Founded based on a Turkish-Italian partnership 25 years ago from now, HAS GROUP moves on its journey as an only Turkish funded company since 2011. The company has realized many projects with The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) during its on going growth process till 2016. HAS GROUP invested 3% of its revenue into R&D every year. As a result of this planning, the company carried on its business in textile machinery manufacturing sector in coordina- tion with Ministry of Science, Indus- try and Technology and received “250th R&D Center Certificate in Turkey”, which made the company a first receiving this R&D Center Certificate in textile sector.
HAS GROUP GETS STRONGER FIGHTING AGAINST DIFFICULTIES
HAS GROUP has around 2000 machines installed in 40 countries around the world. There are 40 engineers working for the company today. As a Turkish brand, HAS GROUP is among the first 5 company in world textile sector with its more than 350 employees. Besides, the company is first and only Turkish company with its membership to German Machinery and Plant Manufacturers’ Association VDMA. By this time, HAS GROUP made a 25 million dollars investment to the high-tech textile machines which were not manufactured in Turkey.
The company has made 150 million dollars in exports as investment property. In addition, the company sold the machines it produced to the Turkish firms and made 200 million dollars stay in the domestic market. Looking at the average of the last three years, HAS GROUP, which is always among the top three companies in textile machinery exports, has realized a turnover of 30 million dollars and exports of 15 million dollars in recent years. Indicating that HAS GROUP is also affected by the economic conditions of our country in the recent period, HAS GROUP Chairman Tamer Hasbay said the company is going through rough times just like the many other powerful Turkish brands and the most important reason of this is the negative rumors that the foreign competitors are making about the country’s eco- nomic system. Hasbay underlined that they feel the need to refresh confidence in order to prevent possible rumors and emphasized the importance of standing firm and strong with customers, employees and suppliers for the all companies who have difficulties in the recent period.
Hasbay added; “The economic negativities experienced unfortunately are valid for many Turkish companies who are creating added value. After all, there are some planning on our country, especially wearing out the economy. However, as HAS GROUP, we have not reached the present location of ours easily. Our company has a vast experience and accumulation on its ongoing road for a quarter century. As a result of these accumulations, we continue our way as a Turkish brand which has been gained to our country in 25 years and we believe that it should continue to represent our country abroad and we continue our way with the power we receive from our employ- ees, suppliers and customers. With all these supports, our production continues, new projects and orders are received, our services and technical supports continue in the same way.
Today, a new company needs at least 15-20 years to reach the location we have today. This labor cannot be underestimated and we cannot think of giving up on these challenges. Every unit, every employee, every manager, who understands the importance of sustainability in our company, carries out the duties their duties with a stronger determination and belief. We express our gratitude to the banks, suppliers, employees and customers for their support. As HAS GROUP, we will continue to develop and produce high value-added technological products for our country and our industry.”