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Industry in Çanakkale

Industry Çanakkale Becomes Stronger Gradually

 

Çanakkale enables eco-friendly investments by its proximity to metropolitan provinces such as İstanbul, Bursa and İzmir; by hosting specialized centers such as Technoparks where R&D studies can be conducted; by its education infrastructure that enables university-industry collaboration; and by its significant incentive and support components that offer remarkable advantages to the enterprises.

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Appropriate Infrastructure for Industrial Investments

Çanakkale is located on transportation networks connecting Asia and Europe; offering various opportunities for the investors with developing road, sea and air transportation infrastructure.

As soon as the construction for the 1915 Çanakkale Strait Suspension Bridge and the connecting link roads finish, Çanakkale will be much closer to major finance and production centers such as İstanbul, İzmir and Bursa.

The province has a qualified manpower needed by all kinds of industrial investment. There are 2 organized industrial zones, 1 specialized industrial zone, 7 small industrial area and 1 small industrial area under construction.

 Industrial Investment at All Scales

 

Some 70 percent of enterprises in Çanakkale are micro scaled, 24 percent are small scaled, 4 percent are medium scaled and 2 percent are large scaled.

 
Investment scales

 Industrial Production from A to Z

Çanakkale is one of the most prominent provinces in Turkey in terms of diversity in industrial production. Industrial enterprises in Çanakkale are engaged in high standard and quality production. According  to  2016  Industrial  Registry  System  data,  there  are  more  than  700  enterprises  in Çanakkale engaged in various industrial sectors, with the main areas of manufacturing being food products, furniture, wood and cork products, non-metal products and fabricated metal products. The district of Biga, which is the most developed district in the region, has the largest number of enterprises according to the TOBB (The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey) Industry Database. 

Production and Manufacturing Diversity in Çanakkale

3. Production and Manufacturing Diversity in Canakkale

 

 Value Added Sectors

The sectors providing the most added value in Çanakkale are the basic metal sector, and those producing non-metal mineral products and foods.  

 Top 10 Sectors providing the most Added Value in Çanakkale, 2014*

1.  Manufacturig of basic metals
2.  Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products
3.  Manufacture of food products
4. Installation  and  repair  of  machinery  and equipment
5.  Manufacture of furniture

 6. Manufacturing of fabricated metal products
7.  Manufacturing of chemicals and chemical products
8.  Manufacturing of rubber and plastic products
9.  Manufacturing of clothing
10. Manufacture of tobacco products

Share of Çanakkale’s Top 10 Sectors Providing the most Added Value in All Across Turkey, 2014*

4. Share of Çanakkale’s Top 10 Sectors Providing the most Added Value in All Across Turkey

 * TR22 South Marmara Region Manufacturing Industry Strategy and Action Plan

Sectoral Distribution and Employment in Çanakkale

Some 65 percent of Çanakkale’s total employment in the production sector consists of those employed in the food, non-metallic product and basic metal sectors.

Sectoral Distribution of Manufacturing in Çanakkale, 2014*

5. Sectoral Distribution of Manufacturing in Çanakkale, 2014

 * TR22 South Marmara Region Manufacturing Industry Strategy and Action Plan

Basic Production Relations of Çanakkale with other Provinces 

6. Çanakkale Map

 

In terms of trading, İstanbul is Çanakkale’s biggest trading partner, with İzmir, Bursa, Balıkesir and Ankara being other prominent provinces in the region’s commercial relations.

 

Pioneer in agriculture based industry

The agriculture sector is one of the most privileged sectors in Çanakkale in terms of its effect on employment, pioneering in vegetable production along with its branded products, and the added value it creates. Many agricultural products needed by agriculture-based industries are grown in the broad fertile lands of Çanakkale.

Considering the diversity of products, Çanakkale offers many opportunities for investors in the field of agriculture-based industry, and this has fostered an intensity of food industry investments in Çanakkale.

