A message of unity was given by emphasizing the importance of the unity and solidarity of our country with the slogan "We Are One under This Roof" at the 1st Dealer Meeting organized by Mekpan Panel in Antalya.
Chairman of the Board Celalettin Hakan Katırcı, Factory Manager Salih Emre Ünübol, Sales Manager Halil Karagöz, Production Planning Officer Erşen Bay, Sales Officers Uğur Karakurt and Köksal Tarhan of Mekpan Panel, and many of the company's domestic and international dealers attended the 1st Dealers Meeting of Mekpan Metal Panel Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Company held at the Regnum Carya Golf and SPA Resort hotel in Antalya Belek.
Speaking after the moment of silence for all our martyrs and the singing of the National Anthem, Mekpan Panel Chairman of the Board Celalettin Hakan Katırcı said; “The unity and solidarity of our country are important to us” and continued his speech as follows: “We are delighted to be together with you, our esteemed dealers at our 1st Dealer Meeting, which we held for the first time with the slogan of 'We are One under This Roof', emphasizing the importance of our country's unity and solidarity. May Allah always preserve the unity and harmony of our country. We are happy to hold our first dealer meeting with you here today. Before I begin my words, may God have mercy on all our martyrs who fought heroically for the continuity of our country and nation, and my condolences to their relatives and our nation. May God help our soldiers. In this first dealer meeting, which we held for the first time with the slogan of 'We are One under This Roof', we have come a long way with our solution partners in this geography, where we work in close cooperation from east to west, and from south to north. I would like to thank all our friends who contributed to this cause.
Let me tell you a little about ourselves. Our story of entering the building-construction sector begins with the cold iron processing business set up by my grandfather Hasan Katırcı in 1945. Here, I would like to commemorate my grandfather Hasan Katırcı with mercy and gratitude; may he rest in peace. My father Mehmet Katırcı's long-term struggle in the business world, which started as an apprentice to my grandfather, continued in the construction sector as of 1960. He built residences and business centres in various locations. And he eventually retired in 2011. While I wish him a long life, I would like to thank him for his support to us and contributions to the sector. On the other hand, I worked in the agriculture and livestock sector between 2002 and 2009 besides the construction works. In 2010, I decided to enter the construction industry. In 2011, we started the production of sandwich panels, important insulation and building material in industrial architecture, and established Mekpan Panel. As Mekpan Panel, our production continues in an open area of 36 thousand square meters and a closed area of 8 thousand square meters. We are now able to meet 7% of our country's sandwich panel needs with our 35 domestic and international dealers. Thanks to the production technology we have, we make the most efficient and high-quality production with a single line in Turkey. We provide direct employment to 50 people. Thanks to you, our valuable solution partners, we also provide indirect employment to hundreds of people. On this path, we continue by saying, 'We are One under This Roof’; the added value we will provide to our country and nation is a kind of social responsibility for us. And when it comes to speaking about our social responsibility project, as Katırcı family, we undertook the construction of a Secondary School, Family Health Center, and a mosque. We, as Mekpan Panel will continue to undertake such social responsibility projects. While we are proud of the work we have accomplished together as the Mekpan family, I sincerely believe that we will move forward together towards the goals we believe we will achieve and that we will increase in number with each passing day. As I come to the end of my words, I would like to thank you for attending our dealer meeting and everyone and Düzey Turizm who contributed to the organization of this dealer meeting. I say 'We Are All One under This Roof'.”
We believe in fair trade and gentlemanly competition
In his speech, Mekpan Panel Factory Manager Salih Emre Ünübol stated that as Mekpan Panel, they act with the vision of fair trade and gentlemanly competition; and continued as follows: “I wish that this meeting we held will strengthen our fellowship and business partnership and that 2018 will be a healthy, successful, fruitful and profitable year for all of us. At this point, we, as the Mekpan Panel family, have grown by 45 percent every year. With this growth, our investments to improve machine performance and product quality continued. We fully automated the Polyurethane division, which is the heart of our production line. We are now using 75% of our installed capacity. Although there are some slowdowns in the sector, we are using over 75 percent of our production capacity today. Of course, you, our esteemed dealers, have contributed a lot to our success. I congratulate and thank you all for this. As Mekpan Panel, acting with the vision of fair trade and gentlemanly competition, we put people at the heart of everything we do. We believe that business can also be done with moral values. We have come to these days by believing that success comes with teamwork. We believe in the future of Mekpan Panel. We believe in the power of this big family to which you also belong. We have faith in the future of our country. Together we will continue to work towards this goal.”
We Export to More than 30 Countries
Stating that Mekpan Panel exports to more than 30 countries, Mekpan Panel Sales Manager Halil Karagöz said: “Dear business partners, I'd like to welcome you all and thank everyone for coming to Mekpan Panel Dealer Meeting. Mekpan Panel has achieved considerable brand equity in the domestic and international markets. We have 35 domestic and international dealers, and we export to more than 30 countries in foreign markets. At the same time, we contribute to the country's economy by earning foreign exchange. We have managed to grow by increasing our production capacity day by day. This success belongs to every one of us. I thank you all on behalf of my company. Changing market conditions and an increasingly competitive environment are making our jobs more challenging day by day. Under these conditions, we have created an alternative collection system so that you, our esteemed dealers, can be more competitive. This system eliminates the exchange rate risk in your purchases, provides price advantage, and offers different instalments and alternative payment methods to the end user. I say "We are one under this roof, we are a family", and I thank you again and wish you a pleasant time during your stay”.
After the speeches, National Sportsman and World Billiards Champion Semih Saygıner told the dealers his life and success story and performed a special billiards show. The billiard table used in the show was presented to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mekpan Panel Celalettin Hakan Katırcı by the dealers. Semih Saygıner and Celalettin Hakan Katırcı played billiards together.
The Mekpan Panel Dealer Meeting, which lasted for two days, concluded with a gala dinner and the presentation of awards to the dealers with the highest sales volumes.