We are sharing with you the thrill of meeting at the 25th Züchex Fair which will once
again be the key to success this year with more than 50 thousand visitors, new trends, and
extraordinary designs by convening the most important companies in the world on one
To briefly mention the events we implemented in the previous term:
We have held the need analysis meeting, the first stage of the Turkish Housewares UR-GE
(Support of the Development of International Competition) project held by the Istanbul
Chemicals and Chemical Products Exporters’ Association (İKMİB), in collaboration with
the Home and Kitchen Appliances Industrialists and Exporters Association (EVSİD) in
July. We have announced the UR-GE (The Support of the Development of International
Competition) project, which will be initiated for the benefit of the industrial kitchens sector
under the coordinatorship of Istanbul Ferrous & Non Ferrous Metals Exporters’ Association
(İDDMİB) and by the project partnership of the Industrial Kitchen, Laundry and Catering
Equipment Manufacturers’ and Distributors’ Association (TUSİD).
Our Turkish House and Kitchen Wares Overseas Marketing Team project developed within
the framework of the Communiqué of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Turkey
on the Support of International Competitive Power, by (İDDMİB) (The Istanbul Ferrous
& Non-Ferrous Metals Exporters’ Association), in collaboration with İKMİB (The Istanbul
Chemicals and Chemical Products Exporters’ Association), and the Turkish Housewares
Association (ZÜCDER) concluded in February, having completed its three years. We held
a dinner meeting in honor of the closing of the project, with the attendance of our cluster
companies. Within the scope of the events held for the benefit of the Turkish House
and Kitchen Wares Sector, a sub-sector of İKMİB, and by collaboration of our Union and
EVSİD we held a sectoral commercial delegation visit in July to Panama and Columbia,
attended by 32 representatives from 26 companies. We will implement the 2nd Turkish
Kitchenware UR-GE project for the benefit of the kitchen and house wares sector with
the coordinatorship of the Istanbul Ferrous & Non Ferrous Metals Exporters’ Association
(İDDMİB) and by collaboration with ZÜCDER.
Let us briefly mention the titles we have included in our magazine, which we hope you will
read with pleasure. In our brand story page, we were guests of Hisar. Ekber, Esse, Gondol
Plastic, Obje Plastic, Milenyum Metal, Plus Kitchen, Özgül Melamin and Pink&More were
other companies which we interviewed.
In our styling pages, we aimed to present you with the 2015-2016 designs of the Turkish
kitchenware sector. We are confident that the brand new designs of Turkish firms will
interest you as well.
In this issue, we feature four designers who have made their mark in the kitchen sector with
successful designs: Çağrı Özen, Enes Kar, Oya Akman and Uğraş Akpınar.
We have heard the story of Kemal Demirasal, the owner and chef of Alaçatı and Istanbul
Alancha with its menu prepared by delving into the roots of Anatolian food culture, and
using completely local, seasonal, and organic ingredients cooked with various kitchen
Finally, we have an announcement. National participation in the Mega Show Part 1 2015 fair
that will be held in Hong Kong/PRC between October 20 and 23 will be organized for the
first time this year by İKMİB in collaboration with EVSİD.
We hope you will enjoy our issue…