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Reichhold expands manufacturing capacity in Turkey

Published on 2010-06-25. Author : SpecialChem

Reichhold have entered a new and additional manufacturing partnership in Turkey with Ilkalem Ticaret ve Sanayi A.S.

Reichhold Kimya Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Reichhold Turkey), with its head office in Istanbul, was established in 2006 and since that date has successfully developed both unsaturated composites and saturated polyester coatings business in the Turkish market. Key factors in this success are the mutual trusting relationship established with our customers and the close cooperation with our manufacturing partner Ege Kimya Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Ege Kimya) based in Adapazari.

With the ongoing growth of Reichhold's business in the Turkish market the company is pleased to announce it will further expand its activities through a new and additional manufacturing partnership with Ilkalem Ticaret ve Sanayi A.S. (Ilkalem). Ilkalem will manufacture selected products that will expand the range of products locally produced by Reichhold and increase its overall capacity which is a key consideration for many of our current and prospective customers.

Reichhold through its extensive global technical and manufacturing experience will fully support both these local manufacturing partners and assist them to develop their manufacturing facilities and operations to service the Reichhold range of products produced in Turkey.

Based on this expanded manufacturing platform Reichhold aims to further contribute to the long term and sustainable growth of the Turkish composites and coatings industry.

About Reichhold:

Founded in 1927, Reichhold, with its world headquarters and technology centre in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA, is one of the world's largest manufacturer of unsaturated polyester resins and a leading supplier of coating resins for the industrial, transportation, building and construction, marine, consumer and graphic arts markets. Reichhold has manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and India.

About Ege Kimya:

Ege Kimya AS is one of the leading manufacturers of industrial chemicals in Turkey. The company was founded in 1955 and has been a major supplier to the chemical industry in Turkey and export markets for over 5 decades. Ege Kimya currently collaborates with important multi-national companies' leaders in their sectors and aims to play a constructive role in the latters' aims to gain substantial market shares in Turkey and surrounding markets. As of 2010 the payroll comprises 350 personnel. With its ISO 9001 & 14000 certification and the utmost regard for the environment, Ege Kimya supplies the detergent, paint, polyester, ceramic, white goods, catalyst and building industries either directly or through its partners.

About Ilkalem:

Founded in 1957, Ilkalem, located in Istanbul, is a leader of speciality resins, gelcoats and pigment pastes in Turkey. With highly experienced and committed R&D, technical, logistics and marketing teams, Ilkalem fulfils many requirements of the composite sector.

Source: Reichhold

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