Further expansion

Haffner Murat has commissioned a new 37,000m2 purpose-built factory in Istanbul, Turkey.

Dave Thomas, managing director of Haffner Murat, said: “The need to expand our manufacturing facility is a clear indication of the continued success of Haffner Murat and will help further improve our production efficiencies for our rapidly growing machines.”

The new Istanbul factory expansion follows a head office expansion programme which has seen the company’s Staffordshire headquarters double in size. Completed in late 2019, the new facility provides a quicker flow through for the company’s machines along with new areas for machinery testing, painting and quality control.

The new UK factory facility has also provided additional space for machine assembly and testing while providing a quicker turnaround and improved efficiencies. The expanded Staffordshire site also houses a new office and customer meeting facilities.

Dave said: “We’ve seen our business increasing steadily for some time as more fabricators turn to us for their new and reconditioned machinery requirements. It is very important to us that our customer experience is excellent and the new Istanbul factory, coupled with the expansion at our UK headquarters, will allow us to continue offering an outstanding level of service as well as providing additional capacity for further expansion as our business continues to grow.”

The new Istanbul manufacturing facility is due to be completed in August 2020.