Bossa Denim, the Turkish denim manufacturer, was recently acquired by the family Uçurum, longtime insiders of the textile business.
“By this change Bossa will increase its capacity with new investments, developments, strategy and innovations,” says Onur Duru, Bossa’s general manager.
The Uçurum family has worked in this sector for over 43 years and also owns Oğuz Textile, a producer of fabrics for the mens- and womenswear markets that are primarily made with polyester, viscose, cotton and polyamide combinations. That company has vertically integrated facilities and produces about 30 million meters of fabrics per year, about 45% of which are exported mostly to the United States, Russia and European countries.
Despite similarities, Bossa and Oğuz Textile are different companies and act in distinct market areas. Bossa is committed to offering a wide range of products including many sustainable fabrics. In 2006, for instance, it established the RE-SET capsule collection. Each season its collections evolve further by employing increasing quantities of organic and BCI cotton increased attention to the impact of natural chemicals and dyestuff used. Bossa has also achieved the manufacturing of 100% recycled denims by establishing specifically dedicated production pants.
With our new owner we have a plan to increase our capacity. We will go on the same way with more powerful steps.
“We have new technologies and we always work on new developments. Our collections are special. We are working with Piero Turk, who is an Italian denim guru. In each season we have special products with their stories and groups. And as everybody knows, Bossa’s colors and innovations are strong sides of Bossa. With our new owner we have a plan to increase our capacity. We will go on the same way with more powerful steps,” continues Duru explaining that the company’s present yearly production capacity is 36 million meters and that it aims to soon increase it to 48 million meters.
Bossa expects that the change in ownership will bring very positive advancement as the new owner is involved in the textile business, unlike the previous majority stakeholder, Akkardan Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., a manufacturer specialized in spare parts for commercial vehicle producers. It acquired Bossa in 2008 from the Sabanci Holding, a leading Turkish conglomerate of companies active in various fields.