Turkey’s geographic location takes part in Alpine – Himalayan belt and it holds a major share of the world reserves of natural stone. Indeed, the likely size of Turkey’s natural stone reserves are calculated as 5.1 billion cubic meters (Source: IGM , 2012). Indicating the size of Turkey’s natural stone reserves, the most important indicator is the amount of the world’s total marble reserves of approximately 35 billion tons, a figure that is expressed and Turkey, with a reserve of 13.9 billion tons, 40% of all the potential in the world.
According to the United States Geological Survey Report (USGS 2009), Turkey is located on the world’s richest natural stone expanse. In addition to this, these natural stones come in more than 120 different colors and patterns. Furthermore, these natural stones are regarded as high quality on the world markets. (Hatch Report, 2009)
Leaders of MARBLE; with its quality and ore bearing deposit capacity, Turkey is ranked first in the world in the marble and natural stone market. The Leaders of MARBLE roject, which serves to introduce reliable companies onto the world stage is geared specifically to be an accessible database of leading companies that are representative of Turkey’s high quality marble and natural stones. In the same capacity, they also place great value on respecting trade ethics, service quality, search and development studies, heavy machine pool and product quality. These companies which step forward to prove themselves with quality and sustainability and put country’s benefits upon all far from primary competition, will be kept supported in international platforms with the contribution of our government.
These companies have made a difference with their product diversity, reliability, experience and expertise in the following areas:
- International Platforms
- Fairs and Exhibitions
- Marble and Natural Stones databases and will continue to do so with the continued support of the marble and natural stone database in 2014.
Within the framework of the aforementioned project, the initial step of the process will begin at the Big5 Dubai International Construction Fair and will continue to expand with various set ups and procedures. Implementation of these steps will allow Turkey to become a focal point in the marble and natural stone trade. Resulting from works done in this scope, database and images to be taken as a basis in order to solve the confusion for international customers due to complicated classification in Turkish market, are being served in web site mermerindevleri.com. Marble is an important and unique asset in Turkey and our government has shown its undivided support in developing, supporting and promoting international commercial cooperation in the marble trade, and will continue to do so in the future.
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to tour government for its huge support in 2014 which has proved to be even grander and more successful than our expectations.