Metyx Group has acquired a manufacturing facility in North Carolina, USA, to house its new US$3.5 million technical textiles division. The company plans to upgrade the existing 30 acre (120 000 m2) site and existing buildings, which include 130,000 ft2 (12,000 m2) of covered space. Production is expected to start by the end of Q3 2018.
The new operation is expected to employ up to 200 people and will initially focus on manufacturing a range of glass and carbon fabrics, along with sales, customer service and warehousing facilities to serve the North American composites market. As a next phase, fabric, core and vacuum consumable kit cutting capabilities will be added. Metyx says that it wants to establish business with US and Canadian OEMs and tier 1 converters in the wind energy generation, marine, road and rail transportation and industrial sectors.
‘The US is a very attractive market, being the biggest globally in several key industry sectors with good future growth prospects,’ said Metyx group managing partner, Ugur Üstünel.
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