"New Horizons in Steel Markets" 18th Annual Conference

28 November 2023 / Istanbul Marriott Hotel Asia



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 Conference Main Sponsor  Çolakoğlu Metalurji                
 Name-Badge Lanyards Sponsor  Çolakoğlu Metalurji
 Conference Chair Coverage Sponsor  Çolakoğlu Metalurji
 Conference Bag Sponsor  MMK Metalurji
 Open Air Sponsor  Available
 Lunch Sponsor  Tatçelik
 Attendee List Sponsor  Atakas Steel
 Lounge Sponsor  Kocaer Steel
 Exhibit Associate  Praticut
 Exhibit Associate  Assan Lojistik
 Coffee Break Sponsor  Agir Haddecilik
 Wireless Sponsor  Available
 Logo Sponsor  Parladı Metal
 Logo Sponsor  Gökmetal
 Logo Sponsor  Artimet International Inspection Group Companies
 Logo Sponsor  Kilic Group
 Logo Sponsor  Nea Metal
 Logo Sponsor  Terratek Metal
 Logo Sponsor  TPI Control Ltd.
 Logo Sponsor  Vimsa Pipe
 Logo Sponsor  Öz Ayaz Boru
 Logo Sponsor  Soybas Demir Celik
 Logo Sponsor  Esna Lojistik

Platinum Sponsor

The roots of Çolakoğlu’s commercial operations reach back to an iron & steel trade shop that Mehmet Rüştü Çolakoğlu founded in İstanbul’s Karaköy district in 1945. Çolakoğlu’s first rolling mill commenced operations in Sütlüce, also in İstanbul, in 1960. To address its need for billets, in 1968 Çolakoğlu established its first steel mill in Dilovası. Çolakoğlu Metalurji expanded its product line with the introduction of wire rod in 1985 and with the addition of ribbed rebar in 1990. With the steelworks and hot-rolled coil production investments that were initiated in 2005 and with the commissioning of its hot-rolling mill in 2010, Çolakoğlu Metalurji became one of the pioneer firms in Turkey’s iron & steel industry. Our mills are capable of producing an extensive lineup of HRC products ranging from thicknesses of 1.1 mm to 25.4 mm and from widths of 800 mm to 1,650 mm suitable for cold-forming at one end and to petroleum pipe on the other. During its first half-century of existence, Çolakoğlu Metalurji’s production consisted only of so-called “long products”–billets, rebar, wire rod, and ribbed coils. With the commissioning of its new investments in 2010, the company began shifting some of its production capacity away from long products and turning its attentions to flat products with higher added-value products suitable for manufacturing tubing & pipes, automotive components (including rims), agricultural tools, and machinery and construction equipment. The company has achieved significant progress especially in the homologation of its automotive components and wheel rims. As one of the leading firms in the Turkish iron & steel industry, our mission is to constantly move our sector forward one step at a time. Our goal is to achieve long-lasting success by increasing productivity and by expanding our product range with a focus on people’s needs and on environmental wellbeing. In the period ahead, Çolakoğlu Metalurji will be focusing even more onhigher value added products in an effort to increase its profitability by exploiting the advantages arising from mass production with the aims of meeting the needs of Turkish manufacturers with locally-made products and of increasing our competitive strength in international markets.

Gold Sponsors

Atakas Steel’s production facilities are located in the Hatay region of Turkey and produces pickled, cold rolled, galvanized and pre-painted coils, with an annual output capacity of 1.2 million metric tons at high-tech equipment. Atakas Group has also a seaport which enables it to better serve overseas customers and a steel service center which produces cut-to-length and slit material for domestic customers. The company exports half of its production to markets in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and North America.

