Despite the decline in domestic demand, the Turkish ceramic tile industry has remained buoyant thanks to its continued strong performance in international markets.
From 2015 to 2018, Turkish ceramic tile exports have grown steadily to 100 million sqm, representing 30% of national production.
Ege has boosted the production of medium- and high-end WCs with the start-up of 4 new Sacmi casting cells, each equipped with 2 AVMs and robot assisted.
Unicera, one of the largest international ceramics, bathroom and kitchen exhibitions, will be held at the CNR Expo centre in Istanbul from 5 to 9 February 2019.
In June this year, Yurtbay Seramik started up a new cogeneration plant using two turbines in parallel.
On 19 July the Sacmi workshop will discuss the theme of plant modernisation for the production of tiles, sanitaryware, tableware and technical ceramics with a focus on energy saving and digitisation.
System digital printers and automation have been installed at the MCM Group’s new facility which began operation in Izmir in April.
The book on Sacmi sanitaryware manufacturing technology now published in Turkish. 1,000 copies were donated to Turkish Sersa Association.
The innovative layout installed in three factories includes the Multigecko, Multipack and Griffon systems. A Creadigit XLE digital printing system has also been started up.
The device guarantees maximum efficiency and features sophisticated automation systems.
Turkuaz Seramik, the second largest Turkish sanitaryware manufacturer, closed 2017 with a turnover of 45 million euros (+12.5% on 2016) and a production of 2.5 million pieces.