Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank visited BENTAŞ, which produces cat litter from bentonite extracted in Ordu and exports to 76 countries. Minister Varank, "Is there a factory in Turkey?" Noting that there are those who criticize by saying, “The facility has a daily loading capacity of 40 trucks, currently they load 35 trucks of cat litter per day and export them abroad. Is there production in Turkey or not? Let them come to Fatsa and see what is being sold abroad from Fatsa.” said.
BENTAŞ company, which was established in the city in 2007, has been producing cat litter by processing the bentonite mine in the region since its establishment in 2009. The company, which employs 350 people in the Fatsa Organized Industrial Zone (OSB), is targeting 200 thousand tons of production and 70 million dollars export income this year.
The company, which contributes to the country's economy by exporting to 76 countries, aims to increase the employment figure to 400 with the fifth production facility it plans to open in September this year.
Minister Varank, who visited the company, said that the company exports very seriously and has a large production facility.
Emphasizing that they are concerned about developing Turkey with value-added products, Varank continued as follows:
“A mineral such as bentonite has been processed here and turned into a very serious product with the necessary R&D studies, and now very serious exports are made. I asked about their exports this year, approximately $15 million of cat litter has been exported so far, and they have three times more targets until the end of the year. Indeed, the fact that such a value-added business has been undertaken in our Ordu, Fatsa, that our companies invest in this business and create added value, and that they create their own brands, is very valuable and important in terms of showing the point the production economy has reached all over Turkey.”
THE WAY TO BRING YOURSELF A STEP AHEAD IS ALWAYS INVESTING IN R&D
Minister Varank pointed out that the signing of such a value-added business is important in terms of showing the point where the production economy has reached all over Turkey, and said, “Our company has a demand to become an R&D Center. Hopefully, our friends at the ministry will evaluate him because the way to be permanent in this sector, the way to put yourself one step ahead is to invest in R&D all the time.” he said.
SEE WHAT'S SOLD ABROAD FATSA
“Is there a factory in Turkey?” Stating that there are those who criticize, Varank said, “The facility has a daily loading capacity of 40 trucks. Currently, they load 35 trucks of cat litter per day and export them abroad. Is there production in Turkey or not? Let them come to Fatsa and see what is being sold abroad from Fatsa.” said.
Noting that there are also different companies related to the sector in the region, Varank said, “I hope we can expand this sector in Turkey, we are talking about a sector that works for 80-90% exports. I really congratulate the company.” used the phrase.
WE HAVE ASSESSED THE PANDEMIC VERY WELL
Fatih Ömür, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company, also stated that they are happy and proud to receive the reward for their R&D efforts and said, “Our export figures are increasing as our Minister has announced. Our investment plans have never stopped. We evaluated the pandemic very well, we made technological investments. In addition, we made production investments and efficiency investments at the highest level. We do everything we can for our country, for our company.” he said.