Turkish steel pipe industry, which started production in 1957, has become one of the largest and fastest growing steel pipe industries of the world. Turkey has been named as the leader steel pipe manufacturer of Europe and fifth largest welded steel pipe producer since the year of 2010. In 2016, Turkey Turkey emerged as the fourth largest exporter of welded steel pipes after China, Russia and Republic of Korea. Turkish welded steel pipe production in 2018 estimated to be about 4,45 million tons out of which 1,94 million tons is exported.

Having annual production capacity of 7 million tons of steel pipe industry in Turkey; it is able to produce all kinds of pipes from precision cold drawn pipes used in automobile industry, well pipes used in petroleum industry and to large diameter, and high specification pipes used in natural gas, oil and energy transmission lines. Turkey steel pipe industry; in terms of technology, quality and efficiency, it is able to compete on equal terms with all competitors in the world.

Turkish steel pipe manufacturers, that ensure high quality, rapid and safe delivery and offer competitive prices, are especially in demand in world steel pipe market. Turkish steel pipe manufacturers demonstrated their qualities by realizing national and international pipeline projects such as Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan, Blue Stream and Shahdeniz and lastly Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline projects. Turkish steel pipes are now used in over 140 countries all over the world.

From now onward, the objective of Turkish steel pipe industry is to become one of the top three steel pipe producers in the world.

Kemal SARAÇ

Chairman, CEBID
Turkish Steel Pipe Manufacturers Association