Awards for Turkey's 500 Top Service Exporters found their owners in the ceremony, organized by TİM with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Minister of Treasury and Finance Dr. Berat Albayrak, Minister of Trade Ruhsar Pekcan, Minister of Family, Labor and Social Services Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk, Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank and Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Mehmet Cahit Turhan. Turkish Airlines (THY), SunExpress and Pegasus became the first three service-exporting companies across Turkey. İsmail Gülle, who made a speech in the ceremony, said “Our goal is 'Turkey with foreign trade surplus' and we are moving forward with this goal. In this sense, in the export of both goods and services and in this sense, in the export of both good and services, we are moving forward with this goal. In this period, which we are moving at the level of 200 billion dollars in exports, we attach a special importance to service exports in our strategies for the future.
Turkey's 500 Top Service Exporters Award Ceremony, organized by Turkish Exporters' Assembly with the participation of Ministry of Economy, was held for the third time with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The top 10 most exported companies across Turkey and first 3 companies from 17 sectors according to Turkey's 500 Top Service Exporters Research were presented with their awards. While Turkish Airlines came first in the gradation, made accordingly with 2017 figures, it was followed by SunExpress and Pegasus. Four of the companies included in the consortium to build the Istanbul New Airport were also given special awards.
In his speech at the ceremony, TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle said "Turkey's growth, employment and added value are entrusted to us, the exporters." and mentioned that service exports in the foreign trade move under the leadership of the President are pointed with a very precious place. Saying that they believe that İstanbul Grand Airport will highly contribute to Turkey's growth by interconnecting 60 countries and economies of 20 trillion dollars, Gülle continued as “Our goal is 'Turkey with foreign trade surplus' and we are moving forward with this goal. In this sense, in the export of both goods and services and in this sense, in the export of both good and services, we are moving forward with this goal. In this period, which we are moving at the level of 200 billion dollars in exports, we attach a special importance to service exports in our strategies for the future. Our system is in place to register our goods exports. We also need to create this system for our service exports and transit trade. Based on this; In order to be able to register services exports, transit trade and e-exports as soon as possible, we continue to work with our Minister of Trade, Mrs. Ruhsar Pekcan.”
“No stopping, we will continue to run by taking risks”
Saying “Our steps will be small, unless we set big goals.” Gülle continued his speech as “We do not have the luxury to continue with small steps. In fact, we do not have the luxury to walk. As Mr. President said many years ago, 'No stopping!' We will run, we will run by taking risks. We have to make the breakthrough run. For this reason, we have to implement the whole of high value added, brand, design, R & D, innovation, whatever the civilization has ordered.”
Top 10 Companies In Service Export:
Türk Hava Yolları Anonim Ortaklığı
Güneş Ekspres Havacılık A.Ş. (SunExpress)
Pegasus Hava Taşımacılığı A.Ş.
Ekol Lojistik A.Ş.
Gap İnşaat Yatırım ve Dış Ticaret A.Ş.
Tav Havalimanları Holding A.Ş.
Rönesans Holding A.Ş.
Netlog Lojistik Hizmetleri A.Ş.
Odeon Turizm İşletmeciliği A.Ş.
Atlasjet Havacılık A.Ş.
Top 3 Institutions By Sectors:
1-Banking and Other Financial Services: Türkiye Halk Bankası A.Ş., An anonymous prizewinner, Upt Ödeme Hizmetleri Anonim Şirketi
2-Architecture, Engineering and Other Technics: Ford Otomotiv Sanayi A.Ş., Mercedes-Benz Türk A.Ş., Stm Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş.
3-Technical Consultancy: N K Y Mimarlık Mühendislik İnşaat ve Ticaret Ltd. Şti., Yüksel Proje Uluslararası A.Ş, Temelsu Uluslararası Mühendislik Hizmetleri A.Ş.
4-Maintenance: Türk Hava Yolları Teknik A.Ş., Sefine Denizcilik Tersanecilik Turizm San. Ve Tic. A.Ş., Mro Teknik Servis Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
5-Software and Informatics: Ekin Teknoloji Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş, Netaş Telekomünikasyon A.Ş., Logo Yazılım Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
6-Telecommunication: Türksat Uydu Haberleşme Kablo TV Ve İşletme A.Ş., Arvato Telekomünikasyon Hizmetleri A.Ş., Millenicom Telekomünikasyon Hizmetleri A.Ş.
7-Contracting: GAP İnşaat Yatırım ve Dış Ticaret A.Ş., Rönesans Holding A.Ş., Yapı Merkezi İnşaat ve Sanayi A.Ş.
8-Education (Public Universities): İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi, Erciyes Üniversitesi, 19 Mayıs Üniversitesi
9-Education (Private Universities): Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi, İstanbul Aydın Üniversitesi, Altınbaş Üniversitesi
10-Accommodation: Voyag Turizm Otelcilik İşletmesi ve İnşaat San. Tic. A.Ş., Aygün Turizm İnş. San. ve Tic. A.Ş (Titanic Hotels), Hilton Enternasyonel Otelcilik A.Ş.
11-Gastronomy: D-et Ve Et Ürünleri Gıda Pazarlama Ticaret A.Ş. (Nusret), Simit Sarayı Yatırım ve Tic. A.Ş., BTA Havalimanlari Yiy. ve İç. A.Ş.
12-Travel Agencies: Odeon Turizm İşletmeciliği A.Ş., İati Turizm Ticaret A.Ş., Mp Turkey Turizm A.Ş.
13-Healthcare: Acıbadem Sağlık Grubu, Mlp Sağlık Hizmetleri A.Ş., Moment Eğitim Araştırma Sağlık Hizm. Tic. A.Ş. (Koç Healthcare)
14-Passenger Transportation: Türk Hava Yolları Anonim Ortaklığı, Güneş Ekspress Havacılık A.Ş. (SunExpress), Pegasus Hava Taşımacılığı A.Ş.
15-Port and Ground Services: TAV Havalimanları Holding A.Ş., Çelebi Havacılık Holding A.Ş., Devlet Hava Meydanları Genel Müdürlüğü
16-Freight Transportation: Ekol Lojistik A.Ş., Netlog Lojistik Hizmetleri A.Ş., Arkas Konteyner Taşımacılık A.Ş.
17-Audio-Visiual: Ay Sanat Prodüksiyon Ve Yapım A.Ş., DTV Haber Ve Görsel Yayıncılık A.Ş. (Kanal D), TİMS Yapım Medya Film Prodüksiyon Sanayi Ticaret A.Ş.
Service Export Special Award: Mapa İnşaat, Kalyon İnşaat, Limak Holding, Cengiz İnşaat.