Salim Haffar, a luminary within the international energy transmission business

Salim Haffar, who’s among the lively names of the facility transmission sector both in Turkey and on the earth, has been promoted to the position of Assistant General Manager from his place as International Sales and Marketing Director, which he has held for eight years on the domestic gearbox big İ-Mak Gearbox.
Haffar, who was elected as the President of EuroTrans, the largest group on the planet covering all of the producers of the ability transmission sector, one 12 months in the past, additionally plays an lively position in the Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (MIB). Haffar, who will continue his profession at İ-Mak Gearbox at the next stage, represents both his firm and Turkey in the American Gear Manufacturers Association.
Salim Haffar, one of many rare names acknowledged by the trade on a worldwide scale, takes an active position in lots of organizations. Representing Turkey’s energy transmission business on a worldwide scale with its sectoral information, visionary structure and the power of I-Mak, Haffar shares the work they perform in lots of organizations with our journal.
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 in the past on account of the experiences I gained in various countries throughout and after my training life. I took part in massive international projects in several sectors in Turkey. I started working at İ-MAK Gearbox eight years in the past with the desire to hold my curiosity in industry and know-how 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 continue my gross sales, export and advertising actions on behalf of İ-Mak Gearbox. Strange imagine that on this new process I assumed with the trust of our company’s founding partners and board of directors, within the mild of my international perspective and experience, I-MAK Gearbox will set an instance for the sector with its revolutionary projects and works.
We have been working for a couple of years at EuroTrans, the worldwide umbrella organization of the power transmission industry. For the final 1 year, I have been the Chairman of the Board of EuroTrans. However, I continue to symbolize Turkey in varied institutions and international associations.
With the motto that data positive aspects worth when shared, I determined to ascertain an association in 2019 in order to contribute to the event of the nation that hosted me. 2 years in the past, I founded the TECHNOMADS Association, which goals to provide technical supplies to universities and vocational excessive colleges by operating in numerous areas in Turkey, and to supply schooling and internship opportunities to college students, with the gathering of valuable sponsors and supporters. I am very joyful to have the power to assist greater than 6000 college students with visits to 14 universities and dozens of vocational high faculties by completing 15,000 kilometers in Turkey. I imagine that the project, which continues despite the pandemic, will develop 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 importance within the sector and its work?
Founded 50 years in the past in France, the EuroTrans Federation at present represents a sector worth forty billion with 600 lively member corporations and 8 nationwide associations. EuroTrans, the biggest group in the world masking all manufacturers of the gearbox, bearing and power transmission industry, brings collectively leading firms on a world scale. EuroTrans, which has been working for 50 years with the imaginative and prescient of developing experience in gear production and power transmission sector; we decide the standard standards for the sector, carry out researches, provide trainings, carry out lobbying actions on behalf of the sector and observe technological and financial values.
I am honored to be elected because the president of the federation in 2021 with the votes of the member corporations after serving on the board of directors for about 2 years and to characterize Turkey in this organization as a member of the Machinery Manufacturers Association.
You have an energetic position within the trade on a global scale. Can you evaluate the state of affairs of the facility transmission sector in Turkey?
In Shh! to working in the energy transmission sector for many years, I can say that our business has a really dynamic structure in Turkey, as both the President of EuroTrans and a person who takes an active function in the Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (MIB). However, despite this dynamic structure, I suppose that we’ve an extended approach to go so as to attain a aggressive position in the world 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 both EuroTrans and MIB. As a result of our visits abroad, we see that the trade has developed, but there are deficiencies in standards and unity. As İ-MAK, we’re carrying out studies that will result in these.
With the order supplied by varied organizations all round the world, sector stakeholders create certain high quality standards and added worth. There are many various leagues for firms working within the power transmission sector in Turkey. As the industry, we need to come together to set standards and produce higher quality and efficiency-oriented merchandise. It is very important for us to develop a tradition of competitors among manufacturers in Turkey by creating an understanding of efficiency and added value when it comes to standards and unity. Abandoning the competitors carried out by producing cheaper and equivalent products within the sector; It must be our precedence to create an understanding of production in requirements that will improve effectivity and added worth.
As an trade, our share of the world market has not yet reached the extent we have to be. We have a big progress potential in exports. We shouldn’t neglect that we’ve to symbolize our nation as a union in the worldwide market as a outcome of the value-added and standardized manufacturing method we will obtain inside the nation. For this reason, I care that more companies become members of national and worldwide institutions and I see it as a driving force for the event of our country.
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