Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank, white goods sector is one of Turkey's face flux stating, "production volume, turnover, added value and contribute to our country with exports playing a leading role in development. Thanks to the supply chains that operate close to perfect; We are Europe's first and the world's second production base. ” said. Noting that the sector has a privileged position in the incentive system, Minister Varank said: “Since 2012, we have encouraged 12 billion lira investment in the sector and created nearly 10 thousand additional jobs. The global superiority we have in white goods is very important not to lose our market share. ” used the expression. Stating that they closely follow the Brexit process, Minister Varank said, “We are in coordination with our Ministry of Commerce so that the sector will not be negatively affected in the UK market. We want the industry to be included in the Free Trade Agreement negotiations. ” he spoke.
Ministers Varank, White Goods Industrialists Association of Turkey (TÜRKBESD) to the Board meeting was attended by video conference. Speaking after TÜRKBESD President Can Dinçer shared the developments related to the sector, Minister Varank underlined that they did not have an approach to stop production altogether in line with the outbreak and the demands. Noting that they took steps in place and on time under the leadership of President Erdoğan from the first day, Varank said in his speech:
WE ARE PRODUCTION BASE: Appliances, one of Turkey's face flux sector. You play a leading role in the development of our country with your production volume, turnover, added value and contribution to exports. Thanks to your supply chains that operate close to perfect; We are Europe's first and the world's second production base. The importance you attach to R&D also shows itself in the number of patents. most industry white goods sector in Turkey has a number of patents.
WE MADE CRITICAL POLICIES: In line with the course of the epidemic and demands from you, we did not have an approach to stop production altogether. Even on days of curfew; We have ensured that producers who have an export commitment or who may encounter serious damage when they stop operating are able to work. In addition, we have implemented critical policies in the fields of employment, financing and social assistance.
WE OPEN CONTINUED CREDITS: In order not to victimize you and our workers, we have facilitated the conditions for benefiting from short-time working allowance. In the area of access to finance, our public banks opened continuing loans to İŞ without any sector distinction and stood by our tradesmen with financial supports.
POSITIVE SIGNALS COMING: We strive to minimize the extent of the damage and make the most of the opportunities offered by this period. We receive positive signals from the automotive and textile sectors on transition to normalization. The food, chemical, pharmaceutical and packaging industries are on their way.
WE PREPARED THE GUIDE: We must prepare for the new normal in the best way. At this point, we have prepared a guide to guide you through the precautions to be taken. Finally, we expect the report of the Scientific Board regarding this guide document prepared by TSE. Guide; We have included everything that needs to be done about hygiene, infection prevention and control mechanisms.
WE WILL CERTIFICATE: We also created a checklist based on the guide. Based on this list, we will conduct certification activities to be a pioneer in the world. If any organization wishes to apply to us, get a certificate, and want to register my business, we will certify the appropriate ones from TSE after on-site inspections. We know that cleaner production and measures against infection will become very important in world trade. With this step, we have already made our preparations for the new period.
WE CAN SUCCEED IF YOU WANT: As dependency on foreign production decreases, you become more resistant to external shocks. We have also seen with the local intensive care respirator that we can achieve everything as a country if we want. Not only in difficult times, but also in the normal flow of life, it is necessary to behave unconventionally, break the molds, invent.
WE ENCOURED 12 BILLION INVESTMENTS: The white goods industry has a privileged position in our incentive system. Since 2012, we have promoted 12 billion lira investment in the sector and created nearly 10 thousand additional jobs. The global superiority we have in white goods is very important not to lose our market share.
WE WILL APPLY OUR LEGISLATION: In the Eco Design and Energy Label regulation that will come into force in the European Union; We have come to the last stage in legislative harmonization studies. Simultaneously with EU legislation, we aim to implement our own legislation. We started to work on additional investment needs and investment incentives in the Development Plan.
FOLLOW-UP TO BREXİT: We also closely follow the Brexit process. We are in coordination with our Ministry of Commerce so that the white goods industry is not negatively affected in the UK market. We want the industry to be included in the Free Trade Agreement negotiations.
KEY TO SUCCESS: The key to success is directly related to your ability to keep up with technological change. We need to be able to set standards in smart, connected and interactive products. You know, Turkish Standards Institute has mirror committees. The white goods industry joins these committees in terms of both security and performance.