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Board of TÜRKONFED paid a visit to Turkish Ceramics Federation
SERFED brought together authorities of DTM and members of ceramics sector
Export target for 2009 in ceramics is 1 billion dollars
Turkish Ceramics shake Bologna with the Shaman show
The most comprehensive design by TEA and UFT “Design Turkey Industrial Design Awards”
Zeynep Bodur Okyay elected Turkish Ceramics Federation President
Largest trade fair UNICERA embraces the industry in its 20th year
Ordinary General Meetings of Member Associations of Turkish Ceramics Federation held
Izmir Rotary Club 10th Golden Jug Ceramic Contest
Kale Group shares its 50th anniversary jubilance with its business partners in
After SERES 2007
Italy State Medal for Adnan Polat
Cairo Tower, refurbished by VitrA Tile and VitrA Fix products
Fire of Anatolia Charms at Cersaie Trade Fair
Award to Ibrahim Bodur from Italy
Kaleseramik produces the world’s only flexible “thinnest and largest sized” ceramic Kalesinterflex
The Ceramics Leg of the Project “Impact of Horizontal Implementation of EU Acquis on Leading Turkish Industries” held under collaboration of IKV – SERKAP
Demonstration of strength by the ceramic industry; UNICERA 19th International Ceramics and Bathroom Trade Fair
VitrA adds another page to its collaboration with designers: Aziz Sarıyer
Paper Kiln Workshop under the leadership of Mutlu Başkaya at Hacettepe
SERSA 2007 General Meeting held
Eczacıbaşı buys 51% stake of Villeroy&Boch Tile Division
Ilhami Tezcan elected as SERHAM’s Honorary President
E.C.A. and SEREL elected to Turquality
New management for Turkish Ceramics Association
Turkish Ceramics Industry meets at New Year\'s Ball
“American Collection” by Yüksel Seramik…
Menemen III. International Art Festival and Pottery Contest
Turkish and Korean ceramic fine artists meet in Alaçatı
CTDA(Ceramic Tile Distributors Association) members visit Turkish ceramicists
Izmir Rotary Club 9th Golden Jug Ceramic Contest awards given
E.C.A–Serel rewards future Turkish designers
SERKAP becomes CET Member
The “best bathroom prize” from Wallpaper to VitrA’s Istanbul Collection

 

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Board of TÜRKONFED paid a visit to Turkish Ceramics Federation
A delegation from board of directors of TÜRKONFED has visited Turkish Ceramics Federation on June 22, 2011. Chairman Erdem Çenesiz, Deputy Chairmen Sıtkı Şükürer, Azmi Kelemcisoy and members of board Bahri Uğurlu, Işın Yılmaz, Sinan Sakman, Atalay Gümrah, Kadir Baran, Mehmet Salih Başöz and Sedar Yalçın were there. The two organizations informed each other about their works. Erdem Çenesiz, Chairman of TÜRKONFED presented a plaque to Zeynep Bodur Okyay, Chairman of Board of Directors of SERFED in commemoration of the visit. Economy in Turkey was reviewed in the meeting and th... Read more
SERFED brought together authorities of DTM and members of ceramics sector
Turkish Ceramics Federation organized a sectoral information meeting with the attendance of Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade in Point Hotel Barbaros in June 20, 2011. Head of Department, G. Müge Varol ILICAK, Head of Department Bünyamin KUTLU, Foreign Trade Specialists Süleyman CANIDEMİR, Mustafa İlker ÖZDEM, Fatma Derya KOÇ and Junior Foreign Trade Specialist Yılmaz BOZKURT from Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade attended to the meeting. With a high level of participation from ceramics sector, Chairman Board of Directors of Serfed Zeynep Bodur Okyay made the opening statement of the... Read more
Export target for 2009 in ceramics is 1 billion dollars
The last one of the events held by “Ceramics Promotion Group” as part of the activities for branding of Turkish ceramic ware in the world took place in the city of Bologna in Italy. Turkey, which ranks among the top third in world ceramic trade, set its export target for 2009 as 1 billion dollars as the promotion activities which gained momentum in recent months drew great interest. The “Ceramics Promotion Group”, set up in 1997 by OAIB (Central Anatolia Exporters Union) for branding and promoting globally of Turkish ceramics, speeded up its activities. Turkish ceramics, whic... Read more
Turkish Ceramics shake Bologna with the Shaman show
The “Ceramics Promotion Group”, which conducts the global branding activities of Turkish ceramic ware, organized a show by the famed “Shaman” dance ensemble at the Cersaie 2008 Trade Fair held in Italy. Approximately 3,000 people coming to view the live performance called “The Rendezvous” by “Shaman” group on the evening of October 2, 2008, filled Piazza Maggiore which is the main square of Italy’s Bologna city and gave a standing ovation to the live performance, viewing it with great excitement. Giant tower s, placed on either side and across the stage set up for t... Read more
The most comprehensive design by TEA and UFT “Design Turkey Industrial Design Awards”
