Hey Tekstil contracts eight factories for production of textile and ready wear clothing for global brands

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2015-03-26 12:00:00 – Istanbul

Hey Tekstil’s factory in the southeastern Anatolian city of Batman well known for its quality among the company’s European customers has contracts in eight factories located in İstanbul, Çankırı, Nevşehir, Kastamonu and Batman for the production of textiles and ready-wear clothing for global brands.

The company currently owns and runs a textile manufacturing plant in this southeastern Anatolian city in partnership with a local company. The extension was constructed on an 11,000 square-meter block of land, and it will commence production in August.

One of Hey Tekstil's new investments will be the expansion of the facilities in Batman. Another plant will be opened in October in the Central Anatolian city of Kırıkkale. The groundbreaking ceremony for a third factory will be held in August in central Nevşehir. Finally, the company is presently searching for suitable locations in Diyarbakır to complete its fourth new investment.

Aynur BektaÅŸ, the chairwoman of Hey Tekstil, with investments of over $40 million thus far, emphasizes the existence of a huge potential in Anatolia waiting to be exploited. Anatolian investments have contributed significantly to the company's quality, productivity and profitability.

BektaÅŸ said that the Batman factory has been quite successful, with its quality appreciated by European customers which currently employs 300 workers. The success of the plant was evidenced last year with the employment of 70 new recruits at the factory despite the hurdles of the global economic crisis.

The new facility will be opened by the prime minister next month. Hey Tekstil aims to provide jobs for an additional 1,000 workers in the new factory. They have 70 European customers, who prefer to have their orders prepared in Batman. Their entire production in this city is exported to Europe.

Considering that four of the existing factories are in İstanbul, the Batman facility will be the fifth factory in Anatolia. The Kırıkkale facility will employ 750 new workers. Construction of the Nevşehir factory is expected to be completed soon and will employ 500 workers.

As for Diyarbakır which is the most suitable place for the center of textiles in Turkey, Bektaş said that she would start as soon as location for building is finalized. She targets to employ 1,250 workers initially and would increase the number to 4,000. she further went on to remark that the highest quality cotton is there, and this city has thread production and dyeing plants.

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