SMEs have learned to export by necessity.
The members of the Ankara Chamber of Industry (ASO) Iron and Metal Works Industry Committee, the guest of the Round Table, stated that they would be hopeful in 2020 if access to finance becomes easier.
GENERAL MANAGER OF AKALIN ISIL İŞLEM ÇELİK SANAYİ VE TİCARET LTD.ŞTİ ABDULLAH AKALIN:
Poor quality imported products shake the market
● Akalın Heat Treatment Çelik San ve Ticaret Ltd. Sti. and also AKL Çelik Metal San. And Foreign Trade Ltd. Sti. I am the general manager of companies.
Our dependence on foreign production in terms of stainless steel and qualified steel production continues. In this sense, the unit prices of stainless steel and super alloy steels that are needed and not produced in our country vary between $ 2,500 / ton and $ 10,000 / ton. At the same time, poor quality and non-standard, non-certified steels that come to our country through imports continue their shocking movements in the domestic market.
As you know, steel is a semi-finished product and must be subjected to final treatment, ie heat treatment processes, to become a product. Unfortunately for foreign machinery and equipment used in the heat treatment industry, unfortunately, we continue to depend on foreign countries, especially in high technology machines. While this weakens our export ability, it increases our work and labor costs and bends our waist. Expensive and labor-intensive heat treatment processes are the only way for steel to survive, and in this sense both are involved in a trigger mechanism. On the one hand, our dependence on foreign machinery and equipment, on the other hand, because we do not benefit from the state incentives because we are not included in the manufacturer class, on the other hand, while all kinds of energy costs are in the cash flow, the term payments that are imposed on us and which we cannot change yet, vary between 60-90-120 days, There are delays in the collection problems that arise afterwards and the payments that must be made to the official institutions and organizations which are related to this.