Overview of Manufacturing in Turkey
Turkey has competitive strength in a variety of industrial areas due to its availability of natural resources, geographic proximity to export markets, and the existence of a big domestic market. Textile, iron and steel, chemicals, cement, food processing, automobiles, construction, glass and ceramics, and mining are all important sectors in Turkey. 89.4 percent of Turkey's overall export revenues come from industry and these industrial sectors employ 27 percent of the labour force.
One of the benefits of manufacturing in Turkey is its ability to produce a wide array of goods. The production capabilities are extensive, as is the capacity to comprehend and handle items that require high quality and volume. The products made in Turkey require minimum amount of import goods throughout the production process, as the suppliers in Turkey are more than capable of meeting the need of raw materials and technology in production chains in industrial sectors. Thanks to wide B2B network in the country, investors can easily find producers from Turkey capable of produce goods without the need of importing required technology, expertise, materials, and work force. Also, investors can find suppliers from Turkey to boost their brands in their home country.
Of course, there may be some challenges to manufacturing in Turkey. Firstly, currency fluctuation is something to keep an eye on; while it tends to stay competitive, the fluctuations might result in very different price points at various periods. Language and cultural differences should be included in the process of assessing the challenges and risks of manufacturing in Turkey.
Availability of many suppliers and producers in Turkey brings a question. How to ensure production quality and compliance? Investors can follow two main steps to ensure the quality and compliance. Conducting ISO standards audits and hiring third-party inspection services. Conducting ISO standards audits should be based on the product that the investor wishes to buy. Third-party inspection service verifies that the product meets the manufacturer's specifications and detects any defective items prior to dispatch. Inspectors of these services can detect any problems in any step of the manufacturing process, and this will enable the investor to resolve these problems before shipping.