20 Nov 2013
Bodycote to establish greenfield plant in Turkey
NEW FACILITY IN GEBZE WILL SERVE AUTOMOTIVE MARKET
MACCLESFIELD (U.K.) – Bodycote is pleased to announce plans to establish a Greenfield site in Turkey to meet growing demand from its existing customer base.
The new site, expected to be operational from early Q3 2014, will be located in the Gebze region of Istanbul which is an established automotive centre and home to major OEMs including Ford, Toyota, Hyundai, Honda and their supply chains. This developing region is seeing increased investment in business and infrastructure, with a new road bridge connecting Kocaeli Bay and Bursa. Access will also be improved to other important industrial areas including Kocaeli, Duzce, Adapazari and Eskisehir.
Bodycote’s new facility will be equipped with modern sealed quench (IBQ) furnaces and will provide services including vacuum heat treatment, induction heat treatment, nitrocarburising, and Bodycote’s proprietary Corr-I-dur® process.
Paul Clough, President of Bodycote’s Automotive & General Industrial division for Northern & Eastern Europe, commented: “This latest investment is an indication of Bodycote’s commitment to the region and will further increase our existing footprint in this developing economy whilst at the same time confirming our position as market leader. The investment is the first phase of a strategic plan for the region which will ensure that we meet our customers’ quality demands and capacity expectations.”
Currently, Bodycote has four heat treatment plants in Turkey, which are accredited to ISO 9001, AS 9100, TS 16949 and comply to CQI-9. All four plants are expected to achieve ISO 14001 during 2014. The new Greenfield site will provide increased capacity to meet customer demand and will enable a more streamlined, quality-focused service.
With more than 190 locations in 26 countries, Bodycote is the world’s largest provider of thermal processing services. Through heat treatment, metal joining, surface technology and Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP), Bodycote improves the properties of metals and alloys, extending the life of vital components for a wide range of industries, including aerospace, defence, automotive, power generation, oil & gas, construction, medical and transportation. Customers in all of these industries have entrusted their products to Bodycote’s care for more than 30 years. For more information, visit www.bodycote.com.