Hakki Bakyal is the founder of Baykal Machine Tools. Baykal was established in 1950 in Turkey and is today a leading manufacturer and supplier of sheet metal working machines.
History overview of Baykal
Baykal has the biggest installation for sheet metal working in Europe with three factories of a 70,000 sq.m all combined, with 650 employees.
The machine operators and technicians are highly trained and qualified. They are supported by a staff of 80 engineers.
All the machines offered by Baykal are designed, manufactured, assembled and finished wholly at Baykal’s plants in a CAD environment with extensive use of CNC machining and modern workshop equipment.
The company has received the ISO 9001 certification. Also, since 1995, their machines have been built following the European CE regulations. It has been the first Turkish machine-tool manufacturer certified for the CE Mark.
In 2007, Baykal Machinery has purchased the Weinbrenner GmBH, a sheet metal working processing machinery in Germany. Baykal purchased the strong and disciplined German technology and know-how, and brought it to their Turkish machinery.
Baykal progressed to be a major exporter of sheet metal working machine worldwide. Their main customer are located in Americas and Australasia. Baykal is now represented in over 100 countries in the world through their dealers.
Baykal’s products and mission
The Baykal mission is to represent the Turkish machinery sector in the world, with a vision to be a leader brand.
Baykal is today specializing in the production of press brakes, shears, notchers, punching machines, laser cutting systems, plasma cutting machines, water-jet cutting and Vertical Machining Centers.
With a long engineering experience behind, Baykal wishes to present itself as a quality-conscious, professional machine-building company serving the industry.
A Research and Development strategy allowed the company to reach its actual position. Their technology and products are protected with patents, they have a continuous cooperation with national and international institutions, and they are the leading company of the sector in Turkey that make the biggest Research and Development investment.
Baykal use the fiber laser cutting technology, being the leader in this technology in Turkey. They are as well a world leader in plasma cutting and pipe cutting technology. Vertical machining center and CNC press brake and hydraulic upcut shear are also some assets that they have.
Baykal company manufactures environment-friendly machinery and grow 5 saplings on the name of each customer who buys energy-efficient machines.