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Kordsa to increase production capacity by 7,000 tons

Kordsa is in the process of constructing a new production line at its factory in Izmit, Turkey, which will expand the floor space by around 3,500m² and increase polyester yarn capacity by 7,000 tons.

According to Kordsa’s CEO, Ali Çalışkan, there are plans to further expand in future: “Kordsa’s strong growth momentum continues. In 2017 we globally adopted important investment decisions and strong business partnerships while reinforcing our success with domestic and international awards. We are proud to globally represent both our company and Sabancı Group as well as our country.

“With the new line in our İzmit plant, we will be able to meet the growing demand faster and more efficiently. I am glad to share with you that our new polyester yarn line in Indonesia is operational now. We have increased the polyester yarn capacity in this facility by 7,000 tons. This investment will strengthen our position in the Asia-Pacific market that we have been operating since 2007.”

January 10, 2018

Written by Rachel Evans


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