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  • IAPEX 2017 Tehran Exhibition

    We presented our products at the 12th IAPEX International Automotive Parts Exhibition, held in Tehran which has been organized since 2005 and also recognized as the biggest commercial exhibition of Iran.

  • Equip Auto 2017

    More than 1400 participants from 34 countries gathered at The Equip Auto 2017 Fair held in Paris between 17th – 21st of October, 2017.

  • Automechanika Istanbul 2017

    Rapro, which took its place in Automechanika Istanbul 2017 that was held in Istanbul TÜYAP between 6-9 April 2017, had another chance to express its products and technology to the representatives of the sector. 

  • Turgutlu Logistics Center

    Rapro inaugurates its Turgutlu Logistics Center at the end of June where storage, distribution and value added logistics services will be given on an overall of 16.000 m2 total area with 10.000 m2 indoor and 6.000 m2 outdoor having a roof height of 11 m.

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    Automechanika Istanbul 2016

    Rapro, which took its place in Automechanika Istanbul 2016 that was held in İstanbul TÜYAP between 7-10 April 2016, had another chance to express its products and technology to the representatives of the sector.

  • Rapro earns ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001

    Providing services in the rubber sector with over 50 years of experience, RAPRO started the new year 2016 by earning the certifications of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management.

  • OSS Foundation Year End Meeting Took Place

    The year-end meeting of the OSS Foundation was held in Istanbul Marriot Asya Hotel with the participation of CEO of Rapro Patrizio Ragusin and Sales Manager İbrahim Durhan on December 19th, 2015.

  • Martaş celebrates its 35th year with the slogan “Let us be a part of you”

    One of the leading automotive spare part distribution companies in Turkey, Martaş Otomotiv Yedek Parça A.Ş. celebrated its 35th year in the sector together with more than thousand business partners from all over Turkey.

  • TAYSAD International 6th After Market Conference

    VI. Aftermarket Conference organized by the cooperation of TAYSAD and OID and co-sponsored by our company, RAPRO was held in the Green Park Hotel Pendik on May 29th, 2015.

  • Automechanika Istanbul 2015

    Rapro, which took its place in Automechanika Istanbul 2015 that was held in İstanbul TÜYAP between 9-12 April 2015, had another chance to express its products and technology to the representatives of the sector.

  • Independent Automotive Aftermarket Conference for Industry 2015

    The 2nd Independent Automotive Aftermarket Conference for Industry 2015 was held in Belgrade, Serbia on March 26, 2015. The conference was attended by 30 representives of the IAM industry...

  • ISO/TS 16949 Quality Management Sysmtem Certificate

    RAPRO are pleased to announce we are now fully compliant and certified to the ISO/TS 16949 Quality Standard. Nearly yearlong preparing was closed successfully.

  • Automechanika Frankfurt 2014

    RAPRO attended Automechanika Frankfurt 2014 exhibition this year and had the opportunity of showing its products and technology to the representatives of the sector.

  • Turkish Automotive Aftermarket Association (OSS)

    RAPRO became a member of Turkish Automotive Aftermarket Association (OSS) which was established in 1995 to make contributions development and growth of Automotive Aftermarket...

  • Automechanika Istanbul 2014

    Rapro, which took its place in Automechanika İstanbul 2014 that was held in İstanbul TÜYAP between 10-13 April 2014, had another chance to express its products and technology to the representatives of the sector.

  • Cooperation between RAPRO Akademi and Ege University

    Rapro Kimya, which has an experience of over 50 years in rubber hose and part manufacture and which serves for automotive sub-industry with employment of 170 personnel, started continuous...

  • Superbike World excitement in İstanbul Park

    RAPRO has become sponsor for Barış Tok who is competing at 11th race of Supersport World Championship of International Motorcycling Federation.

  • Automechanika Istanbul 2013

    As RAPRO, we participated at Automechanika İstanbul held at İstanbul on 11-14 April 2013 this year as well. We are happy to be in this exhibition for the 4th time on 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013. We would like to thank our valued friends who visited our booth.

  • Automechanika Moscow 2013

    RAPRO attended 17th International MIMS Powered by Automechanika Moscow 2013 exhibition this year and had the opportunity of showing its products and technology to the representatives of the sector.

  • TAYSAD International 4th After Market Conference

    RAPRO, which is one of the leading brands of rubber production in Turkey and one of the main sponsors of the conference, attended “4th After Market Conference” which is held on 30 May 2013 by...

  • RAPRO obtained its GOST-R Quality Certificate

    RAPRO obtained its GOST-R Document, which is required for every good sold in wholesale or retail within the borders of Russian Federation.

