World's largest cement manufacturers in Istanbul for INTERCEM
This year, Istanbul is hosting the 100th edition of the INTERCEM Conference, which brings together leading actors from the world cement industry. Cement, Glass, Ceramic and Soil Products Exporters 'Association, Cement Industry Employers' Association (CEIS) and Turkey Cement Manufacturers Association (TCMA) brings together the INTERCEM Conference 400 industry representatives from 34 countries organized in collaboration with.
On the first day of the two-day conference, the opening speeches were given by Deputy Minister of Trade Tuna Turagay, TIM Chairman İsmail Gülle, TÇMB Chairman Nihat Özdemir and ÇEİS Chairman Suat Çalbıyık. Feyyaz Ünal, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cement, Glass, Ceramics and Soil Products Exporters' Union, shared the vision of the sector with the participants with his presentation at the conference.
“We have high potential in cement export“
TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle stated that the Turkish cement sector, which exports to 115 countries around the world, has achieved a 30 percent increase in exports at the end of the year. “We see a significant potential in Portland cement and exports to countries such as the USA. We believe that the fact that our exporters are more active in these markets will increase the export performance even further. ”
“Concrete roads contribute to the environment and economy”
Stating that the Turkish cement sector, which is the largest in Europe and the fourth largest producer in the world, provides employment for 19 thousand people and has a turnover of 2.3 billion dollars and an export volume of 614 million dollars last year, TÇMB Chairman Nihat Özdemir said: :
Çimento In the first 5 months of the year, our cement exports increased by 60% and reached 383 million Dollars. 48 percent of this increase was due to cement and 142 percent to clinker exports. “
Özdemir stated that in addition to housing and infrastructure projects, concrete road and concrete barriers, the use of waste as alternative fuel and waste heat recovery issues are of great importance for the sector to grow at home.
“Concrete roads provide high driving comfort with a low cost advantage. In particular, the use of concrete roads inside the tunnel also contributes to the safety of the tunnel. It is legally mandatory to use concrete roads in tunnels longer than 1 kilometer in many countries. For a more sustainable environment and economy, concrete roads should spread in our country..
“The number of employees in the sector increased by 20 percent”
Suat Çalbıyık, Chairman of the Board of ÇEİS, stated that the Turkish cement sector has further taken its contribution to employment with its increasing production capacity in Turkey.
"Vision within the country, Turkey deserves its high quality infrastructure and across the cement sector dorm which was to clarify the living conditions of the creation of a healthy housing stock and continuing to build the safest way, continues to be a safe and a great employment opportunities. In the last 10 years, the sector has increased by 20 percent in the number of employees and by 30 percent in clinker production capacity. In addition to the trainings we provide to managers and executive candidates in the sector, whose total number of employees reaches 19 thousand, our investments in the field of occupational health and safety will continue to add strength to our sector and human resources. ”
Ihracat Our export target for 2019 is $ 800 million ”
Feyyaz Ünal, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cement, Glass, Ceramics and Soil Products Exporters Association stated that the Turkish cement industry continuously increased its foreign market reach and realized 13.7 million tons of exports last year and set an export target of 800 million dollars this year:
“We have more than enough production capacity to meet
the increasing external demand with our high product quality and after sales
support services we are trying to perfect. This year, we set our export target
as 14.5 million tons and 800 million dollars. Next year, we want to increase
our performance even further and carry it to the level of 16 million tons. We
will make new business contacts and meet these targets with a focus on