The Cetin Cıvata Group of Companies and its factories are continuing to apply a fast and short term investment programme in order for the Group to reach a consolidated production capacity of 90,000 tonnes of fasteners annually by the end of 2025.
Under this investment programme, the Cetin Cıvata Group of Companies’ main bolt factory has enlarged it’s cold header machine park through the addition of a new group of multi-stroke cold headers for M8/ M16/M20 bolt production, as well as adding a completely new group of two stroke cold headers and thread roller sets, which went into operation in the second half of 2021. “In addition to this investment within our bolt factory we have also added further heat treatment furnaces, to take the total within our Group up to eight heat treatment lines,” points out Cenk Turfanda, general manager at Cetin Cıvata Group of Companies. “Our Group’s coating facility has also been involved in our investment programme, with the installation of a fully automatic alkali zinc coating line last year. These capacity enlargements will also continue within the first half of this year, with a new group of multi-stroke cold headers and also new two stroke cold headers, and thread rollers, being added to our production – all of which are scheduled to be up and running by the middle of this year.”
Alongside its investment in equipment, the Cetin Cıvata Group of Companies also completed the building of its new and modern administration building in September 2021 and also added a new cold heading hall at its main factory in Istanbul in 2021. Plus, the Group has continued to expand the number of trainees and interns that it educates in its Cetin Academy, in all of its Group factories, as part of its Vocational Training Programme.
“We believe the Turkish fastener market will become even more export orientated and the number of exporting manufacturers will increase in the future, with fastener importers declining,” explains Cenk. “This will lead to a big increase in Turkish fastener production capacity, as the domestic market will prefer to buy locally in Turkey. By investing in our equipment, buildings, and employees, we can make sure that we are ready to meet this increase in demand, as and when it happens.”
Due to its continued investment, Cetin Cıvata’s manufacturing capability includes the complete cold forging size range for a very wide range of standard carbon steel bolts and nuts. The Group also has a wide range of technical ability that enables it to serve a host of industries from automotive, automation systems, machinery and sustainable energy generation industries, as well as construction and defence sectors. “One of the key factors that makes us different from our competitors is the whole manufacturing process is carried out in-house – either under the same roof or as an integrated process within our Group,” explains Cenk.
The Group is also able to provide a variety of services to support its production, including long-term regular delivery, as per forecasted annual usage demands; tailor made special products according to clients’ technical drawings; and full documentation and certification as per customer requirements.
“We can also guarantee the quality of our products with the help of our quality assurance system, which is in conformity with the principles and rules of IATF 16949 and VDA,” states Cenk. “There are also daily and weekly corrective and improvement actions, which are carried out in every department of our production process – under the leadership of our R&D department. To add to this there are regular internal audits to secure the consistency and continuity of our sustainable quality.”
This combination of production, services, and quality, means Cetin Cıvata can consistently meet the needs of its customers, and through its investment programme it plans to continue to develop the resources and capabilities to further grow its production volume. “‘Made in Turkey’ means easy availability of all sources at all times and conformity of all products to all global standards,” states Cenk. “Our investment programme ensures that we are continuously growing and evolving as a business, which is crucial if you wish to succeed.”
“There are a lot of opportunities within the market currently, especially with the challenges regarding sea freight and the recent anti-dumping duties on China. We have already seen a lot of customers switch their buying habits from Asia to us and we believe this will continue. Thanks to the centralised geographical location of Turkey, it means it is easy for us to export and to deliver products to three different continents, and to more than 40 countries, within a voyage time of 1 to 10 days by road, which is a huge advantage and ensures customers get their products quickly and when they need them.”www.cetin.com.tr
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