Superbike World excitement in İstanbul Park

RAPRO has become sponsor for Barış Tok who is competing at 11th race of Supersport World Championship of International Motorcycling Federation. Kenan Sofuoğlu, who started the race at Intercity Istanbul Park on 15 September 2013 at pole position, was the motorcyclist that came first at the breath-taking competition.

We attended Automechanika Istanbul 2013 Exhibition.

Automechanika İstanbul is the largest automotive sub-industry exhibition of Southeast Europe and Eurasia that brings the largest players of the automotive industry together. Automechanika İstanbul is ranked at number 2 after Frankfurt Automechanika among all the Automechanika exhibitions held at 12 countries and 13 cities.

As RAPRO, we participated at Automechanika İstanbul held at İstanbul on 11-14 April 2013 this year as well. We are happy to be in this exhibition for the 4th time on 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013. We would like to thank our valued friends who visited our booth.

We attended Automechanika Moscow 2013 Exhibition.

RAPRO attended 17th International MIMS Powered by Automechanika Moscow 2013 exhibition this year and had the opportunity of showing its products and technology to the representatives of the sector. The exhibition, which was attended by 600 organizations from 30 countries, was held at Moscow, capital of Russia, between 26-29 August 2013.

TAYSAD International 4th After Market Conference

RAPRO, which is one of the leading brands of rubber production in Turkey and one of the main sponsors of the conference, attended “4th After Market Conference” which is held on 30 May 2013 by Association of Automotive Parts and Components Manufacturers (TAYSAD) to discuss in detail the latest innovations in the aftermarket sector.

“4th After Market Conference”, which brings together organizations, international experts and managers serving in aftermarket, was held on 30 May 2013 at The Green Park Hotel. The main subjects which were put on the agenda at the 4th International Aftermarket Conference were “Current Trends and Developments in the Global Automotive Aftermarket Sector”, “Opportunities and Dangers in the Automotive Aftermarket Sector”, “Trends and Developments of the Aftermarket Sector in Europe and Developing Countries”, “Difficulties and Solutions for IAM Sale, Distribution, Service and Logistic Networks”.

RAPRO obtained its GOST-R Quality Certificate

RAPRO obtained its GOST-R Document, which is required for every good sold in wholesale or retail within the borders of Russian Federation. This document is equivalent to norms such as ISO, TSE and CE in terms of its contents, and it is very important to certificate the quality of products imported from or exported to Russia.

GOST-R Certificate is given by the certificate centers accredited by the government in terms of their test protocol after being tested in laboratories accredited by the Russian Nation. This document is officially valid Russian Federation; and it is also accepted by Belarus, Uzbekistan, Moldova, Azzerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan. Therefore RAPRO has the authority to export rubber and rubber metal products to Russian Federation and these countries.

ISO/TS 16949 Quality Management Sysmtem Certificate

RAPRO are pleased to announce we are now fully compliant and certified to the ISO/TS 16949 Quality Standard. Nearly yearlong preparing was closed successfully.

RAPRO recognised the importance of Business Management Systems to maintain and improve the effectiveness of our operation.

RAPRO is also registered to ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management and has maintained these systems for many years.

Compliance with these standards has proven to be the foundation on which we can build management systems that promote a high level of control over product quality and process improvement.

RAPRO currently supplies the automotive industry with rubber hoses, rubber and rubber metal parts, boots and bellows and pulleys. The decision was made by the board of Directors to invest and advance our Quality Management System to ISO TS 16949; to develop our Automotive client base and to be recognised as a reputable supplier throughout the supply chain, under this prestigious industry benchmark.

We anticipated that the TS 16949 accreditation should complement the existing Management Systems, and allow enhanced focus on performance and potential growth areas. This would also allow us to involve and upskill our workforce, and develop a culture that engages the entire business towards continual improvement.

It has been a steep learning curve for the business, but with perseverance and dedication from the Senior Management team and commitment from the workforce, we began to introduce a training programme into each operational area.

This is the first step of a new and exciting phase in RAPRO's journey, and now the hard work really begins.

A cooperation protocol has been signed between RAPRO Kimya and Ege University, Faculty of Engineering.

Rapro Kimya, which has an experience of over 50 years in rubber hose and part manufacture and which serves for automotive sub-industry with employment of 170 personnel, started continuous education activities by establishing an academy within its own body. Signing a cooperation protocol with Ege University, Faculty of Engineering in order to contribute to educational activities, Rapro Kimya is going to provide support for students of faculty of engineering on many matters as project selection for internship and thesis studies, laboratory works and educational activities.

