ILGEN VIDA and Carlo Salvi: Sharing the path to success

When ILGEN VIDA ordered its first Carlo Salvi header in 2003, the company laid the foundation for growth, innovation and a partnership that has flourished for more than two decades.

The relationship between Carlo Salvi and ILGEN VIDA is based on longstanding mutual respect. The Turkish company has been in the fasteners industry since 1976, producing a variety of different types of screws. ILGEN VIDA has a total of nine high-tech Carlo Salvi headers in its machinery range. Launched 20 years ago, the ongoing collaboration is testament to the company’s enduring trust in the Italian firm based in Garlate for its supply of cutting-edge and technologically innovative equipment.

“Providing our products and services internationally makes us very proud, and ILGEN VIDA is the perfect example of a long-lasting collaboration that keeps evolving thanks to the continuous trust towards us. ILGEN VIDA’s main goal has always been to significantly increase production, so we are the perfect partner to provide them with innovative machines to modernise their machinery range,” says the Carlo Salvi sales team.

Impressive product range

ILGEN VIDA produces parts with small diameters from 2 mm to 80 mm length, such as fastening metric screws (M2 to M10), triangular screws (M3 to M10), plastic thread screws (Ø2.5 to 10 mm), self-tapping screws (Ø2.2 to 8 mm), semi-tubular screws and special bolts and rivets. The fields of application are the automotive industry, electronic and electrical devices as well as household items. Some parts are ready for use after heading, while others need secondary operations to be finished, such as heat treatments and coating. Different raw materials are formed on the machines, including steel, stainless steel, brass, aluminium and copper.

From 1982 to 2003, the company moved their headquarters several times to increase production before settling in Silivri-Selimpaşa, near Istanbul, with a factory of 3600 m2. The team currently consists of 60 people, with a production and logistic area (also designed as a warehouse) located 3 km away from the main manufacturing area.

Constant technological advancement

The parts produced by ILGEN VIDA are sold all over the world. They are used by many renowned companies in the electric-electronics and automotive industry, including Siemens, Volkswagen, Panasonic and Seger, to name but a few. The ILGEN VIDA motto is “Quality above all” – all while keeping up with the times by following the latest advances in technology. With his credo in mind, the company has chosen to increase its annual production to up to 1.3 billion units. The first Carlo Salvi header, purchased in 2003, was the perfect asset for raising the overall capacity. Today, ILGEN VIDA relies on six CS 332 DL, one CS 003 and two CS 002. Thanks to the high-performance headers, a total of 400 million pieces were produced last year, equating to 50% of the overall output. 

“Our choice to count on Carlo Salvi for the expansion and the improvement of our machinery range was driven by our need and desire to rely on new technologies, so as to increase our productivity and position ourselves at the cutting edge within Industry 4.0. Carlo Salvi headers help our company constantly evolve, so that we stay relevant in the industry and always remain one step ahead of our competitors,” says Tulay Ilgen, Founder and General Manager of ILGEN VIDA.

A perfect match

The speed, short changeover time and easy adjustments that distinguish Carlo Salvi machines make them the ideal tool for increasing productivity. At ILGEN VIDA, the technicians also benefit from the load monitoring equipment mounted on the machines, which enables detection of any problems during the heading process. In the event of failure, the monitoring system automatically stops the machine to prevent damage. Once the machine has been stopped, the operator is informed immediately. “The most recent ILGEN VIDA project was certainly very complex, as it took six months to implement and involved four people, but we were able to reach our goal of providing assets currently used in 1.5 shifts per week, and facilitating their usage through continuous training plans for staff,” says the Carlo Salvi sales team. 


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