Uşak, the capital city of recycling, is growing with cyclic added value.
İZMİR (İGFA) – The fourth meeting of Aegean Export Meetings, organized by Aegean Exporters’ Associations in cooperation with Dünya Newspaper, was held in Uşak Organized Industrial Zone.
Uşak, a pioneer in environmental, recycling and sustainability policies throughout Turkey, increased its exports by 54 percent from $240 million to $368 million in 2021.
The top 5 companies that made the most exports in 2021 were awarded with the Stars of Uşak Exports Award Ceremony.
Before the event, Aegean Exporters’ Unions Coordinator Leader Jak Eskinazi, Aegean Exporters’ Unions General Secretary Cumhur İşbırakmaz, Uşak Organized Industrial Zone Executive Council Leader Halil AĞAOĞLU, Uşak Organized Industrial Zone Deputy Leader Serdar Sağıroğlu; Usak Governor Dr. He visited Turan Ergün.
Expressing that they are ready to give all kinds of support to our companies in Uşak, Aegean Exporters’ Unions Coordinator Leader Jak Eskinazi explained that Uşak, which is famous for its tarhana and blanket, has come to the fore with its investments in the circular economy in recent years.
Eskinazi stated that Uşak Organized Industrial Zone is a valuable clustering example regarding recycling and said, “As Aegean Exporters’ Associations, sustainability, zero waste, innovation, R&D, Design, Digitization and vocational training are the topics that we attach the most importance to for the last 4 years. We are Turkey’s first exporter association with zero waste document. We became the first exporter association to become a member of the Global Compact, the world’s most valuable sustainability initiative. We have created the Sustainability and Projects Department within the EIB, and we are designing all of our International Competition Development (URGE) Projects, which we continue with the support of our Ministry of Commerce, with the theme of Sustainability. If our companies in the Uşak Organized Industrial Zone want to come to the fore in a URGE Project, we are ready to give them all kinds of reinforcements,” he said.
Pointing out that the 5 awarded companies realized half of Uşak’s exports, Jak Eskinazi said, “Our 5 companies realized approximately half of Uşak’s exports in 2021. We congratulate all our exporters who have helped increase the exports of Uşak, whether they receive an award or note.”
Here are the participating companies:
- BALTA ORIENT DOKUMA SAN.VE TİC.A.Ş.
- GEDIK TAVUKCULUK AND AGRICULTURAL WORKS TRADE INDUSTRY JOINT STOCK COMPANY.
- NILBATU FOOD WEAVING COLD STORAGE AGRICULTURE WORKS INDUSTRY AND TRADE LTD. STI.
- UŞAK SERAMİK SANAYİ ANONİM ŞİRKETİ.
- HAKSA İPLİK SANAYİ ANONİM ŞİRKETİ