Turkey’s first and only marble machinery, technology and equipment fair CNR Marble Tech was held at CNR Expo Istanbul Exhibition Center between 23-26 October.
CNR Marble Tech, which was organized in collaboration with CNR Holding’s Positive Fair and Natural Stone Machinery and Technologies Producers Association (DOTEK) and supported by KOSGEB is the first and only marble machinery, technology and equipment fair of Turkey. Representatives of the Fair announced that CNR Marble Tech hosted thousands of foreign professional buyers from Iran, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Macedonia, Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Germany, Bulgaria, Russia, Britain and France. Most of the participant companies stated that they participated in the firt edition of the fair to give support to the organization. There are also those who say that they will not participate again. While some companies say that they made more target oriented meetings, as the fair was specific to machinery producers, some said they want to see marble producers in this fair. There were also companies who sold their machines during the fair, but the number of visitors did not satisfy the companies. We will wait and see if there will be a second edition for CNR Marble Tech, which is held simultaneous to Bursa Block Marble Fair
Professional Purchasing Delegations
At the fair, where marble production technologies were presented together with the natural stone designs, marble machines and product groups that are produced with the latest technology, were exhibited. Fair officials said, “Professional purchasing delegations from India, China, Afghanistan, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Taiwan, South Korea and Greece participated in the exhibition, which has made a significant contribution to the export of Turkey with $ 2 billion. Adding added value to Turkey’s reputation in the marble sector, the fair also witnessed new business contacts through B2B business meetings. CNR Marble Tech Istanbul, where more than 50 distinguished domestic and international companies introduced their latest technology products, has once again proved the strength of machine manufacturers with an export potential of $ 14 million in more than 120 countries. in the global market, to the sector ”
ACM Global Makine, Barza Makina, Bosmak Makina, Brevetek Makina, Demiray Vinç Makina, Doğan İnşaat, Efarge Makina, Efeşen Makina, Ekizoğlu Makina, Erba Mühendislik, Esmaş Endüstri, Eventus CNC, Evrensel Makina, GMS Mermer Makinaları, Hartek, Hidrobarsan, Işık Makina, İnşaat Noktası, Kalender Makina, Karadeniz Mermer Makinaları, Karan Makina, Kardem Mermer Makinaları, Karpol Poliüretan Kauçuk, Keskinoğlu Makina, Kren Vinç Makina, Mermak Mermer Makinaları, Merve Makina, Mutlu Makina, Örnek Elmas, Özen İş Mermer Makina, Özyavuz Makina, Rundel Makina, Semeka Elmaslı Aşındırıcılar, Talip Usta, Tamsan Kompresör, Toksel Makina, Torksan, Uğur Hidrolik, Zimek
Örnek Diamond Hasan Yılmaz
Since it was the first year of the fair, we came to give support. Since it was a new fair, the number of visitors was normal, although not much known. Visitors from Bulgaria, Ukraine, Pakistan, Northern Iraq, North Africa, Syria and Iran visited our booth. As we mostly target international buyers, the fair met our expectations. Good thing we did. I think that the companies that do not participate in the fair this year will participate next year. I believe the fair will be better next year.
Denizli Işık Machinery Derya Işıkdemir
17 people participated in the fair as Denizli group. We wanted to try it because it was organized in the metropolitan area and it was a fair of the sector. Visitors from Iran, Palestine, Libya, Arab countries visited our booth. We sold machines. We produce consumables for marble machines. The fair met our expectations in terms of the work we do, but I do not think it meets the expectations of other machinery companies. I am not happy with the number of visitors. CNR Expo needs to bring people from overseas countries. They need to bring the marble producers. It should be promoted well. We spend a lot of time and money to participate here. The exhibition company should fulfill its duty and work harder. I do not think that this fair will continue, and even if it does, I do not intend to participate again. We can not be separated from marble.
Karan Machinery Murat Durmaz
As manufacturers of marble machines, we wanted to have a fair of our own. Since we thought that we could reach the target audience more easily via such a specialized fair, we decided to participate in the Istanbul Fair. As it is the first fair, expectations may be kept low. We may have looked from the same perspective. Overall, we had good negotiations. More goal-oriented meetings were held. The visitors were mainly from the Middle East, Palestine and Arab countries. We also had visitors from Turkic Republics. The number of foreign visitors and daily interviews in the B2B area were successful. I congratulate the fair company, which I think worked well in a very short time. This was the first time we felt ourselves important. We think that in all sectoral fairs, we are always treated as if we were sub-industry. Everyone working in the sector should see this; yes, the main object is marble, but you need a machine to process it. Currently there is no alternative to this exhibition in Turkey. İzmir Fair is a large-scale sectoral fair that includes natural stone and heavy machinery. As it is a sectoral fair, those who are interested in machines come to the fair as well as those who do not. You have to answer all of them because they are guests. This situation could cause us to move away from the target. We were able to hit the point here. I also see the approach of the CNR officials positive. I hope that the officials of IZFAS will review their approach towards us and hope that they will come to us with approaches that are more positive.
Kardem Machinery Kazım Demircanlı
We decided to participate in this fair to open abroad. Our expectation was not too high. The fair exceeded our expectations. The CNR really worked hard fort his fair. We are pleased with the number of foreign visitors, but there were very few domestic customers. I think the lack of marble and block affects the number of visitors in the domestic market. There were mostly visitors from Arab countries. The fair should continue. It will be better every year if they combine the fair with marble slabs and blocks. Because, those who come to buy marble will also buy machinery. The person who comes to buy the machine will buy block and marble. There will be more participation in the following editions..
Torksan Rıdvan Polat
We decided to participate in this fair to reach marble and mining companies. I cannot say that it has met our expectations since it is the first year, but I think it will be more successful in the second year. Professionals from Greece, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon visited our booth.