Canlar Mekatronik manufactures and exports fabric dyeing and finishing machines to more than 40 countries. Kaan Çakıcı, General Manager of the company, said, “All the machines we produce consist of Industry 4.0 compatible products. As a company, we apply for at least 5 patents every year.”
Operating in the textile fabric dyeing and finishing machinery sector, Canlar Mekatronik Sanayi A.Ş. is among the world’s leading fabric dyeing machine manufacturers. In 2015, the company started its activities in the facility with a closed production area of 14.000 m2, which they completed the construction of, and continues its services in its 40.000 m2 facilities with new production lines in the last 5 years.
We interviewed with Kaan Çakıcı, General Manager of Canlar Mekatronik, for the special issue of ‘Turkish Textile Machinery Industry’. Çakıcı evaluated the year 2023, talked about their R&D and sustainability activities, and explained their targets and projects for 2024. Çakıcı said that they will continue their technology investments in 2024.
“All Machines We Produce Are Industry 4.0 Compatible”
In the design centre, which is registered by the Ministry of Industry of the Republic of Turkey, we carry out studies in areas such as supporting production, following technology and developing new technologies with our staff consisting of 10 engineers and 7 technical draftsman. As Canlar Mekatronik; we have increased our capacity by 400% in the last 5 years with our technology and innovation-oriented production. All the machines we produce consist of Industry 4.0 compatible products. As a company, we apply for at least 5 patents every year.
“We will focus on European and South American Markets in 2024”
Domestically; we will focus on Eastern Anatolia and South Eastern Anatolia markets. In 2024, we aim to further expand our customer network by adding new markets to our structure. We welcomed all our customers at our stand at the ITMA 2023, which is held every 4 years and was last held in Milan, Italy. We look forward to participating in the ITM 2024 Exhibition, which will be held in our country on June 2024, to welcome our customers at our stand and present our latest products.
“We Obtain 60% of Our Turnover from Exports”
Canlar Mekatronik produced its first export machine in 1999. If we evaluate the past years in terms of export performance; we have become one of the biggest players of our sector globally. Canlar Mekatronik, which started its export adventure with 1 country in 1999, has become a company that exports to more than 40 countries and has global brands.
We are one of the first three companies exporting machinery among textile producing countries. The machines we produce stand out with their performance and environmentalist approaches. Our brand awareness is getting stronger every day in the countries where we export machinery. We obtain 60% of our turnover from exports. Our goal is to increase our share in exports compared to the previous year.
“Our Technological Investments will Continue in 2024”
As in every year, we continued our investments at full speed in 2023. We carry out the welding operations of our machines on Fully Automatic Robot lines. We commissioned our ERP system, whose work we have completed, and in connection with this, we activated to the smart warehouse system. We started to produce the automation control systems of our machines in our new building. By making new technology investments in the automation department, we have achieved significant savings in material and time. We are making our production lines more technological with new generation machines that will bring speed and quality to our production. In 2024, our technological investments will continue.
“We Meet the Electricity Needed by Our Factory from Solar Energy Panels”
As a company, we strive to minimise the environmental damage of the products we produce with our R&D studies. We save energy by using energy-saving engines in our machines. Thanks to our investments, we reduce our carbon emissions every year. We reduce our petrol-powered vehicles and increase our electric vehicles. We meet the electrical energy needed by our factory from the solar energy panels we have installed on the factory roof. We store all the wastes generated in our factory separately and deliver them to recycling companies and prevent them from harming the environment.