Kocaer Steel, with over 60 years of experience, a qualified workforce, and a sustainable growth strategy, aims to be a leading and exemplary Turkish brand on the global stage. At every step and in every endeavor, the company is committed to adding value to the country's economy and its employees. Kocaer Steel, with its product, service, and commercial expertise, continues to implement planned investments without compromising its innovative, quality-focused, environmentally friendly, sustainable, and excellence-driven values. Operating in the steel profile segment of the iron and steel industry, Kocaer Steel has been the export champion in the iron and steel sector in the Aegean Region for the last 5 years, with sales revenue exceeding 550 million US Dollars and exports of nearly 400 million US Dollars. In 2022, it ranked 87th in the Istanbul Chamber of Industry's "Turkey's Top 500 Industrial Companies" private sector ranking and 50th in the Turkish Exporters' Assembly's "Top 1000 Exporters" survey for goods exports. Kocaer Steel, with its portfolio of value-added products, exports more than 75% of its production to 140 countries across 6 continents, offering various types, sizes, and thicknesses of products containing over 12,000 and nearly 60 different quality chemical compositions. Operating in a total area of 280,000 square meters, including 85,000 square meters of closed space, Kocaer Steel is one of Turkey's largest companies in the steel profile segment, with a total capacity of 800,000 tons/year. In addition to its 3 steel profile factories, the company also provides services with a 120,000 tons/year capacity Steel Service Center and a 100,000 tons/year capacity hot-dip Galvanizing Plant, which is a unique facility in terms of integration and LEED certification. Furthermore, Kocaer Steel owns a 9.2 MW capacity Roof-Top Solar Energy (SPP) facility, which covers approximately 33% of its electricity consumption. This renewable energy infrastructure enables the company to prioritize renewable energy investments in line with its green energy, sustainable production, and consumption strategy.

MMK Metalurji, which has announced its name to the world in steel letters; was established in Turkey to build a stronger future and to create permanent satisfaction in steel industry with its bright vision. MMK Metalurji, Turkey"s largest industrial enterprise established from scratch, with a capital of 2.3 billion dollars, adds a vision to steel with its goal of adding value to the country"s economy and awareness of its global responsibilities. With its Kocaeli Dilovası and Hatay Dörtyol facilities, which are strategically important points in Turkey, it is in the leading position among the manufacturers of hot, galvanized and painted flat steel products with its electric arc furnace technology in the world. It brings together the light of science and steel in its accredited laboratories, where it serves its customers and stakeholders by using advanced technologies. Established in Hatay Dörtyol in 2010 with a length of 1800 meters and a berthing capacity of 12 ships up to 100,000 DWT, MMK Port proudly serves as the safe harbor of the Turkish industry. With the pride and deep-rooted history of being 32nd among Turkey"s 500 largest industrial enterprises and 10th in the sectoral ranking in the "Top 1000 Exporters Survey", it continues to add strength to its strength on the way it set out with the goal of building a strong and bright future.

Tatmetal produces hot rolled pickled, cold rolled, galvanized and prepainted flat steel through Tatçelik brand as one of Turkey's leading flat steel producers. Automotive, Durable Goods, Construction, Energy and Machinery-Equipment are the leading industries Tatmetal serves. As a global player in the sector, Tatmetal exports to more than 70 countries in 6 continents and it is ranked at 54th among the first 500 largest industrial companies in Turkey.

Silver Sponsors

Ağır Haddecilik is a steel manufacturer established in 1984 in Düzce. along with operating a steel service center We specialized in manufacturing Patterned Sheets, Pipes and Profiles, Expanded Metal Sheets and Embossed Metal Sheets Our new main factory in Gebze has a massive capacity of 500.000 Tons operating in 45.000 m2 space 35.000 m2 indoor space located 10 km away from port. Ağır Haddecilik known for its quality worldwide , is one of the largest exporters in Turkey. We manufacture our metal sheets using state of the art technology and machinery. Our exported products is packaged using high quality steel straps with the pallets being reinforced with craft paper for maximum protection.

Assan Lojistik was founded in 1996 with the aim of providing port transportation services.Assan Lojistik has become a significant solution partner of exporters with 1.1 million tons of port cargo transported as door to door with our motto is ''create value together'. Assan Lojistik provide that domestic transportation, bonded warehousing, storage, out of gauge cargo transportation and port services in Turkey, Assan Lojistik carries out intermodal, road, sea, air and project transportation operations internationally. Assan Lojistik provides services for prominent names in sectors together with Kibar Holding subsidiaries with 150 qualified employees. The Istanbul-Tuzla and Hatay-Iskenderun facilities, the Mersin sales office, a self-owned fleet, and a wide range of suppliers. For 2024, Assan Lojistik continues the investments for Bursa Orhangazi Warehouse, İstanbul Tuzla Warehouse and İskenderun Bonded Warehouse. Assan Lojistik has registered its service quality and information security with high customer satisfaction and ISO 9001-2015 & ISO 27001-2013 certificates. Assan Lojistik plans to increase its environmental awareness by investing in low-carbon emission vehicles with our cargo truck fleet. Adopting process-based management in the organizational structure, Assan Lojistik utilizes the opportunities for automation and digitalization and continues to invest in Human Resources and Technology.

