About Us

Turkish Agricultural Machinery for the world’s farmers’ needs of quality and efficiency

Who We Are
TARMAKBİR, The Turkish Association of Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Manufacturers, is an initiative of Turkish private sector that found in 1978. Being the representative of the Turkish agricultural machinery industry, currently it has more than 200 member companies those are senior manufacturers of tractors and agricultural equipments.
TARMAKBİR is one of the oldest member associations in “Mechanical Industry Sector Platform of TURKEY” and has been entitled to use the word “Turkish” at the beginning of its title by a former decision of the Turkish Council of Ministers.
Being in a continuous interaction with governmental bodies and national & international organizations, TARMAKBİR serves as a common platform for the industry and supports its members through regulations, technical and scientific improvements, commercial issues, and data providing.

Membership List of TARMAKBİR;

■ Presidency, Development Plan Studies, Use of Technology in Agriculture Special Expertise Commissions (SEC) + Manufacturing Industry Policies SEC + Machinery Working Group (WG) + Automotive WG
■ Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Agricultural Technology and Mechanization Committee + Smart Agricultural Technologies Working Group + Test Principles and Methods Preparation Committee
■ Ministry of Industry and Technology, MARTEK Motor Vehicles Technical Committee – Agriculture and Forestry Tractors Subcommittee + MAKTEK Machinery Technical Committee* + R&D and Design Centers Evaluation and Inspection Commission*
■ TOBB The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Türkiye, Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing Assembly
■ Machinery Industry Sector Platform (Co-President and Executive Board Member)
■ MAKFED Türkiye Machinery Federation (Founding Member & Board Member)
■ ZIDEK Agricultural Faculties Education Programs Evaluation and Accreditation Association, ZAK Agricultural Faculties Education Programs Accreditation Board*
■ TAGYAD The Turkish Guild of Agricultural Journalists*
■ TSE Turkish Standards Institution, Neutrality Protection Committee*
■ OSO Joint Procurement Organization Inc. (Shareholder)
■ AGRIEVOLUTION Global Alliance for Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers’ Associations (Founding Member, Ex-Chairman)
■ CEMA European Agricultural Machinery Association
■ ReCAMA Asia-Pacific Countries Agricultural Machinery Associations Regional Council (Ex-Chairman)

*Represented by the Secretary General of TARMAKBİR

TARMAKBİR also co-operates with universities and technology transfer offices to improve R&D capacity of its members. Among others, one of the current most important co-operation of TARMAKBİR is as follows;
Academic Advisory Group
Established in 2013 as an initiative of TARMAKBİR; the aim of this group is to improve university-industry co-operation, inform TARMAKBİR members about public or private sector granted new projects and as well as new university projects, and search collaboration opportunities for R&D efforts of TARMAKBİR members.
Group also attends to seminars, conferences or workshops within Turkey or abroad to share information on innovations and technological developments.

By favour of these memberships and collaborations, TARMAKBİR intends to provide its members with;
• an ability and awareness to manufacture high quality and safe machinery in accordance with relevant regulations and standards,
• updated knowledge on regulations and amendments, technology and innovation, market trends and trade opportunities,
• a chance to be aware and benefit from governmental supports and grants,
• a platform where sector problems and solutions discussed,
• short and long term sector strategies,
• an improved project cycle management ability,
To achieve these targets, TARMAKBİR organizes or participates in seminars, meetings and congresses where industry, academia and public representatives gather. Additionally, TARMAKBİR monitors and announces to its members anything that would be beneficial such as national and international improvements, exhibitions, tender notices and news.

The Voice of the Turkish Ag Machinery Industry Also in the International Arena
To represent the Turkish agriculture machinery industry also out of the country, TARMAKBİR is a member to three international umbrella organizations those gather local ag machinery associations.

AGRIEVOLUTION, Global Alliance for Agriculture Equipment Manufacturing Associations
Agrievolution Alliance was established in April 2012 to facilitate collaboration within the agriculture equipment manufacturing industry among important agricultural regions of the world. Currently it has 14 member associations from South & North America, Europe, and Asia & the Pacific regions of the world.
The mission of the Alliance is to organize summit events where the present and future situation of agriculture and agricultural machinery is discussed globally; to conduct economic studies (national reports, surveys, and statistical data exchanges) regarding the moods and conditions of agricultural machinery industry worldwide; and to improve the communication of stakeholders. The Alliance was launched on the shared belief that; in today’s global agricultural economy, it is crucial that current issues and future challenges be viewed from a global perspective and be addressed on a global basis.
The Alliance, until now, has organized 6 summit events in different parts of the world under the host ownership of its member associations. The summits have given the opportunity to private sector, academicians, international organizations like FAO and the World Bank, and governmental bodies to introduce themselves and to discuss today and tomorrow of agriculture and agriculture machinery. The first summit was held in 2008 in Rome, and the last one in 2017 in Wuhan. The next summit will be hosted by ANSEMAT in Spain.

The members of the alliance are ABIMAQ (Brazil), AEA (UK), AEM (USA), ANSEMAT (Spain), AXEMA (France), CAMDA (China), CEMA (EU), FEDERUNACOMA (Italy), FICCI (India), JAMMA (Japan), KAMICO (Korea), ROSAGROMASH (Russia), TARMAKBİR (Turkey) and VDMA (Germany).
TARMAKBİR is one of the founding members of Agrievolution Alliance.

