Automechanika Istanbul 2019 Fair was held between 4 – 7 April 2019 in Istanbul Tuyap Fair, Convention and Exhibition Center.The Automechanika Istanbul 2019 Fair, where a total of 1397 participants met with 48,737 visitors from all over the world, resulted in record numbers.Thisexhibitionbrings togetherTurkish andEuropean industryforthe surrounding countriesas well as forTurkey has becomean importantmeetingplatform.Our Association hosted its visitors at Hall 7, stand no. A149.
In the conference part of the event, our Secretary General İsmail Hakkı Hacıalioğlu made a presentation on “Automotive Sector and Composites: Present Situation and Expectations for the Future”.
The Association has once again organized participation in JEC WORLD 2019 Paris Fair –now an annual tradition–, of 32 names from Turkey, with 11 firms and 21 independent participants, within the framework of National Participation Arrangement with Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (İTO).
Within the framework of National Participation Arrangement, Turkish firms had, once again the opportunity to entertain visitors and promote their products in a wider area, organized specifically for them. The participation of Turkish firms, through a splendid organization by İTO, is growing each year, and is now an important indicator of how Turkish composite industry and Turkish composite firms have strengthened their position on the global market.
Turkish Composite Industry had the opportunity to reflect its international position through extensive participation in the event. Yet another indicator of the industry’s strengths is the robust attention drawn by our promotional booklets and the “COMPOSITES TURKEY” magazine, the 21st issue of which was distributed at the event as the industry magazine of the whole Turkish Composites Industry.
Furthermore, on the last day of this year’s event, within the framework of the Country on Stage: Turkey program, we had the opportunity to share the strong, international and dynamic structure of the Turkish composites industry as well as the individual firms, with numerous guests attending the event. In this context, the opening address by Mr. Kerem Paksoy was followed by a presentation by Mr. Barış Pakiş talking about Turkish composites and their position in the wider world, culminating in a panel moderated by Mr. Nigel O’deo, and attended by Mr. Deniz Korkmaz, Mr. Uğur Üstünel, Mr. Berk Baltaoğlu, Mr. Ali Çamurdan, and Mr. İsmail Hakkı Hacıalioğlu, underlining the strengths of our industry in a Q&A session. The event attended by Mr. Görkem Barış Tantekin, Turkey’s Consul General in Paris, as well, was concluded with a closing address by Mr. Barış Pakiş.
We would like to voice our gratitude to Istanbul Chamber of Commerce for the chance to promote our industry on such an important platform, and note our determination to continue with our efforts to promote our industry ever more, based on our accumulating experience.
We wish the successful conclusion of JEC WORLD 2019 event will be fruitful for the wider Turkish composites industry.
This year, a total 32 Turkish companies, 24 of which are members of our association, are participating in JEC WORLD 2019 Fair to be held on March 12-14, 2019 in Paris, France, including 11 companies within the scope of National Participation Organization coordinated by Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO) and 21 independent exhibitors.
ERGİNER SERAMİK – 3D WOVENS
6th Hall N 66
6th Hall N 52
6th Hall N 52
6th Hall K 63
6th Hall Q 51
CARBOMİD – BİRLİK TİCARET
5th Hall M 23
6th Hall Q 51
5th Hall E 20
6th Hall N 66
6th Hall K 83
5th Hall T 40
6th Hall M 71
5th Hall F 33
5th Hall E 12
6th Hall G 38
İSTANBUL TİCARET ODASI
6th Hall N 52
6th Hall N 66
6th Hall P 66
6th Hall Q 51
Lalbhai Group, one of India’s most important industrial companies, has decided to cooperate with Polser, Turkey’s leading manufacturer of laminated composite panel. Lalbhai Group’s flagship company Arvind Limited and Turkish company Polser will produce flat and corrugated fiberglass sheets together. 60 percent of the new partnership will be owned by Indian Arvind and the rest will belong to Turkish company Polser.
Ashish Kumar, Arvind Materials’ CEO, stated that the Arvind brand in garment industry has grown rapidly in the industrial sector and has taken an important step with the Turkish company Polser in the field of developing modern house construction. In the statement he gave to the Indian Press, stating that the new partnership will start production in the recent time, Kumar said “the Manufacturing plant will be set up at Ahmedabad, India. We are aiming to reach revenue of several hundred million dollars in 10 years.