Praticut is a flat steel processing center that can provide you with quick offers and the full procurement process for your projects that require laser cutting and press braking services. Praticut constantly monitors your needs and prioritizes practical solutions for you. It also gives the utmost importance to its qualified human resources, a fair-price policy and long-term trade relations with customers. Praticut seeks to prevent waste of labor and time thanks to its devoted team and qualified software. Praticut also seeks to prevent waste of raw materials through creating order pools and shared cutting schedules, and to prevent waste of installed capacity through 7/24 shifts and waste of natural resources through minimizing mobility and investing in green energy.

Bronze Sponsors

ARTIMET international inspection grup companies was established in 1998 to provide control, survey and inspection services. It is authorized by the Prime Ministry Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade to conduct surveillance on the international platform. ARTIMET was accredited by TÜRKAK on 03.08.2017 according to the TS EN ISO/IEC 17020:2012 standard; Provides scrap and metals, minerals and chemicals, chemicals, fuels, fertilizers, preload inspection, hold/storage/tank/container cleanliness and compliance checks, loading and unloading inspections, weight and quantity determination, sampling, quality control, sealing and fixing . Services. ARTIMET shows with its activities that it is integrated with many companies both in the country and abroad. In addition, this year, its new company ARTIMET Inspection B.V., which was established in the Netherlands under its own brand. With this foreign company, which started to serve within the group companies; has given new impetus to its international expansion.

ESNA is a young and dynamic logistics company that has been serving in Istanbul since 2009. Experienced, successful and equipped with teamwork spirit, our team offers the most accurate and reliable solution in line with the needs of our valued customers. Providing professional support to all the needs of its customers with its active and developing network around the world, ESNA offers a high level and qualified service guarantee to its valued customers. ESNA offers you live information in all tracking processes with its own digital portals and increases operational efficiency with continuously developed software systems. While ESNA plays a leading role especially in the steel industry, it also carries out shipments of wheat flour, chemical products and food providing significant advantages to its customers.

GOKMETAL was established in 2006 by Gökhan Demiruz who has more than 30 years of experience in the flat steel sector. Since its establishment, Gökmetal has been supplying cold rolled steel (CR), hot rolled steel (HR), hot dip galvanized (GZR), hot rolled pickled and oiled steel (HRP) and pressure-resistant special steel with different thicknesses, widths, mechanical and chemical properties and coating thicknesses. Gökmetal continually seeks to provide the best service to its customers, with its world-standard steel service center facilities spread across four cut-to-length and four slitting lines located in a total of four plants in Gebze and Karadeniz Ereğli. Tailor-made products as per the requests of our end-user customers are manufactured at our state-of-the-art production lines and delivered on time as per their needs. Gökmetal provides its services to small and medium-size industrial and end-user customers in a variety of sectors including automotive spare parts, white goods spare parts, machinery and spare parts, light steel construction systems, panel radiators, storage and shelf production, reinforcement profiles, steel door production, roofing and siding, furniture and accessories, ventilation systems, distribution board production, and elevator and scaffold production.

More than 30 years of experience, with the power we get from our customers, our professional staff and our 400 self-owned vehicles, we serve the iron and steel industry, especially products such as scrap, flat coil, profile, bulk cargo, from port areas, factories and warehouses to every region of Turkey. With the trust of our customers, we provide services to the iron and steel industry by transporting more than 50,000 tons per day. In Kocaeli and Hatay regions; In addition to our logistics services, we also offer special services to our customers in the Energy, Storage services, Port Operations, Fleet vehicle and construction equipment rental, Insurance agency and Catering sectors. We offer special solutions for the logistics activities in the iron and steel sector with the trailer that we produce all locally. We are getting stronger with Kılıç Logistics, Kılıç Energy, Kılıç Warehouse, Kılıç Port, Kılıç Trailer, Kılıç Fleet, Kılıç Insurance, Kılıç Catering. We have started the domestic production of trailers that we produce specifically for the needs of our customers and we offer special solutions to companies in the iron, steel industry and logistics activities. We continue to create employment in Turkey, especially in our region, and to contribute to the national economy in many sectors by expanding our logistics investments with the digital industry.

