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Faber, a leading global manufacturer of stove hoods, has established a new facility in the Aegean city of Manisa, after closing down a Franke Group factory in China. Faber Turkey's new factory, which started operating in 2000 to produce hood ventilators and aspirators in Manisa, launched production with a ceremony Friday.
Faber Turkey, which produced 1.2 million units last year, plans to increase its capacity to 1.5 million units in 2011. Turkey's importance as a production base is rising for the company, said Michael Pieper, chief executive officer of Franke, a world leader in comprehensive systems for domestic kitchens and for professional applications in food service, coffee preparation, beverage delivery and hygiene solutions.
The firm's factory in China had an annual capacity of 20-30,000 units, Pieper said. �We closed down the production plant in China due to the high quality and productivity achieved in Manisa,� he said, expressing the firm's satisfaction.
During its eight years of operations in Turkey, Faber has produced 3,800 units per day and 1.2 million units annually with 313 workers.
Target for 2011:
At a time when businessmen in Turkey face the �threat from China,� it is noteworthy that Faber Turkey drew such an investment to the country, said Faber Turkey Managing Director Fabio Ciucci. �We have achieved this through our industrial production approach, our strong cooperation and solidarity among our workers. We will continue investing until 2011 to increase our capacity. Our target is to produce 1.5 million units in 2011.�
The firm exports 65 percent of its production to Italy, Germany, Spain, Britain, Romania, Bulgaria, India, China and Hong Kong, he said.
Cuicci said the factory in Manisa is Faber Group's top-producing facility. The investment in Manisa is the largest investment just after the one in Italy, said Ciucci, adding that investments since 2000 totaled YTL 25 million.
�We produce for the world's leading brands. We have the capacity to produce over 100 models in three main segments. Faced with India, the rising star of the global economy, we are benefiting from our logistics advantage in Europe.�
Franke has 13,000 employees worldwide, operating through over 70 subsidiaries in 40 countries.