Turkish Akcelik has signed a contractor agreement for the construction works for its new steel service center to be built in the organized industrial zones in Dilovasi in Kocaeli in Turkey. Dilovasi Steel Service Center, with investments of TRY 60 million, will be established on an area of 5,000 square meters and would use solar power. The construction of the steel service center to add 40,000 tonnes capacity is planned to be completed by 30 October 2022 and will become operational in the first half of 2023.Akcelik currently has an annual processing capacity of 100,000 tonnes of steel, including carbon steel and alloy steel such as flat bars, plates, billets and hexagons. Akcelik also has 90,000 tonnes per year of bright bar production capacity at its peeling, cold-drawing and grinding lines in Turkey.Akcelik also plans to double the capacity of 58% owned Romanian chrome plated steel bars and tubes producer Tristar Steel within five years with new investments. Tristar produces hard chrome-plated steel bars and linear shafts with diameters in the range of 6-40 mm.Akçelik Demir Çelik was founded by Mr Salih Kiliç in Izmir in 1978. Akçelik continued to sell high quality steel based on customer requests and the industrial needs and company goals, and opened its first bright steel factory in Izmir Atatürk Organized Industrial Zone in 1990. Akçelik increased its reach in the industry when it became the dealer for Çemtaş and Asil Çelik and decided to move its headquarters to Kocaeli which is considered to be the geographical heart of the Turkish industry. In addition to the production plant built in 2004, the company opened distribution centres in Konya in 2006, in Ankara in 2012, in Kocaeli in 2013 and in Istanbul in 2014. In 2019 Akçelik revamped all its machinery and built integrated production lines with major investments and modernization under the framework of Industry 4.0 and increased its production capacity to a yearly 90,000 tonnes. With its Steel Service Centres Akçelik answers both hot rolled product needs and high quality bright steel demands of its customers. Logistics centres allow customers to have easier access to high quality steel and with Akçelik Online it is possible to buy steel 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Akçelik got even stronger when the company acquired BWS Blankstahlwerk Sindorf factory in Kerpen in Germany in 2020.