Yeşim Tekstil, which operates in the field of ready-to-wear and home textiles, continues to support the economic and socio-cultural development of the region with its investments. The company carries out production for world brands in its new production facility commissioned in Ağrı in 2019 and has recently started to produce here for the Tommy Hilfiger. Yeşim Tekstil will further strengthen its permanence in the city with the new ready-to-wear facility, which was built with an investment of approximately 20 million Euros, within the scope of its future growth plans in line with customer demands. The facility was built on a factory area of 36 thousand square meters allocated by the Governorship of Ağrı as part of Tekstilkent Project and will also contribute to employment.
Yeşim Group CEO Şenol Şankaya said that the production centre that has been brought to life is a source of pride for Turkish textiles and that Yeşim Tekstil will continue its mission of being the most trusted main supplier of world brands in the future as it has been in the past. Stating that they are always ready to take all steps focused on growth and development in accordance with this mission, Şankaya thanked all ministers and top officials who supported them, especially the Governorship of Ağrı, which led the process of implementing the Tekstilkent Project.
Yeşim Tekstil supports the development of the region with its investments in Ağrı
Şenol Şankaya said that as a part of Ağrı Tekstilkent Project, they will have the chance to contribute significantly to the employment of the region and that they will be a part of the economic development of the region. Explaining that with the given production facility, they aim to contribute to the change of not only the city but also the face of the region, Şankaya said; “We also look at the issue not only from the perspective of the economy, but also from the perspective of social responsibility. When our investment in Ağrı reaches 10 thousand people and is fully realized, our target will be to provide an additional turnover of approximately 25-30% to our current capacity. On the other hand, we will have the chance to see the vision of a city that has started to develop socio-culturally together”.
One of the groups that employ the highest number of female employees under a single roof in Turkey, Yeşim Tekstil will increase the number of employees in the facility to 5,000 by 2025 with the completion of the new investment program, which it has directed with the aim of being permanent in the Ağrı region, and its first employment target will be achieved.
“Unemployment is the most important problem in Ağrı”
Expressing that Ağrı is one of the most suitable cities for development and investment, Şenol Şankaya said that they trust the people of Ağrı and that they will continue to grow by taking firm and stable steps in order to be permanent in the region. Şankaya emphasized that the most important problem in Ağrı is unemployment; “With the research carried out by the Governorship of Ağrı, it was focused on a sector that can rapidly start production in the region and provide job opportunities for many people in order to solve the problem in question, and it was decided on the textile sector”.
Noting that they promised not only a production area but also a quality of life in Ağrı at this point, Şankaya stated that they will keep Yeşim Tekstil’s principle of ‘People First’ alive in their facilities here as well. Relayed that they will increase the living standards of the local people with the social compliance conditions they will apply for the nursery and employees they will open here, Şankaya announced that they will create a working culture in the industry business line.
“Reverse migration may even be possible”
Şenol Şankaya stated that in addition to all their activities, they also kept the option of developing cooperation with partners in the region active. “From this point of view, I can say that we are moving forward with a much larger ecosystem, not only with Ağrı, but also with other suppliers in the region. This joint synergy will provide very important gains both for Yeşim Group and for the economic development of our country,” Şankaya concluded his words as follows:
“We have always trusted and will continue to trust our country and the hardworking people of these lands. We see how much potential Ağrı has. As our investments grow in the Eastern Anatolia Region, we will also contribute to the prevention of migration to the west. Preventing migration will also enable the citizens of the region to live in clover by staying in their own country. After a while, we may even have a chance to pave the way for reverse migration”.