Sarkuysan sells copper wire to NASA: Sarkuysan, which takes its name from the combination of the words SARraf, JEWELRY and ARTIST, uses 99,99 percent pure electrolytic copper in the production of navigational wire and can produce copper and silver alloy catenary wires in the range of 80 - 150 mm.2. Also, pandula wire, Y rope, porter wire, feeding wires and direct ground wires (insulated and non-insulated) are also included in the production range.
The wires produced by Sarkuysan are used in approximately half of the passenger and commercial vehicles produced in Europe. Since 1980, the company has been supplying to the supplier organizations of the Space Research Center in the USA, NASA, and in recent years, the aircraft industry with wire produced from oxygen-free copper and nickel-plated copper wire.
Sarkuysan Chairman and General Manager Hayrettin Çaycı; “In order to realize approximately 2023 thousand kilometers of high speed and about 10 thousand kilometers of conventional railway projects within the targets of State Railways 4, approximately 140 thousand tons of copper conductors with various properties will be needed. We have the necessary equipment to meet all this need from domestic production. ” Our production in accordance with international standards is carried out according to ASTM B47, DIN 43141, UIC 870-0 and TS EN 50149 certificates or special customer demands. In addition, magnesium alloyed copper conductors can be produced for the production of carrier wire and feed wire, which require flexibility and high durability. A special interview with Hayrettin Çaycı, Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Manager of Sarkuysan Anonim Şirketi, which is at the forefront among the largest industrial organizations in our country, with a 100 percent free float ratio, over 5000 multi-partner structure and professional management. we did. The wires produced by Sarkuysan are used in approximately half of the passenger and commercial vehicles produced in Europe. Since 1980, the company has been supplying to the supplier organizations of the Space Research Center in the USA, NASA, and in recent years, the aircraft industry with wire produced from oxygen-free copper and nickel-plated copper wire. Sarkuysan is ready to meet approximately 2023 tons of copper conductors with various properties in order to realize approximately 10 thousand kilometers of high speed and about 4 thousand kilometers of conventional railway projects determined for the 140.000 targets of state railways.
Could you briefly summarize the story of Sarkuysan's establishment? How many companies are under the roof of Sarkuysan? Can you tell us about the activities of these companies?
Sarkuysan was founded in 1972 under the leadership of goldsmiths and goldsmiths who trade gold in Grand Bazaar, which is one of the most important centers of our commercial life. The name is derived from combining the first three letters of the words SARraf, KUYumcu and SANatkar, which represent the professions of their founders. As the first successful organization in our country, fully open to public, multi-partner and professional management, it has a special place in our industrialization history. All of its shares are traded on the stock exchange and the number of partners is estimated to be over 5000. Sarkuysan manufactures over 180 square meters of land in the Gebze and Darica regions, with an indoor area of over 77.000 square meters, and its production capacity, which was initially 10.000 tons / year, has reached a global scale by reaching 220.000 tons / year. The company produces with the latest technologies. Sarkuysan is the only company in the world with three different continuous casting technologies available today under the same roof. Sarkuysan is a group of companies. Operating in the field of machinery spare parts manufacturing and environmental protection technologies, Sarmakina A.Ş, Demisaş A.Ş, which produces pig and ductile iron casting for automotive, white goods and other sectors, Bemka A.Ş. and Bektaş A.Ş. and marketing and sales company Sarda A.Ş. are sister establishments in the group. In addition, it is the capital of the state of New York since late 2002, with a branch in Italy, which is a very important country in this field to market its products directly within the framework of Sarkuysan's intense export, and a sales and marketing company in 2009 in the USA. We have a production company called Sark-Wire, which started operations in Albany. Thus, Sarkuysan became a pioneering Turkish company producing in the USA. Products with high added value are produced and exported at Sarkuysan's facilities located in the Aegean Free Zone.
How many countries does your company export? Are there new export markets in your agenda?
Sarkuysan, 5 exports to more than 70 countries in the continent. Intensive efforts are made to increase our export markets.
We see that Sarkuysan's products are used especially in the automotive industry, in aircraft and in Nasa's work. How was this success achieved?
Today, Sarkuysan wire is used in approximately half of the passenger and commercial vehicles produced in Europe, and since 1980, the supplier organizations of the Space Research Center NASA in the USA and the aircraft industry in recent years have been supplied with wire produced from oxygen-free copper and nickel-plated copper wire. Since our establishment, the priority and importance we attach to quality has been registered with sales to these sensitive industries of the most developed country in the world. Undoubtedly, our qualified human resources that create quality are our R&D studies and the modern technologies we use.
We know that Sarkuysan and its subsidiaries Demisaş, Sarmakina and Bemka provide world-class input to the railway sector. Can you tell us about this?
