The factory is one of a kind in Aydın and carries out production at two factories situated on 12,500 square meter field. The factory exports gold cake doilies and salmon backing boards to 42 countries including Iraq, Syria, Qatar, Dubai, the UK and Germany by processing 13 truckload of waste paper collected from İzmir, Denizli and Aydın into cardboards.
“20 MILLION USD EXPORT VOLUME”
Industrialist and businessperson Polat Güven remarked that the company expects to receive state aid and they aim to reach 20 million USD export volume by 2023 through increasing the capacity of the factory, where 80 employees work in Nazilli, but has not been able to find the required land for the new factory. AK Party Aydın Parliament Member Mustafa Savaş visited businessperson Mr. Güven and listened to his demands.
“WE ARE READY TO GROW”
Mechanical Engineer MSc Polat Güven, who set up his business after his graduation in 1983, mentioned that the company needed a 100 decare land and state aid in order to enhance the employment and the physical structure of the company. Mr. Güven stated: “The company has grown through its own means to this day. If we had received financial aids in the first place, we would have grown ten times. We would like to make new investments, yet we have not been able to find a land in ideal dimensions in Organized Industrial Zone. The company also wants to benefit from state aids for export.”
“WE WILL TAKE CARE OF IT”
Parliament Member Mustafa Savaş brought the statements of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to mind regarding the grant of the state aids to industrialists and businesspeople who enhance the production capacity by increasing the employment rate, make and improve investments for export at every opportunity and said: “The government provides grants and aids for export”. We need to produce in order to prosper as a country. With the production, there comes employment and export, therefore we would develop as a country. I congratulate businesspeople like you on playing a key role in production and employment, the government holds you dear. Thus, we will take care of the provision of the land the factory requires.”
“WE ARE HERE FOR YOU ALL THE TIME”
AK Party Representative Savaş expressed that he was glad to visit Retek, which contributes to Aydın’s employment capability and boosts the country’s economy by making investments for export and continued: “Saving 500 thousand trees from being cut down by recycling waste paper should not be overlooked. The factory makes a major contribution to the economy of Aydın and the country. The number of such factories should increase. There are 7 Organized Industrial Zones in the city and we need to raise the capacity of these zones. We were informed that Mr. Güven faced difficulties about finding land and in we are going to help him with this matter. As we always say, it is our responsibility to help out those who want to contribute to this country’s development.”
“WE WILL KEEP ON INCREASING THE FINANCIAL AIDS WE PROVIDE”
Savaş reminded that AK Party’s initiatives to boost export continues and said: “As AK Party, we are continuously thriving to increase export volume. We are already providing loans via Eximbank and other banks. 2002’s 36 billion USD export volume increased to 180 billion USD. The government is willing to use every means for enhancing export volume and capacity. Furthermore, Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Treasure and Finance provide financial aids regarding the domestic production of the intermediate goods that we currently import. We will keep on increasing the financial aids we provide.”