Ak-Kim Chemicals is establishing AKFERAL in cooperation with the Feralco Group

07.25.2013


Ak-Kim Chemicals is establishing AKFERAL company on the basis of equal partnership with the Feralco Group, a leading supplier of water treatment chemicals and coagulants in Europe. AKFERAL will make a significant contribution to development of the sector. Its production will be based in Ak-Kim facilities in Yalova.

Turkey’s leading chemicals producer Ak-Kim is establishing a new company in partnership with the Feralco Group, the second water treatment chemicals producer in Europe, which purifies drinking water for about 100 million people with its production facilities in eight European countries.

AKFERAL was established on July 1st, 2013 in Istanbul on the basis of equal partnership between Ak-Kim and Feralco and will have production at Ak-Kim facilities in Yalova. With this agreement Ak-Kim will increase the diversity of its water treatment chemicals products while continuing to provide exclusive integrated solutions to companies with its technical services. Ak-Kim General Manager Fatih Tanverdi expressed their belief that cooperation with Feralco that was realized in the framework of Ak-Kim main strategy of growing in basic chemicals by opening to proximate geographical areas while increasing diversity in performance chemicals will make a significant contribution to water treatment chemicals in Turkey. He continued by saying: “We are signing this partnership with our experience of more than 36 years, integrated production facilities, broad customer range in the market and the know- how that we have been exporting since 2002. With this cooperation, Feralco will bring its technology and expertise in water treatment chemicals to Turkey. This cooperation will contribute heavily to development of water treatment chemicals in Turkey and will increase our product diversity while bringing us one step closer to our vision of presenting exclusive integrated solutions to companies.”

Feralco Group CEO Ludovic Huitorel said: “We are extremely excited by this new venture with Ak-Kim. Turkey, with its population and its fast-growing economy, is of course a strategic country for a Group like Feralco. We are moreover convinced that bringing together Ak-Kim strong industrial foothold and their great professionalism with Feralco deep knowledge of water treatment should contribute to the success of AKFERAL. We will do our outmost to transform AKFERAL in a key regional leader on the water treatment business.”