Anatolia is pleased to announce that it will soon unveil the opening of its new facility located in the majestic Gulf of Izmir, Turkiye. The facility will house the company’s research and development, showrooms, and offices to become a major innovation powerhouse with a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant and logistics center.
Designed in partnership with Canadian studio Micacchi Architecture and Iglo Architects of Turkiye, the facility emphasizes and is a testament to Anatolia's passion for design and penchant for innovation. It features three distinct structures that, together, form an integrated production and design unit. The first is the main administrative building – a grand and refined architectural masterpiece that houses office space, showrooms, and research & product development labs. Simply walking through the space takes one on a visual journey of Anatolia’s aesthetic vision. The building adjoins a production plant with a planned total of six lines equipped with advanced manufacturing equipment such as 3D printers and double-band, double-deck kilns for producing porcelain tiles and slabs. The plant is conceived as a space for designers to experiment with materials and diverse methods to bring novel products to life. The intuitive and efficient building layout is accentuated by solid stone blocks and long, glass-clad voids, favoring focus and stability. Finally, an adjacent centralized storage space ensures efficient and monitored gathering of both raw materials and finished products. An impressive 2,152,000 ft2 / 200,000 m2, the facility is one of the largest and most technologically advanced in the world.
Anatolia’s dedication to quality and design is matched by a strong commitment to sustainability. The company ensured that the facility’s high-tech machinery is complemented by streamlined and environmentally-friendly procurement and production practices. Working alongside suppliers, the company has developed and implemented a streamlined system for stocking and feeding natural raw materials into production lines in order to reduce waste and energy consumption. Furthermore, construction and architect partners worked alongside a Professional LEED Consultant to meet standards to obtain a Gold certification, with ambitions of reaching a platinum certification.
The facility is not only an expression of a new chapter in Anatolia’s brand, but the actualization of a strategic vision of growth and evolution. Long-term growth is underpinned by a commitment to innovation and harmonization to ensure the best quality products in the market. Equipped with state-of-the-art machinery and top-notch designers, this facility has boundless potential in the production of porcelain products. It is a space tailor-made to inspire creativity and push boundaries of the industry.
This new facility is a big step towards our ever-expansive vision. We look forward to continuing to build our brand legacy with new projects and products.