C. Utku Aral, General Manager of Samsun Yurt Savunma (SYS), was a guest on Industry Radio broadcast on April 6.
Referring to Turkey’s handgun Exports, Aral said: “We perform 90 percent of Turkey’s handgun export to the United States and also rank 4th among global handgun producers exporting to the United States.”
Aral also stated that, in the Defence Industry, CANIK is the most well-known Turkish brand in the World according to the results of a study conducted by the United Kingdom-based Shephard Media.
The Secret of the High Quality in Mass Production: Accurate Jigs
Aral explained how they keep their quality standards high despite high production figures as 400 thousand handguns per year: “Currently, we manufacture a handgun in every minute; that makes 400 thousand handguns per year. Due to the high production rate, it is not possible to control each part one by one. Imagine 400 thousand handguns a year, each of them having 60 pieces all of which are subject to measurement. They should be measured both during the production and after the production for quality control. So, we need jigs that can take instant measure of parts however it is hard to find such jigs on the market. They need to be designed with in-house R&D work.”