Turkish porcelain tile manufacturers are the most important players in the Turkish ceramic industry, whereas Turkish ceramic coating production accounts for around 57% of Turkey’s ceramic exports.
I have already mentioned the major companies in the Turkish porcelain sector in my post titled “Turkish Porcelain Manufacturers“. The three enterprises mentioned in the article should also be considered Turkish porcelain tile manufacturers. I’m merely providing the company names to avoid rewriting them.
- Kaleseramik (Kaleseramik Canakkale Kalebodur Ceramic Industry Inc.),
- VitrA (Eczacibasi Building Materials)
- Ege Ceramics
- 1 Turkish Porcelain Tile Manufacturing Industry
- 2 Porcelain Tile Certificate
- 3 Turkish Porcelain Tile Manufacturers
- 3.1 Bien Construction Products Industry Tourism and Trade Inc., Istanbul
- 3.2 Sogutsen Ceramic, Bilecik
- 3.3 Duratiles Ceramics, Istanbul
- 3.4 Hitit Ceramic Industry and Trade Inc., Istanbul
- 3.5 Etili Ceramics Inc., Canakkale
- 3.6 Termal Ceramic Industry and Trade Inc., Bilecik
- 3.7 Sinpas Holding, Seranit, Bilecik
- 3.8 Seramiksan Turgutlu Ceramic Industry and Trade Inc., Manisa
- 3.9 Usak Ceramic Industry Inc., Usak
- 3.10 Yuksel Ceramics Industry and Trade Inc., Istanbul
- 3.11 Akguc Ceramics Inc., Izmir
- 4 Prices for Ceramic and Porcelain Tiles
- 5 Final Words on the Turkish Ceramic Industry
- 6 FAQ
Turkish Porcelain Tile Manufacturing Industry
The Turkish ceramic tile industry ranks fifth in the world in ceramic production and exports. The overall production of Turkish porcelain tile manufacturers is in the top three in Europe (source: Turkish Ministry of Industry and Technology, Ceramics Sector Report 2021).
Türkiye ranks 8th in world ceramic exports and 5th in ceramic tile exports. This is so because ceramic and porcelain tiles dominate ceramic manufacturing in Turkey. In addition, Turkish porcelain tile manufacturers, in particular, are export-oriented. China, India, and Brazil are the top three ceramic tile makers.
- Turkey’s ceramic tile exports climbed by 24% in value in 2021, hitting the highest level in ten years.
- Turkey boosted its ceramic tile world exports by 25% in 2021 compared to 2020, exporting 981 million USD and keeping its fifth place in the world rankings.
Porcelain Tile Certificate
I’ll discuss a well-known certificate, particularly among people in the construction industry. The Porcelain Tile Certification Agency (PTCA) determines whether or not a ceramic coating is porcelain. Turkish porcelain manufacturers provide samples to this organization, which evaluates the samples’ water absorption rate using ASTM C373. If the ceramic tile absorbs water by 0.5% or less (almost no absorption), the Turkish porcelain manufacturer receives porcelain accreditation from PTCA. As a result, I’ll include Turkish porcelain and porcelain tile manufacturers who have this certification.
Turkish Porcelain Tile Manufacturers
In addition to the three Turkish porcelain tile manufacturers mentioned above, there are 11 more listed below. These companies are mainly exporters and significant players in the Turkish porcelain tile manufacturing industry.
Bien Construction Products Industry Tourism and Trade Inc., Istanbul
The company belongs to the Ercan Group of Companies. Bien is a global brand that exports to approximately 90 countries. It has a tile production capacity of over 50 million m2 per year with its world-winning designs. With its award-winning designs, it has a tile production capacity of more than 50 million m2 per year. Furthermore, the company was eligible to earn the “Authorized Economic Operator” certificate under the Customs Procedures Facilitation Regulation.
Bien Seramik is the first manufacturer of wall tiles and 20-mm technical porcelain tiles produced with digital technology in Turkey. Bien also made investments in the field of ceramic sanitary ware in 2011. The Ercan Group of Companies founded Bien Bath Products Industry and Trade Inc. in 2017. The company has two ceramic factories in Bilecik.
Sogutsen Ceramic, Bilecik
The company, which was founded in 1972, manufactures ceramic and porcelain tiles under the RINO brand. It employs 2,000 people and operates two factories on an enclosed space of 760,000 m2. The company is among the top Turkish porcelain manufacturers in this regard.
