Turkey Exporters Assembly Chairman İsmail Gülle said, “By reaching the highest monthly export value of all time, we are proud to announce a new record. 2018 has been the year of records as we expected. With the exception of the months of June and August, each month brought in a record. I congratulate all our exporters, and wish them to continue their success.”
ATTACHING IMPORTANCE TO USE TURKISH LIRA
In the last 12 months, exports increased by 7.9% reaching 166.8 billion USD. In the first 10 months, exports increased by 7.6% reaching 138.8 billion USD. İsmail Gülle noted that they attach a special importance to the use of Turkish Lira in trade, and added, ”It is very important to increase the use of Turkish Lira in international trade in this period. Since 2009 we have achieved a nice acceleration in trade with Lira. We need to make this increase sustainable. In October, 5.3 billion TRY of exports to 180 countries were made with Turkish Lira.”
TEXTILE EXPORTS BROKE A RECORD IN THE HISTORY OF THE REPUBLIC
Istanbul Textile and Raw Materials Exporters Association (ITRMEA) broke the record in the Republican history with exports of 939 million USD to 175 countries in October. ITRMEA Chairman Ahmet Öksüz said, “The exports in October 2018 reached the highest October figures. It is important for Turkey to close the trade deficit, so we should increase our exports. In January-October 2018, our sector increased by 5.4% compared to the same period in the previous year with 8.8 billion USD worth exports. Our textiles and raw materials exports have increased in 73% of the 198 countries.” Reminding that the countries that focus on fashion are among the countries where they export the most, Öksüz said, “In the period of January-October 2018, our sector exported to Italy reaching 747 million USD with an increase of 1.5%, to Germany reaching 726 million USD with an increase of 3%,to and to the USA reaching 501 million USD with an increase of by 2.2%. 50% of our exports have been made to the European Union countries. In the same period, we have made exports to the European Union with an increase of 2.5% and 4.5 billion USD.”
6 THOUSAND TONS OF PLASTIC BOTTLES TO BE TRANSFORMED INTO POLYESTER FIBERS
Gama Recycle’s Chairman Zafer Kaplan stated that they have the largest regenerated yarn capacity in the world, and said that they will transform around 6 thousand tons of plastic bottles into polyester fibers per month by the end of next year. Kaplan said they aim to be the largest recycle polyester fiber producers in Europe until 2020.
Noting that they aim to be among the top 10 producers in the world in 2019 with their recycled polyester fiber capacity, Kaplan said, “We have a monthly production capacity of 3,500 tons of regenerated fibers, 3,800 tons of regenerated rotor yarns, 1,000 tons of regenerated rcycle ring yarns, and 1,500 tons of recycled polyester fiber (from plastic bottles). In addition, we have 500,000 tons of regenerated yarn per month. We export our products to 30 countries.”
POLYTEKS EXPORTS TO 30 COUNTRIES
Polyteks, which continues its activities in the field of polyester yarn production, exports to 30 countries. Uludağ Textile Exporter’s Association (UTIB) Chairman of the Board and Polyteks Vice Chairman Pınar Taşdelen Engin said, “In our modern production facilities with an area of 40 thousand square meters, we produce more than 2,500 tons of POY, ecru and colored FDY, over 3,000 tons of texturized, gimped and twisted yarn, over 300 tons of air-texturized yarns, technical and slub yarns per month. It also employs 600 people.”
Noting that the yarns produced by Polyteks are used in functional textiles for industries such as home textiles, embroidery, clothing, carpets, automotive, apparel, construction and defense, Engin said, “Our R&D center, established in line with the development of innovative new products, brings many new products to life, in addition to our own research subjects, as well as projects jointly created with universities and international research institutes. As Polyteks Textile, we have a team of 22 people in our R&D Center certified by the Ministry of Science and Industry. Our team develops new products as well as quality and productivity improvement researches with their years of know-how. We increase our added-value in production every year with our products and technical textile applications.”
