In Turkey, there are 22.500 small-medium sized and 7.500 large-sized enterprises in this sector. Provinces where manufacturers are concentrated are İstanbul, Izmir, Konya, Bursa, Ankara, Gaziantep, Manisa and Denizli.
Konya becomes prominent in the shoe-making industry mainly with its man shoes and has approximetely 20% of the Turkish market. Konya Shoe-Making Sector which has paved a great way on the path of industrialization currently consists of 50 fully mechanized factories, 250 medium-sized enterprises and 1.300 small-sized enterprises. Hence, the sector has a say in Turkish man shoes sector as well as takes firm steps forward in having a say in international markets.
The sector which has 80 millions of pairs of annual production capacity increases its national and international market shares day by day. In addition to these, Konya has paved a great way in the field of Shoe-Making Sub-Industry. The machine shops which have close relationship with the shoe-makers manufacture the products such as automatic stamping machines, hydraulic cutting presses, air compressors, universal sole attaching machines, shocking, cold and hot sewing and milling cutter machines, paint whitening and leather polishing machines, shoe molding machines, small and large size workbenches needed in workshops, safety cabinets and baskets in our city and present to the use and benefit of our tradesmen and city.
Formal and practical educations are provided in the shoe and design department within Selçuk University and Shoe Training Vocational High School and in Konya.
For the Booklet on Footwear-Textile Sectors in Konya Province, please click.