Mogul Tekstil Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd Sti- a private conglomerate, incorporated in 1995, located in Turkey, commenced its operations in 1997. Offering a wide range of products Mogul is involved in production and sale of nonwovens. The product portfolio composes of 100% PP spunbond nonwovens, Pet spunbond nonwovens, meltblown nonwovens, coated/laminated fabrics and converted products made from nonwovens and composites. Mogul takes pride to be the first company to initiate the Spunbond, Meltblown, SMS production in Turkey, and has grown to be the niche supplier for PP spunbond and sole supplier for pet spunbond and meltblown nonwovens in domestic as well as international markets. Major share of its production is exported to more than 40 countries on 4 continents. Mogul is ranked among Top 1000 exporter companies and industrial companies (for turnover) in Turkey, and had set new Guinness record for making 2 biggest flag by its fabrics. Turkish by nationality, aged 39, Mr Serkan Gogus is the Commercial Director of Mogul. Mr Gogus is a graduate in Textile Engineering, Ege University, Turkey. He did his Masters of Business Administration from Istanbul University (Turkey). Edana’s General Assembly has elected Mr Gogus as Board members on 30th May 2007. Speaking with Face2Face team, Mr Serkan Gogus throws light on Nonwovens industry’s rendition in present times.
Mogul serves innovative, versatile and indispensable field of Nonwovens. Over the years of your dealing with this kind of industry, what would you quote as the element behind your success and niche?
Mogul has focused on industrial applications since beginning. We always tried to diversify our product portfolio and broaden our product offerings. You can name only few mid size companies like us which have such wide range of product technologies and products. We always followed developments in equipment and raw material, additive, chemical industries and applied these in our business. We have been innovative and developed some unique products like Mhv Fluorescent Nonwoven, Asterion pulp added melt blown and luminous and odoured fabrics. We always participated in important nonwoven exhibitions and keep our presence high in marketplace.
Please let us know your views about global industry’s rendition in present times.
We are going through difficult times. Financial crisis affecting business globally and we observe a decline in demand in all markets. This crisis is also forming a new world order and reshaping the business models. People are more looking for cost effective solutions and demand is becoming more instant i.e companies are ordering when they need something so you need to be flexible with amounts and delivery times to meet these demands. We believe starting from 2010 markets will get better and companies that can adapt to this new trend will survive and grow.
As a vigilant market observer, tracking how the markets are changing, what can you tell us from a geographic point of view?
Geographically tough still; North America and Europe will continue to be the major markets, growth is more seen in Far East (China mainly), India, Russia, some parts of South America. So, with slowing growth rates western countries are slowing in demand but aging population in these countries shall be creating new markets and demand. We see significant growth in emerging countries and we observe the move of world center from west to east as it was in former times.
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