The production infrastructure is becoming stronger in our country with the potential of offering new products to the domestic and international markets growing increasingly. On many products competing in the global market today, is the stamp of the high quality production in our country. The concrete results of the technological innovations and improvements achieved by companies on products as a result of their R&D investments are also being observed more and more. On the other hand, high quality production and technological innovations may only be reflected on to the final product... Read more
Zeynep Bodur Okyay elected Turkish Ceramics Federation President
The ordinary general meeting of Turkish Ceramics Federation incorporating the various associations and unions of the Turkish Ceramics Industry was held on June 5, 2008 at federation headquarters. The activity report for 2005-2008 and bylaws amendments were presented to the members at the general meeting attended by the representatives of associations affiliated with the Federation and the new president and members of the Board of Directors were elected unanimously. The new president of Turkish Ceramics Federation became Kale Group President Zeynep Bodur Okyay who received the entiret... Read more
Largest trade fair UNICERA embraces the industry in its 20th year
UNICERA Ceramics and Bathroom Trade Fair held in Istanbul in the month of April of each year since 1988 was held at TÜYAP Beylikdüzü Trade Fair and Convention Center this year from April 9 to April 13, 2008. In the opening ceremony of 20th UNICERA Trade Fair held under the collaboration of Turkish Ceramics Federation, TIMDER Installation and Building Materials Suppliers Association and TÜYAP Tüm Fuarcılık Yapım A.Ş., Turkish Ceramics Federation President Adnan Polat, TÜYAP Chairman of Board of Directors Bülent Ünal, President of TIMDER and TIMFED Kemal Yıldırım, Chairm... Read more
Ordinary General Meetings of Member Associations of Turkish Ceramics Federation held
The ordinary General Meetings of three associations under the roof of Turkish Ceramics Federation were held at the Headquarters of Turkish Ceramics Federation in March. The General Meetings of Serham Ceramic, Glass and Cement Raw Material Manufacturers Association and Seref Ceramics and Refractories Manufacturers Association were held on March 27, 2008 and the General meeting of Serkap Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Association toot place on March 28, 2008. The activities performed in 2005-2008 were presented to the members as a report in the General Meetings attended by Chairmen of the Bo... Read more
Izmir Rotary Club 10th Golden Jug Ceramic Contest
Izmir Rotary Club holds the 10th Golden Jug Ceramic Contest at Izmir Paintings and Sculptures Museum from April 29 until May 13, 2008. The theme of the ceramic contest based on promoting artistic events in ceramics, developing artistic power and encouraging fine artists, is the Ceramic Form which incorporates all applications, technical and technological. At the contest which has a jury comprising Prof. Ateş Arcasoy, (Marmara Univ. FFA Ceramics Department Member of Faculty) Bingül Başarır, (Ceramic Fine Artist-Member International Ceramics Academy Prof. Sevim Çizer,  (DEU FFA Cer... Read more
Kale Group shares its 50th anniversary jubilance with its business partners in
Kale Group, which incorporates many brands, all leaders in their fields like Çanakkale Seramik, Kalebodur, Kalekim, Kaleterasit, RocaKale, Kalecolor, Kaledekor and Kalekalıp celebrated its success of 50 years left behind in Istanbul with founder and Honorary President Ibrahim Bodur and Chairman of the Board Zeynep Bodur Okyay as hosts with the leading names in politics, business and the media beside its dealers, business partners and sector representatives. Close to two thousand guests including Minister of Public Work and Habitation Faruk Özak, former Minister of Industry ... Read more
After SERES 2007
4th International Ceramics, Glass, Enamel, Glaze and Dye Seminar (SERES 2007) was held in the halls of Anadolu University, Yunusemre Campus, Convention Center, November 26-28, 2007. At the SERES seminars, continuations of 3rd International Ceramics, Glass, Enamel, Glaze and Dye Seminar (SERES 2005) which was held October 17-19, 2005 by Turkish Ceramics Association , again with great support of Anadolu University; academicians, artists, designers and those employed in the industry in the fields of ceramics, glass, enamel, glaze and dye under broad topic titles are brought together, seek... Read more
Italy State Medal for Adnan Polat
Polat Holding Chairman of Board of Directors Adnan Polat was awarded the Italian State Medal. The medal named Commendatore Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Itailana is given to those serving the society, by Italian President. In a ceremony held at Çırağan Palace, Polat received the State Medal from Italy’s Istanbul Chief Consul Massimo Rustiko. In his speech at the ceremony, Adnan Polat, noting that Turkish Republic founded by Atatürk has shown great progress in every field in the last 50 years, stated that they are striving to achieve the contemporary civilization target als... Read more
