2014 Nonwovens Sales: $121 million
Ekrem Kayali, chairman; C.Enver Kayali, president; Ayse Kayali, executive board member; Serkan Gogus, CEO; Ersin Kosker, director of projects and operations
Spunbond, meltblown, spunlace, laminated fabrics, films, welded fabrics, converting
Bedding and furniture, medical, agriculture-landscape, luggage & shoe linings, filtration, oil sorbents/spill control, wipes, protective apparel, construction, hygiene, automotive, fabric softeners, laminating/coating substrates, packaging, vacuum cleaner dustbags
Mogul Tekstil Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd.Sti. is a Turkish-based private company located in Gaziantep in southeast Turkey. It was founded in 1996 and began operations in 1997 to produce and market nonwovens and composites.
The company’s product range comprises 100% polypropylene spunbond nonwovens, polyester spunbond nonwovens, meltblown nonwovens, spunlace nonwovens, extrusion coated/laminated fabrics, PVA film and converted products made from nonwovens and composites.
In August, Mogul announced it was establishing an operation in North America, its first overseas operations. The company is investing $17.6 million to construct a 91,000-square-foot building housing a spunlace line.
The plant, known as Mogul South Carolina Nonwovens, will be located in Gray Court, SC and will focus specifically on the production of spunlace nonwovens for medical, hygiene and personal wet wipes applications. Moving forward, Mogul expects to use its new facility to expand its entire product line.
The new site is expected to be operational by the second quarter of next year.
“Mogul is excited to launch its new North American operations in Laurens County, SC. Through our new facility in South Carolina, we will be able to better serve our North American customers with our diverse offerings of quality nonwoven products,” says Mogul founder and chairman Ekrem Kayali.
Mogul was the first company to start spunbond, meltblown, SMS production in Turkey and is currently exporting the majority of its capacity to more than 40 countries on four continents on a global basis. Mogul is ranked among the top 1,000 exporter companies and industrial companies (for turnover) in Turkey. Mogul was also the first member of EDANA from Turkey.
Since its establishment, Mogul has regularly invested in its business. Its most recent investment was a new core/sheath bicomponent PET/CoET spunbond line, which began operation in late 2013. Mogul’s first bico line, the investment enhanced its wide range of product offerings to include thermal bonded felt fabrics in round and trilobal filament shapes in low denierts. This line will mainly target industrial applications with products sold under the Buffalo brand name.
Mogul also operates two mono PET spunbond lines, the most recent of which was added in 2010, and the company’s total capacity in spunbond is now 15,000 tons.
Another focus area in recent years has been spunlace and the company now operates two lines, added in 2010 and 2011, which together make 24,000 tons of lightweight spunlace nonwovens. Mogul entered the spunlace market to diversify its product range outside of industrial applications and mainly targets the global wet wipes market with this output.