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ABOUT US

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WHO ARE WE?

With its 91-year history, Sepiciler has been the global brand of Turkish leather industry which is committed to sustainability principles and manufacturing products respecting nature. The term SEPICI means “someone dealing with tanning”. Our story began with Ahmet Mehmet Sepici, our founder (1907-1981) setting up his own business in 1930. Mehmet Sepici who began his business life by tanning goat leather for hat production moved to a new location in 1953 in Yeşildere. In an unprecedented initiative due to the absence of an organised leather industry in Turkey back then, the foundations of Sepiciler Çaybaşı Leather factory in Torbalı, with its own special modern treatment facility, were laid in 1974. Today, this facility consisting of three separate factories including chrome tanned, vegetal and sole leather with export volume which is increasing day by day is preferred by global brands and is being run by third generation family members. Today, Sepiciler Çaybaşı Deri Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi aims to provide products and services at international quality standards by using its resources in the most effective manner, maintain its environmental management organisation which respects nature and natural resources, contribute to economic development and represent its country in the international market in the best possible manner. Sepiciler, which is conducting its business in three separate sectors, aims at all times to add value to the technology and economy of the country with the principles it is committed to and its visionary perspective.

OUR VISION &
PRINCIPLES

Sepiciler acts with the vision of being a global brand growing and respecting nature and natural resources while doing so, principled, trailblazing and adding value to its country.

OUR PRINCIPLES

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Responsible

We respect national and international law and manage our business relations with responsibility. We create a work environment that is respectful of human rights and is safe. We continue investing in clean technology and with our environmentally friendly investments due to our responsibility to the environment and nature.

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Development Focused & Innovative

We adopt Sustainable Development Goals accepted by member states of the United Nations and we develop, transform our business conduct in order to meet the targets connected to these goals. We follow technological developments closely, adapt to change and invest in research and development.

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Reliable

We aim to establish long term relationships with out stakeholders, suppliers, customers and public institutions and employees based on mutual trust and cooperation without unfair advantage in our favour or in favour of third parties in accordance with business ethics.

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Honesty and Integrity

We approach our stakeholders within the framework of justice, fairness, honesty and integrity and treat everyone equally without discriminating on the basis of language, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, sociocultural, physical and mental competence.

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Transparent

We conduct our business in a positive, adaptable and transparent manner, ensure the continuity of reliable relationships and aim to be accountable.

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Ethics

We fight unfair competition, bribery and corruption and we place global ethics and moral values in the centre of our business conduct.

MILESTONES

timeline

2014
UKEB SCHOOLS

2016
SEPİCİ BROS

UKEB Schools were established with partnerships specialised in the education sector.

Established with the aim of growth in the American Market.

1930
SEPİCİLER

Sepiciler was incorporated in Basmane region of İzmir.

1953
YEŞİLDERE

The factory moved to Yeşildere following the growth in the volume of its exports.

The foundations of the Torbalı facilities were laid. our present facilities consisting of three separate factories including vegetal, chrome tanned and leather were established.

1974
SEPİCİLER ÇAYBAŞI

2005
KAYA TABAN

Sepiciler entered the shoe industry.

2015
KÜÇÜK KULÜP KINDERGARTENS

Educational activities started in İzmir with 4 kindergartens.

2017
ALLIANZ LEATHER

Beamhouse operations moved to Bursa leather organised industrial site and Allianz A.Ş. was incorporated.

2018
SEPİCİ ENERGY

A 6mw solar energy power plant, which is a renewable energy source, was built on our non-arable land.

2019
HAND&LEATHER CRAFT

Established to sell cut belts, panel leather and similar products to e-commerce sites throughout the world.

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