A trade volume of 1 billion TL was captured at WoodTech, the Woodworking Machinery, Cutting Tools and Hand Tools Fair, which hosted 12 thousand foreign buyers at TUYAP Fair Center in October. While the turnover increased more than 3 times compared to the previous year, an increase of 12 percent in domestic visitors and 25 percent in foreign visitors was recorded.
The woodworking machinery industry, which achieved an export of 127 million dollars last year and set an export target of 160 million dollars at the end of this year, continues to contribute to the country’s economy uninterruptedly. A trade volume of 1 billion TL was captured at WoodTech, the Woodworking Machinery, Cutting Tools, Hand Tools Fair, organized by Reed TUYAP in cooperation with the Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers Association (AIMSAD) between October 22-26. While the turnover increased more than 3 times compared to the previous year, an increase of 12 percent in domestic visitors and 25 percent in foreign visitors was recorded.
Satisfaction rate; 98 percent
Iran, Russia, Bulgaria, Algeria, Iraq, Morocco, Tunisia, Israel, Jordan and Egypt were the first 10 countries to visit the fair, where 73 AIMSAD member companies opened stands. Compared to last year, a significant increase was observed in the number of visitors from countries such as Italy, England and the United States. According to the participant survey conducted after the fair, the satisfaction rate was calculated as 98 percent.
“Our main goal is to contribute to Turkey’s total exports without interruption”
İsmet Toktaş, Chairman of AIMSAD, used the following statements in his speech after the fair: “We export over 1 million dollars to 40 countries. As the umbrella organization of the Turkish woodworking machinery industry, our main goal is to contribute uninterruptedly to Turkey’s total exports. The importance of this fair in opening up to new markets and increasing the export potential of our manufacturers is very great. The interest of foreign buyers to our fair was quite high. On the other hand, we will be holding our fair with Intermob on separate calendars next year. The production potential of the woodworking machinery industry and the increase in the number of new generation machines produced as a result of the R&D studies of our member companies were causing the existing square meters to be insufficient for WoodTech. Considering the growth potential of our industry, our fair will not be held simultaneously with Intermob in 2023 and beyond.”