By Gokhan Ergocun and Furkan Gencoglu
ISTANBUL (AA) - Turkish firms, producing press, bottler, filling, packaging and sealing machinery, are preferred all around the world, especially by food factories.
While Turkish-made products offer more quality than Chinese ones, they are also more cost-efficient compared with European competitors.
The country's companies export its machinery products to dozens of countries from the U.S. to Gulf Countries, Europe and Asia.
Selcuk Kulakli, the project manager of Kulp Makine, said its company has been producing machinery for 38 years with all domestic sources.
"We export filling, labeling and sealing machinery to 53 countries currently, especially to Europe, South America and Gulf countries," he told Anadolu Agency.
Kulakli said his company's machinery provides better quality and is cheaper than European countries' products.
"Therefore, we have an advantage for exporting, we export 65% of our total production currently," he underlined.
- Turkey a 'leading country' in press machinery sector
Oktay Nacar, the general manager of On Mart Makine, expressed that his company are exporting filling, capping and press machines to 19 countries globally.
"Previoulsy, foreign brands dominated pastry sector, but now, we are in the leading position in this sector with our machinery," he said.
Despite economic problems in the past period, he said, "2018 and 2019 were quite efficient for us, we expect a better period in 2020."
Ulas Kaygusuz, the manager of Karayeller Makine, said that his company exports oil press machinery to 70 countries all around the world.
"We produce press machinery for several fruits and nuts such as hazelnut, pistachio or almond, Turkey has a leading position in this sector in the global area," he highlighted.
While Turkish products have high quality, they are cheaper than their equivalents, he added.