PANDEMIC INCREASED INNOVATION Albox will produce kitchens exclusively for men LEYLA İLHAN With the pandemic, men spent more time in the kitchen, accelerating innovation in kitchen production. Albox has taken a step in this regard and developed a kitchen for men. Olgun Sağlam, Chairman of the Board of Albox, said, “For example, men like to work in large kitchens and at the same time they want to have everything at their fingertips. Based on this, we have developed a very special product where they can cook their meals in the kitchen while watching their videos on digital screen covers. In the second half of the year, you will be able to see this very special product in our store.” Antibacterial table Sağlam said that with the move of offices to homes during the pandemic, they also changed the work desks that came out from under the kitchen counter, and added new antibacterial models that do not contain germs on them, thanks to nano technology, to their product range. Stating that their brand, the foundation of which was laid in Trabzon in 1976, started to grow in Istanbul Kadıköy Region in 1987, Sağlam summarized their development story as follows: “At this period, Olgun Sağlam, who explained that the housing sector wanted to move their factories in Ataşehir to Kurtköy, Tuzla regions in the NEXT 2 years,” Our goal is to move forward with employment of 100 people in an area of ​​10 thousand square meters. For now, the investment cost of the factory will be 15 million TL,” said Sağlam, stating that they closed the year 2020 with a turnover of 50 million TL, “Our exports are now 17.5 million TL. Our target for 2021 is to close the year with a turnover of 75 million TL.” We opened our first store in 2012. In 2015, we realized our first export.”