Onat Onater, Yemvit: “We help the growth of our industry with our progress without compromising quality, our ability to empathize with our customers, our speed in offering services and our solution-oriented approach, and also we grow with the support of our industry.”
One of the guests of Feed Planet Magazine is Yemvit, a leading name in feed industry. Starting its journey in 1987, Yemvit provides its customer a global level production understanding with its large product portfolio consisting of premixes, amino acids, toxin binders, anti-salmonella, growth supporters, chaff quality regulators, vegetable extracts, calf feed, rumen protective products and feed additive excipients.
Stating that they produce premix for about 600.000 tons/month of feed production, Onat Onater, General Manager of Yemvit says: “We support the industrialization and growth process of our industry with our capacity and our services, and we aim to continue proceeding along our path in the future by growing our share via development.”
We talked with Onater about the history of Yemvit, product groups, technologies that the company use, the place of the company in the market and future projects. We take the details from Onater…
Could you share with us the history of Yemvit?
Yemvit started its activities in 1987. Since we entered the industry, we have been growing while increasing our market share. We have developed our work by constantly renewing ourselves with our unlimited R&D budget, well-trained expert team and use of technology. We fulfill our mission in production at global standards with our products which are supplied by international quality-certified companies, without compromising our decisive stance in the industry and our quality.
Our company is certified for ISO 9001, ISO 22000 and GMP, and will continue its quality policy with its innovative products.
Could you tell us about the areas of activity, product groups and raw material sources of Yemvit?
Our product groups include vitamin/mineral premixes, amino acids, toxin binders, anti-salmonella, growth support, chaff quality regulators, vegetable extracts, calf feed, rumen protective products and feed additive excipients.
We supply our raw material from reputable companies that globally recognized for their quality. At Yem-Vit, our primary principle is never compromising our quality, and therefore we are very strict in choosing our suppliers. We mainly import from Europe, as well as from India and China.
Could you tell us about your manufacturing facilities, your capacity and your technologies? What is the level of use of capacity and technology at your company?
In our current manufacturing facility, we produce premix for about 600.000 tons/month of feed production. Besides, our new manufacturing facility will be commissioned very soon. Particularly the production line in our new facility is far beyond the leading manufacturers in the world. In the system, all transportation is done via air transfer and helix. With the special weighings at every point of the system, it can be continuously and regularly controlled, and since all weighings are automatic, minimum error level is achieved by using minimum manpower. With the new facility, our capacity will be increased by 3 folds. Our facilities are constantly improved and renovated according to current technological developments. The location of our new facility is very convenient to make such changes and amendments.
What is the position and role of Yemvit in Turkish feed industry? What can you tell about your position in the industry? What do you think about the reasons that your customers prefer Yemvit?
We are one of the leading players offering services in the feed additive industry in Turkey, in terms of our premix production volume and our sales market. We manufacture premix for an average 600,000 tones/month of feed production. We support the industrialization and growth process of our industry with our capacity and our services, and we aim to continue proceeding along our path in the future by growing our share via development.
We help the growth of our industry with our progress without compromising quality, our ability to empathize with our customers, our speed in offering services and our solution-oriented approach and we grow with the support of our industry.
Could you give us some information about the abroad organization of Yemvit? Do you have any projects for exports and do you export to any country?
We have been actively selling our products in the foreign markets since 2014. Our priority market is Africa, where we our sell our products through our distributors, as well as direct exports. Besides, we also export to Russia and Turkic Republics. We participate in exhibitions abroad or directly visit our foreign customers to increase our sales. We currently export our products to 15 countries.
Could you tell us about your recent or planned investments, if any? What are the future targets of Yemvit?
In 2016 we invested in a new facility to increase our manufacturing capacity. Now, our facility is almost completed. Our facility is equipped with a fully-automatic micro dosaging technology including a closed circuit manufacturing system. Besides, we are planning to establish a laboratory in 2017. We aim to offer more comprehensive services to our industry and our customers by implementing our quality and control system inside the company with the new laboratory, which is currently under construction. While deciding on our investments, our priority target is the added value that we can provide to the industry and our customers. We manage our investments accordingly. Besides this added value, quality and trust is paramount for us. As one of the leading companies in the industry, with our current investments and our investments towards our goals in the future, we continue to support our customers with quality and safe services and products that respond to their needs.
What is your R&D budget at Yemvit? What is the approach of Yemvit for R&D and innovation?
In today’s global economy, where competition is strong, the concepts of R&D, novelty and innovation are what will enable companies to stand out. We do not have a specific number for our R&D activities; however, we have an unlimited budget, which we spend according to the seasonal needs of the industry and the company. We take initiatives to constantly improve our company with this budget. We value our relationship with the universities and foreign companies. It is very important for us to keep up with latest developments, to improve our team and our customers, and thus contribute to the industry.
At Yemvit, our R&D approach is to follow technological developments with our well-trained expert team and to develop and manufacture affordable, environment-friendly products which are fit for human and animal health, responding the needs of the present and the future, providing added value, making a difference in the competition.
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