Advanced Manufacturing and Materials in Türkiye 2022

A group of seven UK delegates, all active in the UK Advanced Manufacturing industry, met with key stakeholders from both private and public sector organisations in Türkiye. The mission was held in three separate locations in Türkiye over five days. UK delegates started in the capital Ankara, moving on to Bursa, then spending three days at various locations in Istanbul. The GEM focused on how materials and manufacturing organisations can be more sustainable and resource-efficient, leading to increased resilience and/or technological advancement.


Advanced Manufacturing and Materials in Türkiye 2022




Advanced Manufacturing and Materials

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Abstract from outcome report:

Türkiye offers great potential prospects for the Advanced Manufacturing sector. Türkiye’s sizeable population, dynamics, and advantageous geographic position as a bridge between Europe and Asia, have made the country an important manufacturing and distribution hub.1 Türkiye positions itself in the global value chain by leveraging lower labour costs and flexible production capabilities. Manufacturing’s share of GDP has increased to 18.83% in the last decade, and Türkiye aims to boost it to 21% by 2023 through its 2023 Industry and Technology Strategy.

Early adopters of advanced manufacturing in Türkiye include the automotive (Ford, Renault) and aviation industries, both dominated by major international companies with many local suppliers who must meet the latest standards and technological requirements. In addition, the consumer goods, electronics, chemicals, machinery, steel, construction, textiles, energy, and mining industries are focused on adopting advanced manufacturing technologies to remain competitive.

Türkiye has experienced rapid economic growth since becoming a member of the G20. It has tripled its GDP from 2002 to 2018, making it the 20th largest nominal GDP and 11th largest GDP by purchasing power parity.

Watch the recording below from our Dissemination Webinar which took place following the Expert Mission.

About Global Expert Missions

The Global Expert Missions (GEM) programme is funded by Innovate UK and designed to build international collaborations with governments, societies, enterprises, institutions, and people from every corner of the globe. With global challenges requiring international perspectives, the programme aims to support the UK government’s ambition to be the international partner of choice and a global hub for innovation by 2035.


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