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Citing strong global demand for its products and services along with a strategic decision to create a new business unit, Metyx Composites recently announced it is building a new 12,500 square meter (134,550 square foot) factory in Manisa, Turkey. Although the group’s headquarters remains in Istanbul, the new facility will drive the company’s aggressive plans for growth over the next five years. The site will also allow for future expansion, as part of a long-term plan.
The new manufacturing center is located 20 kilometers from the city of Izmir in the Manisa Organized Industrial Zone, widely considered to be one of the top ten industrial zones for investment in the world. Metyx Composites, a division of TelateksA.S. ®, invested 4.5 million euro in facilities and infrastructure at the new plant. The Manisa facility will also be at the core of a progressive, five-year investment of 8.5 million euro in high-end machinery. Ugur Ustunel, VP New Business, Metyx Composites noted that, “the new factory will be one of the largest industrial investments in Manisa in the past five years."
“We are investing in the region with the most potential for growth,” explained Ustunel. “Manisa is located in the Aegean region, which accounts for about 80 percent of the country’s wind energy potential. We believe that this investment creates a greater logistical advantage for our wind energy customers. The location has an extraordinary geographical position between Europe and Asia and is in close proximity to the Middle East, the Balkans, and North Africa. Moreover, the zone provides access to major ports, proximity to our suppliers, and has a generally favorable business climate, which will benefit all our customers across industries,” Ustunel continued.
Construction of the new factory began in mid-2011 and is expected to be completed in January 2012, with auxiliary buildings to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2012. The facility will begin operations in January 2012 with the launch of Metyx Composites Tooling Business Unit. Metyx Composites new, state-of-the-art Tooling Center, which the company announced in September 2011, will be one part of this forward-thinking business unit. The Tooling Center will incorporate a 5-Axis CNC machine for large scale plug and mold production and will serve all Metyx Composites customers worldwide as a value added service.
Metyx Composites plans to ramp up production at the new manufacturing center in phases with the start of the new year, offering a new generation of composites products and services for its customers. “This investment underscores our long-term commitment to the composites industry,” said Ustunel.
Ustunel further commented, “This is an exciting time at Metyx Composites. The commitment to our loyal customer base is what drives all the decisions we make. As we expand our business, we will be helping our customers grow their businesses as well through our strengthened portfolio of offerings, improved logistics, and even more comprehensive services and support. We are also proud that our investment is expected to create many new jobs locally.”
“We will share more details about our investment plans in the coming months. We are grateful to our customers, partners, and distributors for our continued growth, particularly during these challenging economic times, and we look forward to working together as we execute our vision,” Ustunel concluded.
About Metyx Composites
Metyx Composites is a rapidly growing division of Telateks A.S., which has been producing high quality textiles for over 60 years in Istanbul, Turkey. As a Telateks A.S. division, Metyx Composites benefits from many competitive advantages including manufacturing expertise, a prestigious customer base, financial strength, and a strong commitment to research and development.
The Metyx Composites vision is driven by customer needs. Recognizing the desire for stronger, lighter structures and more competitive end products in various industries, Metyx Composites was founded to provide the composites arena with the high-performance technical textiles and the custom solutions needed to achieve a leading edge in today’s challenging marketplace. Among the industries that Metyx Composites serves are marine, automotive, transportation, wind energy, construction and architectural applications, infrastructure, and sports and leisure.
Metyx Composites manufactures a wide range of high-performance technical textiles including multiaxial reinforcements, carbon reinforcements, RTM reinforcements, woven rovings and woven roving tapes, geo textiles, vacuum consumables, surface veils, and fabric kitting, all of which are produced exclusively at our 24,000 square meter (, state-of-the-art facilities in Turkey. Metyx Composites reinforcements feature the latest technological advancements and are produced with skilled workmanship and strong attention to detail. Only certified raw materials are used, and all manufacturing processes strictly adhere to demanding ISO 9001:2000 standards, ensuring the highest quality reinforcements. To complement the reinforcement materials, Metyx Composites also offers extensive consulting services and technical training.
More information : www.metyx.com