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Salim Haffar, who is among the many lively names of the power transmission sector both in Turkey and in the world, has been promoted to the position of Assistant General Manager from his position as International Sales and Marketing Director, which he has held for eight years on the home gearbox giant İ-Mak Gearbox.
Haffar, who was elected as the President of EuroTrans, the largest group on the planet covering all of the producers of the facility transmission sector, one 12 months in the past, also plays an active position within the Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (MIB). Haffar, who will continue his profession at İ-Mak Gearbox at a higher level, represents both his company and Turkey in the American Gear Manufacturers Association.
Salim Haffar, one of the uncommon names acknowledged by the industry on a world scale, takes an active role in lots of organizations. Representing Turkey’s energy transmission trade on a world scale with its sectoral knowledge, visionary construction and the facility of I-Mak, Haffar shares the work they perform in many organizations with our magazine.
Who is Salim Haffar?
I am a citizen of Morocco and France. In เกจ์วัดแรงดันแก๊ส , I graduated from the University of Lyon, Department of International Trade. I decided to settle in Turkey 10 years in the past on account of the experiences I gained in varied nations throughout and after my schooling life. I took part in giant worldwide initiatives in several sectors in Turkey. I began working at İ-MAK Gearbox eight years in the past with the need to carry my interest in trade and technology to professional life. I even have been continuing my business life as Export Manager, as Assistant General Manager since January 2022. In this position, I proceed my sales, export and advertising actions on behalf of İ-Mak Gearbox. I consider that in this new process I assumed with the belief of our company’s founding companions and board of administrators, in the gentle of my international perspective and experience, I-MAK Gearbox will set an instance for the sector with its revolutionary initiatives and works.
We have been working for many years at EuroTrans, the global umbrella group of the ability transmission trade. For the final 1 yr, I truly have been the Chairman of the Board of EuroTrans. However, I proceed to characterize Turkey in various establishments and international associations.
With the motto that knowledge features worth when shared, I decided to ascertain an affiliation in 2019 in order to contribute to the event of the country that hosted me. 2 years in the past, I based the TECHNOMADS Association, which aims to offer technical supplies to universities and vocational high schools by operating in various areas in Turkey, and to offer schooling and internship alternatives to college students, with the gathering of priceless sponsors and supporters. I am very joyful to be able to support more than 6000 college students with visits to 14 universities and dozens of vocational excessive faculties by finishing 15,000 kilometers in Turkey. I believe that the venture, which continues despite the pandemic, will develop more with new supporters and contribute to the event of the nation.
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What is EuroTrans? Could you inform us about its significance in the sector and its work?
Founded 50 years in the past in France, the EuroTrans Federation at present represents a sector worth 40 billion with 600 active member companies and eight national associations. EuroTrans, the most important group on the planet masking all producers of the gearbox, bearing and power transmission industry, brings together leading corporations on a global scale. EuroTrans, which has been working for 50 years with the imaginative and prescient of growing experience in gear manufacturing and energy transmission sector; we determine the standard requirements for the sector, carry out researches, present trainings, perform lobbying actions on behalf of the sector and observe technological and economic values.
I am honored to be elected because the president of the federation in 2021 with the votes of the member companies after serving on the board of administrators for about 2 years and to represent Turkey on this group as a member of the Machinery Manufacturers Association.
You have an active position within the trade on a world scale. Can you evaluate the scenario of the power transmission sector in Turkey?
In addition to working within the power transmission sector for a quantity of years, I can say that our industry has a really dynamic structure in Turkey, as both the President of EuroTrans and a person who takes an active function within the Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (MIB). However, despite this dynamic construction, I think that we’ve a long approach to go to have the ability to reach a aggressive place on the earth as a sector.
As İ-Mak Gearbox, we’re working for the development of the sector in Turkey with the duties we have taken in each EuroTrans and MIB. As a result of our visits abroad, we see that the industry has developed, but there are deficiencies in requirements and unity. As İ-MAK, we’re finishing up studies that can lead to these.
With the order offered by numerous organizations everywhere in the world, sector stakeholders create certain quality standards and added value. There are many alternative leagues for corporations operating in the energy transmission sector in Turkey. As the trade, we want to come together to set requirements and produce greater quality and efficiency-oriented products. It is essential for us to develop a tradition of competition among brands in Turkey by creating an understanding of efficiency and added worth in terms of standards and unity. Abandoning the competition carried out by producing cheaper and equivalent products in the sector; It ought to be our precedence to create an understanding of production in standards that can improve efficiency and added value.
As an business, our share of the world market has not but reached the level we have to be. We have a big growth potential in exports. We mustn’t forget that we now have to represent our nation as a union within the international market as a result of the value-added and standardized production method we’ll achieve throughout the country. For this reason, I care that extra corporations turn out to be members of national and worldwide establishments and I see it as a driving drive for the development of our nation.
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