SAY Polymers BV

22/01/2007 (15:50)

Brief History

Yapkim Yavuzlar Plastik ve Kimya San. Tic. A.S. was founded by Sadettin Yavuz in 1987 as the first company of the group and it deals with plastic feedstock trading. In 1992, ABS Dis Tic. Ltd. Sti. was established by the group in order to meet the growing import demand for plastics.  Following the second company, Say Polymers B.V was founded in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 1998 with aim of trading plastic feedstock and satisfying the import feedstock needs of companies in Turkey.

The group imports feedstocks and sells these products in the local market as well as selling Petkim material to the companies located in Turkey.  Say Polymers B.V, the group's affiliated company, makes sales to West Europe from its ex-warehouse in the Netherlands to East Europe and former Eastern Bloc countries from its ex-warehouse in Istanbul.  Additionally, it sells import material to the companies in Turkey.

The deliveries can either be made directly by containers and semi trucks or from ex-warehouses and bonded warehouses in Istanbul, Izmir and Mersin. In line with the need for growing logistics, the group is in the process of constructing a bonded warehouse on a 20.000 m2 closed area in Silivri, Istanbul.

The group adopted "Providing the best customer service" as a principle and has 65 staff employed.

Product Range

  • - PP (homopolymer, block copolymer, random copolymer grades)
  • - PVC (SPVC k58, k65-65, k67-68, k70)
  • - HDPE (pipe, injection, blow molding, film, raffia)
  • - LDPE (injection, film, lamination)
  • - LLDPE (C4, C6, C8 injection, film, rotational)
  • - PS (GPPS, HIPS injection, extrusion)

Plastics Volume

Total plastic feedstock trading volume of the group was 443,000 tons in 2006. The distribution of the products in the portfolio is mentioned below.

  • LDPE               12%
  • HDPE              9%
  • PP                  18%
  • PVC                60%
  • PS                    1%

Supply Sources

The group mainly supplies its feedstock from the Oltchim PVC plant in Romania, in addition to China, South Korea, Uzbekistan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the EU Countries, Russia, Ukraine, Libya, Brazil, Mexico, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Japan, South Africa, Qatar, UAE and the USA.

The group's first company Yapkim is marketing the Petkim products.

The group attaches importance to fast delivery, product quality and attractive prices in feedstock supply.

Expansion Plans

The group is willing to expand its international sales volume to the world through the use of worldwide trading tools, with the help of improvements in communication opportunities. The group is determined to expand, supported by Turkey's position and the strategic advantage of Istanbul.

An official from the group said their success stems from delivering customer satisfaction through providing total quality services.

ChemOrbis/Internet Strategy

An official from one of the group's companies stated the internet is a part of everyday life and that in this context, the effects of ChemOrbis on the plastics community cannot be denied. The official also noted that market players who can come together occasionally can gather in a virtual environment anytime, which makes the market faster and more truthful.

Stating that the opportunity to reach thousands of buyers and sellers with a single move attracts market players, the official noted that so far as a ChemOrbis member, they have mostly benefitted from daily e-mails and RFPs .

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