Eagle Bomber Bomber or when it is said that the KBS brand Metal Forming in the country known today in every industry n Turkey abroad, we are well-known in the world with marketing activities, and is a respected global brand.
Eagle Bomber Bomber or when it is said that the KBS brand Metal Forming in the country known today in every industry n Turkey abroad, we are well-known in the world with marketing activities, and is a respected global brand. Halil Kartal, Kartal Bombe Factory Manager, answered our questions.
SUBCONTURKEY: Can we briefly recognize you?
Halil Kartal: As a member of the Kartal family and at the same time as the 4th generation, I have been working as a factory manager for about 5 months. I am an industrial engineer and I have completed my second welding engineering program. In addition to this, I am a master of NDT and I have VT, PT, MT, RT and UT level 2 certificates in accordance with ISO 9712 standard.
SUBCONTURKEY: When was Kartal Bombe founded? Can you tell us about the history and present of the company?
Halil Kartal: The establishment of Kartal Bombe dates back to 1945. Today, it has started its activities in the Thursday Market, which is the starting point of many well-established companies serving in the Turkish industry, and has continued to grow with the locations of Bayrampaşa and Gebze.
Eagle Bomber Bomber or when it is said that the KBS brand Metal Forming in the country known today in every industry n Turkey abroad, we are well-known in the world with marketing activities, and is a respected global brand. Of course, we gain this recognition and respect from our commitment to our promise, our continuous increase in capacity and our quality investments.
Today, our company works in an indoor area of 10,000 square meters and an open area of 50,000 square meters with about 80 people. But the size of our technological infrastructure, not the number of employees in our sector, makes more sense. Our working staff; Our team consists of experienced and long-term friends and young engineers who are open to development and learning.
SUBCONTURKEY: What does your company produce? Can you tell us about your skills?
Halil Kartal: Our company operates in 3 areas;
1. Bomber and Metal Forming,
2. Cylinder, Profile, Pipe and so on. Bending Process
3. Heat Treatment Applications
We have an annual metal processing capacity of 50,000 tons. We can produce booms from 1 mm to 70 mm in thickness and 2 cm to 8 meters in diameter. As mold printing, we can produce standard size bombs in a single operation, as well as segmental production depending on diameter and thickness. In the field of twisting, cylinder, NPU, IPE, HEA and so on. profile and pipe bending. We can use our heat treatment furnaces in production stages as well as subcontracting to serve our customers. With our normalization, recrystallization, stress relief and newly commissioned furnace, we are also able to perform quenching process especially by quenching stainless steels. In the last 1 year, we have created the necessary infrastructure for the production of spherical storage tanks, our equipment is ready. We continue to work in this field.
SUBCONTURKEY: How much of your production do you export? What kind of activities and activities do you carry out to increase your exports?
Halil Kartal: We have approximately 25% export rate. Recently, we focused on customer visits abroad, we try to participate in fairs and we continue our quality investments, which is one of the most necessary conditions for export, without interruption. We already have documents such as AD-2000 W0 / HP0, ISO 3834-2 as well as ASME U, U2 and S stamps. In fact, I would like to point out that the latest auditor for ASME certification: You are the first factory in the world I have visited in the last 5 years without inconvenience. He made us proud.
Turkey also experienced due to the problem of raw materials are able to provide our overseas connections we can provide our customers with quick answers through materials. The products that are produced by the customer provide the desired quality, have the required certifications and the fast deadlines that we offer them take us one step ahead.
SUBCONTURKEY: How was the first 6 months of 2018 compared to last year? Has your production figures been increased? What kind of acceleration do you expect at the end of the year?
Halil Kartal: We don't see much difference between this year and last year in terms of production tonnages. Fluctuations in exchange rates and elections last year and the first 6 months of this year was stable. In this period, we made efforts to increase the export figures. From now on, we believe that the business volume will increase throughout our country. With the start of the big projects waiting and the peace environment established, the industrial wheels that are stagnating will regain their former momentum.
SUBCONTURKEY: Do you have any investment plans in the coming period?
Halil Kartal: Investments in KBS never end. we have a project supported by TUBITAK, Turkey represents a first in the field. We manufacture many machines in our own park, and this machine will be one of them. In addition, we plan to produce our domes, which we produce in the form of mold printing, by establishing automation line much faster and with less labor. The value of these investments is approximately 3 million Euros. We have largely prepared for the production of spherical tanks and our machine park is ready. As KBS, we aim to be a pioneer and leader in this field.
SUBCONTURKEY: Do you invest in R & D?
Halil Kartal: We have a team working in this field. We work on our products and machines. We are improving ourselves in order to increase our capacity by harmonizing the information we have gained as a result of our experiences and researches and to respond to all the demands of our customers. We want our studies to be more sustainable and innovative by establishing an R & D Center and our negotiations are continuing.
SUBCONTURKEY: Do you have anything to add?
Halil Kartal: There are unfair competition in our sector, we hope to solve these injustices. I wish on behalf of my company that the remaining 6 months for this year and all other years will bring success to the Turkish industry.
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