Large molded plastic component specialist Coko-Werk GmbH & Co. KG is expanding the production capacity at its injection molding plant at Cerkezköy in northwestern Turkey.
The German processor, which launched the Turkish operation in 2006, has added a second production hall and switched four injection molding lines and all assembly work to the new unit. It also intends to install some new injection machines there.
Coko-Werk's latest investment will provide additional space and manufacturing capacity for new projects. To improve logistics at the site, the company has installed a ramp to link the new production hall with the existing building.
Once the relocation is complete, Bad Salzuflen, Germany-based Coko-Werk intends to add several new injection molding machines to those in the new rented hall which is adjacent to the existing plant.
Meanwhile, in Poland the German molder has completely renovated its No.1 plant at Łódź following a major blaze in a warehouse in August 2015, reported to have been sparked by a cigarette or smouldering match. The fire wrecked the production hall destroying a number of injection molding lines.
Coko-Werk manufactures in particular large injection molded technical parts in sectors including automotive, white goods, heating and air conditioning, medical technology and industry.
The focus at its Cerkezköy, Turkey facility is on production of single component and multi-component injection molding, tandem technology, surface finishing by varnishing and printing and complex assembly processes to complete assemblies.
In 2012, the group launched a second 5,000-square-meter plant in Konstantynów outside Łódź, turning out display and housing parts as well as floor groups for dishwashers along with supplying interior and exterior components for cars and parts for the solar industry.
Last year, Coko-Werk was planning a 5.3 million euro ($5.6 million) expansion of this facility with a new warehouse, new molding machinery and new production technology there.