Cairo Tower, refurbished by VitrA Tile and VitrA Fix products
Cairo Tower, one of the most striking structures of Egypt is being refurbished by VitrA brand tiles and VitrA Fix products. The renovation work of the Tower, which started in November 2004, will be completed in 2008, as planned. As part of the project, 4,000 m2 surface of the chevron shaped trusses forming the Tower was covered by VitrA porcelain mosaic tiles of 2.5x2.5 cm custom manufactured in colors true to the original. Eczacıbaşı Building Chemicals officials, who also offer advisory services on plaster repair, stated that they used VitrA Fix Ultra System adhesives with develo... Read more
Fire of Anatolia Charms at Cersaie Trade Fair
Fire of Anatolia charms audience at Cersaie Trade Fair. The “Ceramics Promotion Group” which conducts the branding activities for Turkish ceramic ware in the world organized a “Fire of Anatolia” show at the Cersaie Trade Fair held in Italy. The group, which took about 500 ceramic industry professionals, local and foreign, from all over the world, to a magic tour of Anatolian culture on an evening of October 5, 2007, presented Anatolia’s millenniums old mythological and cultural synthesis through folk dances and folk music. Fire of Anatolia, which told the peace, culture and l... Read more
Award to Ibrahim Bodur from Italy
‘‘Aldo Villa’’ award, an international award organized by Italy Ceramic Association, was given to Dr. Ibrahim Bodur, the Founding Managing Director of Kale Group of Companies. International “Aldo Villa” award is a prestigious award formed in the memory of engineer Aldo Villa by Italian Ceramic Association and is given to entrepreneurs, executives, technicians or researches who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the ceramic industry. This year; the award, handed out every two years in the last decade, was decided to be given to Dr. Ibrahim Bodur th... Read more
Kaleseramik produces the world’s only flexible “thinnest and largest sized” ceramic Kalesinterflex
Kaleseramik, the pioneer of innovations produced the world’s only flexible,lightest, thinnest and largest sized granite ceramic with a production size of 1000 x 3000 x 3mm. Kalesinterflex, one of the most sensational building industry products of recent years, exemplifies  the final point reached in ceramic production. The product is different with its environment sensitive production technology while allowing new ideas to be implemented and modern living spaces created in the building industry. Load on buildings get lighter due to light product Considering that the per square ... Read more
The Ceramics Leg of the Project “Impact of Horizontal Implementation of EU Acquis on Leading Turkish Industries” held under collaboration of IKV – SERKAP
The Economic Development Foundation (IKV), seeking to make the business world and the public aware in the adaptation process to EU acquis started a project on February 16, 2007 entitled “Impact of Horizontal Implementation of EU Acquis on Leading Turkish Industries”. The project, aiming at the analysis of the impact of the acquis on 6 driver sectors (automotive, chemical, ceramics, cement, food, textile and clothing) comprises a series of seminars. The third one of these seminars previously held for the automotive and chemicals industries took place at TOBB Plaza on May 21 with the... Read more
Demonstration of strength by the ceramic industry; UNICERA 19th International Ceramics and Bathroom Trade Fair
UNICERA Ceramics and Bathroom Trade Fair held in Istanbul in the month of April every year since 1988 took place this year from April 4 to April 8, 2007 at TÜYAP Beylikdüzü Trade Fair and Convention Center. In the opening ceremony of 19th UNICERA Trade Fair held under the collaboration of TİMDER Building Installation and Supplies Association and TÜYAP Tüm Fuarcılık Yapım A.Ş.; Ceramics Federation President Adnan Polat, Tüyap Chairman of Board of Directors Bülent Ünal, Timder Building Installation and Supplies Association President Kemal Yıldırım and Muder President Ali ... Read more
VitrA adds another page to its collaboration with designers: Aziz Sarıyer
VitrA, which has set its communication strategy as “becoming a global brand with changes the consumer perception of bathrooms achieving this change by design” continues its collaborations with Ross Lovegrove, Matteo Thun, NOA Design and Pilots Design beside Turkish designers like Defne Koz and Inci Mutlu, with Aziz Sarıyer who is renowned in Turkey. Derin Design’s founded Aziz Sarıyer will design ceramic accessory and fixture products supporting modular solutions in bathroom spaces under the agreement with furniture being the predominant aspect. Sarıyer will set forth an innova... Read more