On the other hand, Ege University, Faculty of Engineering is going to direct its students working on dissertation to Rapro Kimya and execute studies on many subjects together such as R&D, internship, job opportunities and education.

Authorities stated "These kinds of cooperations not only bring together industry and universities, but also are very beneficial both for students and companies and we are going to carry out nice works within the scope of the cooperation" with regard to the protocol signed by Prof. Dr. Süheyda Atalay, Dean of Faculty of Engineering and Roberto Ragusin, Executive Board member of Rapro Kimya.

We attended Automechanika Istanbul 2014 Fair

Automechanika İstanbul is the biggest automotive sub-industry fair of Southeastern Europe and Eurosia which brings the biggest actors of automotive industry together. Automechanika İstanbul ranks second after Frankfurt Automechanika among the Automechanika fairs organized in 12 countries and 13 cities.

As RAPRO, we attended Automechanika Istanbul, which was organized on 10-13th April 2014 in Istanbul again. We thank our esteemed friends who visited our stand.

RAPRO participated in Automechanika Frankfurt 2014

RAPRO, has successfully participated in exhibition Automechanika Frankfurt 2014. It was a pleasure to meet you in our booth and we hope this exhibition was successful and interesting for you as well.

We benefited much from this show, also got valuable advice from clients. We will continuously try the best to improve the quality and service. See you all in 2016!

Turkish Automotive Aftermarket Association (OSS)

RAPRO became a member of Turkish Automotive Aftermarket Association (OSS) which was established in 1995 to make contributions development and growth of Automotive Aftermarket in our country.

We attended Automechanika Istanbul 2015 Fair

Automechanika İstanbul is the biggest automotive sub-industry fair of Southeastern Europe and Eurosia which brings the biggest actors of automotive industry together. Automechanika İstanbul ranks second after Frankfurt Automechanika among the Automechanika fairs organized in 12 countries and 13 cities.

As RAPRO, we attended Automechanika Istanbul, which was organized on 9-12th April 2015 in Istanbul again. We thank our esteemed friends who visited our stand.

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Conference for Industry 2015

The 2nd Independent Automotive Aftermarket Conference for Industry 2015 was held in Belgrade, Serbia on March 26, 2015. The conference was attended by 30 representives of the IAM industry from 9 countries and current situation and future perspectives of the industry were discussed.

TAYSAD International 6th After Market Conference

VI. Aftermarket Conference organized by the cooperation of TAYSAD and OID and co-sponsored by our company, RAPRO was held in the Green Park Hotel Pendik on May 29th, 2015.

A number of valuable and expert speakers from different corners of the world including Turkey, Europe, China and the USA exchanged their opinions and evaluations in this platform provided by Automotive Aftermarket which also covered new trends and studies at a global level.

Martaş celebrates its 35th year with the slogan “Let us be a part of you”

One of the leading automotive spare part distribution companies in Turkey, Martaş Otomotiv Yedek Parça A.Ş. celebrated its 35th year in the sector together with more than thousand business partners from all over Turkey.

RAPRO supported the event which was organized under the name of Auto MartaShow in the Gebze Logistics Center of the company on November 29th at its booth which attracted lots of attention from the visitors.

Auto MartaShow entertained its visitors with colorful activities including paintball, car races, gift draws and all day long treats.

RAPRO to build a logistics hub in 2016
Our company provides services with its 300 employees in an indoor space of 12 thousand square meter. Since the day it was founded, the company has prioritized the quality, reaching 8,000 products in no time at all. Our range of products including 8,000 different items are sold in Turkey and to many countries across the world. Today, we own the 16949 quality certificate recognized by OEM companies and 35% of our sales is oriented towards the main industry. The sub-industry and aftermarket also have an important role to play in our sales and we will continue to focus on these areas as well. In an effort to increase the availability of our products in the market, we are going to open a logistics hub as big as 7,000 square meter in January, 2016. Thus, we will be providing better services here.

İBRAHİM DURHAN
RAPRO / SALES MANAGER



AUTO MARTASHOW MICRO SITE

OSS Foundation Year End Meeting Took Place

The year-end meeting of the Turkish Automotive Aftermarket Association (OSS) was held in İstanbul Marriot Asya Hotel, sponsored by Gedik Yatırım, with the participation of CEO of Rapro Patrizio Ragusin and Sales Manager İbrahim Durhan on December 19th, 2015. CEO of Hess Gruppe, Philipp Hess and a Gedik Yatırım representative each made a presentation in the organizations where opinions on the economic developments both in Turkey and abroad as well the future of the international renewal market were exchanged. The organization ended after the plates were extended to the new member company officials of the OSS Board of Executives.

