Dear BEYSAD readers,
The guest of this issue is our new member from Eskişehir, Boyplast’s General Manager Metin Saraç… We would like to thank Mr. Saraç for his time and the honest answers he gave us.
Could you introduce yourself?
I was born in 1972. In 1994, I graduated from the Industrial Engineering department of Eskişehir Anadolu University. I am married and have two children. Currently I am the General Manager of Boyplast. Besides, I am a council member of the Eskişehir Chamber of Industry, a member of the Board of Directors of Eskişehir Organized Industrial Zone, Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Eskişehir Endüstriyel A.Ş (E.E.E) and a member of the Board of Directors of Esart A.Ş.
Could you tell us about Boyplast and its operations?
Boyplast was founded by four partners in 2002 on a closed area of 250 m2 and started its operations with 2 employees. Over the years, the company has analyzed and met the expectations and requests of customers well, thus growing rapidly. Now it is located on an open area of 35.000 including a closed area of 9000m2 and has the capacity, experience and organizational structure to carry out all the processes from post-design to product shipment including processes such as die design, die making, plastic injection, wet paint on plastic/metal, assembly, and printing (screen printing, hot stamp etc.).
Could you tell us about the organizational structure of Boyplast?
Boyplast employs a mean of 260 personnel. 20 of them are white-collar and 240 of them are blue-collar workers. 12 white-collar personnel are engineers. Moreover, as stated above, I and my other partners are also engineers.
Which sectors do you provide service to?
Boyplast mostly serves to the white appliances sector. Our primary customers are Arçelik, Candy Group, Aselsan, Vitra, Artema, some aviation companies and finally, we will start working with BSH in 2015.
Could you tell us about your export rates and to which countries do you export the most?
Our export rate is not at the level we want; it accounts for only 10% of our turnover.
What distinguishes you from your rivals?
Our best feature is that we closely follow technology and we invest a lot in it. In today’s competition, it has become very important to invest in a way to bring profit both to your customer and yourself. At this point, quality and customer satisfaction are our musts.
What are your thoughts on BEYSAD and what are your expectations of BEYSAD? What can we do for you?
I realize that many associations are established by a group of people to gain a name and to get some coverage in the media without being really active and terminated after a while, even before they serve their purpose. However, only a few associations can manage to move forward following their mission for foundation. I am glad to consider BEYSAD one of such associations. I can imagine the challenges of creating and sustaining of a platform where the common problems of the sector are discussed and meeting and exchanging ideas with main customers. In this regard, as a member I would like to thank all the parties who make this happen.
I support the operation carried out for joint acquisitions. I think it will be beneficial that these operations were spread to other items upon the requests of the members. Also, I think it would be good to organize an event like the Suppliers’ week to hold one-to-one meetings with main customers on acquisitions.
Given BEYSAD is also an association of industrialists and considering both its contribution in the economy and its employment power, the general problems of industrialists could be discussed and the issues could be presented to the Ministry of Industry along with the propositions to solve such problems and shared with the Ministry, relevant institutions and organizations because this would bring contribution in the medium run.