Frankfurt, GermanyStandard Profil Group, providing tailor-made solutions in automotive sealing systems all over the world, has opened its new headquarters in Eschborn near Frankfurt. Being in the heart of the European automotive market, we aim to carry our business processes forward and manage our strengths from a strategically located head office.
The Standard Profil FamilyHaving started its journey in 1977 with a seven-person team, Standard Profil continues on its path maintaining all the excitement and energy of its first days. The group now has a global family of 8,000 employees, engaging in production activities in seven countries, across five continents and exports to more than 45 countries.
Jingzhou, ChinaThe Standard Profil Group has moved to a strategic location in China with the objectives of being close to the world’s biggest automotive manufacturers in its portfolio and improving its presence in the Chinese market. Established in a 66-thousand square-meter area and equipped with cutting-edge technology, the SP Jingzhou Plant becomes Standard Profil’s new base in China. It combines production, product development, mold design, and high-quality manufacture. The inauguration of the Jingzhou Plant, that began production in 2018, took place in March 2019 and was attended by the Turkish and Chinese state authorities.
MANİSA - ZEKİ Plant, TurkeyThe Sheltered Workplace Living Centre for the Disabled, with a specifically designed working environment, in the Manisa Organized Industrial Site, has been established for the first time in Turkey. Standard Profil began operating in the centre in February 2017 with the aim of improving the basic skills of individuals in need of special education and helping their adaptation into society. Also, to create opportunities for them to improve their capabilities by acquiring knowledge and skills relevant to their respective professions. The new production centre, named the SP MANİSA – ZEKİ Plant, produces sealing profiles for our customers with input from our 10 disabled colleagues in the production area custom-made for them.
New factories in Bulgaria and MoroccoStara 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.
Guanajuato, MexicoSP 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.
Growing investments in Europe and AfricaFurther 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.
Standard Profil continues to growRecognizing 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.
Cape Town, South AfricaFirst overseas investment, SP South Africa is launched.
Stara Zagora, BulgariaThe 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.
Standard Profil Training CenterRecognizing 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."
Digital scanning technology introduced
Quality Award from Fiat AutoThe 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.
First Award from General MotorsStandard Profil is granted the "General Motors Supplier of the Year" award, the first of ten to be received in years to come.
Certificate of QualityThe Group achieves ISO 9001 Certification.
First ExportGM - Opel drip seal become the Group's first export project.
Düzce 2, TurkeyStandard Profil's second factory begins operations. Certificate of Merit awarded to the Group by Düzce Chamber of Industry.
First awardProduct 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.
First successful productionFirst successful batch of Renault 12 door seals is produced and delivered to the customer.
Düzce 1, TurkeyThe Group's first factory, covering 1,800 square meters in Düzce, becomes operational. The Group has only seven employees.
EstablishmentStandard Profil is founded by Rıfat Kamhi in Istanbul on March 10, 1977.