Operating in the textile industry as a family company since 1922 Berteks Tekstil A.Ş. has been located in Bursa Demirtaş Organized Industrial Zone which is the biggest industrial zone in Bursa since 1983. The company has 1200 employees working in all stages of the manufacturing of fabrics in the integrated manufacturing plant on an area of approximately 80,000 m2. Berteks Tekstil, part of Berteks Group of Companies grows with its 4th generation owners building on the knowledge and experience of 100 years and new technologies and gets stronger with its excellent service approach and high standard product quality and is one of the leading companies in the industry. The company exports 85% of its home textile products to more than 50 countries in 5 continents including Europe, Australia, and America.
In line with its core strategy of branding, Berteks Tekstil has a wide range of registered sub-brands, each with its own value including “Dolce Vita,’’ “Startül” “Pescofil” “Secure” “Pescreen”, “Blocky”, “Acusta”, “Plicell” and “W-All”, “Verty’’ which offer decorative fabrics, upholstery fabrics, curtains with different mechanisms, coated fabrics, pleated curtains, shirt fabrics, and technical textiles.
Berteks Tekstil adds value to its stakeholders and brings style to living environments with its high quality and functional and innovative products manufactured through eco-friendly processes. The company’s R&D center develops innovative products processes and ensures continuous development together with Berteks Academy which improves qualifications and skills of the employees and the company manages its branding and institutionalization processes with the Turquality program. The company carries out social responsibility projects based on the knowledge that the only way our country can have a successful future is by having all organizations aware of their social responsibilities.
About Berteks R&D Center
Berteks has been adopting ever-changing and developing technology to improve its product quality and to strengthen its position and completed successfully Onsite R&D Center Application and Evaluation process of the Department of Science, Industry, and Technology in 2016 and became the 19th R&D center in the textile industry. Berteks R&D Center has 280 m² offices, a laboratory of 471 m² and R&D weaving machines on an area of 110 m² which makes a total of 861 m². There are 3 different laboratories in the R&D Center: R&D laboratories, physics laboratory, and chemistry laboratory. The R&D Center consists of the R&D Project Management, Design & Product Development, Process Development, Software Development, R&D Laboratory, R&D Sample Production, R&D Support, Intellectual Rights Departments.
Thanks to its strong infrastructure, the R&D laboratories perform flammability tests, light fastness, yarn and fabric rubbing fastness, washing fastness, water fastness, sweat fastness, colour fastness tests, Martindale abrasion and piling test, moisture test, resistance tests and fiber analyses.
Product simulations and tests are carried out in the chemistry and physics laboratories. Experiments with colouring agents and chemicals, process development activities, activities to reduce costs and improve efficiency and relevant tests are the main work carried out in the R&D center. The library in the R&D Center includes local and international periodicals, symposium and seminar booklets and notes, published textbooks and design catalogs.
The company carries out projects in its R&D Center together with its R&D staff who are all experts in their areas with their different background and education to develop innovative, functional, eco-friendly and user-friendly products with a high competitive edge and added value and to develop efficient processes.
BERTEKS offers innovative and contemporary design products for living spaces and outdoor areas. The company’s philosophy is to develop modern, stylish, technical and comfortable products which that are in line with new architectural trends and needs. Exporting 85% of its production, Berteks intends to leverage from his long years of experience to manufacture technical textile products with high added value in order to increase its global export market share. The company specifically works to add new products to its antibacterial, water-repellent, acoustic and flame-resistant technical textile products to improve its competitive edge. Products of the future are created in the R&D Center while the company is transitioning from conventional textile products to technical textile products.
The R&D Center works to create technological information to help the country’s economy achieve a level to compete better globally; to bring innovation to products and manufacturing processes; to increase product quality and standard; to increase efficiency; to lower manufacturing costs; to commercialize technological knowledge; to improve pre-competitive collaboration; to increase the number of the R&D staff and of qualified employees; to build an infrastructure to allow a transition to “Industry 4.0”.
Keeping in mind the need in ongoing and/or planned projects and potential in the R&D center, the company works with universities and other educational institutions, Teknokent companies and coordinates with public agencies during research and development processes to accelerate the progress and increase the knowledge of Berteks. The company participates in relevant R&D conferences, trade shows, R&D project markets, technical training etc, to include new products to its product portfolio.
Born in 1899, the son of a teacher, Abdullah Erdebil was discharged from the Turkish Army with the signing of Mudanya Truce and started to work in Buldan.
Abdullah Erdebil who sold drapery in Izmir, the business capital of the Aegean Region moved his business to Istanbul in 1942.
Abdullah Erdebil moved his business to Sultanhamam when the II. World War still continued and as an Istanbul based merchant, sold the products he bought from Denizli, Gaziantep and (, and) Bursa to then all of the 67 cities of Turkey. Abdullah Bey started his manufacturing business with the changing economy and political order.
He dyed “Buldan” cloth and started to manufacture cambric fabric under “Taç Brand” and became a textile manufacturer.
in 1954, fancy products started to be manufactured in the rented space in Zeytinburnu, Istanbul and drapery were imported from Russia and the UK.
Manufacturing division of the business moved to Bursa in 1958 and Yahya Bey, the manager of the manufacturing division and Ahmet Bey, the manager of the sales division in Istanbul got behind the wheels to drive the company parallel with the economic growth.
The first step taken for Berteks to become a family company was the changing of the company’s name to ‘Abdullah Erdebil ve Ortakları Koll. Şti.’ in 1958.
When an independent company called ‘Ersen Adi Kom. Şti.’ started production in Bursa, a third business entity was founded in İç Koza Han and called ‘Berteks Adi Kom. Şti.’ inspired by Erdebil in Bursa to market the manufactured textile products in Bursa.
Building a special manufacturing plant in Bursa in 1977, Timur Noyan started to run the company.
Determined to grow fast in Bursa markets, Timur Noyan decided to divide the companies into two groups in 1983. Accordingly, he started to run its textile operations with the new company in Istanbul called ‘Erdebil Tekstil San. Tic. A.Ş.’ and combined two companies in Bursa into one company called ‘Berteks San. ve Tic. A.Ş.’.
Berteks family grew significantly since 1984 with the incentives given for industrial growth in the textile industry in Turkey and in the world and continued on their journey as Berteks group of companies with the third generation family members Murat Erdebil and Ersin Erdebil and fourth generation family members Berk Noyan and Burcu (Noyan) Erdebil.
Berteks Group of Companies achieved their target position in the market in the 2000s and built its technological infrastructure in line with the continuous development and growth goals and started innovation activities.
Berteks reinforced its position as the sector leader with the R&D activities and developments under the guidance of Berk Noyan, Chairman of the Board.
With its production at international standards, the added value the company contributes to the Turkish economy with its export activities and steps taken to become a global brand Berteks was included in the Turquality Program, the first and only government-supported national brand-building program initiated by the Turkish Ministry of Economy.