History

Since 1990…

Since our inception in 1990, our unwavering ambition has been to outdo ourselves year after year, evolving into a widely recognized supplier for brands on a global scale. Along the way, we have been defined by:

      • Sustainable system
      • Eco-Conscious Production
      • Innovative Designs
      • Acclaimed Collections
      • Cutting-Edge Technologies
      • International Standard of Quality
      • Precision Production
      • Global Collaborations
      • Expansive Trade Network

From past to now...
1990
Foundation of Üniteks

Üniteks marked its inception with a significant accomplishment, securing its inaugural order from a prominent European fashion conglomerate.

1991
Debut of the design collection

Following the successful launch and sale of its premiere design collection to renowned retail brands in Germany, Üniteks began receiving orders from many top-tier brands.

1992
Initiation of organic fabric production

Üniteks commenced organic fabric production through its affiliated company, leveraging SKAL certified cotton for the initiative.

1993
New European brands

Leveraging its design team's proficiency in embroidery and printing, Üniteks successfully integrated additional renowned European brands into its growing portfolio.

1994
Oeko-Tex Certification

Endorsed with the Oeko-Tex certification, Üniteks distinguished itself as a forerunner among Turkish enterprises, championing the production of eco-conscious apparel.

1995
Stepping up production

Üniteks embarked on a significant expansion, transitioning to a state-of-the-art 10,000 square meter facility. This move was pivotal in enhancing monthly output, which soared to a commendable 250,000 pieces.

1996
Integration and specialization

In a strategic move towards autonomy and streamlining, embraced vertical integration by inaugurating a proprietary knitting facility. This decision marked an important milestone, allowing for greater control over the production process.

1997
Introduction of the Basic Line

In a bid to diversify offerings and cater to a broader market segment, the 'Basic Line' was introduced. Pioneering in delivering high-quality t-shirts, the Basic Line utilized cutting-edge technology to ensure quality while maintaining competitive pricing, reaffirming the commitment to providing value to customers.

1999
ISO 9001 Quality Management Certification

Achieving a significant milestone in upholding and recognizing commitment to excellence, got granted the ISO 9001 Quality Management Certificate.

2000
Portfolio expansion with european garment giants

Many major European ready-to-wear companies were added to the customer portfolio of Üniteks. With a production capacity of 600,000 pieces per month, Üniteks increased its revenue to 17 million dollars.

2001
Strategic vertical integration enhancement

In alignment with progressive vertical integration endeavors, a pivotal alliance was forged with a renowned dyehouse. This calculated strategic move culminated in a substantial revenue elevation to 30 million dollars.

2002
Recognition in Turkiye's Top Industrial Enterprises

Following an exclusive partnership with a globally renowned sportswear brand for the Aegean Region, earned distinguished position on Turkiye's list of the 500 Leading Industrial Enterprises. This notable achievement was accompanied by a significant revenue milestone of 50 million dollars.

2003
Advancements in Research & Development

Prioritizing innovation and technological advancement, significant resources were directed towards Research & Development. Investments were made in advanced piece printing and embroidery machinery to deliver enhanced value to clients and solidify a pivotal role in the market.

2004
Broadening horizons

With the inauguration of a state-of-the-art 8,000 square meter warehouse, an enhancement in pre-production processes and centralized storage for finished goods was achieved. The cumulative infrastructure spaned 23,000 square meters, supporting a robust production capacity of up to 1,500,000 pieces per month.

As a testament to these developments, the enterprise not only secured a position among Turkiye's leadig 500 industrial businesses but also emerged as one of the nation's top 100 exporters.

2005
Global expansion

In alignment with an international expansion strategy, a novel production line was launched in Egypt, leveraging the advantageous provisions of the QIZ (Qualifying Industrial Zones) accord.

2007
Achieving sustainability standards

In adherence to sustainability and responsible manufacturing standards, an Organic Production Certificate from SKAL was secured for the entirety of the production process.

