Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank visited the Emlak Konut Elevator (EKA) Factory in the Organized Industrial Zone in Konya with the Minister of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Murat Kurum.
Before the opening ceremony, Ministers Varank said at the opening ceremony that they have implemented valuable development breakthroughs in Turkey in the last 20 years.
Emphasizing that companies have turned into global companies that do business around the world, Varank said, “While Turkish companies undertook projects worth 4.4 billion dollars abroad in 2002, this number exceeded 30 billion dollars in 2021. The growth in the ordinary construction branch is also positive in many other branches. It has repercussions.” he said.
“There are currently around 800 thousand active elevators in our country”
Noting that the elevator sector has also gained momentum, Varank said:
“The annual turnover of the sector, in which more than 3 thousand companies operate with 32 thousand employees, is currently around 3 billion dollars. The branch also displays a successful graphic in exports. In 2019, we exported 230 million dollars of elevators and elevator components. In 2020, it increased to 250 million dollars. In 2021, it increased by 20 percent compared to the previous year and reached 300 million dollars. There are currently around 800 thousand active elevators in our country. The Turkish elevator market is one of the largest markets in the world. It is a valuable potential for the growth of the elevator sector both in the country and abroad. there is.”
Emlak Konut Elevator will produce 5 thousand person and fire elevators per year
Noting that the domestic producers in the sector have achieved valuable success in the country, Varank continued as follows:
“The market shares are not bad. One of these companies is Emlak Konut Elevator, a subsidiary of Emlak Konut GYO. Currently operating on an area of 70,000 square meters, 17 thousand square meters of which is closed, Emlak Konut Elevator has a high domestic rate of 75%. Its production facility is digital. Compatible with production. With solar panels on its roof, it meets all of its electricity consumption from renewable power with its own means. It has an annual production capacity of 5 thousand people and fire elevators, 500 escalators and moving walks. It aims to increase its turnover of 6.2 million to 42 million dollars in 2023. Employment In the process they started with 47 employments, the number has now reached 147. The target for the end of 2023 is 310. I hope it will end this year with a figure of 20 million dollars in terms of exports. One of the most striking aspects of the business is 6 percent of its total turnover. allocation to R&D.”
“We provided approximately 100 million lira grant support to 85 research projects”
Under the guidance of national technology breakthrough, Varank pointed out that they have created comprehensive foundation programs to increase the domestic and nationality of the departments, “The elevator department is also one of the sectors we support. With TUBITAK, so far; from safe shaft systems to smart elevator systems, from residential new generation elevator systems to new generation elevator systems. “We supported many projects, from the development of elevator motors. We provided a grant of approximately 100 million lira to 85 industry-oriented research projects. With KOSGEB, we transferred resources of over 18 million lira to 281 enterprises in the last 3 years. We support the R&D and Design Centers of 6 different companies again.” he said.
Mentioning that Emlak Konut Elevator R&D Center was also established with the support of the Ministry, Varank stated that 8 projects were carried out in this R&D center.
“Domestic patent applications surpassed foreign patent applications”
Explaining that as the research and development culture gains in the Turkish industry, new records come in the field of industrial property, Varank said:
“Now, here for the first time, I am announcing 2022 industrial property information. A total of 290,14 domestic industrial property applications were made to the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office, including 9,000 patents, 5,502 utility models, 197,235 brands and 78,268 designs. When we look at it, we see an increase of 7 percent in domestic patent applications, 25 percent in domestic utility model applications, 12 percent in domestic trademark applications and 32 percent in domestic design applications compared to the previous year. The pace continues. Domestic patent applications made to TURKPATENT for the first time since 1994 have surpassed foreign patent applications.”
The number of patent registrations has increased 46 times in the last 20 years
Underlining that the number of patent registrations increased by 2 percent compared to 2021 and rose to 3,407, Varank said, “The number of patent registrations in Turkey has increased 46 times in the last 20 years. 291 geographical indications made last year and 32 geographical indications made in January of this year. The total number of registered geographical indications reached 1313. The increase in industrial property gives hope for the future, but we do not find these numbers enough when we consider the potential of our country. In this sense, we support the breakthroughs of our domestic and national enterprises towards R&D and innovation capacity with comprehensive reinforcements ” used the terms.
“South Marmara Hydrogen Valley Project is entitled to be supported”
Referring to the grant supplements programs of the European Union, Varank said:
“The European Union has many different grant supplements. We have achieved a very valuable success in one of them. The South Marmara Hydrogen Valley Project, which will be carried out by 13 partners, 10 of whom are Turkish, and with a total of 36 million Euros, of which 7.5 million Euros is an EU grant, is the South Marmara Hydrogen Valley Project. With the project, we will be able to produce at least 500 tons of hydrogen and hydrogen derivatives such as methanol and ammonia, which Turkey is dependent on for imports. Moreover, the advantages of boron mineral in hydrogen storage will be enhanced with the Sodium Boron Hydride Facility to be established in Balıkesir. It is a very valuable project.”