Boyplast, which produces for the white goods sector in two separate production facilities in Eskişehir and Tekirdağ Çerkezköy, exports 10 percent of its production directly and 70 percent indirectly.
Bringing a pilot-scale investment in biotechnology to Turkey for the first time in order to create a sustainable ecosystem, Boyplast is preparing to become Turkey’s first bacterial-based bioplastic (PHB) producer with Innovaplast Biotechnology Inc. established in 2020 to develop environmentally friendly raw materials that can be an alternative to petroleum-based plastics.
Boyplast, which started its activities with one employee in an area of 250 square meters in 2001 by four young entrepreneurs, today serves the white goods industry as a sub-industry with more than 500 employees in two production facilities with a total closed area of 20 thousand square meters in Eskişehir and Tekirdağ Çerkezköy. Stating that they have reached today with intense effort and work tempo in line with the goals they have set, Boyplast Chairman Metin Saraç said that they produce for leading companies in the white goods industry such as Arçelik, Haier, Vitra and BSH, and that they are the plastic solution partner of Aselsan.
Pointing out that they process approximately 10 million kg of raw materials annually, Saraç said, “We have different processes from mold design to mold production, from injection to gas injection, from blowmolding to welding, assembly, printing and painting in both of our plants. We produce hundreds of parts used in refrigerators, washing machines, dryers and ovens.” Pointing out that they have achieved their long-standing goal of reaching the final product with ‘Zuchca’, which they have registered as a trademark on small household appliances, Saraç said, “We have had the dream of creating our own brand for a long time. In this context, we have developed a product that will enable the mixing of foods such as soups, puddings and sauces without stopping while cooking with the ‘Kario’ brand, which we have patented by registering a trademark with Zuchca, and started its sales. We will continue to produce different innovative products under the Zuchca brand.”
Stating that they have developed environmentally friendly raw materials that can be an alternative to petroleum-based plastics with InnovaPlast Biotechnology Inc. established within Boyplast, Saraç underlined that they are preparing to become Turkey’s first bacterial-based bioplastic (PHB) producer. Noting that they will produce approximately 10 tons of PHB annually with the factory they will commission in Eskişehir, Saraç said that since the raw material they will produce is not petroleum-based but bacteria-based, it can be biodegraded by 100 percent after meeting with the terrestrial or aquatic ecosystem. Sharing the information that the production facilities under construction will have a closed area of one thousand square meters, Saraç said, “After many years of R&D studies, we have achieved success in developing new processes with high efficiency related to PHB production processes. We made an investment decision by having biocompatibility tests at international standards. We are Turkey’s first and only commercial enterprise in PHB raw material production.”
Metin Saraç explained that they provide management of all operations such as production, quality, testing, maintenance, etc. from order to shipment with İntif AŞ, which they established to produce applicable solutions by realizing ERP, finance, cost and digitalization software for the production and service sector, and shared the following information: “As a company born from the heart of production, we develop test and automation systems that enable the production of products with higher quality, less cycle times and in larger quantities. We provide all kinds of support for IT processes such as computer hardware, network, server and security.”
Stating that they continue to grow by increasing their capacity and process diversity by making serious investments almost every year, Metin Saraç said that they also increase their export figures in parallel. Stating that they make direct exports to Poland, South Africa, Russia, Germany and Romania with 10 percent of the products they produce, Saraç underlined that they realize indirect exports at a rate of 70 percent.