Salim Haffar, a luminary within the international energy transmission business

Salim Haffar, who’s among the many energetic names of the facility transmission sector both in Turkey and in the world, has been promoted to the place of Assistant General Manager from his place as International Sales and Marketing Director, which he has held for 8 years on the domestic gearbox large İ-Mak Gearbox.
Haffar, who was elected because the President of EuroTrans, the biggest organization on the planet covering all the producers of the ability transmission sector, one year ago, additionally performs an lively position in the Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (MIB). Haffar, who will continue his career at İ-Mak Gearbox at a better degree, represents both his firm and Turkey within the American Gear Manufacturers Association.
Salim Haffar, one of the rare names acknowledged by the trade on a worldwide scale, takes an active function in plenty of organizations. Representing Turkey’s power transmission industry on a world scale with its sectoral knowledge, visionary structure and the facility of I-Mak, Haffar shares the work they carry out in many organizations with our magazine.
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 ago because of the experiences I gained in varied nations throughout and after my training life. I took part in massive worldwide projects in different sectors in Turkey. I started working at İ-MAK Gearbox 8 years in the past with the need to carry my interest in trade and know-how to professional life. I really have been continuing my enterprise life as Export Manager, as Assistant General Manager since January 2022. In this position, I continue my sales, export and advertising actions on behalf of İ-Mak Gearbox. I imagine that on this new process I assumed with the belief of our company’s founding partners and board of administrators, in the gentle of my international perspective and experience, I-MAK Gearbox will set an instance for the sector with its progressive projects and works.
We have been working for a quantity of years at EuroTrans, the global umbrella group of the ability transmission trade. For the final 1 12 months, I actually have been the Chairman of the Board of EuroTrans. However, I proceed to symbolize Turkey in various establishments and international associations.
With the motto that data positive aspects worth when shared, I decided to determine an affiliation in 2019 in order to contribute to the event of the nation that hosted me. 2 years ago, I founded the TECHNOMADS Association, which aims to offer technical materials to universities and vocational excessive schools by operating in varied locations in Turkey, and to offer education and internship opportunities to college students, with the gathering of useful sponsors and supporters. I am very pleased to have the ability to support more than 6000 students with visits to 14 universities and dozens of vocational excessive schools by finishing 15,000 kilometers in Turkey. I consider that the project, which continues despite the pandemic, will develop extra with new supporters and contribute to the event of the country.
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What is EuroTrans? Could you inform us about its significance within the sector and its work?
Founded 50 years ago in France, the EuroTrans Federation right now represents a sector price forty billion with 600 active member companies and eight national associations. EuroTrans, the largest group in the world covering all manufacturers of the gearbox, bearing and energy transmission industry, brings collectively leading corporations on a global scale. EuroTrans, which has been working for 50 years with the imaginative and prescient of creating expertise in gear production and energy transmission sector; we determine the quality standards for the sector, perform researches, present trainings, perform lobbying activities on behalf of the sector and observe technological and financial values.
I am honored to be elected as the president of the federation in 2021 with the votes of the member corporations after serving on the board of administrators for about 2 years and to symbolize Turkey in this organization as a member of the Machinery Manufacturers Association.
You have an lively position within the industry on a world scale. Can you evaluate the state of affairs of the ability transmission sector in Turkey?
In addition to working in the energy transmission sector for many years, I can say that our business has a very dynamic structure in Turkey, as each the President of EuroTrans and a person who takes an active position within the Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (MIB). However, regardless of No obligation , I suppose that we now have a long way to go in order to reach a competitive place on the earth 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 each EuroTrans and MIB. As a results of our visits abroad, we see that the business has developed, but there are deficiencies in requirements and unity. As İ-MAK, we’re carrying out research that will result in these.
With the order provided by various organizations all around the world, sector stakeholders create certain high quality requirements and added worth. There are many alternative leagues for firms working in the power transmission sector in Turkey. As the industry, we have to come together to set requirements and produce larger high quality and efficiency-oriented merchandise. It is very important for us to develop a tradition of competitors amongst manufacturers in Turkey by creating an understanding of effectivity and added worth by means of standards and unity. Abandoning the competitors carried out by producing cheaper and similar products in the sector; It should be our precedence to create an understanding of manufacturing in standards that will increase effectivity and added worth.
As an trade, our share of the world market has not yet reached the extent we must be. We have a major progress potential in exports. We mustn’t neglect that we’ve to characterize our nation as a union within the worldwide market because of the value-added and standardized production method we will obtain within the country. For this reason, I care that more companies turn out to be members of nationwide and worldwide institutions and I see it as a driving drive for the event of our country.
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