Combining technology and the artistic expression of esthetics in its fabrics production, Yünsa strives for global leadership in the worsted wool fabric market; it is the largest manufacturer of worsted wool in Turkey as well as in Europe. Yünsa stands out with its vision, high product quality, market position and production flexibility; it is also Turkey’s leading worsted wool fabric exporter.
Founded in 1973, the Company began production in 1976. The Company started producing men’s woolen fabrics and carpet in 1980; established a design office in Çerkezköy in 1989; and went public in 1990. Yünsa added women’s apparel to its portfolio in 1998 and opened a second design office in Biella, Italy in 2002. Yünsa began to launch overseas offices in 2007: in the United Kingdom, in the USA and in Germany, respectively. The Company was admitted into the Turquality® program in 2009. Yünsa continued its investments and established an R&D Center in 2010.
In addition to its role as a trend setter in menswear as the woolen fabric market leader, Yünsa pioneers the ascent of Turkish woolen fabrics in the international arena with a strong women’s fabric product lineup while enjoying its reputation as a global player thanks to its design prowess and quality.
In addition to 100% wool products, Yünsa’s product range also includes cotton, linen, cashmere, silk, lycra, polyester and viscose blended fabrics. The Company has an extensive product portfolio in men and women’s apparel, uniforms and upholstery including various fabric blends and finishing applications. In 2014, the Company introduced the Yünsa Touch collection, a line specially designed to create comfortable clothing. This was followed by the launch of Yünsa Premium in 2015, targeting upper-segment customers. Such customized product concepts help the Company maintain its market leadership position. Yünsa maintains a strong market position in the textile industry thanks to its close relations with customers, reliability, product and service quality, ability to respond to customer demands quickly, and premium designs.
Yünsa works with numerous global customers through its strong international connections, exporting to more than 50 countries. The Company has sales offices in the United Kingdom and Germany, design offices in Italy and Turkey, as well as 20 dealers across the globe.
Yünsa not only strengthens its position in the industry but also undertakes major initiatives and continues to invest in sustainable growth. To this end, the Company focused on research and development activities at the R&D Center that opened in 2010. Yünsa is also a participant in the Turquality project, a government-sponsored program that supports companies in building global brands. In 2013, Yünsa adopted the ISO 50001 Energy Management System, proving the Company’s efficient energy management. Yünsa has also adopted the ISO 9001 Quality Management System and ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.Yünsa products were certified by the Hohenstein Institute in Germany with the Eko-Tex 100 certification as non-hazardous to health and the environment. Based on the results of 2015 CDP Turkey Climate Change Report, Yünsa received the highest score in the textile industry. Obtaining OHSAS 18001 certification in 2016 helped ensure the health and safety of employees while ISO 27001 certification bolstered the information security of customers and suppliers.
Yünsa’s sales in 2016 rose to TL 247 million with exports making up TL 167 million of sales. Yünsa shares are listed on Borsa Istanbul with a free float of 36%.