Turkish dental equipment manufacturers attended the AEEDC Oral and Dental Health Equipment Fair organized in Dubai with 40 companies. While 28 of them exhibited their products in the Turkish pavilion and 12 in the independent section, a business volume of 70 million dollars is expected at the fair.
The oral and dental health materials sector, which closed last year with 350 million dollars in exports, continues to contribute to Turkey’s exports.
Dental Materials Industrialists and Businessmen Association (DİŞSİAD) marked the AEEDC Oral and Dental Health Equipments Fair organized in Dubai with 40 companies. The Turkish pavilion, established jointly with Istanbul Chemicals and Chemical Products Exporters’ Association (IKMIB), featured 28 Turkish companies.
The pavilion was opened by Erkan Uçar, President of DİŞSİAD, Adil Pelister, President of İKMİB and members of the board of directors. The trade volume of the three-day fair is expected to contribute at least 70 million dollars to the sector’s exports.
North African and Indian markets targeted
Stating that the fair in Dubai is of great importance for the Turkish dental sector, Erkan Uçar, President of DİŞSİAD, said, “Five years ago, we participated in this fair with 12 companies. This year, we are here with a total of 40 companies, 28 of which are National Participation and 12 of which are independent. From Dubai, we primarily want to open up to the North African and Indian markets. South East Asian countries are also one of our target countries. All of our exhibitors are manufacturers. AEEDC is the export gateway to the EMEA region, the African continent and Southeast Asia. For this reason, we set a growth target of 30 percent every year for the number of exhibitors in Dubai.”
Öncü Dental targets Africa and Southeast Asian countries
Turkish companies participating in the fair in Dubai were the center of attention of visitors with their high-tech product ranges. Öncü Dental Supply Chain Director Omer Aydın underlined that the localization move in the sector contributes positively to exports. Aydın used the following statements: “Last year, we exported to over 20 countries. Our 2024 target is to increase this figure to 40. Today, we are exporting Turkey’s 100 percent domestic production canal file product, for which we allocated approximately 6 million TL to the R&D budget, to all four corners of the world. We continue to add new products that require high technology, such as endodontic root canal files and dental composites. As Öncü Dental, especially encountering the fact that medical device products can be produced, as opposed to being in shortage, forces us to increase our existing product portfolio and move forward in terms of investing by focusing on production. Interest in Turkish companies in Dubai is quite high. Here, we aim to realize at least 10 new export connections, especially with the countries in the region. India, Africa and South East Asia are among our target markets at the Dubai fair.”