Polser, a member of our association, is operating under Çınar Group. Founded in 1980, the company started to produce glass fiber reinforced plastic transparent corrugated sheets in 1986. Polser, which is one of world’s largest companies in its field and exporting to different geographies ranging from USA to New Zealand, employs 120 people in its manufacturing plant in Izmir.
We hope that the partnership is beneficial to Polser, our sector and our country.
Our Board of Directors have conducted the distribution of tasks amongst the Members of Board of Directors on January 21th, 2019, which is the 160th Ordinary Meeting of Board of Directors as of the establishment of our association.
The distribution of tasks of 2019 – 2020 Board of Directors of the Turkish Composites Manufacturers Associations is as follows:
CHAIRMAN – Barıs Pakiş – POLİN SU PARKLARI VE HAVUZ SİSTEMLERİ A.Ş.
The 8th Ordinary General Assembly of the Composite Manufacturers Association took place at Teknopark Istanbul on 21 January, 2019. The General Assembly meeting began with a minute of silence and respect, and the national anthem, followed by the election of the Presidency Council. After the election of Prof. Ahmet Ünal as the President of the Council, Mr. Halid Avdagiç as the Vice President of the Council, and Mr. Bahattin Şendoğan as the Clerk, the General Secretary Mr. İsmail Hakkı Hacıalioğlu made the opening speech summarizing our activities for 2017-2018 period, prepared by the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Şekib Avdagiç.
After the unanimous approval of the Operations Report and the Report by the Audit Committee, the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee were released from their responsibilities in separate votes.
The elections led to the following composition of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee for the years 2019-2020 in unanimous agreement.
Board of Directors
Barış Pakiş – POLİN SU PARKLARI VE HAVUZ SİSTEMLERİ A.Ş.
Turgay Aytekin – SUPERLİT BORU SANAYİ A.Ş.
Kerem Paksoy – DURATEK KORUYUCU MALZEMELER SAN. VE TİC. A.Ş.
The information about the partnership with Ak Asset Management and member of our association Spinteks Tekstil İnsaat San.and Tic.A.Ş.is as follows:
“Ak PE Fund I has invested into Spinteks Tekstil İnsaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş., the leading carbon fabric producer in Denizli, Turkey with 25% stake on Dec 20, 2018.
Spinteks produces carbon, bazalt or mixed technical fabrics that are utilized in high technology composite products in composites, aviation, automotive, health and construction industries. As the largest local carbon fabric weaver in Turkey, the Company generates nearly half of its revenues from export sales.
Carbon fabric, the future technology to replace conventional metal usage, can achieve lighter, more durable parts with conductivity and better corrosion characteristics.”
Plast Eurasia Istanbul 2018, 28th International Istanbul Plastics Industry Fair, organized by TUYAP in cooperation with PAGEV (Turkish Plastics Industry Foundation), brought together 1,094 companies and company representatives from 44 countries and 51,684 professional visitors from 103 countries on the 5th-8th of December in Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center, Istanbul.
Plastics machinery, chemicals & raw materials, machinery & auxiliary industry, heat & control equipment, mould, hyrdraulic & pneumatic, recycling, professional publications and other systems were exhibited in 10 halls where national pavilions took place from China, India, Iran and Taiwan.
Plast Eurasia İstanbul 2018 Fair hosted procurement committees from Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Algeria, Morocco, Palestine, South Korea, Georgia, India, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Italy, Canada, Qatar, Kosovo, Libya, Lebanon, Macedonia, Egypt, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Ukraine, Jordan and Greece in support of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Trade and Tuyap Overseas offices. Thanks to intensive marketing activities abroad, 7.974 international visitors visited the fair with a 17% increase compared to last year.
In coordination with Republic of Turkey Ministry of Trade and with organization of IMMIB (Istanbul Minerals and Metals Exporters Association) the participating companies made B2B meetings with the representatives of the visiting companies from Bulgaria, Uzbekistan, Kosovo, Tunisia and Jordan. Thanks to the MyTuyap Matchmaking System, visitors had the opportunity to have B2B meetings with the participants without wasting any time during the fair by sending meeting requests to the participating companies before the fair.
According to the results of the survey conducted during the fair, 90% of the participants stated that they were satisfied with the fair and 95% said they would participate in the fair next year. According to the online visitor surveys conducted after the fair, 91% of the visitors said they were satisfied with the fair and 93% said they would visit the fair again next year.
Plast Eurasia Istanbul 2019, 29th International Istanbul Plastics Industry Fair will be held by TUYAP in cooperation with PAGEV on December 4 – 7, 2019 in Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center, Istanbul.