Article Written By Ms. Nuray Karabıyık, Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Our Association
Zorluteks Textile Foreign Trade Operations Manager
Born in 1975, Nuray Karabıyık graduated from Lüleburgaz Trade High School and later graduated from Anadolu University Business Administration Faculty in 1997. She received certificate of free accountant chartered financial advisor in 2003. She worked in various companies as an accounting officer and then started working as a foreign trade application specialist at Zorluteks Tektstil in 2007 and worked in various levels and positions. As of January 2020, she continues to work as Foreign Trade Operations Manager at Zorluteks Tekstil. As of 2019, she serves as the treasurer member of the YYS Association.
Zorluteks Tekstil is one of the leading companies of home textiles with curtain and home textile production facilities, marketing company and world-famous brands. Zorluteks Tekstil's main activity is the production and marketing of curtains and home textile products (bed sheets, bed linen, tablecloths, pique). Zorluteks textile also has home textile and curtain weaving-knitting, finishing and garment factories in its production facilities. In home textile production facilities with 108,000 m2 indoor area company produces different home textile products such as bed linen, pique, pillowcase, bed sheets, rubber sheets, tablecloths, bedspreads, cotton drapery fabric and towels per year at a capacity of 96 million meters. With its Modern machine Park and 60,000 m2 indoor areas, the curtain factory works in foreign markets as well as in the domestic market. 62% of the production is exported to different parts of the world, mainly to America, Europe and Russia; the rest of the production is carried out for Turkey's giant brands such as Taç, Linens and Valeron.
Zorluteks Tekstil has one of the most modern and largest integrated textile plants in the world with its high production capacity, production power, and superior product quality, importance attached to the environment and employee health and working conditions in its giant production facilities
TAÇ, the largest brand of Zorlu Textile Group, serves 1,698 stores in Turkey and 120 outlets in 32 countries and 770 outlets abroad with a wide range of products ranging from curtains to linens, bedspreads to towels, blankets to licensed products. Turkey's first specialized home textile stores chain opened to the international market, Linens offers products to millions of consumers with 73 stores. Curtains, bed linen, bed sheet, towels and bathroom group products, baby group products, tableware group and accessories are offered for sale in linen stores; It provides curtain services from a to z.
Under the Coordination of its headquarters in Istanbul, Zorluteks Tekstil distributes and markets textile products in CIS countries and other overseas countries as well as in the other national markets. Zorluteks, which holds home textile licensing rights in many countries of dozens of internationally recognized characters, also has a significant share in the licensed products market. Duvet covers and curtains decorated with countless characters, from Barbie to Spider Man and Disney characters are produced by Zorluteks and marketed in many countries.
In Zorluteks, which exports 70% of its production to the foreign market and 30% to the domestic market, new generation fiber products such as modal, lyocel, bamboo were developed for the first time in its production facility and presented to the consumer with the brands TAÇ, Linens, Valeron. Zorluteks exports 34% of its curtain production and sells 66% domestically with its existing brands.
Zorlu Tekstil Group, which implements innovation in textiles and signs the firsts, invests every year in R & D for sustainable innovation. In 2016, Zorluteks, which is registered as R & D Center by the Ministry of Science, Industry and technology, carries out works in all areas of smart textiles, including wearable technology. It aims to produce high value-added, medium-high and high-tech products with domestic opportunities through the work carried out in R & D centers in addition to the Istanbul Design Center, which entered service in 2017.
Zorluteks also implements industry 4.0 transformations step by step by realizing many innovations focused on intelligent production in process management. Constantly investing in technology, Zorluteks uses the best digital printing machines in the world during its production process and uses the latest technologies that are environmentally friendly and provide high savings. A sustainable environmental approach when designing the future of home textiles at the same time, efficient use of resources, aimed at Zorluteks’ developed Software used in production facilities with cleaner production machines, electricity, water, gas and steam consumption can also watch instantly.
Adopting the understanding of ‘Regenerative textiles for nature and human’ with the goal of a livable future, Zorlu Tekstil aims to be one of the most important parts of life, welfare and health understanding and well-being while adding innovation to life in all production processes. Beyond conscious and efficient use of every resource, Zorlu Tekstil aims to contribute to the capacity of self-renewal, which is a characteristic of nature. Zorlu Tekstil, which continues to produce value for nature and human with this approach, also addresses the needs of consumers within the scope of sustainable consumption.
Organic products, where ecological production is concerned, are produced under the assurance of the international producer certificate, which Zorluteks has owned in relation to ecological product production since 2003. The company is the first manufacturer in Turkey to produce 100 percent organic home textile products with its Global Organic Textile Standard-GOTS certificate.
Zorluteks Tekstil became the first home textile company to receive the authorized economic operator status certificate...
Zorluteks became the first home textile company to receive “authorized economic operator status certificate (AEO)” in 2017. Zorluteks, which has shown rapid growth over the years with its activities in the field of home textiles and has spread to five continents by crossing the borders of Turkey, has strengthened its success on the international platform with this document it has received.
With authorized economic operator status certificate a significant cost decrease and operational differences occurred, the application period taking a few days in customs clearance, can be completed in a much shorter period of time with green line system, and demurrage and storage costs are reduced, the inventory of temporary imported and exported goods of Turkey customs area to the red line without being directed to carry out the transaction in the determination of a serious cost and time advantage were obtained.
Zorluteks Tekstil will continue to work for sustainable and reliable tomorrows for our country with its corporate values and principles, reflecting its responsibility for future generations to its activities and projects on the axis of Economy-Environment-Society.