Integrated, the world's largest MDF manufacturer, has invested 6 million
Euro for its second plant that will start production in July 2005
and the company expects the production volume to be around 12 million
sqm per a year.
that had started as a collective company, was renamed as Yıldız Integrated
Wood Industries and Trade Inc., in 2002.
The company that has its headquarters in Izmit operates mainly in
agricultural and forestry products sector. Besides, the company runs
its operations in the chemistry sector. The company owns the world's
longest MDF factory, parquet and profile factories and also is Turkey's
largest glue producer with its 6 glue factories. The group has a port
that has the capacity of unloading 4 tons of dry cargo. The company
completes the integration process by using its own port for export
and import operations that grow in number. In cooperation with Istanbul
Fertilizer Industries, the company is the one and only ure and amoniac
producer of Turkey and contributes to Turkey's agriculture. The company
that bought Kütahya Fertilizer Industries produces amonium nitrate
fertilizer. The group employs 1250 employees in its companies. Mr.
Hakki Yıldız, the member of board of directors of Yıldız Integrated,
said: "Yıldız Entegre and Istanbul Fertilizer Industries have
fulfilled some innovations in their sectors. What we aim to do is
to continue our investments for both of these companies.
Yıldız Integrated, the
world's largest MDF manufacturer, introduced the "Clic System
Laminate Flooring" which is licensed in Belgium. Mr. Yıldız stated
that the company's annual capacity was 6 million sqm and added: "We
realized an 8 million Euro investment for the first production plant.
We completed all the negotiations about the second plant. This second
plant we will establish with a 6 million Euro investment will start
its production in July, 2005, and its annual production will amount
to 12 million sqm."
Mr. Yıldız emphasized that
the company worked so hard to manufacture parquet in EU standards
and had signed a contract for 20 years with Berry Floor.
Yıldız Integrated that is nominated for the ISO 500 classification
that is announced annually and determines the largest 500 companies
of Turkey, continues to operate in the forestry sector and grow in
the related sectors.
Yıldız Integrated, which caused a big sensation acquiring IGSAS (Istanbul
Fertilization Industries Inc.,) and later Kütahya Fertilization Industries
Inc., is going to start the production of laminate floor. The laminate
floor that is superior to the similar products in Turkish market due
to the fact that it can be laid without glue thanks to its clic system,
will also be produced with ceramic patterns. Mr. Yıldız of Yıldız
Integrated, which obtained the production license of the laminate
floor that does not require glue, from Berry Floor Group, one of the
leading companies of Belgian sector, said that the product would start
to be marketed in December.
Mr. Yıldız summarized the objectives of Yıldız Integrated that is
planing to open its showrooms as follows: "Our current factory
will produce mostly for the needs of Turkey, however we aim to sell
the production of the second factory that will be built primarily
in the export markets."
Mr. Yıldız said: "We will continue with the production of those
parquet types manufactured with former systems if we receive any demands.
However European manufacturers are using this system now. We offer
ten year guarantee with Vario, the new product we will market next
month. The license agreement we signed covers the world countries,
we will focus on neighbouring countries. We plan to extend into the
whole European market in the near future."
Mr. Robert Myncke, the
Assistant Director of Berry Floor, stated: "In Europe those products
that get attention with their natural properties sell in bigger numbers."
Mr. Yıldız said : "Easy to use and install, stain-proof, not
easily scratched, high quality, heat and chemical-resistant, hygienic
Vario clic parquet described as Europe B can be installed and uninstalled
without causing any harm. At first our production will be domestic
market-oriented. The license we obtained is valid in the neighbouring
countries, Turkic Republics, Europe and the USA as well as Turkey.
The annual parquet consumption in Europe amounts to 200 million sqm.
Clic system constitutes 90% of the total European consumption. But
in Turkey, the utilization rate of this system is much lower. We brought
the technology, a standard in Europe, to Turkey and continue our production
using this technology."