Salim Haffar, a luminary in the global power transmission business

Salim Haffar, who is among the many active names of the power transmission sector each in Turkey and on the earth, has been promoted to the place of Assistant General Manager from his place as International Sales and Marketing Director, which he has held for 8 years on the home gearbox giant İ-Mak Gearbox.
Haffar, who was elected as the President of EuroTrans, the most important group on the earth overlaying all of the producers of the ability transmission sector, one year in the past, also plays an lively position within the Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (MIB). Haffar, who will continue his career at İ-Mak Gearbox at a better stage, represents both his company and Turkey within the American Gear Manufacturers Association.
Salim Haffar, one of many uncommon names acknowledged by the business on a worldwide scale, takes an energetic role in many organizations. Representing Turkey’s energy transmission trade on a worldwide scale with its sectoral data, visionary structure and the ability 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 countries throughout and after my training life. I took part in giant international tasks in several sectors in Turkey. I began working at İ-MAK Gearbox eight years in the past with the need to hold my interest in business and technology to skilled life. I even have been persevering with my business life as Export Manager, as Assistant General Manager since January 2022. In this place, I continue my sales, export and advertising actions on behalf of İ-Mak Gearbox. New believe that in this new task I assumed with the trust of our company’s founding companions and board of administrators, in the mild of my worldwide perspective and experience, I-MAK Gearbox will set an example for the sector with its innovative tasks and works.
We have been working for a few years at EuroTrans, the worldwide umbrella group of the facility transmission business. For the last 1 yr, I even have been the Chairman of the Board of EuroTrans. However, I proceed to represent Turkey in varied establishments and international associations.
With the motto that knowledge gains value when shared, I decided to establish an affiliation in 2019 in order to contribute to the development of the nation that hosted me. 2 years in the past, I based the TECHNOMADS Association, which goals to provide technical supplies to universities and vocational high schools by working in varied places in Turkey, and to provide schooling and internship alternatives to students, with the gathering of valuable sponsors and supporters. I am very pleased to have the flexibility to assist greater than 6000 college students with visits to 14 universities and dozens of vocational high colleges by completing 15,000 kilometers in Turkey. I believe that the venture, which continues despite the pandemic, will develop extra with new supporters and contribute to the event of the country.
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What is EuroTrans? Could you tell 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 price forty billion with 600 energetic member companies and 8 national associations. EuroTrans, the most important organization in the world overlaying all manufacturers of the gearbox, bearing and energy transmission industry, brings collectively leading firms on a global scale. EuroTrans, which has been working for 50 years with the imaginative and prescient of developing experience in gear manufacturing and power transmission sector; we decide the standard standards for the sector, carry out researches, present trainings, perform lobbying activities on behalf of the sector and follow technological and economic values.
Smooth am honored to be elected as the president of the federation in 2021 with the votes of the member companies after serving on the board of directors for about 2 years and to symbolize Turkey on this organization as a member of the Machinery Manufacturers Association.
You have an energetic role within the business on a world scale. Can you evaluate the scenario of the facility transmission sector in Turkey?
In addition to working in the power transmission sector for a quantity of years, I can say that our trade has a really dynamic construction in Turkey, as each the President of EuroTrans and an individual who takes an energetic function in the Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (MIB). However, regardless of this dynamic structure, I assume that we’ve an extended way to go in order to reach a competitive place on the planet as a sector.
As İ-Mak Gearbox, we’re working for the event of the sector in Turkey with the duties we have taken in each EuroTrans and MIB. As a results of our visits overseas, we see that the industry has developed, but there are deficiencies in standards and unity. As İ-MAK, we are finishing up research that can lead to these.
With the order provided by numerous organizations everywhere in the world, sector stakeholders create sure quality standards and added value. There are many various leagues for companies operating within the power transmission sector in Turkey. As the trade, we have to come collectively to set requirements and produce larger high quality and efficiency-oriented merchandise. It is very important for us to develop a tradition of competitors among brands in Turkey by creating an understanding of efficiency and added worth when it comes to standards and unity. Abandoning the competition carried out by producing cheaper and identical merchandise in the sector; It ought to be our priority to create an understanding of production in standards that can enhance effectivity and added value.
As an business, our share of the world market has not but reached the level we must be. We have a major growth potential in exports. We should not neglect that we have to characterize our nation as a union in the worldwide market on account of the value-added and standardized production strategy we’ll achieve within the nation. For this purpose, I care that extra firms turn out to be members of nationwide and worldwide institutions and I see it as a driving pressure for the development of our nation.
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