnership based on mutual trust.

At Mega Tekstil, the chances are good that the fourth generation will direct the enterprise or at least part of it towards technical weaving. Erol Türkün’s two sons and daughter have joined or are about to join the industrial or textile business. In all probability, however, Mega Tekstil will also continue to produce beautiful and creative Jacquard fabrics on a long-term basis – and a vital factor in both cases remains good partnership.

 

#Stäubli #Turkey #Mega #Tekstil #project #Europe #international #export #Türkün #machines

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Depar supplies coating, coagulating and flock products to several industries


IMG_0066Mainly known as imitation leather producer, Depar serves to the needs of businesses with wide range of products. Export manager, Adnan Yenipazarli informed about his company and products. 

On the brief history of the firm
Established in 1981 Depar company has been producing polyurethane and polyvinylchloride coatings, coagulate and flocked products used as either input or accessories by the footwear, bag, dressing, upholstery and automotive companies.

On products and production capacities
We have several product categories in our product line, each aiming a specific sector, including Fiera for footwear, bag and other accessory industry, Atlas for bookbinding, and other packaging needs, Lea, for home decoration needs, Pro, is for contract, automotive and technical industries and D’lux, for home decoration and draperies, Confex produces PU coatings and accessories for apparel industry. Our annual loading capacity is about 20 million meters. We headquartered in Avcilar, Istanbul in our factory of 40 thousand sqm. also having test and control laboratories.

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IMG_0064On export markets and customer satisfaction?
We actively export our products to England, Europe, Middle East, Africa, China and lately the USA. Our aim is to expand our customer portfolio and increase our sales in the markets.

IMG_0068On their customer service policy and promotional activities
Our aim is to maximize customer satisfaction at every stage of our business operations by developing and offering new and quality products that are made with modern equipment. To this end, we regularly visit the events held in Europe, namely Mood in Belgium, Paperworld in Frankfurt, Interzum in Cologne and in other countries. They are important tools for promotion.

On targets for the new year
Under the present circumstances we have been living in the last couple of years in domestic and international markets, having higher sales targets have become more important. We hope and target for more. This year, we introduced Myratile, a new wall covering material made of imitated leather in Evteks and Hometex fairs.

 

#Depar #coating #coagulating #flock #products #industries #businesses #Export #accessories #Hometex #Evteks #fairs #Myratile

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Contract fabrics from Akarca Textile


Akarca Textile produces fabrics for decorative draperies, having its own designs and works with authoring companies in abroad.

Products that were designed by the company on the patterns purchased from abroad are reinterpreted and than sold to 70 countries for draperies. Irfan Bahadir, General manager of Akarca Textile, located in Bursa, informed about his company and his views on COHO fair.

Birol BahadırWhat is your position in the contract business as Akarca Textile?
We produce mainly fabrics for decorative draperies. Our product range covers varieties such as fabrics for background, for blinding and other kinds demanded by contractors. Actually, we produce fabrics for authoring companies in the world. They offer their collections as a book, and then we make annual contracts with them. We export to 70 countries in total.

How do you develop your products? Do your own patterns interpret in house?
Supply and demand is important in this matter. Mostly we buy patterns from abroad and interpret them in our design studio. The motives are then colored before offering to our buyers. Some of the authoring firms demand us when they saw our patterns in fairs. We may re-interpret some of our motifs for our buyers. We adjust the sizes, colors and structures of patterns as requested.  We do coupon works.

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How are your activities in export markets?
Exporting is a must in our business. You have to follow developments in foreign markets and seek for new motifs, qualities and yarns to produce new offerings for your customers. Our products are exported to European markets, Russia, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan and Thailand, totaling to 70 countries.

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Which markets do you want to enter?
We also were affected negatively by the problems in other sectors in the world. However, our business was not so bad. We headed to American and Canadian markets, rather then European markets. We keep our studies in these markets. But, European market is the most important. Fairs and visiting buyers are important in this regard. We have been in abroad at least three months each year.

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What do you think about the future of your industry?
The sector will maintain its position in the future. Especially our proximity to Europe is important. We can produce every product that has been produced in Italy. We make quality fabrics. The image of Made in Turkey has been settled.

