A celebration was organized for the thirteenth anniversary of the takeover of Erdemir Romania SRL by Ereğli Demir ve Çelik Fabrikaları T.A.Ş on 28 January 2002 as a result of the privatization tender in Romania. The monthly production capacity of our plant, which produces Electrical Steel, one of the main inputs of electrical industry, will be increased from its current level of 5500-6000 tons to 10,000 tons/month in the second half of the year.
Our General Manager, Halil Melih Türkeş stated that investments had been completed for Modernization of the B1 Continuous Tempering Line and the coating line integrated to the line end, and that the production capacity would reach a level that ensured optimum production costs with commissioning of the line in March. Noting that the capacities of production lines could not complement each other previously and some lines working with a low capacity didn’t allow scale economy, Türkeş said that the two tempering lines would be able to work together at the end of the year after the necessary improvements were made in the current coating line. Türkeş explained that necessary improvements would thus be completed in all lines except for the pickling process, the most important issue in our plant, which would be completely modernized after completion of the planned pickling line investment. According to Türkeş, the plant will be able to market high-quality products for which demand is rising and development has been completed to a large extent, on a stable basis, and to meet all kinds of demands from our clients. Türkeş underlined that they had managed to secure a place in the market as an approved supplier of major, respected companies of the world, particularly in the highly competitive European markets, and that they instantly responded to all complaints, whether minor or major, related to our products or client practices, offering a solution that ensured 100% customer satisfaction.