Dear Customers, Employees, Business Partners,
Preluding to the industry sector in 1972 with iron production; our Group, maintaining its operations in different industries such as casting, machining, port management, logistics and real estate development, operates and produces, aiming for ‘the better’ over the course of 47 years. Our values provide the basis for our sector experience of almost half century not only strengthens us at all the decisions we have taken so far, but also provide the necessary encouragement for all innovations we will bring into existence in the future. With the awareness of this; we stickily cling to our main values as well as following with the recent technology and innovations closely in order to adapt to the era of transformation which we currently live in.
As Efesan Group, we have completed the year of 2018, one that was quite difficult in terms of the economy, through working and producing with the aim of taking our current position and constantly improving. In line with our principles of “sustainability”, “growth” and “trust” which are the fundamentals of our vision; we have never made concessions to our customer oriented approach and high quality products. By investigating the main features of company structures which will strongly continue their existence well into the future; we set new targets in order to have a much more efficient structure and improve business processes in all Group companies. With the awareness of the importance of working with strong teams possessing efficient communication skills, fast decision making ability, flexibility to keep up with changes and proactivity; we decided to take steps in line with this vision supporting development in human resources sphere in 2019.
Being the second biggest nodular iron foundry in Turkey, with its annual production capacity of 80.000 tons; Ferro Döküm continued its research and development operations in terms of producing products with high added value by analyzing the new technologies with its R&D Center founded in 2017. The steps taken in order to increase efficiency in production turned out to be a great success and Ferro Döküm set new, higher targets for 2019 in that aspect. Furthermore this year; we experienced the pride of Ferro Döküm being one of the top 500 exporters in Turkey as per the data of Turkish Exporters Assembly, as well as one of the top 500 biggest industrial enterprises in Turkey according to the Istanbul Chamber of Industry data.
One of our Group companies, with its regenerated brand name in 2018 “Efesan Machining” extended its customer portfolio by specializing in the machining scope supported by the synergy with fellow group companies and starting the process of obtaining important international quality certifications for the industries it works for. The studies started with the aim of increasing efficiency will continue in 2019 as well.
Efesan Demir, has also increased its brand recognitions of FRR (Bearing Housings) and STI (Scaffolding Formworks Accessories) through the contributions of fair attendances. With the analysis of the market requirements of scaffolding and formworks, STI Scaffolding Formworks Accessories also increased its product range. Efesan Demir aims to increase its foreign market share in 2019 by prioritizing exports.
Being one of the major ports in our country, Efesanport made improvements and developments in various areas in 2018. The process of acquiring valid certifications in quality, occupational health and safety, and environment fields has started and an important progress has been achieved. Its operational processes were transformed into a very systematic and efficiently working structure through modern software systems. With the investments made; its capacity of storage area of general cargo and vehicle stocking was increased. Its customer portfolio extended with the start of handling different group cargos. It aims to increase its embarking operations for export purposes in 2019 as well by continuing its improvement and development operations without slowing down.
The sales of the 3rd stage of Blox Haliç Project, actualized by Efektif Gayrimenkul Geliştirme ve Yatırım with excellent architectural design and high quality standards, continued. Efektif Gayrimenkul, which also carried out the restoration projects of many important structures, will continue to achieve distinctive successes in this industry.
Efesan Group, working as a huge family with all its employees, customers, and solution partners with their heart set on working to contribute to our country’s economy and industry; will continue to produce with the same determination and enthusiasm in 2019 as well. As a Group believing that the real owners of a corporation is indeed its employees; we will share our success with the sense of unity in the future as we do today. We will achieve our objectives by working hard with the wisdom, science and consciousness of the key role of industrialism has in the development of a country’s economy.
I wish you a pleasant and successful year.
Chairman of the Board of Directors