‘Stars of Export’ announced at an online awards ceremony
The awards, which are given annually by the Istanbul Chemicals and Chemical Products Exporters' Association ( IKMIB) to honor and encourage the member companies in the chemical industry for their success in exports, have found their owners. At the IKMIB Stars of Export Award Ceremony, which was held online for the first time due to the pandemic, 140 companies ranking among the top 5 in 28 categories were awarded.
T he chemical industry, which is a strategic sector that is directly or indirectly in contact with many sectors by providing raw materials, semi- products and products, achieved a great success by breaking a historical record with exports of $ 20.6 billion in 2019. Having a share of 11.44 percent in Turkey's total exports, the chemical industry grew by 18.54 percent in 2019. Representing about 7 thousand exporting companies from several subsectors from plastics to cosmetics, from pharmaceuticals
to rubber, from medical to paint, IKMIB has realized more than 50 percent of Turkey's total chemical exports.
The Stars of Exports, which have a big share in this success of the sector and realized the highest volume of chemical exports in 2019, have been determined. The 2019 IKMIB Stars of Export Award Ceremony, which was held for the fifth time this year, was held virtually. Organized for the first time by IKMIB, the online award ceremony was shared live on IKMIB's YouTube channel and website. The award ceremony was held on July 7, 2020 with the participation of Ruhsar Pekcan, Turkish Minister of Trade, İsmail Gülle, Chairman of Turkish Exporters Assembly ( TIM), and Adil Pelister, Chairman of the Board of Istanbul Chemicals and Chemical Products Exporters' Association ( IKMIB) Chairman, and with Oylum Talu as moderator.
In the Lubricant Exports category, respectively Shell & Turcas, bp, Mobil Oil Turk, Petrol Ofisi and Reksoil received prizes. IKMIB awarded the companies which succeeded in maintaining their stability and achieved growth despite all the challenges in lubricant sales and exports, which declined due to the direct and indirect effects of the global recession and the pandemic.