Turkish firm eyes Middle East rail developments
Turkish forged metal supplier Yapi Teck ?elik Sanayi AS (YTCS) is targetting upcoming Middle East rail projects following the expansion of its operations in Dubai.
Turkish forged metal supplier Yapi Teck Çelik Sanayi AS (YTCS) is targetting upcoming Middle East rail projects following the expansion of its operations in Dubai.
The recent refurbishment and technnology upgrade will enable the company to create 20,000 tonnes of forged metal a year.
YTCS will be the first and only forging company to provide to the Middle East market. The company supplies rail fasteners, sockets, shells and steering links.
"YTCS is a new entrant in the Middle East. The company will be targeting construction, particularly rail projects. We will also be looking towards ship building, cement plants and the valve sector, and are already in dialogue with several end-users," said Robin Choudhury, regional director for YTCS and director of Regent Steel FZA.
Choudhury added that the scaffolding production sector will also create opportunities for YTCS. "The company has plans for the forming and scaffolding fittings sectors, which I believe is a big market in this region."
As an ISO-certified company, YTCS has specialised plant equipment and qualified engineers, with specialists who are prepared to fly over from Turkey to meet with clients and advise on technical solutions on forged steel applications. "We are re-entering the market at a critical point," said Gunay Kose, president of YTCS said. "Leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) find it increasingly difficult to find quality forging partners. We offer a source of relief within a currently bleak marketplace."
Kose added: "Our innovative customer partnership programme and state-of-the-art facility upgrades reposition Yapi Teck Çelik Sanayi as one of the most cost-effective, quality-oriented forging facilities in the world."