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NOVEMBER 2018 ISSUE: 126

THE TARGET OF TURKISH CERAMICS IS USA MARKET

CEMENT, GLASS, CERAMICS AND SOIL PRODUCTS EXPORTERS’ ASSOCIATION WHICH CONTINUOS ITS INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING ACTIVITIES IN THE CERAMICS FIELD WITH NATIONAL BRAND “TURKISHCERAMICS” STARTED WORKS IN ORDER TO ENHANCE THE SHARE OF THE TURKISH CERAMICS IN USA MARKET BY COOPERATING WITH CERAMIC TILE DISTRIBUTORS ASSOCIATION (CTDA), TILE CONTRACTORS’ ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (TCAA), TILE COUNCIL OF NORTH AMERICA (TCNA) AND NATIONAL TILE CONTRACTORS’ ASSOCIATION (NTCA).

Turkishceramics introducing Turkish ceramics in the conference of “Total Solution Plus” organized by American Ceramic Societies jointly in Dallas in Texas state of USA negotiated the developments concerning the sector by meeting with the senior management of the American ceramics distribution and contract firms in 27-30 October.

Within the scope of the program in the meeting held with 500 participants in 29 October, the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Cement, Glass, Cermics and Soil Products Exporter’s Association Erdem Çenesiz informed participants about Turkish ceramics industry and its production and exportation capacity. In the meeting in which Turkey’s positions in USA and other markets were mentioned, Board visit by USA ceramics distributors to Turkey within 2019 was agreed.

“MEDIUM-TERM TARGET IS BEING RANKED AS THE THIRD IN THE WORLD”

In the presentation he made during the Total Solutions Conference, Erdem Çenesiz emphasized that Turkey is the fifth biggest tile exporter and the fourth biggest exporter in vitrified ceramics plumbing material in the world and added: “We are the third for tile in Europe and the biggest vitrified ceramics plumbing materials producer and exporter of the Europe. The sector growing thanks to the investments of ceramics firms in recent years has the potential to raise to the third rank in the world by continuing its growth.”

UNICERA INVITATION TO AMERICANS

Çenesiz emphasizing that Turkish ceramics sector has a great power including more than 80 producers and approximately 40 thousand workers totally said: “The tile exportation of Turkey to USA has shown increase 25% in 2017. This increase in vitrified ceramics plumbing materials has reached to 11%. USA is an important market for Turkey; and Turkey is an important country for the world with its production potential and product quality” and he invited American producers and purchasers to the UNICERA Ceramics Bath Kitchen Fair which is one of the biggest specialization fairs of the world.