The largest flat-rolled aluminium producer of Turkey, Assan Alüminyum, a subsidiary of Kibar Holding, is planning to grow over the short and medium term through remarkable new investments.
One of the major investment plans is the first modern and high-width aluminium hot rolling facility in Turkey.
Asked about short-term investment plans of Assan Alüminyum and the strategic ideas behind it, together with the recent order placed for a new Achenbach OPTIMILL® foil rolling mill, Göksal Güngör, General Manager of Assan Alüminyum, states that as step 1, they have decided to start the realisation of these strategic expansion plans with the increasing of their casting and foil rolling capacities.
Göksal Güngör notes: “We are absolutely determined to grow further in the aluminium industry. Our technological know-how and our pioneering position in the aluminium continuous-casting market, along with the machinery we have recently invested on, will allow us to increase our casting and foil production capacities in the near future.
In our existing facilities, we are targeting to reach an installed annual capacity of 300 thousand tons within the next year. This capacity improvement will be realised by the first stage of our mid-term investment plan comprising of two new casting lines and a state-of-the-art universal foil mill. This initial stage will be followed by a series of new larger scale expansion investments including a light gauge cold rolling mill, two additional foil mills and a number of finishing lines to raise our capacity to 350 thousand tons per year with enhanced focus on light-gauge value-added products.”