ODE Yalıtım won the “Large Scale Enterprise Category 2013” prize at the Competitive Power Awards as Turkey’s most prestigious organization held for the 4th time by TÜSİAD, SEDEFED and Sabancı University.
Established in 1985 as a 100 % Turkish brand and currently largest insulation manufacturer of Turkey, ODE won the “Large Scale Enterprise Category 2013” prize at the Competitive Power Awards held by the Competitive Forum comprising the Federation of Sectoral Associations (SEDEFED) and TÜSİAD-Sabancı University. Having become a manufacturer 18 years ago, ODE is the youngest manufacturer to win this award so far. This year’s process of the contest where multiple components such as growth, export, added value, human resources, finance resources, innovation design, technology, leadership, and sustainable strategy, was given start with 30 companies. Opinions of the ODE team were also evaluated by the jury at the application stage of the competition where the Companies’ reflection of these criteria by one hundred percent on their workflow, and adoption by the entire team in particular is the core standard.
Prof. Dr. Dilek Çetindamar, Lecturer at Sabancı University and member of the contest jury noted that as the jury, they were very proud of the achievements of the companies during the election process while inviting the winners on stage. She also claimed that the winners were successful to such extent that they could be subject to a Harvard “Case”.
Accepting the prize from Süleyman Onatça- Chairman for the Confederation of Turkish Entrepreneurs and Business World on behalf of ODE as the first company in the insulation sector to embrace this award, Kemal Direk, Deputy Finance Manager, commented, “Receiving this valuable award as we continue to enjoy our 29th anniversary as a 100% native company among Turkey's largest insulation manufacturers, is a great honor and a source of pride for us. We are forever grateful to the honorable members of the jury who rewarded us with this award. Overseeing the development of its employees, sector and country while drawing its path ever since the day of its establishment, ODE adopted as its principle to implement innovations without hesitating to take bold steps. The precious rewards we received on our journey on this path not only make us proud, but also give us the strength and courage we need for our future goals.”
After taking part in the collective family photo shoot with the entire ODE staff at the end of the ceremony, Chairman Orhan Turan noted that ODE considers this success alsoas a responsibility and underlined that they will continue their work towards representing Turkey at similar organizations abroad.
İÇDAŞ, Bilim İlaç and BRİSA are among the previous winners of the Large Scale Enterprise category of the Competitive Power Awards organized by the Federation of Sectoral Associations (SEDEFED) and TÜSİAD-Sabancı University Competition forum.