American Journal of Applied Sciences

Structural Analysis of Furniture Hardware Industry in Turkey

Tuncer Dilik

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2005.1141.1145

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 2, Issue 7

Pages 1141-1145

Abstract

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.

Copyright

© 2005 Tuncer Dilik. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.