During the Middle East Electricity, Alkim Gur, Sales and Marketing Director of Dikkan Group talks to GineersNow TV about their strategic business units, product innovations and expansion plans in the utility sector, renewable and energy industry.
About The Leader
Alkim Gur’s professional career had started in Mitsubishi Corporation. For more than 5 years, he worked for Mitsubishi both in Turkey and abroad, starting with after sales operations and then switched to sales operations. He finalised his professional experience in Mistubishi with an additional 2 years in Kazakhstan as Country Sales Manager.
Afterwards, around 5 years he was the Managing Partner of construction material manufacturer company, Otoport Group.
And now, Alkim is working as Sales and Marketing Director for Dikkan Group almost 2 years. His main responsibility in the Group is to create a sustainable sales and marketing strategy globally – both for the whole group and also for each subsidiaries.
While his bachelor degree is Mechanical Engineering in Istanbul Technical University (ITU), he additionally has a Master’s degree in MBA from Marmara University.
About Dikkan Group
Dikkan has begun its journey of quality production with casting and industrial valves manufacturing in 1978. Today, Dikkan is proud to be a deeply rooted institution and a group of companies which combines valve, casting, cable factories and ship recycling facilities.
Dikkan Valve serves ship-building, water treatment, construction, machine building, automotive, agriculture and irrigation industries by manufacturing marine and industrial valves. Dikkan premises build on 90.000 sq. meters with modern CNC units, well equipped laboratories, expertise in the casting field and valve production, superior quality understanding, R&D activities, internal and outsourced training added to the certificates gained over the years, keeps Dikkan up as the domain market leader.
Dikkan Cable is the low voltage electrical cable production company of Dikkan Group which reached its aim to be one of the leading manufacturer and exporter in its field. Production plant set up in Izmir / Turkey covers the total of 36.000 m² area which 15.000 m² of it closed. Dikkan Cables’ every department processes strictly accordance to the regulations of EN ISO 9001:2008 and EN ISO 14001:2004. International standards such as TSE, HAR, NF, CE and inspections for special customer requirements confirms our product quality.
Dikkan Brass&Bronze is the brass and bronze production company of Dikkan Group which reached its aim to be one of the leading manufacturer and exporter in its field. Product range includes drawn and extruded round, hexagon and square rods, billets and ingots in different type of alloys as a semi-finished product for manufacturing industry.
Dikkan Casting, has its place as one of the well-known foundries in Europe. Besides Industrial and Marine Valves manufacturing, Dikkan Casting serves also the construction, machine building, automotive, agriculture and irrigation industries with a variety of alloys as; Cast Iron, ductile iron, cast steel and stainless-steel including foundry approvals from all main IACS companies.
Iz-Metal was founded in 2000 and has been producing in Red Bronze, Tin Bronze, Aluminum Bronze, Copper and Copper alloy, using sand, continuous and centrifugal casting techniques. Further to above productions Iz-metal, carries out production of brass rods as calibrated and forged products, in forms of hexagonal, rectangular, square and other special form for industrial use.
Işıksan is in the ship recycling market since 2000. Işıksan has one of the largest dismantling areas of 35.000 square yards and double partial long beach in the Aliaga Breaking District with a high breaking capacity of 120.000 tons of steel annually. Işıksan holds all necessary certifications according its business activity obtained from various government bodies in Turkey. In a changing World Işıksan with its dynamic and active management on board is heading to become the leader in the Market especially for oil platform recycling, which is well backed up with its past successes.
Dikkan Group, which sets its route towards improvement and continuity, sustains business growth with increasing experience and production capacity as well as its commitment to ethical values. The organization, with its overspecialization in valve manufacturing for ship building, infrastructure, construction and agriculture sectors for 40 years of industrial manufacturing experience; has accelerated the export activities and become the main supplier of the most important actors in the sector.
Dikkan Group adopts the values of diligence, honesty and respect for human and environment. With its diligence, Dikkan regains the production capacity to Turkey as added value and reputation. While it spends the increased capacity gains to excelling in production and management, Dikkan also respects to ecological balance with its contribution to recycling.
With its success to be among the Top 1000 Exporters of Turkey revealed by Turkish Exporters’ Assembly in 2013, 2014, and 2016, Dikkan currently represents “trust and quality” over more than 60 countries.