Two major investments from Kardemir: Kardemir, which will open the plant that will produce wire rod steel, which is the raw material of the wires in the vehicle tires, will open at the end of this month and will bring its production facility to the economy at the end of next year.
of Turkey's major integrated steel plants Karabük Demir Çelik Sanayi ve Ticaret AS (Kardemir), steel wire of the semi-finished product is wire rod in one vehicle tires, two major investment on the other in the railway wheel production will be realized.
Kardemir General Manager Ugur Yilmaz, said in a statement, the production of wire rod and bar rolling mill, including semi-finished wire rods of steel wires within the vehicle tires, will be activated by the end of this month, he said.
In the said production line until less than 5,5 millimeters, 25 millimeters, wire rods, 20 millimeters to 50 millimeters so thick coil, up to 8 millimeters to 40 millimeters ribbed construction steel and 20 millimeters to 100 millimeters up quality views that round rods that produced some of the products in question in Turkey yet He noted that it was not produced.
The annual production capacity of the plant will be 700 thousand tons, Yilmaz, annually 1,4 million tons to produce the infrastructure, he added.
Yılmaz also gave information about the wire rod, which is one of the products to be produced in the rolling mill and which is a semi-finished steel wire in the vehicle tires. As in the world, Turkey also been pointed out that the companies producing Yilmaz said wires, "Our new facility will be producing the semi-finished product of this wire. This wire is a very special product with high added value. It can be said as the last point reached in long steels. ”
First domestic train caster at 2017
Expressing that another important investment that Kardemir will realize will be the production of train wheels, Yılmaz stated that they will implement the facility related to this at the end of 2017.
Wheel of robot technology will be used in the production of Yilmaz said, "Such a product is not produced in Turkey. It will be a project that receives investment incentive support. ”
Turkey 20-30 thousand units per year in the striking train wheel used Yilmaz, "Our facility will have a production capacity of 200 thousand units. Therefore, we need to export the remaining part. ”
Stating that TCDD is currently importing these wheels, Yılmaz pointed out that the investment is as strategic as rail production from this point of view.
“Rail production can reach up to 200 thousand tons”
Yilmaz also mentioned the developments in the rail sector, which is one of the important products of the company, said that they have sold 3 thousand, 357 thousand tons 81 thousand tons rail for the last 438 year.
Yilmaz stated that they had broken record with 170 thousand tons last year on the production and sale of rail. Depending on the type of product, capacities are changing. Last year, we produced a thousand tons of 400 by breaking a record, but today the market conditions allow up to a thousand tons possible to exit 170. This is a level that will meet the needs of our neighbors as well as our country. Bu
Both in Turkey and also underlines Yilmaz is the only rail manufacturer in the Middle East, Iran is the most important export market, as well as the Middle Eastern countries also noted that exports to Ethiopia.
Emphasizing that Iran is one of its important customers, Yılmaz stated that they expect positive developments in exports to the countries in the region, including Iran, in the coming period.
Yilmaz pointed out that the new environment that will occur when a new order is established in the Middle East, where internal turmoil is experienced, will offer them opportunities as the only rail manufacturer in the region.