Coverings, the largest tile and stone show in North America, takes place in Orlando, FL from April 4th through April 7th. Turkishceramics will be there, showcasing new products, savvy business initiatives, wonderful hospitality… and, a new catchphrase themed specifically for the United States: “Let’s talk Turkey!”
Turkey has a history of ceramic production reaching back thousands of years, from the primitive sculpture of prehistoric Anatolia to beautifully ornate hand-painted tiles of Iznik. During the middle of the 20th Century, the era of mass-production began as Turkish ceramic producers built factories to manufacture ceramics on a large industrial scale. Since that time, the quantity and quality of ceramics being produced in Turkey has continued to grow. This constant growth includes building strong relationships with North American tile distributors, retailers and contractors.
“Arley is a wholesale distribution firm offering exceptional quality tile, stone and sundry items," stated Scott Levy, President of the firm. ‘Currently servicing 26 East Coast states, we offer 'service, selection and stability' to our network of independent dealers. We have been working for years with Turkish manufacturers, and find them to be highly professional, technologically advanced and most of all, being able to produce tile materials skewed to meet the demands of our demanding customer base at an affordable price.
"The United States tile marketplace is always changing. Buyers want new 'looks' and optimal performance to come from the tile products they consume. I have been impressed with the ability that Turkish producers are able to take specific direction from our people... and as a result, give us the tile material we request for our specific target markets
These products, along with various strategic business opportunities they offer to prospective buyers, will all be available to learn about firsthand during Coverings. Visitors will also be updated on well thought-out programs in which they can recognize strong profits when working with Turkish tile materials, as well.
“All are welcome to come to the Turkish Pavilion at Booth # 4441 during Coverings, to experience the highest levels of Turkish hospitality,” beamed Mr. Ahmet Yamaner of Turkishceramics, “Please come in for authentic Turkish coffee. Stay awhile, relax, get your cellphones and other devices re-charged… and, along with our association members, ‘Let’s talk Turkey!”’
Turkishceramics is the promotion group for ceramic manufacturers and exporters in Turkey. Representing over 30 individual companies, the group’s mission is to raise awareness of Turkish ceramics abroad and communicate the quality of Turkish ceramic sanitary ware and tiles. Ceramic production in Turkey has a long history and rich tradition, with the first ceramics being created in Anatolia over 8,000 years ago. Turkish ceramic producers are proud to continue this tradition of innovation today with a creative approach and a broad range of products for both the professional and consumer markets. Turkishceramics was established in 1997 under the auspices of the Under secretariat of the Ministry of Economy with the support of the Central Anatolian Exporters Union and the Turkish Ceramics Federation.