Bodycote Establishing New Plant in Turkey
Bodycote plans to establish a greenfield site in Turkey to meet growing demand from its existing customer base. The new facility will be equipped with modern sealed quench (IBQ) furnaces and will provide services including vacuum heat treatment, induction heat treatment, nitrocarburizing and Bodycote’s proprietary Corr-I-dur® process. Scheduled to start up in the third quarter of 2014, the plant will be located in the Gebze region of Istanbul, which is home to major OEMs including Ford, Toyota, Hyundai, Honda and their supply chains. Bodycote currently has four heat-treatment plants in Turkey. The new location will provide increased capacity to meet customer demand and enable a more streamlined, quality-focused service.