Rasim Selçuk, Feedtech Makine: “We have gained 15 years of technological experience with the license of the world’s leading companies. Now, engineering and research and development studies are continuing in one of the leading technical universities of Europe. As a result of all this, in the future, we aim to be one of the most technologically advanced producers in the world for the production of feed mill machines.”
Feed Planet Magazine has come together this month with Feedtech Makine Sanayi. Ltd.Şti. Chairman Rasim Selçuk. Feedtech, which started producing feed mills in 1998, today produces all the machines needed from the fish feed mills to the facilities that produce cattle feed. Feedtech, which has been exporting to many countries, now also serves with its own engineering company in the Netherlands.
Could you tell us about Feedtech Makine’s story and how it has reached this success?
Our family business started the establishment by the family of one of Turkey’s first special feed mills in Kırşehir in 1969. When I finished the Aircraft Engineering education, I got into the sector by commissioning our 2nd feed mill in Bolu. From feed production in 1998; we started to build complex facilities by building feed mills machines.
We started the machine production by signing a licensing agreement with the worldwide companies which were and are now the leading companies. Thus, we have brought the most advanced technologies in the world to Turkey with a very reasonable price.
Which technological solutions do you contribute to the feed industry with the machines? Could you mention on which technological production for the particular feed groups you are specializing?
We produce all the machines and install complex facilities for the fish feed mills, cat-dog food mills, ovine-cattle feed and poultry feed mills.
Could you give us information about your role and place in the feed industry and your share in the feed technologies market? Can you tell us how many installations or systems you have installed so far?
As I said, we had been producing under the license of the world’s leading machinery producers for 15 years and exporting to 20 countries and establishing facilities. We were not able to export to European countries while producing under license. For this reason, we ended our license agreement 3 years ago and now we mainly export to European countries, mainly to England and Finland.
Could you give some information about your activities abroad? What countries have you reached so far?
So far, we have sold machinery and established facilities to countries such as China, Vietnam, South Africa, Finland, England, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Slovakia, Iran, Syria, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
How do you serve your customers for technical support?
When needed, our service staff can provide service almost on a 7/24 basis. We can also serve abroad through our dealers.
From your strategy on innovation or innovative solutions, could you talk about your point of view?
After the license agreement, we set up our own engineering company in the Netherlands and started working on the improvements in our machines. Our office is located in the Eindhoven University of Technology’s Advanced Technology Campus.
Could you talk about Feedtech’s future plans and goals? How do you see the future of the world feed market and your future role in this market?
To summarize the aforementioned, we started from the feed production section years ago and gained experience in business administration. Later, we acquired 15 years of technological experience with the license of the world’s leading companies. Now, engineering and research-development studies are continuing in one of the leading technical universities of Europe. As a result of all this, in the future we aim to be one of the most technologically advanced producers of feed mill machinery in the world.
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