CEMA, European Agricultural Machinery
As the name implies, CEMA represents agriculture machinery industry on a European level. It is one of the oldest umbrella organizations of the industry, and currently it has 10 national member associations from European countries.
Based in Brussels, Belgium, the capital of EU, CEMA is renowned for bringing the voice of European agriculture machinery manufacturers to EU law makers and other relevant international organizations. It operates as a common platform where EU legislations are discussed between public and private bodies as to optimize the legislative framework to fit the needs of the industry and unlock its capacity towards technological development. Throughout its 10 national associations, CEMA represents more than 4.000 European ag machinery manufacturing companies.
The members of CEMA are VDMA (Germany), FEDERUNACOMA (Italy), AXEMA (France), AEA (UK), AGORIA (Belgium), ANSEMAT (Spain), DAI (Denmark), FEDECOM (Netherlands), FMMI (Austria), and TARMAKBİR (Turkey).
TARMAKBİR is a member to CEMA since 2015.

ReCAMA, Regional Council of Agricultural Machinery Associations in Asia and the Pacific
Being a younger organization compared to Agrievolution and CEMA, ReCAMA aims to gather national agriculture machinery industry associations those are active in Asia and the Pacific countries. Backed by CSAM (Centre for Sustainable Agriculture Mechanization) under ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) of the United Nations, the organization targets to improve the capacity of the national associations, enhance agricultural productivity in relevant countries, promote trade & communication among stakeholders, and data & knowledge sharing.
ReCAMA currently has 15 member associations from Mongolia, China, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam.
TARMAKBİR is a member since 2016.

Agricultural Machinery Industry in Turkey

A General Overview
Agricultural machinery industry in Turkey has been in a grow trend due to demand both from national and international markets.
Turkey is the one of the largest agricultural economy in the world who has been ranked 11th in 2002 and 6th in 2017.
It is obvious that Turkey is a big market for agricultural machinery with its agricultural product range and production capacity. Supported by the industrial development in the country, the demand from the national market for modern agriculture machinery and related services has also been met by the local manufacturers. Today, where it has started with an animal drawn plough and several basic equipment in the beginning of the 1900s, almost all the modern agricultural machinery is practicable to be manufactured in Turkey.

Meeting also the demand from the foreign markets
According to the official statistics, agricultural machinery industry in Turkey now ranks the 4th among Turkey export values of 22 different sub-machinery groups e.g. machine tools, textile machinery, pumps & compressors, construction & mining machinery. The exports reached over 800 million USD in 2018, and the destinations varied from Asia to USA including 137 countries. Turkey also exported tractor components and spare parts valued more than 100 million USD mainly to western countries in 2018.

Presence in International Area
By means of the number of foreign exhibitors at international fairs, the Industry ranked the 2nd in 2018 at Eima in Bologna, Italy, and ranked the 3rd in 2017 at Agritechnica in Hannover, Germany.
Additionally, the non-governmental representative of the industry, TARMAKBİR is a member to CEMA (European Agricultural Machinery), Agrievolution (Global Alliance of Agricultural Machinery Manufacturer Associations), and ReCAMA (Regional Council of Agricultural Machinery Associations in Asia and the Pacific) those are international umbrella organizations of ag machinery industry.

Compatible Production with Agricultural Necessities, International Standards and Safety Regulations
There are 17 test centers available Turkey-wide, where agricultural machinery is subjected to performance tests. Performance tests are a necessity in Turkey for a state-funded sale of agricultural machinery. The condition of agricultural production and agricultural machinery in Turkey is also a concern of these institutions, and they annually organize national Agricultural Mechanization Congresses and International Meetings at a 3-year period. 31 national and 12 international conferences have been organized so far.

Competitiveness in Foreign Markets A wide variety of machinery for a wide variety of agricultural conditions
There are 30 different agricultural basins in Turkey classified under climate, soil, topography and land qualifications. As a result, Turkish agricultural machinery manufacturers are experienced in and capable of satisfying different agricultural needs regarding different agricultural conditions, and it is possible to find in Turkey a variety of agricultural machines and equipment those compatible to serve in different agricultural conditions. Moreover, some of the agricultural machines (e.g. cotton harvester) are not manufactured in Europe but in Turkey, due to lack of agricultural conditions in Europe to produce some types of agricultural products. These allow agricultural machinery industry in Turkey to be highly competitive in different agricultural basins and in providing different types of agricultural machinery.

Compatible with small-scale arable lands
Turkey produces agricultural machinery those are compatible to work in small scale arable lands due to the sizes of farms in Turkey, which makes made-in-Turkey agricultural machinery to be competitive in foreign markets those also have small-scale farms. Additionally, contract manufacturing is very common in Turkey. So, farmers from different geographies of the world have already been using Turkish products, yet under the name of other brands.

High standard machinery with excellent price/performance ratio
Being a candidate to European Union, Turkey harmonizes its legislations regarding manufacturing to the legislations of the Union. Hence, for all the tractors and some of the agricultural equipment, manufacturing processes and the end products fulfill the requirements of the EU, and the technology used is alike. On the other hand, due to lower labor prices and profit margins in Turkey, Turkish agricultural machinery becomes more prices advantageous considering the performance and quality of the machines.

Why is Turkey one of Europe’s leading exporters of agricultural machinery?
Whatever season, whatever climate you can think of -Turkey has it all. Over the years, we have mastered the art of manufacturing machinery to live up to the demands of the terrain. For every type of terrain -come rain or come shine.