Istanbul – The tire and rubber sector has not been impacted by events surrounding the recent failed coup attempt in Turkey, according to organisers of the Rubber 2016 expo in Istanbul.
“Everything is going well,” assured Cansu Gördü, project marketing specialist at Tüyap Fairs and Exhibitions Organization Inc., which is staging the İstanbul 9th Rubber Industry Fair on 24-27 Nov.
“Life has been continuing in Turkey,” said Gördü. “There hasn’t been impact on the tire and rubber industry in Turkey so the date is still the same.”
“We have not gotten any bookings cancellations, the spokeswoman added in a written statement to ERJ.
Rubber 2016 is organised by Tüyap Fairs and Exhibitions, in cooperation with the Rubber Association, at the Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center in the Turkish capital.
According to the event organisers, the last staging in 2014 attracted over 7,000 visitors and 194 companies and company representatives from 25 countries across a 10,000 sq. m. exhibition area.
The Turkish tire and rubber product manufacturing industry has burgeoned in recent years. As well as the four established tire plants in Turkey – owned by Bridgestone, Goodyear, Pirelli and Petlas – Sumitomo, last year, opened a new tire plant in the country, while Bridgestone is set to open a second tire plant there in 2017.