MIGIBOY’S TURNOVER WILL INCREASE BY 3 TIMES
Canpolat Family entered the textile sector with garment retailing around Elazığ nearly 50 years ago, and has three factories today. The company has become one of the Turkey’s leading textile manufactur in knitted and woven fabrics with approximately 300 million turnover. The company, aiming to grow three-times in five years will build a factory to produce textile raw materials which doesn’t produce in Turkey with £ 100 million investment. With this investment, the number of employees will increase from 750 to 2 thousand.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Migiboy Tekstil Vehbi Canpolat said that they will sign an important investment in the next five years to increase their exports which currently stands at $ 15 million with Migiboy brand.
WE WANT TO BRING ALL DEFERRED INVESTMENTS TO DIYARBAKIR
Hasan Basri Güzeloğlu, Governor of Diyarbakır, announced that Textile Specialty Organized Industrial Zone of Diyarbakır has begun the infrastructure work, and the tender notice was published in the Official Gazette on November 4, 2018.
Noting that they want to move all the deferred investments to Diyarbakır, Governor Güzeloğlu said, “A total of 73 parcels will be allocated for the pre-negotiated companies. A fixed investment of 252 million Lira and an employment of 6540 people will be made on this site.”
Governor Güzeloğlu said that an additional area of 190 hectares has been allocated in the scope of the expansion for the existing organized industrial zone, and they are expecting the tender notice to be published soon in the Official Gazette for the refining facility, which is important especially for the textile investors, and he added that this project will create employment for 3,000 people.
14 MILLION LIRA INVESTMENT IN KULA
A textile factory with a total investment of 14 million lira will be established on a 10,000 sqm area in the Akgün Neighborhood of the Kula Municipality in Manisa. The delivery protocol was signed at the town hall for the textile factory that will employ 750 people. With the rapid completion of the construc- tion process, the recruitment of workers will begin in December. Hayrettin Akar, the Chairman of Akar Tekstil Gıda ve Turizm Anonim Şirketi, said that for the company, which grew with a 70 million-euro export volume, Kula will also be one of the production bases after Mardin.
BITEKS TO INCREASE ITS MARKET SHARE WITH BIG INVESTMENTS
Biteks İplik, one of the biggest in the yarn industry, will increase its market share in polyester and cotton yarns. In the first half of 2018, the company decided to invest 2,247,000 USD in the polyester yarn production line, 1,243,000 USD for for the cotton production and 3,490,000 USD in the machinery and equipment.
In the Public Disclosure Platform statement made by Bilici Yatırım ve Sanayi, which holds 21.14% of Biteks İplik, it is noted that “The effect of these investments on production capacity and annual turnover will be 12% for 2018 and 25% for the following other years. 50% of the investment financing is planned to be covered by the equities and the other half by long-term loans.”
EMPLOYMENT FOR 3,000 PEOPLE
A factory will be established by a textile company in Savur district of Mardin with the support of the government incentives and with the support of Dicle Development Agency (DIKA) with an investment of 47,000,000 TL. The factory will provide direct employment for 3,000 people.DIKA Secretary General Yılmaz Altındağ stated that the government incentives for the region attracted the investors, and “Especially foreign investments and experience in the region will increase competition, prevent migration and will contribute significantly to the reduction of unemployment.”
WE WILL MOBILIZE INVESTMENTS IN SIVAS
Mustafa Eken, Chairman of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sivas, paid a visit to the Yasin Tek- stil’s factory in the Industrial Zone. Yasin Tekstil’s management, which decided to invest in Sivas, opened the factory in a recor-breaking period of 55 days, and started production. Gökhan Karagöl, a factory owner who exports to many countries, said, “We are happy to invest in a city without bureaucracy. We will tell other companies about this example in Istanbul and try to bring them to Sivas. In the first stage, our facility will employ 300 people. Motivated by this huge interest and support, we will establish a second factory on a 50 acres of area and employ 1000 people here.”