President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan opened the MFA Kocayusuf Production Complex, Europe's Highest Capacity Mask Factory. The factory in Zonguldak will produce 45 million particle traps and respiratory protective professional masks annually. It will also produce 240 thousand full and half face gas masks with different qualities and 910 thousand full and half face gas mask filters annually.
Speaking at the opening of the complex, President Erdoğan said that the size of the aid, support and grants they made in order to minimize the economic effects of the epidemic reached 661 billion liras and said, “Even when the wheels in the world came to a standstill, the Turkish economy did not shut down.”
President Erdoğan visited Zonguldak Municipality during the Zonguldak program that started with the opening of Uzun Mehmet Mosque. Making a live connection to the Denizkurdu Exercise, Erdoğan opened the MFA Kocayusuf Mask Factory. Erdoğan completed his contacts in Zonguldak with the Filyos Port Opening and the Groundbreaking Ceremony for Natural Gas Processing Facilities.
During his visit to Zonguldak, Vice President Fuat Oktay, Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank, Minister of Environment and Urbanization Murat Kurum, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, AK Party Deputy Chairman Binali Yıldırım, AK Party They were accompanied by the Vice-Presidents and MPs.
CAPITAL OF LABOR
In his speech at the MFA Kocayusuf Mask Factory Opening Ceremony, President Erdoğan said that they spent a day full of openings, artifacts and good news in Zonguldak, the capital of labor.
HEALTHY BREATH OF TURKEY
Wishing that the new production facility of the MFA Mask Factory, which was inaugurated, would be beneficial, Erdoğan said, “Our company, MFA Mask, which was established in 2008 with the slogan "Turkey's Healthy Breath, has accomplished very important works in a short time. Turkey's first biomask, which they developed entirely with domestic resources, and the full and half face gas masks specially produced for the use of our law enforcement agency are just a few of these products. said.
60 PERCENT OF EXPORT
Expressing that the company worked hard to meet the increasing demand during the epidemic period and reached a turnover of more than 2020 million liras, 60 percent of which was exports, in 250, when the epidemic was most intense, Erdogan said that with this figure, it is the largest export company in Zonguldak. .
Emphasizing that the factory makes environmentally friendly production with renewable energy with solar panels, Erdoğan said, “This factory named Kocayusuf has 45 million particle traps, respiratory protective professional masks, 240 thousand full and half face gas masks in different qualities, 910 full and half face gas masks annually. will produce the filter.” said.
EXPANDING EXPORT APPROACH
Noting that the Turkish industrialists continue to work, produce and create employment, despite those who hope that the economy will stumble, Erdoğan said, “I am changing this a little more. First, I say investment, employment, production, and finally, I say exports. Now the MFA does all four of these. If investment is investment, employment is employment, production is production, and export is export, especially in Slovakia. Of course, this is not enough, what else do we do? We will develop this with an expansionist export approach.” he said.
WE ARE BY THE INVESTOR
Explaining that Turkey's production capacity is getting stronger day by day with domestic and international investments, Erdoğan said that they stand by all investors who add support to the country with support, incentive and grant programs carefully studied for each sector.
OVER OUR HEADS
Expressing that they protect everyone who trusts in Turkey's economy without discriminating between local and foreign, without discriminating or marginalizing anyone, Erdoğan said, "Every entrepreneur who produces, exports, especially offers jobs and food to our people, and adds strength to our economy, has a place on our heads." said.
NEW INVESTMENT ON THE WAY
Stating that they made MFA Mask benefit from the support, incentives and grants provided by the state during the opening and expansion of the factory, and that the company, which is one of the first and largest mask manufacturers in Turkey, is on the eve of new investments, Erdoğan said, “Right next to this facility, with an investment of 70 million liras, it has high added value. I hope that the new filter factory that will produce products will be put into operation as soon as possible.” he said.
Thanking the factory management for accelerating their investments at a time when the global economy was plunged into a vortex of uncertainty due to the pandemic, Erdoğan said: "I congratulate our Ministry of Industry and Technology, the Minister and his team for supporting such investments that strengthen Turkey's power." said.
661 BILLION TL SUPPORT
Stating that the size of the aid, support and grants they made in order to minimize the economic effects of the epidemic reached 661 billion liras, Erdoğan said, “You know, 'Where is the government?' They say, we have provided 661 billion liras of support. With this figure, Turkey is among the countries that provide the most support to its citizens and business world during the epidemic process. At a time when even the most developed countries of the world were fighting a mask war, there was a shortage of ventilators, and the elderly care homes turned into morgues, we offered first-class health care to our people free of charge.” he said.
MASK EXPORTS INCREASED 100 TIMES
Erdogan, according to the records of the Industrial Registry System, while there were 14 mask manufacturers in Turkey at the beginning of the epidemic, today this number has increased to 424, as a result of this increase in the number of manufacturers, exports of medical and surgical masks have increased 100 times, while it was approximately 2019 million dollars in 2, it increased to 2020 million dollars in 212,5. He said that it went up to XNUMX million dollars.
“Even when the epidemic was at its peak and the wheels in the world came to a standstill, the Turkish economy did not shut down.” Erdogan said, thanks to the efforts of the private sector and the support of the state, Turkey is the country with the highest growth rate in 2020, after China, with a rate of 1,8 percent.
MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY BECOME A PIONEER
Reminding that Turkey reached a record growth rate of 2021 percent in the first quarter of 7, Erdoğan said, “We are very happy that the manufacturing industry has grown by 12,2 percent and is the sector that contributes the most to growth. The fact that registered employment increased by 338 thousand in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period of the previous year in our industrial sector is a sign that growth is healthy and employment-friendly. said.
PRODUCTION BASE OIZs
Pointing out that positive developments were also recorded in OIZs, which are Turkey's production bases, Erdoğan said that the employment in these OIZs exceeded 2 million, and that despite the epidemic, electricity consumption in OIZs increased by approximately 2021 percent in the first 5 months of 20 compared to the same period of the previous year.
THE LAST GUARD OF JERUSALEM
Speaking at the ceremony, Fatih Furtun, the general manager of the factory, said that they export to 85 countries with their 250 employees, 24 percent of whom are women. Noting that they started the construction of the second phase of the factory, which is the continuation of this investment, General Manager Furtun said. “With your permission, we will call the name of this new facility, “Corporal Hasan of Iğdır”, the last guard of Jerusalem, an Ottoman soldier who was kneaded with the love of homeland and faith.” said.
$27 MILLION NEW INVESTMENT
Underlining that our investments will not be limited to this, Furtun said, “In line with the 2023 targets that you have guided us, we will make a new investment of 27 million dollars in total, by Allah's leave. With these new investments; We will establish a Mask Factory and Logistics Center in Germany and Kazakhstan, Agricultural Automation Machines Factory in Zonguldak, and a food factory in Kastamonu.” he said.