Founded and headquartered in Istanbul in 1958, ŞAFAK is a family-owned third generation manufacturer of technical textiles. Our products provide superior technical properties and consistent quality primarily for synthetic leather PU-PVC coating, PU coagulation, lamination, particularly in the automotive market, where ŞAFAK is in collaboration with major suppliers of the European OEMs.
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A pioneering force in global textile manufacturing, ŞAFAK has built a legacy around being the first to many milestones...
ŞAFAK IS FOUNDED
Founded by Mr. Jak Papo as one of the first circular knitting productions in Türkiye
ENTRY INTO SYNTHETIC LEATHER
ŞAFAK became the first synthetic leather backing manufacturer operating in Türkiye
FULLY INTEGRATED 'YARN TO END PRODUCT'
ŞAFAK became a fully integrated 'yarn to end product' operation with the acquisition of an in-house dyeing process
FIRST EUROPEAN EXPORTS
ŞAFAK celebrates its first European export to Italy
EXPANSION TO NEW LOCATION
ŞAFAK moved all factory operations to a new, and the current, location inaugurating a new chapter of growth and transformation based on Industry 4.0 concepts
FULLY RECYCLED TEXTILES FOR LONDON SUMMER OLYMPICS
ŞAFAK produced the first fully recycled textiles for the Nike sports shoes in the London Summer Olympics
ŞAFAK expands capacity to over 2 million linear meters of textile per month with the acquisition of additional thermofixing and other machinery
CORIUM™ PRODUCTION LINE
Developed a new production line and manufacturing process for Corium™, a family of water-based multi-function textiles