Turkish steel maker İzmir Demir Çelik Sanayi has decided to reduce to 2 shifts due to the decrease in product demand after contraction in the construction market. İzmir Demir Çelik said “As a result of the seasonal contraction in the long steel products rebar market, there is a decrease in the demand for the relevant product. Due to increasing production costs and economic conditions, in order to use resources more effectively and efficiently within the framework of proactive management approach and to prevent possible cost losses. We have reduced our production to two shifts by temporarily interrupting production in one shift in the Steel Mill section of our company's production, and reduced our production to one shift by temporarily interrupting production in the Çubuk Rolling Mill section for two shifts. Production in our Profile Rolling Mill facility will continue as normal.”As a result, the steel mill production will decrease by approximately 1,300 tonnes per day, and the rod rolling mill output will decline by approximately 1,800 tonnes per day.İzmir Demir Çelik Sanayi added “These actions are temporary and in order to ensure the continuity of operations, the shifts in question may be increased within this dynamic process, taking into account the developments in the long steel products rebar market, production costs, demand and orders.”Izmir Demir Çelik Sanayi was founded in 1975 in the Aliağa Heavy Industry Zone to produce construction iron, began operating its rolling facilities in 1983, its steel facility in 1987 and has been continuing to produce in the sector for 47 years. In 2013 the company took over a profile rolling mill from Primetals to expand its range of products. The objective of this 400,000 tonne annual capacity profile mill was to establish İDÇ as a brand in profile production.