Interview with aksa

AKSA, which started its production journey with the electric motor factory established by Ali Metin Kazancı in 1968, produced its first generator in 1984 and became one of the pioneer generator manufacturers in the world by specializing in the production of machinery and equipment for electrical energy supply in a short time. The coompany has been the leader of the generator market in Turkey for many years. AKSA is among Turkey’s largest 200 industrial establishments and exporters.

Today, they produce in 3 continents – America, Europe and Asia, and sell to 173 countries all around the world. Within wide scale of production range; diesel, natural gas, hybrid and portable generators, Aksa provides special solutions for all sectors, especially production, health, construction, mining, data centers and banking sectors.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

Aksa: Aksa Power Generation manufactures gasoline, diesel, natural gas and marine generator sets within range between 1 kVA to 3.125 kVA as well as lighting towers and generator hardware with 3 manufacturing facilities in Istanbul-Turkey, Changzhou-China, Louisiana-USA; and a trade center in Rotterdam-The Netherlands. Aksa has become a leader and pioneer within the sector. 

In 2020, we completed a lot of significant reference projects that made a difference in the worldwide. We took part in many global projects as well. From hospital projects to metro stations and airport projects in Europe, telecom projects, airports and hotel projects in Africa, Data center projects in Asia Pacific, Universities and hospital projects in Middle East. In addition, we became the first manufacturer company to start e-commerce sales in Turkey generator market. Currently, home standby portable generators are sold on We are planning to activate our e-commerce sales channel in foreign markets as well. Aksa Power Generation aims to rank among the top three global manufacturers by 2025.

E.E: What’s the news for 2021 about new products?

Aksa: We know that with digitalization, data centers and accordingly Data Center Power Systems gain importance and we are expecting demands will increase rapidly . We believe that most important security measure in data centers is to provide uninterrupted electrical energy. In recent years, data centers have been growing with an increasing momentum. As businesses and people continue to need secure cloud and data storage, the demand for a reliable and uninterrupted electricity supply will continue to increase. As Aksa Power Generation, we offer the most suitable and reliable solutions for the power needs in data centers with the generator options we offer.

As Aksa, we continue to produce special and reliable solutions for data centers with the first and only generator sets accepted by the Uptime Institute in Turkey. We have recently obtained compliance with the TIER III and TIER IV standards determined by the Uptime Institute for data centers, with 44 generator sets in the range of 550 kVA – 3,000 kVA. As a company, we will focus on data center studies in 2021, taking into account the increasing digital needs of the whole world.

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

Aksa: Aksa Power Generation has a wide product range of including diesel, portable, natural gas, lighting towers, marine generator sets, mobile products, hybrid solutions, accesories and more. Aksa provides 24/7 service with its expertised staff. In addition, it offers second-hand generators, spare parts and generator rental solutions as well.

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

Aksa: We are facing a period in which companies that are prepared for digital transformation and variable processes can be even more successful. We can quickly take very positive steps to differentiate ourselves from the competition in terms of fast action and mobility. By managing our production power from different global locations, we offer supply and stock advantages to our sales and distribution points. With customer management and integrated alternative solutions, we produce 360-degree special solutions for every sectors, especially production, health, construction, mining, data centers, banking, retail sectors. We adopt a customer-oriented and customer loyalty-enhancing business model, and manage the best alternatives to the needs of each customer, thanks to our digital infrastructure. The global generator market decrease by 30% in 2020 with the effect of Covid-19, but we accelerated the data center market and health sector investments in this process and grew by 20% in 2020. 

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

Aksa: Gas generators look promising for the upcoming years due to the environmental concerns around the globe. Global warming is a fact anymore which is visible in our life. Therefore, All countries have put regulations in order to prevent it and its rapidly increasing impacts. In energy sector, gas emission regulations are shaping the future of power industry and gas power becomes prominent day by day. Low carbon emission after combustion and automatized fuel feeding system (no need of manually feeding) is making gas generators reason of preference and a rising trend for power generation systems. With a wide variety of product range and 360 degrees of sales & after sales solutions offering world-wide, Aksa is commanding a place in gas generation power market ever increasingly.

World countries are trying to find new ways to clean energy and replace oil-based sources with sustainable forms of energy. Solar power becoming more actively used around the globe and new forms of power support systems is taking place in market accordingly. In this manner Aksa Power Generation is proudly involved in sustainable power ecosystem with hybrid power solutions which can be applied variant forms of systems with customizable offers due to the high-end manufacturing capacity, flexible corporate structure and adaptive decision-making mechanisms. With the help of expert technical personnel and experienced administrative staff, Aksa will attain his place in solar-hybrid power market with a wide range of products. 

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

Aksa: Hybrid power generation solutions offered with a variety of sustainable sources is highly promising for the future of power generation market. In the future, we will see more sustainable energy with zero carbon emission with the right usage of inverter and feeder generator selection.

Storage of clean energy obtained from solar energy and making it usable in case of need are among the popular applications of the last period. With the development and spread of Li-ion battery technology and other solar system technologies, we think that the sales of solar systems will increase in the coming years.

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2021?

Aksa: We are strengthening our structure in the US and Chinese markets. Accordingly, we opened two new offices in the USA and one more in China. In these two countries, we aim to increase our sales points, which we call Aksa Power Center (APC), in 2021. At the same time, we opened an office in Kenya and a representative office in Senegal this year.

With the New Trade Center opened in the Netherlands recently, we further expanded our sphere of influence in Europe. In the purpose of increasing our market share in Europe, we intend to move our advanced domestic portable product sales network to Europe. Beside that, we are making critical recruitments in the field of marketing and expanding our expert staff worldwide.

We are opening a new factory in nearby Istanbul which will increase our production capacity   approximately 3 times, in order to meet the increasing demand of emerging market. We will renovate our production line accordance with Industry 4.0 standards.


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