Paper Kiln Workshop under the leadership of Mutlu Başkaya at Hacettepe
The paper kiln workshop was held on the occasion of 40th anniversary of Hacettepe University and 25th anniversary of Faculty of Fine Arts on May 19 at H.U. Beytepe Campus under the leadership of H.U. Faculty of Fine Art Member of Faculty Mutlu Başkaya. In addition to freelance artists, 100 people comprising certain members of academic staff and students of Ceramics, Sculpture, Paintings, Interior Decoration and Graphics Departments of Hacettepe, METU, Mimar Sinan, Marmara, Dokuz Eylül, Gazi, Anadolu, Kocaeli, 19 Mayıs and Erciyes Universities participated in the workshop. Mutlu Ba... Read more
SERSA 2007 General Meeting held
SERSA Ceramic Sanitary Ware Manufacturers Association General Meeting was held at Ceramics Federation Headquarters Building on March 23, 2007. Operations carried out in 2004-2006 were presented as a report at the General Meeting attended by most members. At the meeting, operations to be carried out in the upcoming two year period were resolved and members of Board of Directors were elected unanimously. Hence, SERSA Board of Directors comprised the following; Birgi from Ege Seramik, Erdem Çenesiz from Ece Banyo, Erol Arat from Çanakçılar, Haluk Bayraktar from Eczacıbaşı Yapı ... Read more
Eczacıbaşı buys 51% stake of Villeroy&Boch Tile Division
Eczacıbaşı, seeking to enhance its power and effectiveness in international markets, purchased 51 % stake of Villeroy&Boch Tile Division which is the world’s oldest and well known ceramic brand Villeroy&Boch AG’s subsidiary in the field of ceramic tiles. With the agreement signed in Istanbul on Monday, March 26, 2007, all production and marketing operations of Villeroy&Boch Tile Division will be conducted by Eczacıbaşı. Presently, effecting one half of ceramic tile exports made from Turkey to Germany, Eczacıbaşı raises its ceramic tile production capacity... Read more
Ilhami Tezcan elected as SERHAM’s Honorary President
Mr. Ilhami Tezcan, who served as Chairman of the Board since 1996 at SERHAM Ceramic, Glass and Cement Raw Materials Manufacturers Association, handed over his duties to Deputy Chairman of the Board Selim Çiçek. Ilhami Tezcan, who will be serving as a member of the Board of Directors of SERHAM, was elected as SERHAM’S HONORARY PRESIDENT due to the success he displayed in his post as SERHAM Chairman of the Board he assumed since the inception of the Association, his efforts and activities in the industry. In the division of labor carried out among the Board of Directors; Selim Çi... Read more
E.C.A. and SEREL elected to Turquality
Two of the 33 brands elected to Turquality, which is the sole government brandization program in the world, became E.C.A. and SEREL. Hence both E.C.A. and SEREL became the only brands entitled to join the Turquality Program in their own industries. Thus, E.C.A. and SEREL, which joined the Turquality Program developed under the vision of ‘Creating 10 World Brands in 10 Years’ gained the right to receive information and financial support during 5 years in the fields of patent, beneficial model, industrial design, trademark registration expenses, quality certificates, industrial prod... Read more
New management for Turkish Ceramics Association
Turkish Ceramics Association, a member of Ceramics Federation, is continuing its activities with new management and new headquarters. The new Board of Directors of the Association elected at the General meeting held on May 27, 2006 comprises Ahmet Tahsin Yamaner, Tolun Vural, Hasan Mandal, Beril Anılanmert, Taner Kavas, Veli Uz, Ateş Arcasoy, Zehra Çobanlı, Hasan Sazcı and Mehmet Çiftçi. According to the division of labor carried out at the first Board Meeting held after the General Meeting, Ahmet Tahsin Yamaner was elected as the Chairman of the Board, Tolun Vural as Deputy Chai... Read more
Turkish Ceramics Industry meets at New Year's Ball
The traditional New Year’s Ball, the fourth one of which was held this year by Ceramics Federation, took place in Maslak Princess Hotel on December 8, 2006. Approximately five hundred guests comprising member firms of Ceramic Federation, Association Chairman, public agencies, artists and educators participated in the ball hosted by Ceramics Federation President Adnan Polat. The dinner given after the cocktail party where guests spent pleasant moments started with a speech by Turkish Ceramic Association Tolun Vural. TIMDER Chairman of Board of Directors Kemal Yıldırım, SEREF Chai... Read more
“American Collection” by Yüksel Seramik…
Yüksel Seramik, a Yüksel İnşaat group company, brought together the energetic rich colors of stone, earth and fire, the magnificent texture of history and soft and modern lines together in its “American Collection”. The collection, where peace and confidence inspiring colors are in the forefront, features 6 different series. The CALAIS SERIES with stone look, with veined and wavy shadows, is decorated with the rich colors of the earth, giving a natural look to interior spaces, thanks to its glazed granite feature. The CHATEU SERIES, named after the magnificence of history, ad... Read more