Duratiles Ceramics, Istanbul
Duratiles is a brand belonging to the Akgün Group of Companies. This group started its activities in 1925 with brick production. Akgün Group of Companies exports to 45 countries with its 4,500 employees and 16 factories. It manufactures and sells ceramic and porcelain tiles in various sizes. Product specifications are not written on the website; I recommend you download the catalog. The group operates five ceramic plants in Bilecik (2), Izmir, Kutahya, and Eskişehir.
Hitit Ceramic Industry and Trade Inc., Istanbul
Hitit Ceramics was established in 1989 and started manufacturing ceramic wall and floor tiles in 1991. The company has an annual production capacity of 20 million m2. The production factory is in Usak.
Etili Ceramics Inc., Canakkale
The company was established in 2006 and has been manufacturing porcelain floor tiles since 2007. The factory building has a closed area of 60,000 m2. It creates ceramic and porcelain tiles with near-natural image quality and exports them to 30 countries using digital printing technology.
Termal Ceramic Industry and Trade Inc., Bilecik
Termal Ceramic, which was founded in 1995, has an annual production capacity of 28,000,000 m2 with 1300 employees. It specializes in porcelain floor and wall tiles and can make them to the customer’s specifications in terms of size and quality.
Sinpas Holding, Seranit, Bilecik
Sinpas Holding has been in the Turkish construction industry since 1974. The holding purchased the Seranit company in 2002 and incorporated it as a brand. Seranit, a pioneer of unique products such as Superwhite Technical Porcelain and Aquanit Porcelain Shower Tile, serves at nearly 300 sales points in 60 countries with its wide range of products in many different sizes, from 10×10 cm to 90×135 cm.
Seramiksan Turgutlu Ceramic Industry and Trade Inc., Manisa
The company, which started production in 1994, is moving towards becoming a world brand with its ceramic sanitary ware, floor tiles, wall tiles, glazed granite, technical granite, exterior cladding, and construction chemicals products. Seramiksan has a closed manufacturing area of 182,000 m2 and an annual output capacity of 33 million m2.
Usak Ceramic Industry Inc., Usak
Usak Seramik began trial production in 1974, increased its capacity to 28,000 m2 in 1975, began to manufacture the best quality ceramics of its time in 1978, and began manufacturing wall tiles in 1991. Usak Ceramic was the 572nd largest industrial firm in Turkey in 2020. Currently, the company manufactures wall tiles, floor tiles, borders, and porcelain items. Usak Ceramic employs around 1000 people and sells to over 40 countries worldwide, primarily the United States, Germany, Italy, and Canada.
Yuksel Ceramics Industry and Trade Inc., Istanbul
Founded in 1997, Yuksel Ceramics manufactures floor and wall tiles. The factory is in the Soke district of Aydin province, with a production capacity of 12.5 million m2. The plant has five units and five distinct production lines for wall tiles, floor tiles, glazed porcelain, and technical granite. The company has 110 dealers in Turkey and exports to over 50 countries.
Akguc Ceramics Inc., Izmir
The company was started in 1994 and manufactures wall and floor tiles under the Izmir Ceramic brand. It began production in Izmir’s Torbali neighborhood in 1995 over an area of 300,000 m2, of which 70,000 m2 is a closed area. Izmir Ceramic began manufacturing digital tiles by the end of 2014.
Prices for Ceramic and Porcelain Tiles
Ceramic or porcelain tiles are generally cheaper than other flooring materials. Porcelain tiles are more expensive than ceramic tiles. Prices for both vary based on tile density (i.e., based on PEI values). The higher the PEI value, the higher the price. Most ceramic tiles have a PEI class rating of 0 to 3, while most porcelain tiles have a class 4 or 5 rating. Source: ISO 4531:2022 for Food Contact Enamels. In the product specifications sections of Turkish porcelain manufacturers, this is commonly referred to as the PEI value (abrasion qualification).
Over the last decade, the average unit price of Turkish ceramic tile exports has been around $6 USD.
Final Words on the Turkish Ceramic Industry
Because of the importance of the Turkish porcelain tile manufacturing industry, I listed Turkish porcelain tile manufacturers in a separate article. This segment of ceramic production accounts for 57% of Turkey’s total ceramic exports. Click any WhatsApp sign on this website to contact us if you want Pelotek to help you identify credible suppliers in the Turkish ceramic sector and contact them on your behalf to get price quotes based on your requirements.
My next post is “Turkey’s export volume by industry in 2021 and 2022“. I highly suggest you read this post to gain a broader view of Turkish manufacturing sectors.