Pioneer in automotive sealing systems

History

1977

Establishment

Standard Profil is founded by Rıfat Kamhi in Istanbul on March 10, 1977.
1979

Düzce 1, Turkey

The Group's first factory, covering 1,800 square meters in Düzce, becomes operational. The Group has only seven employees.
1980

First successful production

First successful batch of Renault 12 door seals is produced and delivered to the customer.
1990

First award

Product and service quality of Standard Profil is crowned with a Thank You Plaque presented by Ford Otosan, marking the first award received by the Group.
1991

Düzce 2, Turkey

Standard Profil's second factory begins operations. Certificate of Merit awarded to the Group by Düzce Chamber of Industry.
1992

First Export

GM - Opel drip seal become the Group's first export project.
1994

Certificate of Quality

The Group achieves ISO 9001 Certification.
1996

First Award from General Motors

Standard Profil is granted the "General Motors Supplier of the Year" award, the first of ten to be received in years to come.
1998

Quality Award from Fiat Auto

The cooperation with Fiat Auto is crowned with a "quality" award, the first of many awards, plaques and certificates of achievement to be received by the successful partnership.

2000

2003

Digital scanning technology introduced

2004

Standard Profil Training Center

Recognizing the importance of competent and specialized team of employees for ensuring sustainable growth, quality and customer satisfaction, Standard Profil offers continuous training activities at "SP Training Center."
2005

Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

The first foreign investment of Standard Profil, SP Bulgaria starts operations in Stara Zagora. Standard Profil earns Second Place in Turkey's Stars in Export thanks to its contribution to exports.
2010

Cape Town, South Africa

First overseas investment, SP South Africa is launched.
2011

Standard Profil continues to grow

Recognizing the importance of proximity to customers, Standard Profil launches its SP China factory in Langfang. Production begins in SP Manisa 1 factory within Manisa Organized Industrial Zone.
2012

Growing investments in Europe and Africa

Further boosting its production capacity in Turkey, the Group starts operations in the second factory in Manisa. Kaufil Sealing Technologies joins the Standard Profil Group. In addition to four factories in Spain and one in Morocco, its partnerships in Russia and India are also incorporated in the Group.
2014

Guanajuato, Mexico

SP Mexico becomes the Standard Profil Group's first investment in America. Completed in a short span of nine months, the business starts operations in December 2014. In line with growth objectives in Asia and Africa, factories in Langfang and Cape Town move to new facilities with wider production areas.
2015

New factories in Bulgaria and Morocco

Stara Zagora factory doubles production capacity with an additional building. Aware of the fact that innovation and technology are keys to quality and growth, Standard Profil opens an official R&D Center in Düzce, having its R&D activities, ongoing for many years, now certified by the state. SP Bulgaria ranks third in "Bulgaria's Best Employer" category thanks to its contributions to employment, environment and the city in which it operates. SP Tangier expands its capacity with an additional building.
2016

Standard Profil Family

Beginning its journey with a team of seven in 1977, Standard Profil has lost nothing of its enthusiasm and energy since day one. As of 2016, the group is a global family of 8,000 speaking six languages. It engages in production activities in seven countries, operates in five continents and exports to more than 45 countries.
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