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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
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.
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.
“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
“7th International Food And Food Technologies Fair”, Ankara, 29/11-
02/12/2012, Food, Food Processing, Beverages, Technology and Industries.
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