Turkey, being Europe's number one in home textile and world's fourth largest exporter has made its mark in the Heimtextil, the most prestigious organization in the world, attended by 2 thousand 941 companies from 65 countries.
The fair was attended by 257 companies from Turkey, including 98 from Bursa under the leadership of Uludag Textile Exporters Association (UTİB). Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTSO) participated in Heimtextil with 100-company representativeswithin the scope of Global Fair Agency Project.
Turkish products took part in Heimtextil, known as the most prestigious organization of the world in home textile and decoration products, through its R&D, design and brand power. The Heimtextil in Frankfurt, Germany, held on January 9-12, was attended by 257 companies from Turkey, including 98 from Bursa under the leadership of Uludag Textile Exporters Association (UTİB). Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTSO) made observations with 100-company representatives during fair where the heart of textile industry beats, within the scope of the Global Fair Agency project. Turkish firms won a great appreciation of nearly 70 thousand foreign professional visitors in the fair where 2 thousand 941 companies from 65 countries participated. Turkish home textile firms have exhibited their newest products such as bed linens, beds, blankets, carpets, curtains, decorative fabrics, cushions, pillows, bathroom textiles, tapestries and wallpapers.
Being Europe’s number one in home textile and world's fourth largest exporter, Turkey aims to realize $ 4 billion exports up until 2023. Turkish home textile industry is annually participating in the Heimtextil with innovative and distinctive designs, in order to reinforce its power in the entire world, to open up to new markets and to consolidate the peak point.
The number of Turkish participants is increasing every year
The number of companies participating to Heimtextil from Turkey which is advancing in firm steps towards becoming a global power in the field of Home Textile, is increasing day by day. The number of Turkish firms participating in Heimtextil in 2010 was 146. While the number of Turkish companies participating in the fair last year was around 245, this figure has risen to 257 this year.
Bursa has a distinguished position in Heimtextil
"We have a trend area in this fair that no country has ever had. We have been displaying the peak point that is reached by Turkish companies via our promotional platforms, trend areas and seminars that we have created as UTİB for many years. Bursa has taken its place among the most important centers that determine the trends and designs in the field of home textiles and apparel fabrics. The share we get from the world markets in the middle and upper segments will increase year to year. " has said UTİB and BTSO Chairman Ibrahim Burkay, who visited the exhibition.
R & D and Design Emphasise
President Burkay, stating that Bursa has taken its place among the most important centers that determines the trends and designs in the world in field of home textiles and apparel fabrics, has continued as follows; "Particularly, our share in the world markets will continue to increase per year in the middle-upper segments.This situation is surely the result of our Bursa-based firms’ ability in giving the utmost importance to R&D and desing."
Bursa's outstanding performance in Trend Area
BTSO Chairman Burkay, expressing that they have realized the first foreign business organization of the year at Heimtextil within the scope of BTSO's Global Fair Agency project, has furthered as follows" We will be in Frankfurt, Germany, with100-companyrepresentatives. Hopefully, through this exhibition, BTSO will greatly display a performance by which it will be able to contribute to both Bursa's and Turkey's export potential by carrying Bursa Business World to over 50 exhibitions throughout 2018. Ibrahim Burkay, who also noted that the Heimtextil is the world's most important sector meeting point, has expressed as follows; "We have a trend area in this fair where no country has ever had. At this point, we have been displaying the peak point that is reached by Turkish companies for many years via promotional platforms, trend areas and seminars we have established as Uludağ Textile Exporters Association. "
"Recovery in the EU market will increase our exports"
Explaining the expectations for the New Year in exports, Ibrahim Burkay noted that the average growth performance of the EU countries in the New Year is expected to reach 2.2 percent. Ibrahim Burkay, emphasising that a likely recovery in the EU markets will also have a positive impact on the exports of Bursa and Turkey, has said that: "The developments in the market are very important to us. At this point, I find our President's travel to France quite important. Along with the support of Spain and Italy to countries such as Germany and England, which shape European economy, the market growth will contribute to the start of a new process in the export of our country and our Bursa. We hope to recapture the 6th year-growth performance of Turkey that is realized between the years 2002 – 2008.
One of the World's Most Prestigious Fairs
Uludag Textile Exporters Association (UTİB) Vice Chairman Osman Nuri Canik said that Turkish companies have been among the most important actors of the world's most prestigious fairs, such as Heimtextil, with their breakthroughs in the last 15-20 years. Canik, who also stated that Bursa has developed new moves, first in the Exporters' Associations and then under BTSO's leadership in recent years, expressed as follows; " The chamber has also undertaken a very important role in bringing small businessmans and textile traders to these fairs along with new horizons. Here, SME’s have grown into medium; medium-sized companies have grown into large companies.I believe that the vision and teamwork of BTSO's Chairman holds a pioneering qualification for Bursa. The work that is carried out under the leadership of UTİB and BTSO will continue to bring results".