PETLAS  FROM YESTERDAY TO TODAY (CHOROLOGICAL IMPROVEMENTS)

PETLAS BECAME AN ISSUE DURING CYPRUS PEACE OPERATION IN 1974 WHEN MILITARY AIRCRAFTS COULD NOT OBTAIN TIRES.

FOR THIS REASON DURING 1976 GROUND BREAKING HAS BEN REALIZED AND LONG INVESTMENT PERIOD TOOK 14 YEARS AND FINALLY PRODUCTION STARTED IN 1990.

AT THE SAME YEAR THE FACTORY HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN THE PRIVATIZATION PROGRAM BY THE GOVERNMENT WHICH CONTINUED UNTIL 1997. DURING THIS PERIOD NO INVESTMENT HAS BEEN DONE. DURING 1994 THE FACTORY CLOSED FOR AWHILE BUT WITH THE REACTION OF THE LOCAL PEOPLE IT STARTED AGAIN.

THE KOMBASSAN GROUP HAS BOUGHT THE FACTORY IN 1997 AND FOLLOWING 8 YEARS ALSO THERE HAS BEEN NO INVESTMENTS DONE.

AT MARCH 2005 ABDULKADIR OZCAN GROUP HAS BOUGHT PETLAS FACTORY FROM KOMBASSAN GROUP AND AT THE SAME YEAR 50 MILLION USD INVESTMENT HAS BEEN STARTED. THE INVESTMENT HAVE BEEN MADE ON MAINLY  PASSENGER AND LIGHT TRUCK GROUPS AND FINALIZED IN 2007.

PLANT LOCATION

PETLAS HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED ON 2 MILLION SQM AREA WITH 200.000 SQM COVERED AREA.

PRODUCTION- CAPACITY AND INVESTMENT

PETLAS HAS BEEN WORKING AT 35-40 % CAPACITY BETWEEN 1990-97 AND MAXIMUM 50% BETWEEN 1997-2005.

THE CAPACITY INCREASED TO 70 % IN 2006, 75 % IN 2007, 80 % IN 2008 AND 85 % IN 2009 AND  90 % IN 2010 CAPACITY USAGE.

AFTER INVESTING 50 MILLION USD ON PASSENGER AND LIGHT TRUCK GROUPS, THE PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN WELL ACCEPTED IN THE MARKET BY THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE. FOR THIS REASON THE CAPACITY WAS NOT ENOUGH FOR THE DEMAND AND THE COMPANY DECIDED TO MAKE ADDITIONAL INVESTMENTS OF 170 MILLION USD WHICH WILL CONTINUE UNTIL 2013.

AT THE END OF THE INVESTMENTS, THE TOTAL CAPACITY WILL REACH TO 120.000 TONS/YEAR.

OUR TARGET IS TO INCREASE SALE CHANNELS AND ESPECIALLY EXPORTS AND UTILIZE CAPACITY FULLY.  

PERSONNEL

DURING 1997 PRODUCTION CAPACITY  WAS 33 % AND 926 PEOPLE WERE WORKING. AT THE END OF 2009 CAPACITY HAS INCREASED TO 85 % AND THE TOTAL WORKERS WERE 1400.

AT THE END OF INVESTMENT PERIOD THE  NUMBER WILL PLAN TO REACH TO 2250 PEOPLE TO PRODUCE FULL CAPACITY.

AIRCRAFT TIRES

OUR COMPANY IS THE ONLY TIRE MANUFACTURER IN TURKEY THAT HAS NO FOREIGN CAPITAL AND ALSO THE ONLY ONE WHICH PRODUCES AIRCRAFT TIRES. THE PURPOSE OF THE ESTABLISHING THE FACTORY WAS THAT.

OUR COMPANY PRODUCES TIRES FOR TURKISH AIR FORCES AND SUPPLY TO THEM.

OUR CAPACITY IS FAR ABOVE THE AIR FORCES DEMAND. FOR THIS REASON OUR MARKETING ACTIVITIES CONTINUE TO EXPORT ESPECIALLY F 16 TIRES.

ON THE OTHER HAND OUR COMPANY PRODUCES PANZER TIRES FOR THE LAND AND GENDARMERIE FORCES.

THE NEW OWNERS OF PETLAS MAKE THE NECESSARY INVESTMENTS TO MAKE PETLAS AS THE COMPETITIVE POSITION IN TURKEY AND IN THE WORLD MARKETS  AND THE EMPLOYEES WORKING DAY AND NIGHT TO ACHIEVE THIS TARGET…