SA-BA Endüstriyel Ürünler A.Ş.

History

1976-83

Sa-ba was founded by Ünal Özlü with the purpose of producing rubber-based mats and accessories for automobiles, and continued its activities uninterruptedly.

 

1984-93

Plastic injection section was created within its body.

Zamak injection, metal press and electrostatic powder coating units were established.

Sa-ba Europe manufacturing plants were moved to Beylikdüzü.

 

1993-2000

ECE-approved products started to be manufactured.

BVQI Total Quality System Standard certification was received.

CAD-CAM supported design and CNC dies manufacture-maintenance units and product development department was established.

 

 2000-04

ISO/TS:16949 Quality System Standard and ISO:14001 Environmental Management System certifications were received.

Sa-ba Asia supplemental manufacturing plants started to operate in Tuzla.

Trailight® brand was launched.

International relations was established.

Dasteri (Greece) and Rinder (Spain) products started to be marketed, and production capacity was increased.

 

 2005-07

Sa-ba received Europe Ford Q1 certification.

Cooperation with Autoliv factories in a number of countries from Japan to Argentina started and product shipment volume was increased.

First P&D work for Ford was completed, and product shipment to foreign OEM assembly lines started.

Cooperation with Magna International started.

Sa-ba Asia manufacturing plants received ISO/TS:16949 Quality System Standard and ISO:14001 Environmental Management System and Ford Q1 certifications.

Production and quality equipment investments were completed.

Vacuum metallisation, vibratory welding, thermal test chambers started to operate.

Sa-ba Asia manufacturing plants reached full capacity.

 

 2008-13

Activity in world markets was increased with new markets and new OEM customers. All production was carried to Tuzla plants and final stage of integration was completed.

Vibration device and combined climatic chamber were added into the body of the laboratory.

Trailight® became the domestic market leader in TIR lightings with ADR.

ISO TS27001, Ford Q1, Renault Asess, VW Formel-Q certifications were received.

Trailight® became the supplier of FX Meiller and Chereau.

Trailight Europe Sales and Application Engineering Centre was founded in the United Kingdom.

Employees of Sa-ba became members of Petrol-İş Union.

SO 27001 Information Security Management System certification was received.

Theoretical infrastructure of institutionalisation and lean production works was finalised, and Sa-ba Vision 2020 programme began to be implemented with the Cocoon year.

 

 2014

Ford Otosan awarded the bronze star to Sa-ba during the awards ceremony of Manufacturers Summit 2013.

The laboratory capable of carrying out lacquer coating with ±2 micron precision under the Class 100,000 conditions.

PUR system offering 100% impermeability and chemical resistance with 2K polyurethane seal was introduced.

Sa-ba laboratory was further equipped with newly commissioned vibration testing device and new climatic cabin so tests could be conducted according to customer specs.

 

 2015

Fully automatic LED facility equipped with the latest technology was commissioned.

Parts manufactured for the Transporter, Caddy, Touran and Tiguan models of Volkswagen, Giulia model of Alfa Romeo, Transit model of Ford, Mégane and Talisman models of Renault, Picasso model of Citroen, Ateca model of Seat and i20 models of Hyundai were distributed to six continents of the world in 2015 when Sa-ba gave priority to geographical dissemination.

 

 2016

It was chosen the best supplier of 2015 in the Ford Otosan Manufacturers Summit and was awarded the Golden Star.

Parts were manufactured for VW Golf, Up, Amarok, Audi A3, A5, Q2, Skoda Kodiaq, Karoq, Ford Fiesta, Focus and Aston Martin DB11.

Land infrastructure and project for the factory planned as a total of 20 thousand square meter indoor area located in Bulgaria, Dimitrovgrad / Haskovo were completed.

16949 certificate, COP (Conformity of Production) certificate for ECE and CCC homologations, 27001 certificate, the EAC certificate required for export to Russia, certificate of conformity under the SA8000 social responsibility standard as well as Reg 10 approvals were obtained.

 

 2017

Project partnership agreement was made with the German organization Delvis GmbH.

Ceremony for laying the foundation of Sa-ba Bulgaria factory took place in Dimitrovgrad / Haskovo Area on March 22, 2017.

New projects began for Audi (A3,A4,A5,Q3,Q4), Ford (Kuga,Escape), Hyundai (I10) and Skoda (Superb,Octavia RS).

Many innovations were introduced to Trailight illumination sets.

Reflex reflectors produced by Saba was used in the new design for Skoda Kodiaq RS.

 

 2018