Yildiz to reach 900,000 mt/year galvanizing capacity with new line

Turkey’s Yildiz Demir Celik, announced that it is targeting to reach 900,000 mt/year of galvanizing capacity with a new line to be started in the first quarter of 2022.

The thickness of the material to be produced will be 0.20-2.00 mm and its width will be 700-1.550 mm. The coating weight will vary at 30-600 g/m², Platts learned from a company statement on its website.

The investment will significantly increase value-added steel production and increase annual turnover by 40%, said Erhan Ozdemir, deputy general manager of the company.

“We are also preparing for the third galvanizing line as our second line investment is currently in the assembly phase. We will increasingly continue our investments in this field,” the manager added.

Yildiz Demir Celik’s cold-rolling mill complex in Kocaeli, has a continuous pickling tandem line capacity of 1.5 million mt/year.

The company has 400,000 mt/year of hot-dip galvanized coil capacity, 150,000 mt/year pre-painted galvanized iron (PPGI) and 300,000 mt/year cold-rolled coil capacity.

Yildiz Demir Celik is targeting to increase its capacity further in the coming years to meet rising demand of the automotive, white goods, panel radiator, general manufacturing and construction sectors.

— Cenk Can