Temel Gaskets: A Successful Track Record


A look at over 40 years of history

and three generations of continuous growth

 

1974

First production facility in Pinarbasi, Izmir, Turkey became operational. At this location, Temel Gaskets began producing gaskets and all tools necessary for production of gaskets.

1976

Temel Gaskets made its first delivery to an OEM company, taking the first step towards what soon became long term supplying relationship with many other OEMs.

1980

Temel Gaskets _ Kemalpasa in 1980s(1)

Second production facility in Kemalpasa, Izmir, Turkey received its equipment.

1982

Production began at the Kemalpasa facility.

1983

Temel Gaskets stated producing gasket material to be supplied as raw material to other manufacturers in the industry.

1984

Temel Gaskets began producing rubber cork sheets and rubber cork gaskets.

1985

First export to the U.S. began with a full container of shipment.

1987

Temel Gaskets became a Tier 1 supplier for cylinder head gaskets to Ford Motor Company. With the Q1 certification awarded by Ford, Temel Gaskets became a pre-approved supplier to the global network of Ford operations.

1989

Temel Gaskets Headquarters Turkey

Headquarters building for management offices operational in the heart of Izmir. This historical building is still an icon in the Izmir bay area by Passport ferry dock.

1994

Temel Gaskets pinarbasi

A forward thinking strategy implemented by the management, Pinarbasi production facility received a complete technology update and expanded the facility with an additional 43,000 sqft. During this time, the building itself also receives a renovation on both interior and exterior.

2001

Tooling production department received significant investment for a total renovation of machinery and workshop.

2002

temel gaskets kemalpasa

At its Kemalpasa facility, Temel Gaskets began its rubber (elastomer) production activities. After this step, Temel Gaskets rapidly introduced rubber, rubber edge bonded metal, metal carrier rubber gaskets. At this facility several compression, injection-molding machines are producing the highest quality parts for the global automotive industry.

2005

Temel Gaskets began supplying to the North American heavy-duty industry, which became one of the main drivers for the extensive growth in the product range for heavy-duty and off-road commercial applications.

2007

Temel Gaskets USA started its operations at its office in Kansas City, MO.

2011

temel gaskets usa office

Temel Gaskets USA office moved to Atlanta, GA.

2014

The investment decision was followed by the preparation of the third manufacturing facility for Temel Gaskets. The new facility will be a quarter million square feet expansion for the existing operations. Temel Gaskets also became an Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) member.

2015

Temel Gaskets took the first step in establishing inventory facilities in the U.S.

2016

Temel Gaskets receives the exclusive Certified Partnership status from Interface Materials

interface certified partner


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