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Furniture sector in Turkey dates back to the 19th century and was done in small workshops as artisan production. However, by the rapid globalization and all other aspects, present furniture industry is becoming a fashion sector. In Turkey, furniture is produced both in workshops and industrialscale manufacturing units. Furniture production is highly fragmented among a large number of small workshops. These small workshops play an important role in producing hand carved and handmade furniture. Workshops are flexible establishments in nature and have enough capacity and labo ur force to expand their production line in order to supply large orders. Largescale furniture firms produce standard models by using automated massproduction techniques and most of their production is oriented towards export. Furniture production in Turkey is concentrated mainly in stanbul, Ankara, Bursa ( negöl), Kayseri, zmir and Adana. The most important furniture production districts are stanbul and the region of BoluDüzce, which is famous for its production of wood products. The wellknown furnituremanufacturing district in Turkey, called ³Siteler´, is located in Ankara. The number of registered small and medium sized enterprises in ³Siteler´ is over 10,000. In Ankara, there are many labour ± intensive small enterprises manufacturing classical handmade furniture and there are about 10 major furniture manufacturers who have massproduction capabilities. The wood industry is developing rapidly in the Bursa negöl area, the third most important furniture production region, which is surrounded by forest areas. The furniture industry of the negöl area is small sized but has great potential to improve itself. Another important furniture region is Kayseri, which has large capacity for the production of sofa beds, couch beds and seven of the twenty two largest manufacturers of Turkey are established here. zmir also has a furniture production d istricts called ³Karaba lar and K s kköy´ which supply furniture to the Aegean Region www.furkey.com (Manufacturer of Auditorium, Cinema & Conference Chairs in Bursa, Turkey)
Export Datas & Statistics
Turkey¶s urniture exports have had an upward trend in recent years In the last ten years exports of Turkish furniture increased from US $ 137 5 million in 1999 to roughly US $ 1 331 million in 2008 This is mainly due to improvements in capacity, quality and design. The export figure for 2008 was US $ 1,331 million, representing an increase of 29 % with respect to the previous year. Main export products were: seats for motor vehicles, seats convertible into beds, wooden bedroom furniture and dining room and living room furniture. In 2007, Turkey ranked third in the world exports of seats converti ble into beds which also traditional items are showing the large family, hospitality and past nomadic characteristics of our nation. www.furkey.com In 2008, Turkey exported furniture to 160 countries throughout the world. The main markets for furniture exports were Germany, Iraq, France, Iran, Gre ece and the United Kingdom. In recent years, Turkish furniture companies have been establishing showrooms and depots in increasing numbers in most of these countries. The Turkish contracting sector is one of the major sectors exporting services. Turkish contractor companies who have undertaken construction work abroad have completed many ho using complexes, tourism projects, hospitals and health center projects, most of which were decorated with Turkish furniture. Turkish furniture is designed and made from the highest quality ma terials to ensure comfort, performance and attractive appearance for a very long life. Different styles are produced such as classical, traditional and contemporary. With its designers and architects combined with its flexible production capacity, the Turkish furniture industry is able to satisfy the requirements of all individual markets all over the world Today, with all these aspects of the furniture industry, Turkey is among the most promising furniture suppliers in the world. Turkish furniture is exhibited in many international and local fairs organized in Turkey. In 2009, 17 fairs will be organized in this sector.
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Some of them are;
MOB 2009Istanbul Furniture Fair, in stanbul, in January.
MODEKO 2009 Furniture, Decoration, Office Furniture, in zmir, in April
MODEF 2009 negöl Furniture&Decoration Fair, in Bursa, in April and December.
INTERMOB'2009 Furniture, Subindustries and Accessories, in stanbul, in September
Fair of Furniture and Decoration, in Ankara, in April and September
Furniture Exports of Turkey by Years (Value: US $ 1000) Table 1
Years 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Value 587,049 684,553 760,542 1,032,658 1,331,852
Source: Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade Furniture Exports of Turkey by Product and Countries (Value: US $ 1000) Table 1
Share of Countries 2008-(%) 9401 Seats, 69.93 100.31 134.34 Germany 15, t convertibl 0 he 4 4 e into USA 12, Greec beds e 10 (excl. Garden seats and camping equipmen t, and medical, dental or surgical furniture) 81 Seats of Romania 71, 586 105 bamboo TRNC 10, or rattan Bulgaria 6, 308 Seats of 0 978 Greece 35, cane, Iraq 14, osier or Ukrain 13, similar materials (excl Of bamboo or rattan)
Seats for aircraft Seats for motor vehicles Swivel seats with variable height
Share of Countries 2008 (%) The UK25,Georgia 17,Iraq 8 Germany 48,Austria 13,USA 6
adjustments (excl Medical, surgical,dental or veterinary,and barbers'' chairs
In Turkey, furniture production can be classified in accordance with materials used as wooden furniture (massive and veneered), metal furniture and other s. Wooden furniture has a major share in total furniture production. As it is known for good quality furniture, the types of wood used and plywood inputs have to be taken into consideration. The main types of wood used in the manufacture of massive furniture in Turkey are ash, beech, oak,pine, linden and mahogany. In veneered furniture, oak, beech, walnut and mahogany are used. Turkish furniture factories use the latest technologies in producing f urniture, which is always up to world standards. Since 1990 the application of advanced technology and the use of CNC benches in the Turkish furniture industry have been increasing. Today, all of the large enterprises in the furniture sector use CNC benches. Most companies are equipped with modern machinery which allows the production of go od, exportquality products. Quality control starts from the stage when the raw materi al is produced and continues till the end of the packaging process. Most of the compa nies have already obtained ISO 9000 certificates and other required quality certificates. The large scale firms comply with world standards in their packaging processes. In packa ging PE, PP, foam, polyurethane and cardboard boxes are used. Many of the large companies have special packag ing sections. As with many other consumer products, furniture production is sensi tive to changes in fashion. Since furniture design is an important aspect of marketing, Turkish designers are constantly following consumer preferences in foreign markets and introduce new designs and make model variations and improvements. Turkish furniture manufacturers and exporters are aware of the fact that market trends and consumer behavior play an important role in the development and design of new product s. Since Turkey has a strong textile industry, Turkish furniture manufa
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cturers have the advantage of being able to use and to monitor a wide range of co lorful new fabric collections as upholstery.
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