The production of food products is one of the sectors with the highest added value in Çanakkale, and is one of the sectors that stands out in terms of the number of employees.

Localized Food Sub-Sectors in Çanakkale, 2014*

7. Localized Food Sub Sectors in Çanakkale

 * TR22 South Marmara Region Manufacturing Industry Strategy and Action Plan

Prominent Sub-Sectors for the Production of Food and Beverages in Districts of Çanakkale*

 

8. Ayvacık Bayramiç

 

9. Biga Bozcaada Çan

10. Çanakkale Eceabat

11. Ezine Gelibolu Gökçeada

                                                            12. Lapseki Yenice

 

High Added Value in the Manufacture of  Non-Metal Mineral Products

The manufacturing of non-metal mineral products is one of the sectors with the highest added value in Çanakkale, and it also stands out in terms of the number of employees.

Çanakkale produces 2 percent of the added value among other provinces in Turkey.

Ceramics, as part of the non-metal mineral product sector, are among Çanakkale’s most exported products.

Prominent Sub-Sectors for Manufacturing of Other Non-metallic Mineral Products in Districts of Çanakkale* 

12. Lapseki Yenice

13. Çan Eceabat Çanakkale

15. Ayvacık Bayramiç Biga

* TR22 South Marmara Region Manufacturing Industry Strategy and Action Plan

Basic metal Industry                                                                                    

Some 18 percent of the added value generated in Çanakkale as a result of manufacturing activities comes from basic metal manufacturing, and Çanakkale generates the 2.2 percent of the overall added value across Turkey.

The basic metal sector is among the most important in the province in terms of added value and employment opportunities, with the Biga district being one of the leading districts in this regard.

 

16. Prominent Base metal Industry Sub Sectors in Districts of Çanakkale

 Furniture Manufacturing

According to the Industrial Registry Information System, furniture manufacturing ranks second to food production in terms of the number of companies in Çanakkale in 2016.

The manufacturing of furniture is among the most important sectors of the province in terms of added value and employment opportunities, and the Biga district is one of the leading districts
in this regard.

17. Prominent Furniture Manufacturing Sub Sectors in Districts of Çanakkale

Çanakkale Grows with Organized Industrial Zones

There are two Organized Industrial Zones (OIZs) in Çanakkale, one in the Biga district and the other in Çanakkale Central District. A Food Specialized OIZ that is planned to be established in Ezine district has gained a legal personality and infrastructure works are continuing. 

 

 

 Small Industrial Sites in Çanakkale

There are a total of seven small industrial sites in the province, two in Biga, and one each in Center, Çan, Gelibolu, Gökçeada and Lapseki. The process to establish a new small industrial site in the Ezine district is still ongoing.

 

 Sectors in which Çanakkale has a Competitive Advantage in Exports

The  areas  in  which  Çanakkale  has  a  competitive  advantage  in  exports  are  mineral  products, vegetable and animal products and food products.* 

                                     23. Sectors in which Çanakkale has a Competitive Advantage in Exports

 * TR22 South Marmara Region Foreign Trade Strategy and Action Plan

University Industry Collaboration 

A New Innovation Hub: Çanakkale Technopark

Areas where companies using or working on the production of high/advanced technologies, and where technology/software is developed and produced using the means provided by universities, institutes or R&D centers and trading the end-product are called technoparks/technocities.

The Çanakkale Technology Development Zone was established in 2012 and started operation in 2014.

Çanakkale Technopark offers a number of advantages to companies operating in the technopark in the form of various state subsidies, and is awaiting new entrepreneur firms.

Public-University-Industry Collaboration

The  Public-University-Industry  Collaboration  (PUIC)  Board  was  established  to  strengthen collaborations between the public, academia and industry, and to assist industries in the province in  becoming  highly  competitive,  generating  added  value  and  producing  high  Technologies that can contribute to innovation as part of a sustainable structure. The Board is involved in the coordination of the steering activities for the development of an innovation ecosystem in Çanakkale.