As a result, production capacity surged to 2.3 million pieces monthly, and the annual turnover witnessed a rise to 168 million dollars.

2008
Innovative R&D initiatives

In a joint endeavor with the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, an innovative R&D project was initiated, marking a pioneering achievement in seamlessly blending design expertise with R&D pursuits.

2009
International expansion continues

With the integration of knitting and dyeing processes, production capacity within the region expanded, achieving a milestone of one million pieces per month from North Africa operations.

2010
Design meets production

With enhanced design capabilities, 30% of total sales revenue began to originate from original collections.

2011
Pioneering in R&D for apparel

Received the distinction as the inaugural certified R&D Center in the apparel domain, as recognized by the Turkish Ministry of Industry.

 

2014
Global recognition in product development

Earned the title of "Best Product Development Company," standing out among 400+ global suppliers in an assessment by the renowned brand, C&A.

2015
Inauguration of overseas design office

Established a pioneering design office in Spain, marking the first instance of directly employing designers abroad.

2016
Recognition in design excellence

Received the "Global Fashion Innovation Center" and "Global Development Center" accolades from H&M, joining an elite group of global suppliers with both distinctions.

At the same time, the outstanding success of the produced collections earned the prestigious "Fashion & Innovation Award" from H&M.

2017
Expanding design horizons

To cater directly from fashion capitals, design offices were inaugurated in Barcelona and London, following the establishment in La Coruna.

2019
Recognition in "Fashion" and "Sustainability"

Achieving accolades as H&M's top-performing business partner in both "Fashion" and "Sustainability" segments, Üniteks was honored with the "H&M Gold Supplier" distinction.

This year also marked the initiation of woven garment production and export

2020
Expanding footprint and sustainable innovations

Initiated a strategic partnership with LPP, Poland's preeminent apparel manufacturer, under the RESERVED brand.

Undertook a comprehensive revamp of the Izmir headquarters, aligning office spaces with sustainable best practices concerning energy, water, and waste management.

Achieved recognition as one of Turkey's pioneering recipients of the Covid-19 Safe Production Certificate.

New investments in Izmir and Batman, created 600 jobs.

2021
Optimized process management through ERP

Incorporated ERP system across all operations to streamline business functions and optimize resource allocation for heightened efficiency and responsiveness.

2022
Leading the pack in ready-to-wear garment exports

Achieving a remarkable sales volume of 37 million units and generating a revenue of 167 million dollars, Üniteks stands as the premier exporter in the "Ready-to-wear and Garment" sector, as recognized by the Aegean Exporters' Association.

2023
Platinum Award at the Stars of Export Ceremony

At the "Stars of Export" award ceremony, organized by the Aegean Ready-to-Wear and Apparel Exporters' Association (EHKİB) to honor the companies contributing to the Aegean region's exports in 2023, Üniteks won the Platinum Award. With exports exceeding 185 million dollars, Üniteks secured the first place in the ready-to-wear and apparel category.

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Vision Mission

Vision: To ascend as the industry vanguard, pioneering future trends through our foresight and positioning ourselves as the first choice for global brands with our intricately designed and crafted knit fabric products, and for its continuously developed innovative activities.

Mission: Our ethos is rooted in championing economic, social, and environmentally sustainable growth. We are committed to valuing and respecting our stakeholders, evolving collectively with our dedicated team, and delivering top-tier design and production services to esteemed global brands , and has made innovation a priority by integrating it into the entirety of the company.

Our Achievements

Boasting an annual production capacity of over 40 million units and an annual turnover surpassing 185 million dollars, we proudly hold our esteemed position at the apex of the Aegean Region Ready-to-Wear and Clothing Exporters' rankings. In Izmir's export scene, we consistently feature among the top 5 firms. 

Our dedication and prowess have been recognized since 2002, with our inclusion in the "Top 500 Industrial Enterprises in Türkiye" list, an accolade presented annually by the Istanbul Chamber of Industry to laud the country's premier industrial establishments.