As many as 95% of the components used in the Turkish electronics manufacturing industry are imported, which should have been a favorable condition for China and become its largest electronic parts supplier. However, Turkish businesses have concerns about the quality of the China-made products, which puts a stumbling block for trade between the two countries.
In each exhibition , some of the Turkish merchants will always be wary of the quality of Chinese products. This year is no exception. Berkalp Aviral, the marketing manager for Ankara’s electronic instrumentation and temperature monitoring equipment company-Elimko, was not very confident with Chinese products.
Aviral said: “We must be very cautious when we purchase. This is because, for example, Paşabahçe is a well-known manufacturer of glassware, tableware and decoration in Turkey who is also our customer. During the production process, they must ensure that the temperature measuring equipments do not make any mistakes. Otherwise, all the products in production will be affected and the losses will be big. Therefore, although we will purchase parts from China, they will not be the most significant ones.”
Tolga Kaynar is the sales manager of Izmir compressor manufacturer -Lupamat. He believes that the quality monitoring performance of many manufacturers in the Mainland of China is still not good enough, for “Many Turkish merchants have no confidence in Chinese products. In our case, those Chinese suppliers often provide spare parts for us to try, but in many cases these spare Parts can not pass the test in our lab. I believe that to solve the problem, Turkey should regard China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative as an opportunity to strengthen trade between the two countries and improve bilateral relations and cooperation, including joint research, student exchange and tourism, etc.”