Turkish Ready Mixed Concrete Association (THBB) has brought together the ready mixed concrete sector, one of the most fundamental branches of the construction sector that is the locomotive of economy, as well as the related industries under the same roof. Organized for the eighth time this year by THBB, “Beton 2016 Ready Mixed Concrete, Cement, Aggregate, Construction Technologies, and Equipment Exhibition” was held between 18 and 20 February 2016 at Congresium Ankara. 50 firms were represented with 175 brands in Beton 2016 Fair. The Fair welcomed with intense interest by the people of Ankara, particularly the representatives of the sector, hosted more than 5 thousand domestic and foreign visitors from 16 countries in 3 days.
Yavuz Işık, Chair of the Board of Directors of THBB; Metin Akgün, AK Party Tekirdağ Representative; Fevzi Şanverdi, AK Party Hatay Representative; Mücahit Demirtaş, Vice Undersecretary of the Ministry of Environment and Urban Development; Banu Aslan Can, Ankara Provincial Director of the Ministry of Environment and Urban Development; Nurettin Özdebir, President of Ankara Chamber of Industry (ASO); and numerous invitees attended the inauguration ceremony of the Fair held on 18 February 2016.
Yavuz Işık, Chair of the Board of Directors of Turkish Ready Mixed Concrete Association, who started his inauguration speech by reprimanding the terrorist attack in Ankara said the following in his remarks regarding the Fair:
“Turkish ready mixed concrete sector has been the leader of the countries in Europe thanks to its present 107 million cubic-meter ready mixed concrete production for the last 7 years and it is the world’s third biggest ready mixed concrete producer. This leadership brings together substantial responsibilities as well. We, as Turkish Ready Mixed Concrete Association, are going at it hammer and tongs for the quality production of entire concrete used in our country.
It is possible to ensure quality production and apply the standards only through inspections. The importance of the KGS – Quality Assurance System established by our Association for this purpose in 1995 is grave because KGS conducts the only effective and efficient inspection in concrete production in our country for the time being. In this scope, KGS carries out inspections without notice, in addition to the onsite inspection of the concrete production plants, and sustainability in the production quality is provided thanks only to such inspections. 65 percent of 107 million cubic-meter concrete produced in our country is inspected by KGS.