Volkan Sakal honored as IHK state champion

A total of 109 trainees from companies in Lower Saxony passed their IHK final exams with the best results in their respective training occupations and were honored for their outstanding achievements at the beginning of November at Alando Palais Osnabrück.


Among the best is Volkan Sakal, apprentice textile laboratory technician at Heytex Bramsche GmbH. Sakal began his apprenticeship in 2018 and is now looking ahead to the future full of beans.
I am very pleased to receive this award and have excellent prospects as an apprentice textile laboratory technician at Heytex. I have the opportunity to help shape textile developments, set quality standards and monitor processes in textile processing,” says Sakal about his award. With Volkan Sakal, Heytex now employs the third textile laboratory assistant awarded by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce within 6 years, after Jakob Heipel and Marla Ender.


The German textile industry is among the world leaders in terms of technology and is one of the most modern and efficient sectors of the country’s economy. The Heytex Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers in the development of high-quality and functionalized technical textiles and produces them at five locations on three continents in Germany, Nijverdal, USA and China. With its laminated and coated textiles, Heytex covers a very broad spectrum. The materials are used, for example, as truck tarpaulins, tents, sports mats, oil barriers, roll-up doors, biogas membranes or as advertising media in large-format textile digital printing.


IHK President Uwe Goebel adds in conclusion “Contact restrictions in companies and schools, home office and certainly also concerns about health – you have mastered all of this in an exemplary manner. That’s why I’m sure: The way you have mastered these tasks, you will also overcome future hurdles.”