Fretting the Path…
The history of Inegol furniture dates back to centuries, the early 1900s…
As Inegol is surrounded by forests, this advantage enabled the process began with the tree’s being
processed into timber in workshops and its being transferred to necessary areas in the national
market. During the period when the republic is established; lumbering started with production of
chest and horse carriages and then continued with the production of chairs and armchairs. Now, this
process gave way to a new era in which the furniture is manufactured with machines of the latest
Processing trees became the main source of income of the locals. As Inegol is geographically
located on the highway between Ankara and Bursa, the furniture industry region attracts the
attention of the visitors and the potential customers.
Modern and classic sitting groups, bedrooms, dining rooms, sofa beds, sofas, kid’s rooms and
teenager groups, kitchen and furniture accessories can be classified as the product groups that are
manufactured in Inegol.
The contribution of Inegol furniture to today’s economy is huge enough that cannot be disregarded.
During the years, the number of the furniture manufacturers has increased. Now there are 586
companies which are registered to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. These companies’
product ranges are wide enough to address all types of customers. The furniture manufacturers in
Inegol have the chance to promote their products by welcoming all kinds of businessmen and
consumers from Turkey and abroad during MODEF – the Furniture and Decoration Fair and
MODEF EXPO – the International Furniture and Decoration Fair which is organized annually.
Among the 586 companies which are registered to the chamber of commerce and industry; 420 of
them are in the furniture and sofa industry and 166 of them are in the lumber and chipboard sector.
According to the capacity report data of the chamber of commerce and industry, 309 of the
companies are manufacturers who provide 7.474 labor force in total.
The market developed during the past years and had a progress in the exportation of the products
manufactured in the region. In 2005, the total export was declared $54 million and in 2007, it was
announced 2007 almost $64 million. In 2008, despite all the negative economical developments, the
export volume was indicated as $104 million. These developments are the biggest indicators of the
sector’s gradually penetrating into world’s markets.