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Dear Valued Members,

We would like to share some exciting news with you!

As you know, Nokta Makro has been growing tremendously, thanks to all of you, over the past few years.

During our growth stage, we believe we have proved that Nokta Makro is a serious player in this industry when it comes to development and innovation.

As the COVID hit the world earlier this year, we felt that as a technology developing company, we have a responsibility and a moral duty towards humanity during these tough times the world is going through.

We knew that we could touch more lives and make them easier if we looked outside the detector industry, our core business.

Today, we are proud to announce that we have established a sister company, Quall, which will focus on medical, industrial and consumer electronics products.

Quall’s R&D development team is totally separate from Nokta Makro engineering and Nokta Makro engineers will continue on developing detectors which will always stay as our core business.

On a separate note, earlier this year, we made a big investment and bought a new factory which will accommodate the production and development of both brands.

Our new facility is 11,000 square meters (118,400 square feet) and is located in one of the prestigious industrial parks in Istanbul. The architects are currently working on the interior design of the building and we are hoping to move to our new building in 2021!

We invite all of you to check out the new website of Quall at www.quall.com where the picture of our new building is also displayed.

Quall’s first product QuallThermo – a non-contact thermometer is approaching the end of its development stage and will be available for sale in a couple of months.

We thank you once again for your support and hope to see you as Quall customers in the future as well as Nokta Makro!

Regards,
Dilek Gonulay
 

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Great news Dilek,

   I hope you have great success in your new venture, and continued success in detector development, service, and sales!👍👍

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Congratulations on the expansion. Looking forward to your roll out of new toys for us.

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As always, innovative, delivering for the needs of the people and responsive. 

Ahem....

 

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I wonder if I can use one of those on my detector coil so I can tell when it's stabilized.    You would be surprised at how much chatter an stabilized coil can cause.   I sometimes will just wait 15 minutes from the time I exist the truck to the time I start swinging just so I don't have to deal with it.

HH

Mike

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should have read....You would be surprised at how much chatter an unstabilized coil can cause.

Mike

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And that's what I thought, Sounds like NM wants to focus on non detector based business. This (sister company) will draw needed monies from the detector R&D end to finance the new endeavor. This could ? be bad for future detector development. When sister companies start up they generally pull resources and cash from the existing company. Sometimes this leaves the original company flat. Especially when housed in the same building. I really don't blame them for jumping into the billion dollar covid product market. (way late) by the way. If they do well in an already crowded market, it could? and would inject money back into NM. But that could take years. Non contact thermo units are extremely inaccurate and false many times a day and 200 companies already have the jump on this market. The most accurate thermo is in the butt !!! And as for the 119,000 sq ft building, seems a little small for two mfg. companies. This to me, just smells like a way to hide the fact that new detectors will hold second place to the new start up company. Not sure why they would even post this info? I would just rather guess what they are up to. Sorry for the rant, but I really want to see some good come to market from NM.

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Dog,

I think your "rant" 😁 is perfectly valid! Dilek know's full well that she will hear the good, and the bad; another words, honest opinions, here on the forum! Critical thinking is an important aspect of any new venture, and it's important to make sure that N/M is aware that we have a vested interest in their continued success in producing detectors!👍👍

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I think it's likely wise of them, First Texas may struggle to survive if they weren't doing a similar thing using their facilities for manufacturing other products, Minelab's parent company are also big into communications equipment and other related technologies for military and mining uses.  Garrett and their security products.

Sadly for us outliers our hobby isn't exactly a big market, and the hobby detector market outside of gold prospecting is even smaller. 

Dedicated hobby metal detector manufactures are the ones dropping like flies, the ones that also have other successful products or uses for their facilities are ticking over reasonably nicely.

Most of these metal detecting manufacturers outside of Minelab have very few engineers working on detectors.  I'd imagine behind Minelab Nokta would have the second largest engineering base as evident by their rapid pace developing detectors compared to other companies just releasing paint jobs and rehashes of their old models or sitting on models for 10 or so years.

I think this is an exciting move for Nokta and could lead to further improvements in their detectors with combined funds from both entities.

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8 hours ago, phrunt said:

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Dedicated hobby metal detector manufactures are the ones dropping like flies, ...

There are exceptions to this , Xp is a dedicated hobby metal manufacter and it is a success story . Why ? Just because they make excellent products  ...  Because they listen their customers and  have excellent engineers  .. And a top level boss , I know that he tests himself the new products/versions  , not sure that it is the case in all the detector companies ..

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