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Structural Analysis of Furniture Hardware Industry in Turkey

Tuncer Dilik1
  • 1 Department of Forest Industry Engineering, Faculty of Forestry, Istanbul University, 34473 Bahcekoy/Istanbul, Turkey


Furniture hardware plays an important role in the appearance, comfort and function of the furniture. In this study, Turkish furniture hardware companies were examined for their technical and economical characteristics, production materials, standards and surface treating methods, legal structures as well as foreign and domestic trade policies. Altogether, 67 companies accounting for 80% of the hardware production were examined. In addition, imported hardware brands, foreign trade companies and their representatives in Turkey were listed along with their production statistics and export sales by product groups for the years 1996-2000. It is found that the Turkish furniture hardware industry lacks vision and mission. Recommendations were made for sustained industry growth and for becoming competitive in international market.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 2 No. 7, 2005, 1141-1145


Submitted On: 14 June 2006 Published On: 31 July 2005

How to Cite: Dilik, T. (2005). Structural Analysis of Furniture Hardware Industry in Turkey. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 2(7), 1141-1145.

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  • Furniture hardware
  • hardware production
  • hardware import
  • hardware export
  • hardware market