TPI Turkey Grows

 

TPI Turkey Grows with METYX Composites  

 

TPI Turkey is part of TPI Composites, Inc., an independent U.S. multinational corporation, based in Arizona, which specialises in the manufacture of composite wind blades and structural composite products for the transportation market. The company has a strong focus on using high-performance advanced composites materials and processing technologies.  Today TPI Composites has more than 5,000 employees located worldwide across eight TPI production plants located in United States, Mexico, China and Turkey, which manufacture lightweight, durable and highly efficient, composite blades for leading wind turbines producers such as GE, Nordex and Vestas.

 

TPI Kompozit Kanat Sanayii ve Ticaret A.Ş. has been producing wind turbine blades in Sasali, near the ancient city of Ismir on the Aegean coast since 2012.  Since becoming wholly owned by TPI Composites, Inc. at the end of 2013, TPI Turkey has benefited from investments to expand manufacturing to meet growing demand from customers in Europe, The Middle East and Africa, and is now an established major supplier to the wind energy industry in these key export regions.

 

The TPI Turkey factory, located on a 220,000 sq. m site (22 Hectares), currently has 34,000 sq. m of covered production space and employs approximately 1,300 people.  It uses modern processing and assembly systems for composite wind blades production, including in-house expertise in fabricating precision tooling, and has established an excellent reputation as a reliable producer able to consistently meet the exacting quality standards of its OEM wind turbine customers.  METYX Composites is a key local supplier of reinforcement fabrics and core kits to TPI Turkey.

 

The future is looking good for TPI Turkey, with continued growth and further production expansion. A second TPI factory in Izmir is scheduled to open for production in late 2016 as a result of a multiyear supply agreement with Vestas Wind Systems A/S to provide blades for its V126 wind turbine.

 

Senol Bircan, general manager, TPI Turkey said: 

 “A strong cooperation between METYX and TPI is growing day by day, having successfully completed a number of important projects together. We have seen tangible benefits from involving METYX Composites to help us make continuous improvements in key areas such as: productivity, production quality, stock control and supply chain logistics. It helps that METYX is so local to us! We extend our thanks to the METYX team for all the valuable support we receive and the strong commitment to excellence.  I am confident that our cooperation will continue to strengthen and that METYX Composites will increasingly become our key strategic partner for the supply of reinforcement fabrics and core kits”

 

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