Yurtbay Reinforces its Market Position
The Turkish Yurtbay Seramik, long-standing partner of SACMI/IT and leading ceramics manufacturer, installed and started up a complete plant for the manufacture of 18 000 m2 of porcelain tiles per day.
This investment concerns Yurtbay’s 4th factory, located at Inonu, in the Eskisehir province, in the middle of Anatolia’s main ceramic district. The new plant allows Yurtbay to produce a broad range of formats, from the format 30 cm × 60 cm up to the format 90 cm × 120 cm. The heart of the new line are two EKO kilns with driers, providing automation, efficiency and energy savings according to the highest standards. Equipped with the latest heat retrieval technology, the EKO kilns offer best energy performance currently available on the market, with consequent economic, environmental and product quality advantages. The plant includes three high-capacity presses, linked to three EVA vertical driers. SACMI has also supplied the grinding department, which features an MMC 180 mill and an ATM 140 spray drier. To complete the order, SACMI has also provided highly automated storage and handling systems, together with three EkoWrap sorting lines manufactured by Nuova Sima. These lines can handle both pre-printed and neutral blanks, allowing considerable savings on the amount of cardboard used also when packaging large tiles.