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  • Who says socks are boring?

Presenting the art of creating and industrialising socks!

ABOUT


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Gelal Socks is a privately owned company, established in 1966, presently managed by the third generation of its founders.

Proven to globally lead the creation and development of all types of socks, Gelal demonstrates exemplary flexibility, producing a wide range of socks from technical or end-use purpose-created socks with specific functions and properties, to exciting lifestyle socks, even basic socks for men, ladies and children!


MANUFACTURING SOCKS

SINCE 1966

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Key Milestones


1960

Start of the Bekmezci family business, trading socks in the local market


1966

Establishment of GELAL as a socks manufacturing and trading company


1983

First exports to Europe


1987

Establishment of new, owned manufacturing premises in Istanbul


1988

Start of exports to the U.S.


1989

Establishment of own liaison office in U.S. to support sales


1990

Shift of strategy to focusing on fewer yet larger accounts; consolidation of Client Base


2004

Relocation to new, owned, purpose-built manufacturing premises in Istanbul


2006

Substantial investment to increase the manufacturing capacity especially on football socks


2009

Further focus on consolidation of the Client Base


2012

Start of new purpose-built manufacturing premises at Cankiri (near Ankara)
Certified at GOLD level according to the United States Green Buildings Council
(USGBC) Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) “Green” Standard


2012

Istanbul Factory: Remodelling all areas to better meet Lean Manufacturing standards and maximise efficiencies


2016

Celebrated 50 years of passion and innovation …


2017

Construction of new, owned, purpose-built manufacturing premises, at Cankiri,
operating under a self-invented disruptive workflow process with spectacular
efficiency result

50years
patent

Gelal has registered 3 applications pending PATENT:

• Two applications for novel material use, to achieve ultra-high grip properties in different types of socks (without increasing the product cost).
• One application for a novel workflow process that drastically reduces: the consumption of natural resources, energy, product cycle time, costs and CO₂ emissions.

Gelal in numbers

Manufacturing space in m2

50,000

Employees

1,000

Knitting machines

1,000

Capacity (mil. pairs)

50

Capacity 2024 (mil. pairs)

50

Sock pairs manufactured until now:

 

Added Values

Shaping the future of socks



FOCUS ON PRODUCT

When the world-class know-how of Gelal is combined with the Global power of its Clients, extraordinary things can happen…! Gelal is coming together with its Clients to test the boundaries of technology and make quantum leaps in what socks will look and be like in the future.



CORPORATE STRUCTURE AND PEOPLE

Gelal is a privately owned, independent, financially sound corporation.

The Top-Level Management & Directors is a healthy combination of owners’ family members and seasoned external Managers, ensuring coverage of all corporate key operational functions.



LEADERSHIP AREAS & INITIATIVES

Gelal sees socks manufacturing as a process to be disrupted. Gelal and its Clients have a shared passion for innovation and creativity, for leading change and finding what is next.

Gelal demonstrates contribution to world-leading advancements in machinery, re-engineering of workflow processes, manufacturing operating models and monitoring systems.



THE ETHICAL PRINCIPLES OF GELAL

The primary responsibility of Gelal is towards its Customers and its Business Partners, to meet their needs, their expectations and help them materialise their strategies and visions.Everybody at Gelal, staff, managers, directors and owners, constantly strive to increase efficiencies and sustain reasonable and at all times competitive price-points, for the Clients’ benefit.




SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENT

Environmental Sustainability

The ability to maintain rates of renewable resource harvest, pollution creation, and non-renewable resource depletion that can be continued indefinitely.

Economic Sustainability

The ability to support a defined level of economic production indefinitely.

Social Sustainability

The ability of a social system, such as a country, to function at a defined level of social well-being indefinitely.

Certifications

We believe in continuous improvement and we are determined to be competitive by applying controlling and quality systems. For this reason, Gelal is participating in a number of Compliance Platforms to keep up and improve our sustainability and our principles.

All the effort and persistence for continuous improvement has been rewarded with a number of certifications, among them the most important are the following:

  • ISO Certifications
  • ORGANIC COTTON CERTIFICATES
  • Oeko – Tex Standard 100
  • Workplace Standards

CONTACT

Headquarters Address:
Akcaburgaz Mahallesi,
117 Sokak No. 2,
34500 Esenyurt, Istanbul,
Turkey

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