Salim Haffar, a luminary in the global energy transmission business

Salim Haffar, who is among the many active names of the power transmission sector both in Turkey and in the world, has been promoted to the place of Assistant General Manager from his place as International Sales and Marketing Director, which he has held for eight years at the home gearbox giant İ-Mak Gearbox.
Illegal , who was elected because the President of EuroTrans, the biggest organization in the world masking all the manufacturers of the ability transmission sector, one 12 months ago, also plays an energetic function within the Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (MIB). Haffar, who will continue his career at İ-Mak Gearbox at the next stage, represents each his company and Turkey in the American Gear Manufacturers Association.
Salim Haffar, one of many uncommon names recognized by the industry on a world scale, takes an active position in many organizations. Representing Turkey’s energy transmission business on a world scale with its sectoral information, visionary structure and the facility of I-Mak, Haffar shares the work they carry out in many organizations with our journal.
Who is Because ?
I am a citizen of Morocco and France. In 2010, I graduated from the University of Lyon, Department of International Trade. I decided to settle in Turkey 10 years ago because of the experiences I gained in varied nations during and after my schooling life. I took half in large international tasks in different sectors in Turkey. I started working at İ-MAK Gearbox eight years in the past with the desire to hold my interest in trade and know-how to professional life. I even have been continuing my business life as Export Manager, as Assistant General Manager since January 2022. In this place, I proceed my sales, export and advertising actions on behalf of İ-Mak Gearbox. I believe that on this new activity I assumed with the trust of our company’s founding partners and board of directors, in the gentle of my international perspective and experience, I-MAK Gearbox will set an instance for the sector with its innovative projects and works.
We have been working for a few years at EuroTrans, the worldwide umbrella organization of the ability transmission industry. For the last 1 year, I have been the Chairman of the Board of EuroTrans. However, I proceed to represent Turkey in various establishments and worldwide associations.
With the motto that knowledge positive aspects worth when shared, I determined to determine an association in 2019 in order to contribute to the event of the nation that hosted me. 2 years in the past, I based the TECHNOMADS Association, which aims to supply technical materials to universities and vocational excessive schools by working in numerous locations in Turkey, and to supply training and internship alternatives to college students, with the gathering of useful sponsors and supporters. I am very joyful to have the ability to help greater than 6000 students with visits to 14 universities and dozens of vocational excessive schools by completing 15,000 kilometers in Turkey. I consider that the project, which continues regardless of the pandemic, will develop 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 within the sector and its work?
Founded 50 years in the past in France, the EuroTrans Federation at present represents a sector worth forty billion with 600 energetic member corporations and 8 nationwide associations. EuroTrans, the biggest organization on the planet covering all producers of the gearbox, bearing and energy transmission industry, brings collectively main companies on a worldwide scale. EuroTrans, which has been working for 50 years with the vision of developing expertise in gear manufacturing and energy transmission sector; we decide the standard standards for the sector, carry out researches, provide trainings, perform lobbying actions on behalf of the sector and observe technological and financial 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 represent Turkey in this organization as a member of the Machinery Manufacturers Association.
You have an lively function in the trade on a global scale. Can you evaluate the situation of the power transmission sector in Turkey?
In addition to working within the energy transmission sector for many years, I can say that our industry has a very dynamic construction in Turkey, as both the President of EuroTrans and a person who takes an lively position within the Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (MIB). However, despite this dynamic construction, I assume that we have a protracted method to go in order to attain a competitive 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 now have taken in each EuroTrans and MIB. As a results of our visits abroad, we see that the business has developed, however there are deficiencies in requirements and unity. As İ-MAK, we’re carrying out research that will result in these.
With the order offered by numerous organizations all around the world, sector stakeholders create certain high quality standards and added value. There are many various leagues for firms working within the energy transmission sector in Turkey. As the industry, we have to come together to set requirements and produce greater high quality and efficiency-oriented merchandise. It is essential for us to develop a tradition of competitors among brands in Turkey by creating an understanding of effectivity and added value in phrases of requirements and unity. Abandoning the competitors carried out by producing cheaper and identical merchandise within the sector; It ought to be our precedence to create an understanding of production in requirements that will increase effectivity and added value.
As an business, our share of the world market has not but reached the extent we have to be. We have a big growth potential in exports. We shouldn’t overlook that we have to characterize our country as a union in the international market as a outcome of the value-added and standardized manufacturing strategy we will achieve within the country. For this reason, I care that extra corporations turn into members of nationwide and international institutions and I see it as a driving pressure for the development of our nation.
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