Carrying over 10 years of industry experience and knowledge, Nea Metal is a pioneer that can compete in the global market by focusing on the needs and satisfaction of our business partners, always being one step ahead with a perspective that prioritizes service quality, focuses on innovations, and closely follows world markets. a company's target. To grow; Owing to its global perspective, Nea Metal has always adopted an innovative approach to go further. Customer-oriented production and service understanding; Our institution, which also supports it with highly innovative investment tools, brought with it the awareness of quality and honesty. Continuing to create added value for Turkey and the World, Nea Metal continues to produce with the value it attaches to the economy, society and environment. For the future, it will continue to produce and create lasting values without compromising as an institution that values development and innovation from its values it has adopted as a motto.By working with the leading manufacturers of our country and the world, industrial branches such as machinery-manufacturing-shipbuilding and domestic and international sales of hot rolled-packed sheets, hot rolled plates, IPE-NPI-NPU-H group structural steel profiles, which the sector needs.

Öz Ayaz İç ve Dış Tic San.A.Ş. Our Precision Stitched Black and Galvanized Pipe and Square/Rectangular Profile production facility, located in Konya/Akşehir Organized Industrial Zone, on a total area of 20,000 M2, 12,000 M2 of which is closed, for which we cover the entire investment cost from our own resources, started its production activities in 2022. Our company, based on customer satisfaction without compromising product quality and standards, supplies large, medium and small-sized last users. Our company continues its production activities with the pride of representing its sector with its expert staff in its field and the knowledge and experience it has gained during its activity.

Parladı Metal San. Tic. Ltd. Şti. was founded in 1977, and has gone on to work as Steel Service Center, modernizing itself. We have 4 facilities including 20.000 m2 closed area in Bursa Çalı Organized Industrial Zone. We serve to the main automobile industry and automobile parts industry, wight good, heat sector and various sectors with our 120 staff. Parladı Metal San. Tic. Ltd. Şti. is one of the prior companies in the sector for its. 80 % of our stocks are special quality steel suitable for the automobile sector.

SAMİ SOYBAŞ DEMİR SANAYİ VE TİCARET A.Ş. is one of the most established companies operating in the Turkish iron and steel industry since 1961 and continues to work for supplying with in the best quality, in the most favorable conditions, and on a just-in-time mission all flat / long / pipe & profile steel products to its customers both in Turkey and spread all over the world.

We provide service and materials for metal, electrical, construction, iron, steel sectors with customer oriented, innovative perspective. Our target is to respond our customer’s requirements with the products which have high quality and competitive price level. We research the marked with a dynamic, reliable and solution oriented team to find products with low prices and good quality.

Cargo inspection company operating in factories in Europe, USA, Baltic Sea and Turkey Ports as well as in various fields. Our company was established in 2014 with 25 years of experience. Our main markets include steel scrap, semifinished steel coils, steel products, construction materials, living containers, freight containers, their means of transportation. We specialize in bulk and containerized cargo. In our business, which we do with more and more passion every day, we aim to expand our range of services.

VİMSA BORU Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş., which started producing Spiral Welded Steel Pipes and Pipe Fittings in 2022 within Vimsa Grup, has a production facility in Şanlıurfa 1. OSB. At the Şanlıurfa Production Facility, which has a closed area of 22.000 square meters and a total area of 46.000 square meters, VİMSA BORU continues its production of spiral welded steel pipes within the range of 219 mm to 3540 mm diameter, in accordance with national and international standards such as ISO, TS, DIN, EN, and CE, and among steel grades St-37/X-70. The facility maintains an annual production capacity of 360,000 tons. VİMSA BORU carries out epoxy, primer, concrete, polyethylene, polyurethane, polypropylene, interior and exterior coatings according to customer demands within the framework of standards at its existing facilities.

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Turkish Steel Pipe Manufacturers Association is a non-profit organization which was founded in 1996 in order to develop Turkish steel pipe industry, contribute to manufacturing of goods that national industry needs and strengthening members’ competitiveness in international markets. The Association now has 19 eminent members that account for 95 % of Turkey’s total steel pipe production.Members’ annual production capacities vary between 100.000 and 1.000.000 metric tons. All members manufacture steel pipes in accordance with international standards including ISO, EN and TSE.The association contributes to creation of Turkey’s steel pipe profile by collecting and publishing data related to the steel pipe industry. Furthermore, the association has provided a platform for discussion of sectoral matters by bringing together the members regularly and forming committees for certain issues.Turkish steel pipe manufacturers association has been participating to the national and international fairs, meetings and other events either as exhibitor and visitor in order to promote and represent its member companies. Moreover, the association has contributed to the development of steel pipe industry by working coordinately with various associations, unions, universities, NGO’s, and other institutions related to the steel pipe sector.Turkish steel pipe manufacturers association is the only organization that represents Turkish steel pipe industry. Besides, it has an essential role in the world steel pipe market. The association works coordinately with European Steel Tube Association and it follows and analyses the market developments throughout the World. Turkish Steel Pipe Manufacturers Association will steadily keep striving for the growth of Turkish steel pipe industry and for making Turkey an important steel pipe manufacturer country in the World.

