Telateks from the first day to today
Telateks A.S. was founded in 1940 by Mr. Emin Ustunel, a pioneer in the manufacture of haircloth interlining. What started as a small textile business more than 70 years ago has evolved into an internationally recognized textile company with clients in more than 20 countries. Telateks serves the needs of many different industries that require textile products. While interlinings for garments account for a major part of our business, our company is also rapidly growing in other textile sectors like technical textiles. Through our Metyx Composites divison, we deliver high-performance composite materials to many industries including wind energy industry, marine, automotive and transportation, to name just a few.
Seventy years of textile expertise has made us a leading supplier of high-end textile fabrics engineered with the latest technological advances in the industry. We pride ourselves on the first-rate quality and unwavering reliability of our products, as well as the top-notch, personalized customer service our clients have come to expect from us.
Start of the first interlining production in Turkey by Emin Ustunel.
Pioneering investment in the first adhesive coated interlining in Turkey and among the few in Europe by Erol Ustunel (of the second generation of Ustunels in the industry).
Erol Ustunel founds his own company, Telateks A.S., headquartered in Tuzla-Istanbul, Turkey.
1984 - 2000
Development of full range of interlinings and investment in a fully integrated textile infrastructure, including knitting, weaving, dyeing, chemical treatment, and new coating lines.
Investment in the first multiaxial line and the formation of a new business unit, METYX Composites, to serve the composite industry.
Opening of the new plant dedicated to technical textiles for composites by Erol Ustunel and his sons, Ugur and Tunc Ustunel, marking a third generation of Ustunels in the industry.
ISO 9001:2008 certification and DNV & Lloyds Register Marine Type Approval Certifications for METYX Composites products.
Launch of distribution business unit to provide a complete portfolio of composites-related products and total solutions for composites producers.
Launch of METYCORE, the RTM reinforcement range.
Qualification in major wind blade accounts.
Launch of of textile vacuum bagging products (breather, flow mesh, and peel ply).
Launch of METYCORE MAX, a specialty reinforcement engineered for series production, large scale projects, and products where highly filled resin systems are needed.
Launch of standard multiaxial carbon fabric range.
Launch of carbon woven fabric range.
Investment in a new manufacturing facility in Manisa, Turkey with a total closed area of 12,500 square meters.
Launch of glass woven fabric range.
Setup of German subsidiary company to serve customers in Germany and surrounding EU countries.
Investment in carbon spreading technology and launch of lightweight specialty carbon fabric range.
North American Bus Industries’ (NABI) former production facilities in Kaposvar, Hungary was acquired.
A new plant in Gastonia, USA was acquired.
Turquality Brand Support Program.