Source: http://www.igeme.gov.tr


Production


Parallel to the developments in the construction, automotive and marine industries of Turkey, the paints and coatings industry has also developed and has become one of the most dynamic and FDI (foreign direct investment) concentrated sectors of the Turkish Industry.


Paint production has been increased around 10% annually between 1990 and 2000. Turkish paint industry production has decreased seriously due to the economic crises in 2000 and 2001. After the crises, it has experienced a rapid and steady growth with an average annual rate of 11 %.


Today the paint industry has 800,000 tons of capacity, produces over 500,000 tons of paints and coatings per year; comprises 20 big firms and about 400 small and medium scaled manufacturers, 80% of which are located in Marmara region. Seven companies of the sector are in the ISO's (Istanbul Chamber of Industry) list of Top 500 Companies in Turkey.


Rank in the first 500 companies of Turkey in 2006

Company Name

Chamber

Membership


121

BETEK BOYA VE KIMYA SANAYI A$.

ISTANBUL

128

BAYER TURK KIMYA SAN. LTD. $TI.

ISTANBUL

195

MARSHALL BOYA VE VERNIK SANAYII A$.

ISTANBUL

198

DYO BOYA FABRIKALARI SANAYI VE TIC. ~.$.

EGE-IZMIR

234

AKZO NOBEL KEMIPOL KIMYA SAN. VE TIC. A$.

EGE-IZMIR

265

POLISAN BOY A SANAYI VE TIC ARET A$.

KOCAELI

121

BETEK BOYA VE KIMYA SANAYI A$.

ISTANBUL


Source: ISO, www.iso.orq.tr: "Top 500 Companies of Turkey"


About 60% of production capacity of the Turkish paints and dyes industry consists of decorative paints (61% is water-based, 39% is synthetic). Apart from construction sector, paint industry provides inputs also for automotive, furniture, leather, glass, ceramic, textile and printing sectors, which are all very dynamic sectors of Turkey.


PRODUCTS

2004

2005

2006

DECORATIVE PAINTS

235

260

280

PAINTS FOR WOODEN MATERIALS

59

65

67

PAINTS FOR METALICS

25

27

29

PAINTS USED IN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

18

23.5

27

SOLVENTS

38

40

40

INKS

25

29.5

29.5

OTHER PAINTS

52.5

55

56

TOTAL

452.5

500

528.5


Source: www.bosad.org (Society of Paint Producers)


Paint industry utilizes 60% of its production capacity because of insufficient domestic demand.


The paint sector has reached world quality standards. Most of the firms have ISO 9000 certification. Dyes and paints sector adapts itself in ecological and technical standards particularly developed in European Union.