This issue, we interviewed Hüseyin Kaya, Finance Manager of Hasan Kaya Steel Construction. He says steel construction is used more commonly in construction of milling facilities, since steel has better resistance to vibration than concrete, and states that with the advanced technology, they are performing tests continuously to improve welding quality of steel. Hüseyin Kaya shares with us the projects, objectives and R&D studies of Hasan Kaya Steel Construction.
Hasan Kaya Steel Construction is one of the leading companies in building steel constructions. Could you tell us about the history of Hasan Kaya Steel Construction?
First of all, I would like to thank you for your interest in our company. Hasan Kaya Steel Construction was founded at a 50 m2 workshop in the old industrial area in 2001, and in the beginning, it was only engaged in iron joinery and small-scale structural steel work, and we had one bag welding, a whipsaw and flex at our workshop. Our diligence in everything we do has returned to in the form of bigger projects. In the following 3 years, we moved our company to a 300 m2 building, and 2 years later to a 1000 m2 building. At the end of this growth process, in 2008, we took the first official step toward being a corporate and officially registered the Hasan Kaya Steel Construction Company. In 2011, we built a facility building on 12,000 m2, including 7000 m2 indoor area, with a vast machinery track, where we still continue our operations. Being a company that continuously adapts itself to the development and advances in local and global industry has been our greatest advantage.
Could you tell us about the projects you have completed so far and will complete in the future?
As Hasan Kaya Steel Construction, we were only building silo buildings until 2005. In 2005, we embarked on the milling industry and since 2005 we construct milling facilities. Currently our top customers are the milling facilities. We have completed dozens of large and small scale milling facilities in 40 countries around the world. Our references include 3 of the 5 leading companies in this industry. We aim to become a desired and indispensable company in the milling industry.
Do you manufacture all the materials that are used in your constructions? Why do we use steel construction in buildings more today?
We can undertake all preliminary manufacturing processes at our facility, but we purchase raw materials and fittings from abroad.
Architectural freedom, stability, section adequacy, demountability and statics make steel constructions the best building type currently available.
Why is steel construction better preferred in flour facilities?
Most importantly, steel construction is used more commonly in construction of milling facilities, since steel has better resistance to vibration than concrete. Besides, fast manufacture of steel and its quick installation play an important role in making it better preferred.
In how many countries has Hasan Kaya constructed buildings for milling facilities since 2000? How do you provide service abroad?
Since the milling industry is the window of our company opening abroad, our export products consist of in-silo building, which we call milling deck and compact. Today, Hasan Kaya Steel Construction has exported its products to 40 countries around the world so far.
Could you tell us about your R&D activities and the relevant budget? Which areas do you focus on in your R&D activities?
To answer this question, I would like to open up our structure that follows innovative technology. With the advanced technology, we are performing tests continuously to improve welding quality of steel, and we look for new ways of offering this to our customers in the fastest and most reliable way. As a recent example to our R&D activities, we added a welding robot to our machinery track last month. Before we bought our welding machine, which is used in manufacturing silos, it took five foremen to boil a silo in a day, but now the machine can do it on its own. Thus, we can refer five employees who were assigned to this task to other duties and created a speed loop in the facility. We have several R&D projects underway. We allocate a considerable amount in our budget to R&D.
What would be your final remarks about your company or about the industry?
Hasan Kaya Steel Construction wishes good luck and success to everyone representing Turkey abroad, and who are affected by the shrinkage in our export market and by the global fluctuations in the foreign currency rates.