The new line equipped with the latest technology adds 7,000 tons of additional capacity, and will also produce the standard HMLS polyester yarn, a Kordsa press release said.
Kordsa Chairman Cenk Alper, wishing the line to be beneficial for Kordsa and the Sabanci Group, underlined that Kordsa’s innovation strength is an inspiration for Sabanci Group. Alper said: “When we started our journey in 1973, we had big dreams and big goals. Initially we had been a cord fabric producer in Izmit, and today, thanks to our innovative technologies and our open innovation approach, we have become a global company which exports technology to the whole world, and sets its eyes on space. We support our growth with investments in our main business line in Turkey. With these investments, and our expansion from tyre reinforcement to composites technologies, we continue to invest and produce in an effort to be the driving force of the Turkish economy. Each passing day, we strive to reinforce a wider area and build a more reinforced future.”
Kordsa CEO Ali Caliskan said that Kordsa is taking firm steps towards building a second Kordsa with the strategic investments in three business lines. “Our latest investments enabled us to strengthen our position among the largest polyester yarn producer and provide us another leadership in polyester yarn. We sustain our global leadership with our open innovation mindset and innovations that create added value and shape the industries we are in.”