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Akel Tekstil recognised among 100 fastest growing companies in Turkey

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Well known Turkish export company, Akel Tekstil, has been recognised as one of the fastest growing companies in Turkey at a special presentation organised by Turkish government. TOBB (Union of Chambers and Commodities Exchanges of Turkey) President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, speaking at the awards ceremony of Turkey 100 competition which determines the fastest growing companies, said, “We want to draw attention to the success of the fastest growing companies in our country and strengthen their global connections.”​


Under TOBB’s leadership, Turkey’s fastest growing 100 companies were identified through TEPAV cooperation. The award ceremony was held with the attendances of Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli, hosted by TOBB President Hisarcıklıoğlu.

Turkey is an established wool producing country.  Recent figures show that there are currently around 34 million sheep in Turkey. The Greasy Equivalent KG from Turkey this past season was 430,579, up  0.2%  on the previous season of  404,506, a change of 26,073 or 6.4%.

Akel Tekstil has supplied Turkish and Romanian scoured wool to international customers for many years. Its greasy and scoured wools are in the 22 – 40 micron range.

‘We produce good quality scoured wool and compete in both quality and price with the best processors around the world’, says Omer Ozden joint director of Akel Tekstil from his Istanbul office. ‘We are the only Turkish company to supply 20.2 micron scoured wool, approved by an accredited wool testing house report.’

‘We have been supplying scoured wool to Italian, Portuguese and Belgium manufacturers for many years’, says Baris Gelenbe joint director. The company also supplies manufacturers of top, bedding covers and mattresses, as well as fake fur products, and fabric, carpet and rugs manufacturers.

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