Ino Fermuar was founded in 2001 in Istanbul by two cousins, who had been in the zipper industry from a young age. A year later we moved to our current factory. In 2007, we started producing textile accessories alongside zippers, such as buttons, rivets and buckles. Soon we acquired a strong position in the domestic market and started working with important textile manufacturers in Turkey. This allowed us to grow big in a relatively short amount of time. Our products were exported to Russian and European market through third-party companies. Given how fragile the domestic market could get at times, this was the direction we should move towards to. With this goal in mind, we started to make investments according to our road plan for the export markets.
In 2011, we expanded our machinery park to better respond to the growing demand for our products. In this year, we established business relations with Italy and bought our first machine to enter into the luxury zippers market. We added another machine each year to our park and developed knowledge in the area.
In 2015, we have become a supplier of one of the biggest companies in the textile accessories and 30% of our revenue in 2016 came from export. This encouraged us even more and we set up a team dedicated to export. In this year, we started to participate in trade fairs for the first time.
Today, we are one of the biggest zippers & textile accessories company in Turkey but we are still young (and ambitious) on the export market. We are where we are today thanks to our planned growth strategy from a few years ago. We did it and we are determined to do better in the future. Our aim is to become a leading company in textile accessories sector in Europe, with an excellent customer service .
We rely on our expert workforce and on our relatively lower labour costs. We are right beside Europe thus very flexible with delivery times, all of which provide us with a strong hand in the textile sector.