Sleep Well Expo Mattress and Mattress Technologies Fair held on 26-29 September 2018 in Istanbul Expo Center, recorded another success in its fifth edition.
As the first fair at its field in Turkey Sleep Well Expo hosted 79 national and 10 international exhibitors and 4451 professional visitors.
Turkey continues to pursue its development worldwide with its rapidly increasing population, advantageous geography, and contribution of exports by its advantageous geography. One of the most important sectors in Turkey, without any doubt, is the mattress industry, mattress machinery and components industry. Developments, innovations and example solidarity of the sector which has been performed in the mattress sector in recent years, have become the factors which affect the sleep products sector positively. With the same token, many positive economic indications which have been performed on behalf of the country and the sector in recent years, many regulations and directives made for the business volume and the mattress sector which has grown depending on the flow of foreign investments, indicate the importance of the SLEEP WELL Fair. The mattress main sector, sub-industry, machinery and equipment fair, which has been awaited for a long time by all sleep products industry professionals, was successfully held for the 5th time in Istanbul Fair Center, which is located next to Ataturk International Airport, September 26-29, 2018.
Sleep Well Expo represents a wide range of portfolio including the latest products of mattress manufacturers, pillow manufacturers, comforter and other sleep product manufacturers, exporters and dealers. They were mainly mattress exporters and importers, bedding manufacturers, home textile manufacturers, coverlet manufacturers, equipment firms, distributors, agents, chain store purchasing authorities, local furniture stores, professional import and export firms, designers, hotel purchasing managers, interior design firms, experts of the private sector, mattress industry buyers and trade press portals… In short, all members of the industry come together at the Sleep Well Expo-Mattress and Technologies Fair.
TURKEY’S MATTRES INDUSTRY IN BRIEF
Turkey’s mattress industry has been going through major changes leaving many less-developed stages behind. Almost all kinds of modern mattresses are either manufactured or represented in Turkey.
The mattress industry in Turkey has reached the sales figures of over 4 million in the local market in 2014. 95 percent of the market has been consisted of spring mattresses and remaining 5 percent of foam mattresses. The size of the market is very close to TL 1 billion and the growth rate is 7%. 20 thousand mattresses are produced daily in Kayseri which is followed by Istanbul and Izmir. There are more than 400 manufacturers in Kayseri. The production capacity of these firms approaches to 2.7 million. Kayseri holds the half of the total production with 2.5 million mattresses. The share of the sector in the foreign market is over 100 million dollars. Kayseri performs more than half of the total export value. The mattresses, which are produced in Kayseri, are exported mainly to France, Germany and The Netherlands and other European countries and the different countries of the Middle East.
Representatives of the industry express that the trends that are seeking healthier, more comfortable sleep environments, play an important role in growth. According to the industry representatives the 3 million of the 4 million mattresses sold, have been sold to the individual consumers, 1 million to the institutions such as hotels, dorms and hospitals. There are around one thousand hotels which are under construction with 800 thousand-bed capacity in the country and the private sector hospital investments are accepted as an indicator that the growth in the industry will be continuous.
According to the info released by the Ministry of Health, 90 thousand of the bed capacity of the total 130 thousand at the hospitals will be changed and improved to advanced technology in a four-year period. All of these made SLEEP WELL EXPO more important and it seems that the future editions of the show will gain more ground.
The truest venue for the sector!
The firms, which deal with mattress main and supplier industry, machinery and equipment, visit the fair by coming from both Turkey and surrounding countries in order to boost their production efficiency and competition.
Opportunities to negotiate with top level managers!
Mostly as top-level managers and company owners, the professional visitors came to Sleep well Expo Fair to contract business agreements. Majority of the fair visitors consisted of top-level officials, general managers, assistant general managers, purchasing and finance managers of producer firms that want to get information about the new technologies, products and services.
FACTS AND FIGURES
Sleepwell Expo attracted 4,451 visitors
1st day: 1,115
2nd day: 1,158
3rd day: 1,154
4th day: 1,024
Middle Eastern countries: 289
European countries: 237
Russia and Central Asian Turkic Republics: 182
African countries: 178
Domestic visitors: 3,467
Foreign visitors: 984
Domestic exhibitors: 79
Foreign exhibitors: 10
Total exhibitors: 89
EXHIBİTOR AND VİSİTOR PROFİLE
Innerspring mattresses, visco mattresses, latex mattresses, adjustable mattresses, sleeping systems, roll mattresses, bedstead systems, visco pillows, medical pillows, cribs and kid’s beds, mattress-protecting alezes, movable beds, customized beds, round mattresses, organic mattresses, intelligent mattresses, bases, metal bedsteads, headboards and trade press
Quilting yarns, mattress ticking fabric yarns, mattress cords, knitted mattress ticking fabrics, woven mattress ticking fabric,mattress tapes, handles, base fabrics, base feet, moving mechanisms, base skeleton, nonwoven fabrics, finishing, mattress hotmelt glue,
springs, spring wire products, foam, visco, latex, gel technologies, bedstead and mattress zippers, mattress cases, stuffing materials, felts, bedding accessories,
mattress lines, quilting machinery, mattress packaging machinery, type edge machinery, sewing machinery, spring coiling machinery, finishing preparation and mixing machinery, nonwoven finishing preparation machinery, finishing recycling machinery, pillow press machinery, mattress border machinery automatic glue line, automatic mattress case zipper sewing machinery, testing laboratories, new technologies, mattress labels and trade press
Mattress manufacturers, pillow manufacturers, sleep product manufacturers, sleep product exporters, sleep product sellers, mattress exporters, mattress importers, mattress material importers, home textile producers, quilt producers, material suppliers, distributors
Dealers, retail store purchasing officials, department store purchasing officials, furniture sellers, designers, hotel purchasing managers, interior designers, trade chamber and sector company officials