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What do you have to say about COHO fair’s impact on your industry and the future of the fair?
At this first step, we do not expect much but it should be emphasized that the fair will make great strides in the future. It is especially beneficial for businesses in Bursa, because demand in contract business sector is on the rise. I think that, technical fabrics will be on the agenda more in the future. Customers are demanding special fabrics, having certificates for certain specifications, such as flame-resistant, anti-bacterial etc. We are now able to produce these kinds of fabrics in Bursa. So, this is another plus point for this fair. We are going to take our place in COHO fair with our special products used in the hotel industry.

 

#Akarca #Textile #fabrics #contract_business #export #European #market #COHO #fair #industry

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“We produce technologic machinery for our customers”


Recently we have visited to the factory of Has Group in Corlu and have been informed about the company and its activities by Tamer Hasbay, chairman of the board.

2On general organization of the Group and its activities
By the year 2102 we have been operating in the market as Lafer Textile Machine company, a partnership with Italian partners. We as Turkish shareholders, we bought the shares of Italian’s and founded our company Has Group in 2010. Has Group started to produce machines by combining design, project, sales and after sales services under its umbrella aiming to become a technology based manufacturer. Our team and staff have been organized with an objective to be known as a technology company. Lately, we have been registered as the 250th R&D center in Turkey supported and approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology.
In this direction, we applied and accepted to be a member of VDMA, the Federation of Textile Machinery Producers in Germany. We established Has Group Academy that aims to train and educate about 10 young graduates for their managerial positions in our company in the future. Their education in their field of expertise will take four years to finish.

3On the relations with Lafer company
We have been thinking about redesigning our activities for becoming more professional in the business since 2005. We were employing professional advisors and board members since then. Lafer earned great profits in its activities in Turkey from 1995 to 2005. We have also learned a lot about the markets and businesses both in the country and abroad. We as Has Group wanted to be not only a local company but also a firm that is able to sell its machinery in export markets as well. Thus, we disengaged with Italians.
Presently we hit almost our targets. Our aim is to reach exports share from % 52 to % 60 at the end of the year.

4On the company’s export model and strategy in foreign countries
We assigned several countries to our representatives in America, Europe, Middle East, Turkey, Central Asia and Far East. Our representatives managed by regional sales manager, are active to find customers, provide trainings, support for maintenance and educations of labor in the companies that uses our machinery. Similar activities have been carried out in Bangladesh, in Brazil and in South Africa.

 

5On R&D and P&D activities
Research activities must be grouped into two: Research&Development, and Product&Development. We basically are after P&D. We try to find new ways and solutions for better machinery that will consume less energy, less water, less steam, less labor while producing more product. Updating our machinery to adapt them more to the demand of customers depending on the use of different fibers, yarns etc. In my opinion, industry should be after more production, more sales and more profits, so they have to develop products and processes for this aim. This is a social responsibility for them, as well.

6On new textiles and new projects and investments
We established a separate department to deal with technical textiles and carpets in our organization. We have got a good way in developing technologies for carpet and tarpaulin covering. We have serious projects in technical textile field.

8On fairs and fair activities in ITM2016
We participated all editions of ITM fairs. In my opinion, ITM has taken the place of ITMA that is held in several locations in Europe. ITM is more international than the other. We exhibited our R&D studies and promoted the machinery that we plan to produce in the future. We focused on our latest product that we developed with Scheider that can by managed online with a simple iPhone from any part of the world. It can be started, tested and its performance be gauged and measured from far away points. A brushing machine and a rope unwinding and cutting equipment, a filtering solution for chimneys has been showed in the fair.
_BDR9452We use every possible tools and media to promote ourselves and our products in several events including seminars, conferences and sponsorships. Lately we sponsored a seminar organized by IAV held in Kahramanmaras.

7On the activities and sales of Has Group after the separation from Lafer
About 210 machinery that we have produced by now are in the operation both in Turkey and in the world. 200 of them in Turkey, and the rest in abroad are active today. During a period of 20 years from 1996 to 2016, that is the year that we started our products in our facilities following the separation we have produced 1500 finishing machinery, thousand of them are working in Turkey. Breakdown of our sales and machinery used in several countries are being updated in our web site continuously.

 

#Has #Group #factory #machines #VDMA #company #export

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