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Turkey100 Honors Polin


Polin is identified as one of the top-100 fastest-growing companies in Turkey

Polin was recently named as one of The Turkey100, a prestigious list of "game-changing entrepreneurs" identified by AllWorld Network. AllWorld cited Polin among the businesses referred to as some of the world's fastest-growing young companies that "are pioneering solutions in old and new industries." The organization noted that the distinguished firms had collectively created 11,000 jobs in three years.

Polin has become one of the world's leading companies in the design, manufacture and installation of waterparks, waterslides and water-play attractions. Specifically, Polin has been a pioneer in the advancement and application of closed-molded manufacturing technology in waterslide development. Its forward-thinking innovation has led to the firm expanding its operations throughout Asia to Europe, China, Canada, Australia, the United States and beyond.

The list of honorees on the list was announced during the AllWorld Turkey100 Awards Gala, which took place during the Fifth Izmir Economic Congress on Oct. 30. The event was opened by Turkey's President and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and hosted by AllWorld Network, the Ministry of Commerce, the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), and the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey.

Turkey100 companies average $34 million in sales ($3.4 billion collectively). From technology to traditional mining and textiles, their average growth rate was 371 percent between 2010 and 2012. Coming from all over Turkey, the Turkey100 represent 25 cities and range in size from $1 million to $237 in annual sales.

Michael Porter, AllWorld Network co-founder and chairman, who is also a Harvard Business School professor, said, "The Turkey100 establishes the definitive record of the fastest-growing, most-innovative entrepreneurs in the country. AllWorld has rankings in 15 countries, and the Turkey100 shattered the records for entrepreneurial growth and industry diversity. These companies, led by dynamic men and women, represent the leading edge of a new approach to Turkey's competitiveness."

Polin's CEO Basar Pakis said his company was honored to be among the top 100. "Polin strives to stay at the forefront of technology, as well as providing the highest quality of service to our clients and partners," Pakis noted. "It is truly a privilege to receive this commendation, and we are humbled to be named alongside some of the most-well-respected business leaders in our country."

Facts About the Turkey100

3.4 billion Number in U.S. dollars of honorees’ collective revenues

371 Percentage of average three-year growth rate of honorees

10,986 Number of jobs created by honorees from 2010 to 2013

83 Number of honorees planning to seek capital in next 24 months

65 Percentage of honorees who will be using new capital for investments in new technology or physical plants

41 Average current age of honorees’ CEO

54 Percentage of honorees that said their current profitability was higher today than it was 12 months ago

42 Percentage of honorees that said their biggest constraint to growth was finding and retaining qualified employees

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More on Allworld Network 

Founded in 2008 by Deirdre M. Coyle Jr., Anne S. Habiby and Harvard Business School Professor Michael E Porter, AllWorld's mission is to find and scale all growth entrepreneurs of the emerging world by 2015. AllWorld systematically identifies and ranks the fastest-growing private companies. In addition to the Turkey100, it has created the Arabia500, Africa500, Asia500, Eurasia500 and America500. An AllWorld ranking puts companies on the world map, attracting new investors, customers, growth partners and talent. The company refers to these advantages as Visibility EconomicsTM.  

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More on Polin Waterparks and Pool Systems:   

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976, and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is one of the world leaders in the design, production, and installation of waterparks, waterslides & water play attractions. More than 2000 waterpark projects in more than 82 countries around the world have been completed by Polin, and Polin is the biggest waterslide supplier in Eurasia. Working with a wide variety of clients has helped Polin reach several milestones, including installing the first waterparks of many countries and many other award winning rides at parks with world-renowned reputations. Polin offers the industry's widest range of products, including signature rides such as the patented King Cobra, Magic Spheres, Spheres, Magi Cone and Space Shuttle.

Polin is the pioneer in the advancement and application of closed-molded manufacturing technology in waterslide development. First implemented in 2006, 100% of Polin's annual fiberglass production has been converted to resin transfer molding (RTM), and meets the industry's highest standards. Polin offers both bowl rides and family rides featuring RTM techniques. Polin also offers its unique and patented Natural Light Effect technology, Special Pattern Effects technology in RTM and translucent RTM waterslides.Polin is an ISO9001 certificate holder by TUV Germany since 2003, all Polin slides  conform to European norms, all steel parts conform to international DIN standarts, all designs conform to ASTM practices, and Polin is also CSEI approved for projects in China. Polin is the only waterslide company that holds a quality certificate for all of its waterslides by TUV, and was the 2012 Export Winner of Turkey in the SMSE Category. Polin has a high plant capacity with production in 3 existing plants in Turkey. By the end of 2013, a 4th facility will be open. Polin's team totals 500 people, with five offices throughout the world.

Polin is committed to providing the best-quality product and service by investing in continuous research and development. The company plans to further expand its L-RTM line while introducing new signature rides and innovations.For more information, visit www.polin.com.tr  

For additional information, contact Sohret Pakis at +90 262 656 64 67 or sohret.pakis@polin.com.tr. Please visit us at www.polin.com.tr for product information, news, events and other updates.

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