LIBART started its operations as an independent company in 1996. Prior to this date, Libart was part of the Libra group of companies that was established by its founder Mr. Cem Comu. Vision for Libra and its offshoots like Libart was to serve building industry within Turkey and surrounding countries, with innovative architectural products and solutions. Other companies within the Libra group specialized in automated entry access systems, façade materials and skylight glazing.
From 1992 to 2002, LIBART was a large player within Turkey and sounding countries for custom designed skylight and light operable architectural systems, utilizing aluminum, glass and pc glazing. Starting 2003, Mr. Comu started Libart’s international expansion by opening a North American office in Canada, primarily to serve USA and Canadian markets. Until the start of production in Ohio - USA in 2009, all systems sold in North America were shipped from Istanbul Turkey.
Through Libart’s history, R&D, engineering, designs and user satisfaction has met or exceeding demanding specifications of the market for operable architectural solutions. Libart systems can be grouped in the following areas; freestanding retractable structures, retractable skylights and vertically opening glass façade systems, but not limited to these as we listen and innovate.
LIBART’s has stayed true to its roots and still maintains its main office and its international headquarters with a 3000 square meter manufacturing facility in Istanbul Turkey. All international systems provided by Libart, R&D, new product development, system design and engineering is done in the Istanbul office. Outside of America markets, Libart exports to over 30 countries, from Istanbul facility.
LIBART currently operates with a team of 68 skilled staff at its headquarters in Istanbul. The production area occupies over 3,000 square meters with advanced design and manufacturing know-how and machines. Libart USA factory employs over 35 personal from a 6500m2 manufacturing facility. Looking forward, LIBART’s vision is to be the global leader in operable architectural solutions, utilizing light aluminum structural systems with multiple glazing options, insulated glass, pc to high-tensile fabric. Our goal is to be solution center for discerning architects and designers seeking innovative operable architectural solutions.
Key strengths of LIBART are:
• leading the industry in architectural retractable/operable structures;
• increasing recognition of benefits of multi-purposing inside and outside spaces;
• leading the world in conceptual innovation of retractable aluminum structures;
• North American and global presence;
• Capability to create Innovation and design for the needs of architectural projects.
• Increased awareness through marketing continuously increases the strength of the company and grows the company’s moat