Konya, Turkey — Turkish sandwich panel manufacturer Mekpan Panel has completed an investment to expand capacity, according to senior company representatives.
'Since 2011, we have produced [panels] at our facilities at our 44,000 m2 site in the Third Organised Industrial Zone in Konya,' Celalettin Hakan, the president of the company’s board, told local industry news site STEndustri.com.
The business makes panels with PU cores for insulation.
As part of this investment, Mekpan Panel has expanded its production area from 8000m2 to 26,000m2. This allowed the business to boost output capacity from about 2.8m m2 to 6.9m m2, according to its president.
Katirci said his company aimed to continue making investments because exports are increasing. 'Exports are 15% of our production,’ he said. ‘We mostly sell to countries such as Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Georgia, Iraq and Morocco. We want to export 30% of our production.'
He added that the company has a 15% share of the Turkish panel market. 'While we aim to increase the quality of our products by focusing on research and development, we are also thinking about introducing new products,' he said.