Turkish construction machinery manufacturer HİDROMEK has reached a key milestone in its operations. The firm has now sold over 50,000 items of equipment to customers in over 100 countries on six continents.
The firm employs around 2,000 people and builds machines in six production facilities, with five in Turkey, four of which are in the capital, Ankara, and another in Izmir, while the sixth facility is at Chonburi in Thailand. In addition, the firm is building a new production facility campus located in an area of 1.4 million m2 in Ankara. The first part of this facility to start operation was the component factory and this produces major components such as gearboxes, axles, hydraulic reducers and hydraulic cylinders. However, construction of the new excavator facility on the campus is still underway. This is planned to commence operation in 2022 and will increase production capacity.
Backhoe loaders and crawler excavators are the machines HİDROMEK produces in largest volumes. However the firm also makes wheeled excavators, wheeled loaders, graders and single drum rollers.
The company has continued its research and development programme during 2020, despite the tough economic conditions imposed by the current pandemic. The firm has plans to introduce new products to the market this year for its crawler excavator, backhoe loader, soil compactor and wheeled loader ranges.
Having Algeria, Bulgaria, Tunisia, South Africa, Argentina, Philippines, Indonesia, Chile, Spain, France, Russia and Australia in its main export markets, HİDROMEK supplied machines to more than 80 countries in 2020. While adding new markets such as Czech Republic, Taiwan, Malta, Guam, Ivory Coasts and Sierra Leone to its export route, HİDROMEK re-started exportation to Mexico and Saudi Arabia. HİDROMEK also added new members to its dealership network which consists of more than 80 countries.
Vice chairman and general manager Ahmet Bozkurt commented, “We have always supported our customers with our wide product range and after sales services. In domestic market, we increased the market share of many of our products. Despite the global situation, we had a successful year abroad as well. We think that 2021 will be a better year than 2020 with the continuation of public investments and the demands in the construction sector. In this context, while increasing our share in existing markets, we aim to open up to new markets, expand our dealership network and meet the demands of our customers by adding new products to our product range; thus, strengthen our place in global industry”.