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METYX Composites to double production site in Turkey

The expanded METYX factory will include additional new production lines for both glass and carbon fibre multiaxial fabrics.

26th July 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Istanbul

Industrial, Transport/​Aerospace, Civil Engineering

The existing factory is being linked to the newly acquired site, which combined provides a total of 23,000m2 of production and warehousing space. The expanded site is almost twice the size of the current factory, providing METYX with the space to not only double weaving capacity for glass and carbon fibre multiaxial fabrics, but to also add more tooling and kitting capacity.

New site

The new site is planned to be fully operational later this year. The expanded METYX factory will include additional new production lines for both glass and carbon fibre multiaxial fabrics and new CNC machining centres for composite plug and mould making.

To meet the increasing demand, especially from the wind energy sector, the existing kitting services at Manisa are also being further expanded, the company reports. At both Manisa and the METYX Composites factory in Hungary a full kitting service is provided, supplying customers with ‘make to order’ kits for core material, glass and carbon fibre reinforcements and vacuum consumables, for wind energy, marine, automotive, and other industrial applications.

Additional new warehousing facilities are also being constructed at Manisa to further improve stock holding and distribution services from the main production site, which serves customers nationally across Turkey, and also supplies a growing number of METYX Composites export customers.

Rapid growth

“We have seen rapid growth in the wind industry in the Aegean Region since 2011 and our local factory and capacity have grown to meet the needs of our customers,” commented Bahattin endoan, Marketing and Sales Manager, METYX Composites.

“We also see new developments regionally in other key composites sectors, which are expected to further fuel our growth in the region, where METYX has become a key supplier.”

Key strategic investment

This latest investment in the expansion of METYX Composites is part of an ongoing five-year programme of key strategic investments in high-end production facilities for technical textiles and composites-related products made by Telateks since 2011, when construction of the original factory in Manisa started.

“When the Manisa factory started production in 2012, we already had in mind a desire to expand the site further when the market timing was right. We think that this new investment decision to expand our Manisa site has been taken at the right time, and will enable us to better support the growing needs of our customers,” commented Ugur Üstünel, managing partner of METYX Composites.

“Looking to the immediate future and longer term, we will be doubling production capacity by 2018, and look forward in the coming years to working closely with all of our existing customers, as well as new customers in the Aegean region.”

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