Salim Haffar, a luminary in the global power transmission business

Salim Haffar, who is among the many lively names of the power transmission sector each in Turkey and in the world, has been promoted to the place of Assistant General Manager from his position as International Sales and Marketing Director, which he has held for 8 years at the domestic gearbox big İ-Mak Gearbox.
Haffar, who was elected because the President of EuroTrans, the most important organization on the earth covering all of the manufacturers of the ability transmission sector, one yr in the past, also plays an lively role within the Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (MIB). Haffar, who will continue his profession at İ-Mak Gearbox at a higher degree, represents both his company and Turkey within the American Gear Manufacturers Association.
Salim Haffar, one of the rare names recognized by the trade on a global scale, takes an lively position in many organizations. Representing Turkey’s power transmission trade on a worldwide scale with its sectoral information, visionary construction and the ability of I-Mak, Haffar shares the work they perform in lots of organizations with our magazine.
Who is Salim Haffar?
Plain 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 in the past on account of the experiences I gained in numerous countries during and after my schooling life. I took half in giant international tasks in different sectors in Turkey. I started working at İ-MAK Gearbox eight years ago with the desire to hold my interest in trade and expertise to professional life. I truly have been continuing my business life as Export Manager, as Assistant General Manager since January 2022. In this position, I proceed my sales, export and advertising actions on behalf of İ-Mak Gearbox. I imagine that in this new task I assumed with the trust of our company’s founding companions and board of administrators, within the gentle of my international perspective and experience, I-MAK Gearbox will set an example for the sector with its progressive tasks and works.
We have been working for a number of years at EuroTrans, the global umbrella organization of the ability transmission business. For the final 1 12 months, I actually have been the Chairman of the Board of EuroTrans. However, I proceed to characterize Turkey in numerous institutions and worldwide associations.
With the motto that data features value when shared, I determined to determine an affiliation in 2019 so as to contribute to the development of the country that hosted me. 2 years in the past, I founded the TECHNOMADS Association, which goals to supply technical materials to universities and vocational high faculties by working in numerous places in Turkey, and to offer schooling and internship alternatives to college students, with the gathering of useful sponsors and supporters. I am very happy to have the flexibility to assist greater than 6000 students with visits to 14 universities and dozens of vocational high schools by finishing 15,000 kilometers in Turkey. I believe that the project, which continues despite the pandemic, will grow extra with new supporters and contribute to the development of the country.
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What is EuroTrans? Could you tell us about its importance in the sector and its work?
Founded 50 years ago in France, the EuroTrans Federation at present represents a sector value forty billion with 600 active member corporations and 8 nationwide associations. EuroTrans, the largest group in the world covering all producers of the gearbox, bearing and power transmission business, brings together main firms on a global scale. EuroTrans, which has been working for 50 years with the vision of creating experience in gear manufacturing and energy transmission sector; we determine the standard standards for the sector, carry out researches, provide trainings, perform lobbying actions on behalf of the sector and follow technological and economic values.
I am honored to be elected because the president of the federation in 2021 with the votes of the member companies after serving on the board of administrators for about 2 years and to symbolize Turkey in this group as a member of the Machinery Manufacturers Association.
You have an lively role within the business on a global scale. Can you evaluate the situation of the ability transmission sector in Turkey?
In addition to working within the energy transmission sector for a few years, I can say that our business has a really dynamic construction in Turkey, as each the President of EuroTrans and a person who takes an lively position in the Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (MIB). However, regardless of this dynamic structure, I assume that we now have an extended method to go so as to reach a competitive place on the planet as a sector.
As İ-Mak Elements , we are working for the development 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 trade has developed, however there are deficiencies in standards and unity. As İ-MAK, we’re finishing up studies that may result in these.
With the order offered by varied organizations all over the world, sector stakeholders create certain quality requirements and added worth. There are many various leagues for corporations working within the energy transmission sector in Turkey. As the business, we want to come collectively to set standards and produce larger high quality and efficiency-oriented products. It is essential for us to develop a tradition of competition amongst brands in Turkey by creating an understanding of efficiency and added worth in phrases of standards and unity. Abandoning the competition carried out by producing cheaper and identical merchandise in the sector; It ought to be our precedence to create an understanding of manufacturing in standards that may increase efficiency and added worth.
As an industry, our share of the world market has not yet reached the level we have to be. We have a major progress potential in exports. We shouldn’t neglect that we’ve to represent our nation as a union in the worldwide market as a result of the value-added and standardized manufacturing approach we are going to obtain throughout the country. For this purpose, I care that extra companies turn out to be members of national and international establishments and I see it as a driving force for the event of our country.
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