Steel Foreign Trade Association, headquartered in Istanbul; was established with the aim to ensure the development of domestic and foreign trade of iron and steel products and to support individuals and organizations working in this field. The association mainly operates on subjects such as strengthening the professional and technical cooperation between the companies and business people that import and export steel products; providing information to the sector companies; conducting training activities; providing solutions to the problems within the sector and sharing them with the relevant parties.

Association of Turkish Coaster Owners and Operators (KOSDER) was established on January 21, 2014 in order to create a solidarity platform among the shipowners and operators of all types of Turkish-owned vessels, called coasters, which are used for various purposes, engaged in close sea transportation in national and international waters, and to contribute to the development of the Turkish coaster fleet. Since the day it became operational, our Association has received great favor from Turkish seafarers with its solution-oriented approach to the problems of both its member shipowners and operators and the general problems of the sector. With this favor, KOSDER has reached 140 members and approximately 550 vessels and has taken its place among the few maritime NGOs representing the coaster tonnage in the world.

SOGAD (Association of Cold Rolled, Galvanized and Coated Coil Manufacturers) is formed by 6 organizations operating in flat steel production. Our members include the following organizations (in alphabetical order): Atakaş Çelik Sanayi ve Ticaret. A.Ş., Borçelik Çelik Sanayii Ticaret A.Ş., Gazi Metal Mamülleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş, MMK Metalurji Sanayi Ticaret ve Liman İşletmeciliği A.Ş., Tatmetal Çelik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş., Yıldız Demir Çelik Sanayi A.Ş. Our member organizations manufacture hot-rolled, cold-rolled and hot-dip galvanized coils. Our products supply automotive, appliances, heating-refrigeration-air conditioning and construction sectors. Our organizations are also members of the Turkish Steel Exporters’ Association operating under İMMİB (İstanbul Mineral and Metals Exporters’ Association).

Turkish Iron and Steel Producers Association was established in 1970 with the goal of: promoting Turkish Iron and Steel Industry to the level of the ones in the developed countries; developing a structure which can keep up with the global developments of all aspects; compiling and disseminating the statistical information concerning the Iron and Steel Industry in Turkey and the world; discussing the problems that our members face; proposing solutions and applying all lawful means to solve those problems. It has been continuing its activities in parallel with the goals of establishment since 1970. Our association with 25 member companies represented the 98 % of Turkey’s total the crude steel production in 2011. The activities of Turkish Iron and Steel Producers Association is not limited to inside the borders of Turkey, it also actively represents Turkish iron and steel industry at international level through European Steel Association (EUROFER), Worldsteel Association (worldsteel) and OECD.

The Turkish Constructional Steelworks Association (TUCSA) was founded in 1992 and has since been leading the way in the constructional steel and steel structure industry in Turkey. Since its foundation, TUCSA has been bringing together the shareholders of the Turkish steel structure industry, improving standards and quality of the industry and raising awareness, and also working to make Turkish constructional steel products and services the preferred option around the world. TUCSA aims to make sure steel structures in Turkey are designed and built in accordance with regulations and standards, while promoting the widespread use of steel structures. You can visit www.tucsa.org to find out more on the association’s services and future events.

Steel Exporters' Association is one of six associations which has been operating under the body of General Secretariat of Istanbul Mineral and Metals Exporters' Association (IMMIB). The Association is a non-profit business organization of more than 2,000 companies representing the largest steel producers and exporters in the Turkish steel industry. It carries on its operations with the aim of increasing the export potential of the Turkish steel industry and paves the way for Turkish steel producers/exporters, with main objective to foster and attain sustainable global steel market based on free and fair trade. The Association also solves the problems of its member companies face at home and abroad, provides contact between members and foreign importers in order to ease the export processes, serves up-to-date domestic and global market news, reports and analyses.

Flat Steel Import, Export and Industry Association has been founded in the year 2003 by the founder president Mustafa Açıkalın for the purpose of gathering flat steel importers, exporters and traders together with the industrialists who are engaged in manufacturing using flat steel, under one roof in an effective way; establishing cooperation and solidarity; working on the identification and solution of the requirements and problems of the industry.

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