“Organized by TG Expo International Fairs, in collaboration with TSF (Turkish Ceramic Federation) and TIMDER (Trade Association for Sanitary and Building Supplies), UNICERA 2023, held from November 7th to 11th, 2023, at the Istanbul Expo Center, achieved incredible success. The International Fair for Bathroom and Kitchen Ceramics is the most important in Turkey and the second-largest in the world in its sector. In the first days of November, the Istanbul Exhibition Center welcomed thousands of visitors who appreciated the numerous innovations presented by exhibitors from around the globe.
Mectiles Italia, a company based in Casalgrande and a global leader in the used ceramic machinery sector, was among the highlights of the event with a splendid booth, where they could welcome both old and new business partners. The president of the Reggio Emilia-based company, Stefano Compagni, who participated in the event, praised the event’s ability to evolve over time, just as his own company, Mectiles Italia, has demonstrated its ability to adapt to market changes and technological advancements while keeping an eye on sustainability.
“Unicera is an internationally recognized event,” explains Compagni, “that over the years has evolved significantly, growing not only in the ceramic sector but also in sanitary, faucets, and furnishings. Despite the current challenges in the ceramic industry, we received an excellent response, and we are very pleased with how the fair went for Mectiles Italia.”
“Furthermore,” Compagni continues, “the ease of connections from around the world to the Turkish capital has certainly facilitated access for many professionals from every part of the globe. The 2023 edition was characterized by a strong presence of foreign operators.”
“At the aesthetic-exhibition level”, concludes the president of the Reggio Emilia-based company, “it was a splendid event, which brought excellent results for Mectiles Italia both in terms of relationships and business. We met many of our historical partners, but we also had the opportunity to get to know new players in the Turkish market, an extremely positive element for our development in that country, considering that the ceramic sector in Turkey is currently experiencing strong growth, both in terms of quality and design. In short, we are very satisfied and will continue to attend the International Fair for Bathroom and Kitchen Ceramics in the coming years.”
The 2023 edition of Unicera took place on a total area of 120,000 square meters, attracting over 90,000 professionals from around the world with a particular interest in bathroom and kitchen ceramics. Over 25,000 visitors came from more than 110 countries represented in the extensive halls of the Turkish fair, and Mectiles Italia was able to consolidate its global leadership in the used ceramic machinery sector, fully leveraging the opportunities offered by the event.”