Salim Haffar, who is among the many active names of the ability 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 8 years on the domestic gearbox large İ-Mak Gearbox.
Haffar, who was elected as the President of EuroTrans, the biggest organization on the planet masking all the manufacturers of the power transmission sector, one 12 months ago, additionally plays an lively function in the Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (MIB). Haffar, who will continue his career at İ-Mak Gearbox at a better level, represents each his company and Turkey in the American Gear Manufacturers Association.
Salim Haffar, one of the rare names recognized by the trade on a global scale, takes an lively function in plenty of organizations. Representing Turkey’s power transmission industry on a global scale with its sectoral information, visionary construction and the facility of I-Mak, Haffar shares the work they carry out in many organizations with our magazine.
Who is Salim Haffar?
I am a citizen of Morocco and France. In 2010, I graduated from the University of Lyon, Department of International Trade. I determined to settle in Turkey 10 years ago on account of the experiences I gained in various international locations during and after my training life. I took part in massive international tasks in different sectors in Turkey. I began working at İ-MAK Gearbox 8 years ago with the need to carry my interest in business and expertise to skilled 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 gross sales, export and advertising activities on behalf of İ-Mak Gearbox. I imagine that on this new process I assumed with the trust of our company’s founding companions and board of administrators, in the gentle of my worldwide perspective and experience, I-MAK Gearbox will set an instance for the sector with its progressive initiatives and works.
We have been working for many years at EuroTrans, the global umbrella group of the facility transmission industry. For the final 1 12 months, I have been the Chairman of the Board of EuroTrans. However, I continue to symbolize Turkey in various institutions and worldwide associations.
With the motto that data features worth when shared, I decided to establish an affiliation in 2019 to have the ability to contribute to the event of the country that hosted me. 2 years in the past, I based the TECHNOMADS Association, which aims to provide technical materials to universities and vocational excessive faculties by working in varied places in Turkey, and to provide schooling and internship opportunities to students, with the gathering of priceless sponsors and supporters. I am very happy to have the power to assist greater than 6000 students with visits to 14 universities and dozens of vocational excessive colleges by completing 15,000 kilometers in Turkey. I imagine that the challenge, which continues despite the pandemic, will grow more with new supporters and contribute to the development 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 today represents a sector worth forty billion with 600 lively member firms and eight nationwide associations. EuroTrans, the most important group in the world masking all manufacturers of the gearbox, bearing and power transmission industry, brings together main corporations on a world scale. EuroTrans, which has been working for 50 years with the imaginative and prescient of growing experience in gear production and power transmission sector; we decide the quality requirements for the sector, perform researches, present trainings, carry out lobbying activities on behalf of the sector and observe technological and economic values.
I am honored to be elected as the president of the federation in 2021 with the votes of the member firms after serving on the board of directors for about 2 years and to symbolize Turkey in this organization as a member of the Machinery Manufacturers Association.
You have an lively role within the business on a worldwide scale. Can you evaluate the state of affairs of the ability transmission sector in Turkey?
In addition to working within the energy transmission sector for a few years, I can say that our business has a really dynamic construction in Turkey, as each the President of EuroTrans and a person who takes an lively role in the Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (MIB). However, regardless of this dynamic structure, I suppose that we’ve a protracted way to go in order to reach a competitive place in the world as a sector.
As İ-Mak Gearbox, we are working for the event of the sector in Turkey with the duties we now have taken in both EuroTrans and MIB. As a results of our visits overseas, we see that the trade has developed, however there are deficiencies in standards and unity. As İ-MAK, we are carrying out studies that will lead to these.
With the order supplied by varied organizations everywhere in the world, sector stakeholders create certain high quality standards and added value. There are many alternative leagues for firms operating within the energy transmission sector in Turkey. As the industry, we need to come collectively to set requirements and produce greater quality and efficiency-oriented products. It is essential for us to develop a tradition of competition amongst brands in Turkey by creating an understanding of efficiency and added value when it comes to standards and unity. Abandoning the competition carried out by producing cheaper and similar merchandise within the sector; It should be our precedence to create an understanding of manufacturing in standards that can enhance effectivity and added value.
As an business, our share of the world market has not yet reached the level we must be. We have a big growth potential in exports. เพรสเชอร์เกจคือ should not overlook that we have to symbolize our nation as a union in the international market because of the value-added and standardized manufacturing approach we’ll obtain within the nation. For this purpose, I care that extra companies become members of nationwide and worldwide establishments and I see it as a driving drive for the development of our country.