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I-Mak represent Turkey at the Eurotrans board’s meeting!



We are very proud to announce that I-MAK represented Turkey and the MIB (Association of Turkish Machines Manufacturers) in the 2019 Eurotrans board meeting. Mr Salim Haffar International sales and marketing director of I-MAK got appointed as a new member of the board and will be representing the Turkish gears industry in this prestigious association and network.

Celebrating it’s 50 years In 2019, the COMITÉ EUROPÉEN DES ASSOCIATIONS DE CONSTRUCTEURS D’ENGRENAGES ET D’ÉLÉMENTS DE TRANSMISSION (EUROTRANS) is an organization that represents the interests of the European power transmission industry. It informs and supports more than 600 enterprises within Europe, which accounts for an annual production of more than 40 billion Euro.

Europe remain the leading region worldwide in terms of innovation and experience in the power Transmission sector. Companies in this industry employ no less than 160,000 people. Consequently, EUROTRANS takes its task of representing these people and enterprises, in line with national needs, very seriously. The European platform for the Gears and Transmissions sector, has also developed an extensive and all-encompassing modular Gear Training Program. This program has been running since 2010 and is organized in three European countries: Belgium, Germany and the UK. Meanwhile 19 trainings were organized with over 300 participants. Provided by top gear trainers, the training covers every possible aspect in their domain – from geometry and design, through production, to quality control and failure analysis. As a new member of the Eurotrans, the MIB is currently working on adding Turkey to the list of hosting countries for this high level training sessions.

The 2019 EUROTRANS board’s meeting was hosted by HARMONIC drive in Limburg, Germany from 17-18 October. Mr Ekrem Sirman, CEO of Harmonic drive declared “Due to our many years of commitment to the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), we are delighted to host the EUROTRANS board meeting this year. The fact that our highly developed drive solutions can be found all over the world today is a fact that would not have been possible without Europe. In the course of globalization and the increasing pressure of global competition, a united Europe and a united industry are indispensable. European drive technology must strengthen itself internally in order to become more capable of acting externally. EUROTRANS is a priceless network for this,”


“By joining this association we want to reaffirm the fact that the Turkish gear industry is fully committed to contribute to the leadership position of the European Industry in the world. Strong of tight partnership with several European gears manufacturer, I-MAK illustrates how European can join their forces to acquire a stronger worldwide position and network.

Mr. Salim Haffar, International sales and marketing director, I-MAK

International sales and marketing director, I-MAK. With his passionate and curious identity, Salim Haffar, is a professional, having an international background. French director aims to introduce Turkish quality and vision to the world.

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