Marteks Maras Tekstil Sanay A.S.
Special interview with
Mr. Mehmet Ali Balci, the Owner, and Mr. Serdar Canbolet,
the Factory Manager of Marteks Maras Tekstil Sanayi A.S.
We conducted an interview with the traditional Turkish spinning
company Marteks, to ask about the conditions of the Turkish textile industry
market and evaluation for the automatic winder PROCESS CONER Ⅱ QPRO that was
introduced last year. Energy saving performance of QPRO is highly regarded.
Mr. Mehmet Ali Balci (Owner)
Mr. Serdar Canbolet (Factory Manager)
Marteks Maras Tekstil Sanayi A.S.
What are the market conditions like in Turkey?|
Since the sovereign debt crisis in Europe, companies even in the textile industry
have avoided carrying inventories and have been required to respond to quick
delivery. Therefore, textile imports from Asia have decreased while imports
from Turkey, Europe’s next door neighbor, have been increasing.
many Turkish companies have developed the flexibility to supply small lots,
such as 100kg, of high quality products, and thus earned the deep trust of
European companies. So the business between Europe and Turkey has continued
|What kind of sales do you offer?
| We offer manufacturing and sales of
yarns including Ring, Open End and VORTEX. These yarns are shipped all over
the world, but mainly to Europe.
|What points has QPRO improved in from
| The major point is reduction in power
consumption. The improvment over No. 21C was recognized immediately after beginning
the operation of QPRO.
Additionally, operation can be easily controlled by
the VOS which shortens the time from installation to operation. Before introduction
of the machine, we imagined it would take more time in setting up and maintenance
Further, since QPRO requires fewer mechanical parts than
No. 21C, we expect to see a noticeable reduction in consumable parts in the
It is the first private spinning plant in Kahramanmaras, Turkey’s leading
spinning region today. This plant was established in 1972 for integrated production
from growing cotton to the production of final products.
Most of the owners of the spinning plants now located in Kahramanmaras participated
as original shareholders of Marteks, and established spinning plants after acquiring
technical know-how. The company is the base of Kahramanmaras today.
The company's name derives from the spinning plant (Tekstil) in Kahramanmaras
(Maras) = Marteks.
The plant introduced 5 units of automatic winder No. 21C Bobbin-tray type and
one unit of Magazine type from 2006 to 2007, and 10 units of QPRO Link Coner
type in 2012. Also, 3 units of "VORTEX Ⅲ 870" were introduced in 2013.
The above information was written in November 2013.