Xerium Builds New Mechanical Services Plant in Turkey
Xerium Technologies, Inc. is a global provider of industrial consumable products and services. The company recently announced a new rolls and mechanical services facility currently under construction in Corlu, Turkey. The facility will be co-located on the grounds of Modern Karton, one of the largest producers in the region and is due to be in production by early 2015.
The facility will be the first major rolls and service facility established in Turkey, by any of the industry's major global suppliers. From this location, Xerium will provide its full suite of patented performance-enhancing roll solutions to customers in the region, including onsite roll grinding, roll recovering and mechanical services. Xerium also is increasing its field sales and service staff in the region.
"Xerium is honored to be the first major global competitor to build a plant in the region and proud of its relationship with Eren Holding and Modern Karton,” says Harold Bevis, Xerium's president and CEO. “We look forward to delivering superior mechanical services, roll covering capabilities and machine automation services to the region.”
"Xerium's decision to build a greenfield rolls and mechanical service plant in Turkey is a manifestation of both elements of the company's long-term strategy—Commercial Success and Cost Leadership. Xerium is excited and honored to commit its money, time, people, patents and 202 years of global trade secrets to help customers in Turkey and Southeast Europe win in their markets."
Xerium utilizes a broad portfolio of patented and proprietary technologies to provide customers with tailored solutions and products integral to production, all designed to optimize performance and reduce operational costs. The company employs more than 3,000 people and operates 27 manufacturing facilities in 12 countries around the world.