Leading Turkish textile and apparel maker Akin Tekstil on Monday posted a sharp rise in first quarter net profit to $2 million from $1.3m in the year-ago period.

The 43-year-old company, whose products include simple, dyed yarn and dyed fibre fabrics for ladies', men's and children's apparel products, said in a statement sales surged to $32.6m from $23m in the year prior.

Separately on Monday, Akin Tekstil said it will integrate Elbit Vision Systems Ltd's I-TEX inspection system into its weaving process at its new production mill in Kirklareli.

The Israel-based company's hi-tech system will be used to inspect fine greige fabrics for defects such as broken yarns, starting marks missing threads, oil stains and holes.

"Akin Tekstil, which has proved its quality at home and abroad, believes that its quality will be further improved with the purchase of EVS I-TEX1000S," commented Ramazan Ozgur, member of the board of Akin Tekstil.