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Food Processing Machinery

FOOD PROCESSING MACHINERY INDUSTRY IN TURKEY

 

Turkey is the largest producer and exporter of agricultural products in the Near East and

North Africa. Exports of agricultural commodities and food products were valued at US$

15,3 billion in 2011 and accounted about 11.3% of Turkey’s total export earnings.

Bread being the staple food of Turkey, cereals are of great importance in Turkish

agriculture. In addition, Turkey has an important place among the major pulse producing

countries and has the means of dominating the world trade. Turkish edible nuts and

dried fruit production is quite high and dominates the world markets. Turkey’s vast agricultural

potential offers an extensive range of fruits and vegetables which are preserved in a

variety of ways. Rapidly growing sectors of Turkey’s agro industry are frozen/canned and

dried fruit and vegetable industry. Utilizing the advantages of its agricultural potential,

Turkey has an important place among other countries regarding the quantity and quality of

its vegetable oil, especially olive oil, production. With the technological advances and

increased investments realized in the last years, the milling and pastry, the sugar

confectionary, chocolate and cacao products, pasta and biscuits, fishery products, poultry,

drinking water, alcoholic beverages are regarded as promising sectors for Turkish agro

industry.

 

The above mentioned strong agricultural potential and Turkey’s food industry, changing

lifestyles and tastes due to increased industrialization and urbanization, the increase in

family income, and the decrease in available time for preparing meals have all resulted in

a strong food processing sector. Accordingly, a large food processing sector has

accelerated the development of the food processing machinery and equipment industry in

Turkey. At present, the Turkish food processing machinery and equipment industry is the

most modern in the Middle East, North Africa, Balkans, Baltic and Central Asia.

 

The Turkish food processing machinery industry produces every kind of machinery and

equipment required for food processing industry and most parts and accessories. Flour

and grain mill machinery, bakery and pasta making machinery, bakery ovens, industrial

machinery for food and drink preparation, machinery for extraction/preparation of fats and

oils, machinery for cleaning/ sorting/grading seeds and grains, cacao and confectionery

machinery, presses and crushers for wine, fruit juice and beverages, pasteurizers and

sterilizers, machinery for sugar manufacture, meat and poultry processing machinery,

milking machinery, dairy machinery, machinery for the preparation of fruits and vegetables,

cream separators and brewery machinery are the main food processing machinery and

equipments in Turkey. The majority of food processing machinery and equipment

manufacturers in Turkey range from small to medium sized companies mainly located in

Istanbul, Konya, Ankara, Izmir and Gaziantep. The line of products manufactured by these

companies varies substantially from highly automated equipment to manual and basic

models. Moreover, food processing machinery manufacturers are increasingly focusing on

research & development activities in an attempt to comply with the demand for more

sophisticated machinery and greater flexibility.

 

The food processing machinery and equipment industry has particular importance for

Turkey due to its promising export potential. In this field, manufacturing firms were

producing mainly for the domestic market until 1990. After 1990, the sector has also

directed its attention to foreign markets.

 


Recent developments in the demand for packaged food have resulted in a large food

packaging sector and a considerable demand for packaging machinery. At present the

Turkish packaging machinery sector meets domestic demand and has a remarkable

capacity for exports.

 

EXPORTS

 

The Turkish food processing manufacturers/exporters follow European and international

standards and norms. Companies exporting to the European Union affix the “CE Mark”

under the “New Approach” Directives. The obligation to affix the “CE Mark” started in the

Turkish domestic market in 2002.

 

High engineering skills, product flexibility, continuous product development and adaptation,

and efficient after-sales-services enable Turkey to export Turkish made food processing

and packaging machinery and equipment all over the world at an increasing rate.

 

TRADE FAIRS

􀂃 “Anfaş Food Product - 19. International Trade Exhibition For Food”, Antalya,

15-18/02/2012, Seafood, Meat & Milk, Pastry Products, Frozen Foods, Oils, Natural

Products, Dried Fruits, Nuts, Spices, Packaging Materials.

 

􀂃 “FOTEG Istanbul 2012 International Trade Fair For Food Processing

Technologies”, 01-04/03/2012, Food Processing Technologies & Equipment, Food

Ingredients & Additives, Food Packaging & Logistics, Bakery & Confectionary

Technologies, Food Safety & Hygiene.

 

􀂃 “Mersin Fooddays - Mersin 6th International Food, Food Processing

Technologies And Packaging Fair”, Mersin, 12-15/04/2012, Food, Beverage,

Food Processing Technologies, Bakery Products, Packaging, Sticker.

 

􀂃 “Gida2012 Worldfood Istanbul 20. International Food & Beverage, Food

Ingredients And Food Processing”, Istanbul, 06-09/09/2012, Food, Food

Processing, Beverages, Technology And Industries.

 

􀂃 “IPACK 2012 27. International Packaging And Food Processing Systems

Exhibition”, Istanbul, 06-09/09/2012, Food, Food Processing, Beverages,

Technology And Industries - Packaging, Labeling.

 

􀂃 “Anfaş Fresh Antalya 2012 6th International Market Place For Fruit &

Vegetable Trade”, Antalya, 15-17/11/2012, Food, Food Processing, Beverages,

Technology And Industries - Agriculture, Greenhouse, Livestock Breeding And

Technologies.

 

􀂃 “7th International Food And Food Technologies Fair”, Ankara, 29/11-

02/12/2012, Food, Food Processing, Beverages, Technology and Industries.

 

USEFUL LINKS

 

􀂃 General Secretariat of Central Anatolian Exporters Union:
www.oaib.org.tr/en


 

Turkish Machinery Promotion Group:

www.makinetanitimgrubu.com.tr/en/

 

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