Our company uses electrolytic copper with 99,99 purity in the production of traction wire and can produce copper and silver alloy catenary wires in 80 - 150 mm.2 cross section. In addition, pendulum wire, Y rope, porter wire, feeder wires and direct grounding wires (insulated and non-insulated) are included in our production range. Our production in accordance with international standards is carried out according to ASTM B47, DIN 43141, UIC 870 N 0 and TS EN 50149 documents or special customer demands. In addition, magnesium alloy copper conductors can be produced for the production of carrier wire and feed wire requiring flexibility and high durability. These wires can be produced as CuMg or CuAg alloy or pure copper according to demand. Sarkuysan Group of Companies has the infrastructure and capacity to produce integrated solutions for all projects of rail systems. In this context, Demisaş Döküm Emaye Mamulleri San. Inc., with disamatic molding machines 100 gr. - 40 kg. GG15 - GGG70 is capable of casting vermicul in weight. Work is also underway in the production of cast iron rail fittings for rail system projects. Sarmakina San. ve Tic AS, steel roller for wire and cable industry, complementary special machine production, copper wire paper coating for electromechanical industry, copper and aluminum busbar production and other sectors for projects, manufacturing, subcontracting, contracting and various steel construction works. . Necessary steps have been taken to provide the project, manufacturing, subcontracting and contracting services of the connection parts for the rail system projects. Bemka Enameled Bobbin Wire and Cable San. Inc., is Turkey's and Europe's leading manufacturer of enamelled copper wire, 27 thousand tons of annual capacity with the needs of today enamelled copper wire in Turkey to meet about xnumx's percent and exports to many countries as well. As a result, the Sarkuysan Group of Companies realizes investments for rail system projects, and for this purpose, 50 is ready to make world class production with its know-how, superior facilities and strong human resources.
Where are the usage areas of these wires?
These wires are used in overhead line electrical transport systems, public transport and high speed systems, AC and DC type applications, light rail, tram and high-speed train systems and overhead roof cranes.
Do you think there is enough emphasis on domestic production in large infrastructure projects?
By making serious investments in 1986, we have reached the level that can meet the country's needs. However, there were developments in favor of foreign companies in railway electrification. On the other hand, we support the strategies developed in recent years to focus on domestic production as a government policy and we expect it to be implemented effectively. Approximately 7 - 9 tons of copper conductors are used for each kilometer of conventional two-way railway lines, this amount increases to about 8 - 10 tons / km for high speed train lines. About 2023 tons of copper conductors with various properties will be required to realize approximately 10.000 km of high speed and approximately 4.000 km of conventional railway projects within the 140.000 targets of State Railways. We have the necessary equipment to meet all this need from domestic production.
In our country, you hold the record of doing the duty of the longest General Director in the same company. Also, do you share with us the codes that lead you to success as a young Metallurgical Engineer, leading to the success of one of the most important organizations of the sector and the Board of Directors of its affiliates?
“My commitment and commitment to Sarkuysan is so strong and special that it cannot be explained only from a professional point of view. I believe that this bond is formed by the first founders of the company, who are artisans, with the value they attach to knowledge and expertise, their warm love and respect. I have been working with passion and pleasure by embracing my business like a boss with the same excitement and discipline for 40 years without time limitation. ”It has always been important to keep the focus of constant development and continuous development in the foreground of my achievements. In other words, I always had the feeling that I was the boss of my job. I owe my achievements to this principle. I believe that permanent and stable successes require continuous work. In addition, success is not an easily obtainable phenomenon and requires continuity and patience in the study. In other words, it has a price. This should not be overlooked. My seniority in Sarkuysan has passed forty years. With a high level of responsibility, I have been the General Manager since 1985, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors in addition to this duty since 2011. In addition, our subsidiaries Demisaş A.Ş., Sarmakina A.Ş., Bemka A.Ş., Bektaş A.Ş., Sarda A.Ş. and I am also the Chairman of the Board of SARK-USA and SARK - WIRE Companies operating in the USA.
Education, medicine, culture, sports, etc. You are implementing many social responsibility projects. Can you give us some information about these studies?
As a company which is aware of its social responsibilities, Sarkuysan produces social projects in every field. In this context; For a long time as the General Directorate, the historical Frej Han was restored and restored to our cultural heritage, Sarkuysan High School in Gebze, Sarkuysan Main and Primary School in Darıca and the scholarships given to the students who study in higher education. At the beginning of each year, the fund allocated to the needs of the emergency medical device by allocating the health fund to a health institution, the table tennis team fighting in the table tennis, the sport, the Turkish Art Music Chorus composed of employees and folk dance team, art, forest and forestation areas created with and contributes to the promotion of our country by hosting international organizations in the field.