Dünya Newspaper 07.12.2006. Burcu tuvay Tayfun ÇEBI interview
Kaptan Demir Çelik, founded by Çebi in Karabük in 1964 to produce Iron Dec Steel, is one of the 50 largest companies in Turkey today with a turnover of $ 600 million. Tayfun Çebi, Member of the Board of Directors of Kaptan Demir Çelik Group of Companies, said, “We are aiming for a production turnover of $ 750 million in 2006. Our export targets are 400 million dollars. I predict that I will be ranked in the top ten companies in exports,”he said. the company, which is one of the leading manufacturers and exporters of the Turkish Iron and Steel sector with a capital of 45 million dollars and 1,500 employees, consists of 7 companies belonging to the Çebi Family.
Its annual capacity is 300 thousand tons
The rolling mill established in Karabük in 1964 forms the core of the company. founded in 1987, the rolling mill in Corlu has a capacity of 300 thousand tons per year. Çorlu Plants have the feature of having a rolling mill furnace powered by natural gas in Turkey. Increasing its production capacity rapidly with the Çorlu Rolling Mill, Kaptan Demir Çelik has adapted the developing technology to its production facilities in the following years. Izabe Plants in Marmara Ereğli, established in 2002 for 11 million dollars, produce billet iron. He said that the production capacity of the plant, which was 700 thousand when it was established, has reached one million tons to date.
“Natural gas prices are too high”
Stating that they started energy production this year, Çebi said that they are working in difficult conditions due to the high prices of natural gas. Stating that the use of domestic natural gas is blocked, Çebi said the following about the issue:”We started using domestic natural gas in 1990 at our factory in Corlu Misinli. We continued our production by purchasing natural gas from alternative companies. We are facing a number of obstacles. Domestic natural gas is blocked. Unfortunately, domestic natural gas is restricted in Turkey. He’s had his share of it in Thrace. There has been a big blocking for the last year and a half. Natural gas prices are already very high. We have this situation in our work”
1-Steelworks:The plant with a total open area of 476 thousand square meters and an indoor area of 66 thousand square meters in Marmara Eregli was established in March 2002.The plant has a production capacity of one million 200 thousand tons of billet iron per year.
2-Karabük Plants:Karabük Rolling Mill, established in 1964, is the first production facility of the Kaptan Group of Companies. the facility, which has an area of 9 billion square meters in an open area of 10 thousand square meters, is currently operating with a capacity of 100 thousand tons per year.
3-Çorlu Facilities: The facility, which has 36 thousand indoor areas on an open area of 106 thousand square meters in the Misinli district of Çorlu, has been operating since 1987. With an annual capacity of 300 thousand, the plant produces all kinds of ribbed iron and angle iron from 8mm to 40mm.
4-Kaptan Metal Foreign Trade and Shipping A.Ş: Kaptan Metal, which exports companies affiliated to the group, ranked 13th in the ranking of high-level exporting companies in its exports in 2005. in order takes place. The Group produces billet iron, rebar and all kinds of angle square irons; Kaptan Metal Foreign Trade and Transportation to the United States and all countries of the world, especially the Middle East and the Far East.Sh. it is exported by.
5-Çebi Shipping Industry and Trade A.Ş: Çebi Transportation, founded in 1985, provides land transportation services to the group with its fleet of 50 vehicles. The company, which loads transports between ports and factories with an annual Dec tonnage of about 3 million tons, aims to transport 5 million tons of road transport annually.
6-Martaş Marmara Ereğlisi Facilities A.Ş: Established in 1993 in Marmara Ereğlisi, Martaş Marmara Ereğlisi Port Facilities A.Sh. It is the first international private sector port of Thrace Dec Martaş, which provides loading and unloading services belonging to Kaptan Demir Çelik and other companies and individuals, has a loading and unloading capacity of 4 million tons per year.