1000 companies from the Aegean Region took place in the list of 157 exporters announced by the Turkish Exporters Assembly. At the TİM Export Award Ceremony, 38 of the 11 awards were given to Aegean companies.
As in previous years, Aegean Region maintained its second place in the list of 2020 exporters after Marmara Region in 1000. Izmir ranked second after Istanbul with 80 companies.
According to the statement made by the Aegean Exporters' Association, Vestel Ticaret A.Ş. While being the company that exports the most in the Aegean Region, it entered the list of Turkey from the fourth place.
PERGAMON STATUS FOREIGN TRADE INC. Izmir champion
While TÜPRAŞ, HABAŞ and Star Refinery, which have production facilities in İzmir, are at the top of the list, PERGAMON STATUS DIŞ TİC.A.Ş. İzmir ranked first among İzmir-based companies with an export of 698 million dollars. PERGAMON STATUS DIŞ TİC.A.Ş. has moved up two places in the ranking of Turkey and became the owner of the 17th place.
BAŞAK METAL TİC.VE SAN.A.Ş. Denizli leader
Denizli-based BAŞAK METAL TİC.VE SAN.A.Ş. While earning 2020 million dollars of foreign currency to Turkey in 389, Denizli became the first among companies. Başak Metal increased its place in Turkey's list from 38th place to 32nd place.
Export champion of Turkish aquaculture and animal products sector KLC GIDA URUNLERI ITH.IHR.VE TİC.A.Ş. With its export of 2020 million dollars in 199, Muğla was also registered as the export champion. KLC Gıda moved up from the 82nd place to the 64th place across Turkey.
While the company, which is the export champion in Aydın, did not want its name to be disclosed, JANTSA JANT SANAYI VE TIC.A.Ş. It stood out with its exports of 63 million dollars.
While maintaining its mystery as the export champion in Kütahya, NG KÜTAHYA SERAMİK PORSELEN TURİZM A.Ş. It became the second company that contributed the most to the city with an export of 49 million dollars.
BALTA ORIENT TEKSTİL SAN.VE TİC.A.Ş., which earned 2020 million dollars in foreign currency to Turkey in 56. succeeded to represent Uşak in the list of top 1000 exporters.
While 6 companies from Balıkesir entered the list of top 1000 exporters, BANVİT BANDIRMA VITAMINLI YEM SAN. A.S. It is the leader of companies from Balıkesir with its export performance of 84 million dollars.
WEST GRASS jumped 592 steps
The fastest rising Aegean company in the TİM 1000 exporter list is BATI ÇİM BATI ANADOLU ÇİMENTO SAN.A.Ş. it happened. The company, which ranked 2019th with 23 million dollars of exports in 917, increased its exports to 2020 million dollars in 54, jumping 592 steps and climbing to 325th place.
Izmir-based TUKAŞ DIŞ TİCARET ANONİM ŞİRKETİ, which was 2019th in 973, rose 2020 places in 438 to 535th place. While TUKAŞ exported 2019 million dollars in 21,8, it rose to 2020 million dollars in 69 with an increase of 36,9 percent.
The third fastest growing company in the Aegean Region is; EGE SERAMİK SAN.VE TİC.A.Ş. it happened. Ege Seramik, which was 2019th in 869, became the new owner of its 2020th place in 409 with an increase of 460 steps. The company's exports increased from $24 million to $42 million.
9 companies from Aegean won 11 awards
While the Turkish Exporters Assembly presented their awards to the export champions of 2020 at a ceremony attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, 38 of the 11 awards went to Aegean exporters.
VESTEL and TÜPRAŞ each won two awards
Vestel Ticaret A.Ş. ranked 4th in Turkey overall and first in the Electric-Electronics Sector. Zorlu Holding Chairman Ahmet Nazif Zorlu received Vestel's award from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
TÜRKİYE PETROL RAFİNERİLERİ A.Ş., which carries out the majority of its exports from its refinery in İzmir Aliağa. He experienced the happiness of being 9th in Turkey and 1st in the Chemical industry. The awards of the company were presented to Ali Koç, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Koç Holding, by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
In the steel sector, HABAŞ SINAİ VE TIBBI GAZLAR İSTİHSAL ENDÜSTRİSİ A.Ş., which produces in İzmir Aliağa, and BOSCH TERMOTEKNİK ISITMA VE KLİMA SAN. VE TİC. A.Ş., FERRERO FINDIK İTHALAT İHRACAT VE TİCARET A.Ş. in the hazelnut sector. entered the champions league.
KLC Food became the pride of Muğla
KLC GIDA URUNLERI ITH. VE TİC. Inc. As in previous years in the aquaculture and animal products sector, it did not leave the export championship to anyone in 2020. BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO TUTU MAMULLERI SANAYİ VE TİCARET A.Ş. As in 2019, it became the owner of the first place in exports in 2020 as well. In the fresh fruit and vegetable sector, UÇAK KARDESLER GIDA SER.ULUS.NAK.PLAS. SAN.VE TİC. LTD. STI. quadrupled the export championships. Having experienced the happiness of being the Turkish champion for the first time in 2017, Uçar Kardeşler won the export championship in 2018 after 2019 and 2020. SS MARMARA ZEYTİN AGRICULTURE SALES COOPERATIVES UNION, a member of the Aegean Olive and Olive Oil Exporters' Association, became the export champion of the olive and olive oil sector.
Eskinazi: “We maintain our strong position in the list of export champions”
Pointing out that the Aegean Region maintains its strong position in the top 1000 exporters list of the Turkish Exporters' Assembly, Aegean Exporters' Associations Coordinator Chairman Jak Eskinazi said, “Our monthly exports from the Aegean Region reached 2021 billion dollars in 2,5. We believe that we will reach an export figure of 2021 billion dollars by the end of 30. Our export champions will make the biggest contribution to this goal.”
Expressing that the pandemic has negatively affected the course of trade and that the course of trade has not yet been normalized, Eskinazi concluded his words as follows: “There were abnormal increases in raw material and freight prices. Fairs and trips could not be made physically, although physical fairs and travels have started recently, it will take time to return to the old days. Despite all the negativities, sustainability, innovation, R&D, design and digitalization will be our priority areas of work in order to realize 2022 billion dollars of export in 35. Our efforts to take place in the TIM 1000 Exporters List with more of our companies will continue.”