TURKISH LIFT INDUSTRY
According to the data of Ministry of Industry and Technology, by the end of 2018, exportation ratio of lift accessories and parts increased from 159,8 million dollars to 165,6 million dollars. In exportation numbers, the increase package lift exports has drawn attention. In the year 2018, package lift exports valued 73 million 280 thousand 30 dollars have been made. This number was 58 million 507 thousand 910 dollars in the year 2017.
Taking the activity area of Turkish lift industry into consideration, it is estimated to have an overall turnover of 1.5 billion dollars within the scope of annual mounting rates depending on the buildings constructed, certification services, periodical maintenance services, accessory production, maintenance & repair services. This amount was estimated to be 1 billion dollars within the previous report.
Turkish lift equipment and part manufacturing companies have produced 18 million 865 thousand 522 dollars of foreign trade surplus in component foreign trade in the year 2018.
In other words, in 2018, the Turkish lift sector, while making exports valued 165 million 619 thousan 906 dollars, the import value has become 146 million 754 thousand 384 dollars.
In 2018, the foreign trade deficit in package lift area was reduced by 50%, regressing to an amount 37.031.205 $. The foreign trade deficit amount in package lift area was 72.983.394 $ in 2017. The exportation amount in the industry is 73.280.030 $ for package lift, while the importation amount is equal to 110.311.235 $ in 2018. The foreign trade deficit of 72.983.394 $ for package lifts in 2017 (export: 58.507.910 $; import: 131.491.304 $), was reduced by 69.252.189 $ in 2018, thus being equal to 37.031.205 $.
Total foreign trade amount is equal to 312.3 million dollars.
According to this data, the foreign trade amount in Turkish lift industry is equal to 312.374.290 $ in 2018. The exportation slice in this foreign trade is equal to 165.619.906 $, while the importation amount is 146.754.384 in 2018.
The total foreign trade amount in 2017 was equal to 384.534.747 $. The reason for the regression in the industrial foreign trade volume in 2018 to be due to decrease in the importation ratio, is recognized as an indication of efficiency improvement within both domestic and foreign markets for Turkish lift industry.
The Status of the Industry in World Economy and EU Countries
Compliance of Turkish national legislation with the technical legislation of European Union after the Customs Union Agreement has provided a huge support in the increase of exportation ratio of lift industry within the scope of the principle of “Free Movement of Goods”. This increase is not limited only to the EU member countries, it also boosted the reliability and the demand towards Turkish products across the world.
After including EU technical legislation into Turkish legislation, along with recognizing international standards as “Turkish Standard”, the harmonized standards within EN-81 family have been recognized as Turkish Standard.
In the recent years, it can be clearly seen that there is increase in the areas like mounting, package lift sales, etc. in foreign countries by Turkish companies. Moreover, there has been a significant increase in the number of Turkish companies that carry out lift mounting works in Turkic Republics, Middle Asia and EU countries. Particularly upon the developments of trade with African countries, the investments by Turkish lift companies have increased in these countries, as well.
Those that import lift accessories from Turkey are mainly the EU countries, Middle East countries and Turkic Republics.
Production Tendencies and Main Products in the Industry
Main lift safety accessories that are manufactured in the domestic market can be summarized as follows: speed limitation device (speed regulator), safety device (brake-block), hydraulic and spring stops, locking apparatus, including those preventing the lift car from falling or acting uncontrollably.
All the main components such as the lift car, machinery – motor group, full and semi-automatic lift car and floor doors, lashing, control card, control panel, guide rail, indicator elements, floor-carriage system, floor and lift-car operating panel, excessive load system, lift-car and counter-weight suspensions, hydraulic cylinders, gearless machinery, photocell, speed control kit, control systems, skate, sensor, rail consoles, balance chains, circuit breaker, VVVF invertor, lashing apparatus, pulley, systems (machine roomless systems), are produced as domestic products by Turkish lift industry.
Endorsement of the Industry
Considering the exportation & importation numbers from 2018, the foreign trade volume was around 312 million dollars in total.
Taking the activity area of Turkish lift industry into consideration, it is estimated to have an overall turnover of 1.5 billion dollars within the scope of annual mounting rates depending on the buildings constructed, certification services, periodical maintenance services, accessory production, maintenance & repair services.