BY KERIM ULKER
Medcem Cimento, Eren Holding’s subsidiary, operating in the cement industry, plans to increase the production capacity of its facility located in Mersin with a new investment of USD 210m, according to GM Murat Kahya. The facility’s production capacity will rise by nearly 90% from 3.5 million tonnes clinker annually to 6.5 million tonnes. The production base currently operates with 100% capacity. “The total investment in our Mersin facility will exceed USD 800m in this way,” said Kahya. The new investment will be completed in Q1 2023. The number of direct employees will increase by 30%, surpassing 1,200 people. Medcem Cimento reached a turnover of over TRY 1bn in 2020. The company ranked 263rd on the Istanbul Chamber of Industry’s Turkey Top 500 Industrial Enterprises List for 2020.