Salim Haffar, a luminary within the global power transmission business

ไดอะแฟรม ซีล , who is among the many energetic names of the facility transmission sector both in Turkey and on the earth, has been promoted to the position of Assistant General Manager from his position as International Sales and Marketing Director, which he has held for 8 years at the home gearbox big İ-Mak Gearbox.
Haffar, who was elected as the President of EuroTrans, the largest organization on the earth masking all the manufacturers of the power transmission sector, one yr in the past, additionally performs an lively role within the Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (MIB). Haffar, who will proceed his career at İ-Mak Gearbox at a better stage, represents both his firm and Turkey in the American Gear Manufacturers Association.
Salim Haffar, one of the rare names recognized by the industry on a global scale, takes an active role in plenty of organizations. Representing Turkey’s power transmission industry on a worldwide scale with its sectoral knowledge, visionary structure and the power 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 in the past because of the experiences I gained in numerous nations during and after my schooling life. I took half in giant international projects in numerous sectors in Turkey. I began working at İ-MAK Gearbox eight years ago with the desire to carry my curiosity in business and expertise to skilled life. I have been persevering with my enterprise life as Export Manager, as Assistant General Manager since January 2022. In this position, I continue my gross sales, export and advertising actions on behalf of İ-Mak Gearbox. I believe that in this new activity I assumed with the trust of our company’s founding companions and board of administrators, in the light of my worldwide perspective and experience, I-MAK Gearbox will set an example for the sector with its innovative projects and works.
We have been working for a few years at EuroTrans, the global umbrella organization of the power transmission industry. For the final 1 12 months, I even have been the Chairman of the Board of EuroTrans. However, I proceed to represent Turkey in numerous institutions and international associations.
With the motto that data gains value when shared, I decided to establish an association in 2019 so as to contribute to the development of the country that hosted me. 2 years in the past, I based the TECHNOMADS Association, which aims to supply technical materials to universities and vocational high colleges by working in various places in Turkey, and to supply education and internship alternatives to college students, with the gathering of priceless sponsors and supporters. I am very happy to be able to help more than 6000 college students with visits to 14 universities and dozens of vocational excessive schools by completing 15,000 kilometers in Turkey. I believe that the challenge, which continues regardless of the pandemic, will develop more with new supporters and contribute to the event of the nation.
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What is EuroTrans? Could you tell us about its significance within the sector and its work?

Founded 50 years ago in France, the EuroTrans Federation today represents a sector worth forty billion with 600 energetic member companies and 8 nationwide associations. EuroTrans, the largest group on the earth overlaying all producers of the gearbox, bearing and power transmission industry, brings collectively leading corporations on a worldwide scale. EuroTrans, which has been working for 50 years with the imaginative and prescient of growing expertise in gear production and energy transmission sector; we decide the quality requirements for the sector, perform researches, provide trainings, carry out lobbying activities on behalf of the sector and observe technological and economic 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 directors for about 2 years and to symbolize Turkey in this organization as a member of the Machinery Manufacturers Association.
You have an energetic role within the industry on a global 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 really dynamic construction in Turkey, as each the President of EuroTrans and an individual who takes an lively position in the Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (MIB). However, regardless of this dynamic construction, I suppose that we now have a long approach to go to be able to reach a aggressive place on the planet as a sector.
As İ-Mak Gearbox, we are working for the development of the sector in Turkey with the duties we have taken in each EuroTrans and MIB. As a result of our visits overseas, we see that the trade has developed, however there are deficiencies in standards and unity. As İ-MAK, we’re finishing up studies that can result in these.
With the order supplied by numerous organizations everywhere in the world, sector stakeholders create certain quality standards and added value. There are many different leagues for companies operating within the energy transmission sector in Turkey. As the business, we have to come together to set standards and produce larger quality and efficiency-oriented products. It is very important for us to develop a culture of competition among brands in Turkey by creating an understanding of effectivity and added value when it comes to requirements and unity. Abandoning the competitors carried out by producing cheaper and similar products within the sector; It should be our precedence to create an understanding of production in standards that may increase efficiency and added value.
As an industry, our share of the world market has not yet reached the extent we need to be. We have a big progress potential in exports. We mustn’t forget that we have to represent our nation as a union within the international market as a end result of the value-added and standardized manufacturing method we will achieve within the country. For this reason, I care that extra companies turn into members of national and worldwide institutions and I see it as a driving drive for the event of our country.
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