IPM Enlists DRC to Fill Excess Plant Capacity
OJAI, Calif. — Turkish toner producer Imaging Products
Manufacturing (IPM) has retained Diamond Research Corporation (DRC) to assist
in forming strategic alliances that would sell out the production capacity of
its state-of-the-art toner plant in Istanbul.
Formed in 2000, IPM is a division of 30-year-old chemical
company Kirec ve Tugla Kimya san A.S., a producer of chemical products, brick,
lime and other building materials. That organization, in turn, is wholly owned
by multi-billion dollar Kiska Construction Corporation, an international
contracting and construction firm based in Ankara.
Founded in 1966, Kiska has completed major infrastructure,
bridge and building projects in the United States, Turkey, and throughout the
Middle East. Projects include pipelines, dams, hydroelectric power plants,
irrigation facilities, airports, viaducts, bridges, industrial plants, water
treatment plants, harbors and docks, sports complexes, industrial buildings and
IPM’s toner plant started with copier and laser
printer toners that are sold mostly in Eastern Europe and in Middle Eastern
countries. According to company spokesman Ali Örgücü, “We
expect our toner plant to receive ISO 9001 certification sometime in mid-2003.
In anticipation of this event, we are planning to expand our sales operations
in Europe and the United States with an extended sales team, a presence at
major trade shows, and a magazine advertising campaign. We will exhibit our
products at Remax 2003 and at Recharger Magazine’s World Expo.
“Toner sales are increasing daily with new customers
from the Middle East and other locations,” said Örgücü.
“They are pleased with the quality of our products, and we have adjusted
our volume pricing schedule for copier and laser printer toners to attract
large distributors. We are optimistic about the future and will be in Paris
this month to proudly exhibit our line of toner products to the international
The Istanbul plant was engineered to include the latest
compounding, grinding, classifying and pack filling equipment.
Contact IPM at + 90 216 356 6040, fax +90 216 360 9161 or
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Diamond Research
Corporation at (805) 640-7177, fax (805) 640-7178 or e-mail email@example.com.
This article originally appeared in the April 2003 issue of Recharger.