METYX Composites has announced it’s in the process of doubling its production facilities at its main manufacturing centre in Manisa, Turkey.
Land and buildings adjacent to the existing factory in the Manisa Industrial Zone became available earlier this year, which the company recently acquired. The existing factory is being linked to the newly acquired site, which combined provides a total of 2.3 hectares (23,000 sq. m) 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 multi-axial fabrics, but to also add more tooling and kitting capacity.
The new site is planned to be fully operational later this year, with additional staff being recruited. The expanded METYX factory will include additional new production lines for both glass and carbon fibre multi-axial fabrics and new CNC machining centres for composite plug and mould making.
To meet increasing demand, especially from the wind energy sector locally, the existing kitting services at Manisa are also being further expanded; 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, not only for wind energy, but also for 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.