Siegwerk Turkey completes reconstruction of local site near Istanbul

Siegwerk has completed a significant investment project for the reconstruction of its site in Tuzla, Turkey — one of the company’s 16 ‘Centers of Excellence’ worldwide. The company have improved both efficiency and safety at its regional headquarters and increased its production and storage capacities that will enable the company to further grow and strengthen its market position in the region.

In addition to producing solvent-based inks and varnishes, the site in Tuzla also distributes the company’s Sheetfed and Narrow Web products to customers in Turkey, the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia as well as Egypt and serves Siegwerk’s entities in Nigeria and South Africa. The investment project focused on safety requirements and storage expansion involving several architectural, mechanical, electrical, and fire safety work streams.

“After a series of detailed engineering studies, we have started with the reconstruction of our facility in 2017. Since mid 2020, we are now officially allowed to fully operate in our modernised building”, explains Mustafa Güler, Vice President EMEA, Business Unit Sheetfed and Managing Director, Turkey and Middle East at Siegwerk.

The redesign activities at the site in Tuzla not only increased the per hour output by 20% to a total production capacity of 20,000 tons but also created 20 additional jobs bringing the total number of employees to 130. “With the completion of the project, we have now upgraded the site in accordance with all recent legal requirements for fire and work safety and have increased our warehouse capacity in order to pave the way for future growth”, adds Güler. “We have even mastered the challenge to build a state-of-the-art facility that meets the highest safety standards without stopping operations for just one single day. This is a huge milestone for our team.”

Siegwerk Turkey has also concluded a rental agreement for a new plant at the neighbouring property that is currently under constructions adding another 4,000 sqm of building enabling the company to double the size of its site and further support its future growth. Going forward, Siegwerk Turkey plans to further invest in digitalisation of the production and a simpler connection of production equipment and internal IT systems like SAP.

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