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AGRICULTURAL TOOLS and MACHINERY

Konya has a very prominent place in Turkey regarding agriculture and industrial production. A synergy of these two sectors made Konya a centre in agriculture based industry and agricultural machinery.

Konya comes 1st in Turkey in total agricultural area, plantation area and cultivated agircultural area. Also, Konya is the top producer of total cereal quantity, wheat, sugar-beet, barley, carrot, egg and dry bean. Konya comes 1st in the number of combine harvesters, fertilizer distributor machines, sowing machines (seeder) and mobile milking machines.

Also, Konya comes 2nd in the number of tractors, plough and water pumps. Konya has the %65 of Turkish market in the agrcultural machinery sector and %45 of sectoral export of Turkey.

 

Production Items in the field of Agricultural Equipment and Machinery

√ Tractor

√ Milling machines

√ Trailers and semi-trailers

√ Plows

√ Rakes and drills

√ Mineral or chemical fertilizers distributing machines

√ Weed cleaners

√ Seedling and sapling planting, removal sewing machines

√ Hay-making machines

√ Hay and straw baling machines

√ Removal and harvesting machines potatoes

√ Beet topping and harvesting machines

√ Combine harvesting and threshing machinery

√ Electric lawn mowers

√ Motor lawn-mowers

In 2012, the number of exporters in agricultural machinery goods group is 103 which are active.exporters. Konya is the market leader with 65% of manufacturing agricultural tools and machinery industry in Turkey’s production capacity. Konya holds 45% export volume of Turkey in Agricultural Machinery Sector. 109 of companies registered in Konya Chamber of Industry operates in the field of agricultural equipments,tools and milling machines. Konya exports to almost 50 countries in the field of agricultural machinery.

 

CLUSTERING STUDIES in AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY and KONTARKUM (KONYA AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY CLUETSRING CENTER

Competitive Diamond study was made for Konya Agricultural Equipments and Machinery sector. Value Chain Analysis and Clustering studies and when the report completed, meetings started led by MEVKA (Mevlana Development Agency). On 19 June 2012, “Agricultural Equipments and Machinery Cooperation and Clustering Panel” was organized.

After that, the result of anothers meetings, sharers of this sector got a decision to found an association. In October 2012, KONTARKÜM (Konya Agricultural Machinery Clustering Association) was founded by some companies. Last month, the associaton selected its first board. Mr Mehmet Çalmaz , a industrialist, was elected as a chairman of the board who is working and contribute this process from the beginning. Now, they are also looking for and working on projects to improve their members capacity and get a fiscal support for their activities. There are 45 members.

Sources: TurkStat, Konya Chamber of Commerce, Konya Chamber of Industry

 

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