Rapro earns ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Certifications

Providing services in the rubber sector with over 50 years of experience, RAPRO started the new year 2016 by earning the certifications of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System.

In addition to complying with the legal requirements in the global automotive industry, Rapro also aims for the international standards; proving that it has minimized its use of natural resources and the damage that it causes to the environment through ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certificate by taking the environmental factors under control; that it has protected its employees against the accidents and occupational diseases through OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System certificate and provided a safer working environment.

Rapro realized a record high growth in export in 2015 with its production with a professional team of 300 people across the facilities, 10 square meter of which is indoors and 16 square meters outdoors in Kemalpaşa, İzmir and recently it has incorporated South Africa to its foreign markets. Presenting over 8000 different kinds of products in both local and foreign markets, RAPRO exports 85 percent of its production, increasing the number of countries to 47.

Noting that as a brand providing services to the world brands in particular, they meet all the expectations of the Global Automotive Industry, Rapro Kimya Vice Chairman of the Executive board Roberto Ragusin added that in addition to constant improvement, they are also trying to be achieve excellency at product quality, efficiency and competitiveness. Ragusin stated that they are proud the be granted ISO/TS 16949:2009 certification they earned in 2014 in the category of Rubber Hose Production as well as ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification hey earned in December, 2015 alongside with the other Quality Management System certifications they own for this purpose.

“RAPRO will gradually continue to increase its diversity of products by providing permanent solutions for both sub-industry and main industry through its high quality product and innovative understanding of service at world standards” commented Roberto Ragusin.

We attended Automechanika Istanbul 2016 Fair

Automechanika İstanbul is the biggest automotive sub-industry fair of Southeastern Europe and Eurosia which brings the biggest actors of automotive industry together. Automechanika İstanbul ranks second after Frankfurt Automechanika among the Automechanika fairs organized in 12 countries and 13 cities.

As RAPRO, we attended Automechanika Istanbul, which was organized on 7-10th April 2016 in Istanbul again. We thank our esteemed friends who visited our stand.

RAPRO, doubles its power with its new Logistics Center.

Rapro inaugurates its Turgutlu Logistics Center at the end of June where storage, distribution and value added logistics services will be given on an overall of 16.000 m2 total area with 10.000 m2 indoor and 6.000 m2 outdoor having a roof height of 11 m.

Always aiming to serve its customers with sophisticated solutions, Rapro continues to grow every day its services.

RAPRO participated in Automechanika Frankfurt 2016

RAPRO, has successfully participated in exhibition Automechanika Frankfurt 2016. It was a pleasure to meet you in our booth and we hope this exhibition was successful and interesting for you as well.

We benefited much from this show, also got valuable advice from clients. We will continuously try the best to improve the quality and service.

We attended Automechanika Istanbul 2017 Fair

Automechanika Istanbul is the biggest automotive sub-industry fair of Southeastern Europe and Eurosia which brings the biggest actors of automotive industry together. Automechanika Istanbul ranks second after Frankfurt Automechanika among the Automechanika fairs organized in 12 countries and 13 cities.

As RAPRO, we attended Automechanika Istanbul, which was organized on 6-9th April 2016 in Istanbul again. We thank our esteemed friends who visited our stand. 

More than 1400 participants from 34 countries gathered at The Equip Auto 2017 Fair held in Paris between 17th – 21st of October, 2017.

This fair is quite significant in terms of bringing together automobile and parts producers, distributors as well as people and organizations seeking new services, products or partners in the field of repair industry.

We as RAPRO also felt the justified pride of representing our country in the best way possible. We would like to thank you for the great interest shown in our products and our booth.

IAPEX 2017 Tehran Exhibition

The increased supply of goods and services as a result of the industrialization process within the globalizing world has made the exhibition efforts within our sector quite significant as well.

We presented our products at the 12th IAPEX International Automotive Parts Exhibition, held in Tehran which has been organized since 2005 and also recognized as the biggest commercial exhibition of Iran. The interest shown in our organization, the biggest rubber hose producer of Turkey was tremendous.

RAPRO, increasing its product variety rapidly who carries rubber and rubber-metal pieces such as Cooling Hoses, Fuel Hoses, Oil Hoses, Lower Suspension Parts, Radiator Mounts, Suspension Parts, Boots and Belows, Expansion Bottles and Radiator Caps within its product range has also checked the current situation regarding the requirements in the region while promoting its products to manufacturers and distributors of the region.

Having attended other exhibitions such as Automechanika Istanbul, Automechanika Frankfurt, Equip Auto Paris, our company feels the pride of representing our country while strengthening its position in the sector parallel to its growth rate.