Menemen III. International Art Festival and Pottery Contest
The jug which has become almost a symbol of Menemen’s Izmir district, one of the best known of traditional forms of pottery, has become one of the most significant sources of income for the district and has been produced until now, maintaining its traditionality over the years. For the last three years, Menemen Municipality has been holding international contests on the occasion of the “Culture, Art and Independence Festival” the 20th of which is celebrated today, on the 84th anniversary of the rescue of Menemen District to promote the traditional pottery production of the regio... Read more
Turkish and Korean ceramic fine artists meet in Alaçatı
Ceramic fine artists from Turkey and Korea meet in Alaçatı in August for holding a joint exhibition and to carry out a mural activity together. Ceramic Fine Artist Ferhan Taylan Erder and Prof. Suku Park held a ceramics workshop July 26-August 6, 2006, getting the support of their close friends, Alaçatı Municipality and Başkent University, in Alaçatı; sharing and developing the idea of creating a permanent art work, bringing together Turkish and Korean ceramic artists, with Tüzüm Kızılcan. Korean ceramic artists Prof.Suku Park, Hyun-Sik In, In-Sook Rhee, Joo Hee Lee and Hy... Read more
CTDA(Ceramic Tile Distributors Association) members visit Turkish ceramicists
Approximately 150 ceramic importers, who are members of Ceramic Tile Distributors Association-CTDA operating in the world’s largest ceramic tile importing country, USA, came to Istanbul. The visit was organized by the Ceramics Promotion Committee.  The Ceramics Promotion Committee formed through the collaboration of Central Anatolia Exporters Unions (CAEU), Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade (UFT) and Ceramics Federation which incorporates the leading firms of the Turkish ceramics industry said welcome to the group of visitors comprising the Chairman and Members of CTDA which incorp... Read more
Izmir Rotary Club 9th Golden Jug Ceramic Contest awards given
The selective committee evaluation of the ceramic contest, the 9th of which was organized this year by Izmir Rotary Club, with the idea of promoting artistic ceramics and developing artistic power and encouraging fine artists was made. At the end of the evaluation, 161 of the 246 works were deemed worthy of display, with awards going to 46 works. 9th Golden Jug Ceramic Contest Exhibition, for which the opening and awards ceremony was held on May 2, 2006 at Izmir Paintings and Sculptures Museum, may be viewed at the same site until May 14. ... Read more
E.C.A–Serel rewards future Turkish designers
In the ‘Water Friendly Designs’ contest organized by E.C.A ve SEREL in collaboration with Mimar Sinan University, the excitement came to an event with the held award ceremony.     Those winning awards in the ‘Water Friendly Designs’ contents organized jointly by  E.C.A and SEREL which have been operating as members of Elginkan Group which has been producing products enhancing quality of life for over half a century, in conjunction with Mimar University Faculty of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Industrial Product Design Department, were announced. According to ... Read more
SERKAP becomes CET Member
SERKAP Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Association was admitted as member of CET European Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Federation, starting from January 1, 2006. SERKAP’s membership was notified to President Ahmet Yamaner by CET’s letter of February 3, 2006, signed by Secretary General R. Chorus. The letter states that as SERKAP has fulfilled all requirements brought at CET 2005 General Meeting, its membership was initiated. Hence, Turkish tile manufacturers have achieved accession to European Union. SERKAP was notified by a letter that it would be represented by Ahmet Yamaner and Ge... Read more
The “best bathroom prize” from Wallpaper to VitrA’s Istanbul Collection
Wallpaper magazine, which is recognized as a school in the field of design, chose Istanbul Collection designed by design genius Ross Lovegrove for VitrA as the winner of the best bathroom. Both the creativeness of the designer and also VitrA’s mastery in production technology were shown as the secret to the success of the collection which was called a passionate collection despite a humble appearance, by Wallpaper. This year, Miami get the “best city” prize in Wallpaper awards with the “most life enhancing product” award going to Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Seat an the “be... Read more

 

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