1/ Could you please present your company as well as the products/solutions you will be presenting during Milipol Qatar?
Nurol Makina ve Sanayi A.S (Nurol Makina) is one of the important player in the global defense industry and homeland security with more than 40 years experiences. Nurol Makina is currently engaged in the production of 4x4 tactical wheeled armored vehicles and special purpose platforms at its modern facilities in Ankara/Turkey.
Nurol Makina is a technology company and has always distinguished itself from other companies through its unique designs in the land platforms segment. Nurol Makina design and engineering activities have been performed in our R&D Center, prototype and integration laboratories in accordance with Integrated Design and Engineering Management System and various disciplines which includes software development.
Nurol Makina which is constantly developing with new investments in order to further increase its competitive capacity at the global level, has a high production capacity based on state-of-the-art technological infrastructure that includes 5-axis laser cutting machine, 7-axis robotic welding machines, hydraulic eccentric presses, heat treatment and painting units. Nurol Makina also has a test area to carry out qualification and performance tests.
Nurol Makina produces Ejder YALÇIN 4x4, NMS 4x4, Ilgaz 4x4, Pars 4x4, Ejder TOMA 4x4 and Ejder Kunter 4x4 mainly for the Turkish Armed Forces, gendarmerie and the Turkish National Police, as well as for international/allied military, paramilitary and security forces.
We are planning to exhibit Ejder Yalçın 4x4 and NMS 4x4 vehicles introduce our other capabilities during Milipol Qatar.
2/ Why did you choose to exhibit in Milipol Qatar? Will you present innovative/new products/solutions during Milipol Qatar?
This will be the first time Nurol Makina participating in Milipol Qatar. One of the reason behind is that State of Qatar is one of the most strategic and important country in the Gulf Region. But the most important reason is Nurol Makina and Barzan Holding are collaborating on Armoured Vehicles Procurement of Qatar Army.
As well known, this year, most of the exhibitions were postponed or cancelled due to Covid 19 Pandemic. Dimdex was one of them. So Milipol Qatar will be an opportunity to exhibit our technologies and vehicles in Qatar.
I would like to announce that we are planning to participate to Milipol Paris, as well. As I mentioned above, we are planning to exhibit the NMS 4x4 and Ejder Yalçın 4x4 vehicles.
EJDER YALÇIN 4x4 Armored Combat Vehicle a unique platform that provides high protection and mobility, is developed to meet the operational requirements of military units and security forces in every region including rural and urban areas and is being used by Turkish and other countries forces. By its unique design and high payload capacity, different payloads can be integrated; therefore, EJDER YALÇIN 4x4 can be customized for various applications. EJDER YALÇIN 4x4 has proven itself in the operational areas and it offers special solutions to the different operational requirements of users with customizations such as; Border Surveillance and Security Vehicle, Air Defence Vehicle, Reconnaissance Vehicle, Command and Control Vehicle, Mine/IED Detection-Clearance Vehicle, Combat Vehicle, Personnel Carrier, CBRN Surveillance Vehicle, Tactical Missile Carriage/ Launch System and Armored Ambulance. EJDER YALÇIN, has participated in challenging tests and was tested in many different countries and completed all of them successfully.
NMS 4x4 is an innovative solution of Nurol Makina. NMS 4x4 is builded on previous experience and constantly being improved by direct feedback from the operational use of our existing armored vehicle fleet. NMS 4x4 takes the performance levels of lightweight armored vehicles beyond that currently on offer around the globe. NMS 4x4 provides ballistic and Mine/IED protection that fully complies with STANAG 4569 and can easily be increased to required level. NMS 4x4 is engineered for utilization of Police Forces and Military Units. The modular design of NMS 4x4 enables the users to cover wide range of special operations such as low-intensity combat operations, transportation of troops & equipment, air defence, reconnaissance and light fire support. The user requirement and the integration of modern battlefield systems have been considered from the beginning. So NMS 4x4 is an extremely attractive and useful solution for today's hybrid warfare. NMS 4x4 can carry a substantial payload for a vehicle of its size.
3/ According to you, what are the current trends that provide opportunities for your company?
We witness how the world is changing and of course how to cope up with this is also important. This period illustrated vividly how most firms are unprepared and vulnerable to systemic risk and uncertainty. We learned a lot from this process. During this period, we managed both the situation and our supply chain very well that we did not experience any disruption in deliveries of our sub systems. In this period, we have implemented a planned shift system for our employees and thus, we continue production efficiently. All of our domestic and international projects continue without slowing down. We are aware that the health of our employer are vital and we are taking all the necessary precautions in order to create a healthy and safe environment. We are implementing all the applications necessary in this period. Being mobilized has never been so important. To this regard, we have also actualized remote working for those who are at risk and able to work from their homes.
4/ How much Qatar is important for your growth plan?
Qatar is very important country for Turkey and Nurol Makina. Nurol Makina have gained so much experience with our previous business. As I have mentioned above, we are collaborating with Barzan Holding and we have seen that we can improve our collaboration for new opportunities. Our products have manifested themselves. There is nothing more important than the customer satisfaction for us. With Barzan, we are ready to serve and meet the needs of State of Qatar security/defense forces once again.
5/ Where do you intend to grow your business in the future (countries or vertical)?
Our growth plans includes countries around the world. As we meet the needs of our army, security forces and Turkish defense industry, there are many countries where we could significantly support armored and security forces. This is beyond our wishes because our vehicles have proven themselves against many threats and they can be used as a strong trump card to keep countries safe. As the world is changing, modern age combats are also changing. We are adapting ourselves to the changing trends and continuing to develop our vehicles in in case of firepower, mobility and survivability, command control and reconnaissance. Our vision is to; assure safety and security of all allied defence and security forces. Of course, above all, sustainable growth is what every manager desires.