Protection Group of Companies, one of the leading chemical companies in Turkey, increased its production capacity in 2021 and continues its new investments in its facilities in Kocaeli, Denizli and Hatay. Stating that strong economies have a strong chemical industry, V. İbrahim Araci, Chairman of the Board of Protection Companies Group, said, “Turkey imports a significant part of the chemical raw materials it consumes. We aim to reduce the import rate with the raw materials we produce and to increase our product range with the chemical products we manufacture from main chemicals.”
One of the leading chemical companies in Turkey, Protection Group of Companies continues its new investments without slowing down in its factories located in three different regions of Turkey. Protection Chlorine Alkali, the flagship company of the Protection Group of Companies; It also increased its production capacity in its 3 factories operating throughout Turkey. Emphasizing that strong economies have a strong chemical sector, Vefa İbrahim Araci, Chairman of the Board of Protection Companies Group, said, “Turkey imports a significant part of the chemical raw materials used in production. We aim to reduce the import rate with the main chemicals we produce and to reduce the production costs in the chemical industry.”
FACTORY NEAR THE SYRIAN BORDER
Stating that there are production facilities in 3 different regions in Turkey, V. İbrahim Araç said, “Our contribution to employment and regional economy in the regions we are in encourages us. Our investments continue in our factory in Kırıkhan, Hatay, which is located close to the Syrian border. We also increased the capacity of our facilities in Denizli and Derince. We are ready to invest in any place in Turkey where we can manufacture and meet our logistics needs.”
“CHEMICAL IS A SECTOR THAT SHOULD BE SUPPORTED, NOT FEARED”
"The chemical industry in Turkey is known for its negative image," said Araci, adding, "However, the driving force of developed economies is the chemical industry. You can create many products with main chemicals and expand your product range from a single raw material. Chemical products are an important export item. When we look at the basis of sectors, the chemical industry has assumed the export championship in June 2021. When we can realize the production of main chemicals, we can reach higher export figures without the need for raw material imports.
“WE DEVELOP PRODUCTS FROM MAIN CHEMICALS”
Emphasizing that the Protection Group of Companies is not only a chemical raw material producer, İbrahim Araci said, "We produce Hypo, one of the oldest bleach brands in Turkey, and Miss Arab Soap, the purest cleaning agent, with our Protection Cleaning company, which is part of our organization and produces in three regions. We produce and develop various products such as nu, dishwashing liquid, bathroom and kitchen cleaners, scouring powder and scouring cream under our own brands. In addition, by producing for 'private label' brands, we export the chemicals we produce in Turkey to all over the world, mainly to the USA, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Canada, Kenya, Uruguay, Ecuador, Australia, Qatar and the UAE.
“CHEMICAL LOGISTICS AND SHIPPING REQUIRE EXPERTISE”
Saying, "Chemistry is a sector that has its own methods, procedures and obligations in logistics and transportation besides its production," said Araci, "Our company, Izmit Sakarya Nakliyat A. It specializes in the transportation of chemical products thanks to its tankers suitable for liquid chemical transportation and its constantly developing road vehicle fleet.
“WE ARE ALSO IN AGRICULTURE TO PROTECT OUR FARMERS' LABOR”
Speaking about Protection Agriculture, the unit of the Protection Chlorine Alkali company operating in the production of plant protection products and fertilizers, Araci said, “Industrial agriculture is unthinkable without protective chemicals. Not using preservatives and fertilizers will significantly reduce the yield of strategic crops such as cotton. We are also present in industrial agriculture by producing plant protection products from main chemicals. Thus, we will produce the imported protective products in our country and meet the liquid fertilizer needs of our farmers with our fertilizer investment.”
Emphasizing that their future target is 'integrated chemistry facilities' after the fourth production facility under construction in GEBKİM OSB, Araci said, “The product range we can produce from main chemicals is very diverse. Our goal is to establish another chemical plant where we can synthesize all by-products from a single factory, starting from chlorine,” he concluded.