Uludağ Automotive Industry Exporters' Association (OİB)
The Uludag Automotive Industry Exporters' Association (OİB) was formed in 1991 under the title of Uludag Vehicle and Auxiliary Industry Exporters' Association (UTAYSİB) with 246 members and exports of $163 million under the umbrella of the general secretariat of Uludag Exporters' Association (UİB). As of 2022, OİB has 7500 active memberships and it is the sole export representative of the automotive industry, the locomotive of the country's total exports.
All exporting main and supplier industry companies in the automotive sector in Turkey are members of OİB, the coordinating association of automotive exporters.
The Association, which has been incessantly pursuing its activities for more than 30 years and receives a share of 81.5% from the total export carried out by UİB, unwaveringly continues to be the leader of exportation.
The principal areas of business of the Association may be summarized as:
* Contributing to economic development by increasing exportation through organizing exporters and improving cooperation,
* Ensuring that foreign trade develops in line with the interests of the country,
* Conducting operations on matters related to foreign export, and within that scope; conducting operations protecting and improving the interests of its members before state institutions and organizations, non-governmental and private organizations and national and international organizations,
* Establishing professional ethics and solidarity among exporters,
* Informing its members about developments in foreign trade,
* Implementing the policies set forth by the Turkish Ministry of Trade and the Turkish Exporters Assembly.
The automotive industry, which exported a total of 31 billion dollars in 2022, ranks first in European commercial vehicle production.
The role of the automotive industry in the Turkish economy is steadily growing. Besides its potential for creating high added value, the automotive industry is at the foundation of advances in industrialization and technology, and its rate of growth over the years, along with the export opportunities it provides, has reached a significant position in the Turkish economy.
Because the industry is so integrated with many fundamental booster sectors of economy such as iron & steel, petrochemicals, textiles, glass, electronics and machinery, the input it contributes to these sectors, its sales revenues, the added value it creates, the real export value realized, its tax and wage potential have assigned it a key role in the economy. Moreover, the industry, with its raw material and procurement industries, also generates a huge volume of business and employment for the marketing, dealership service, fuel, financing and insurance sectors, all of which are key factors in the delivery of automotive products to the consumer. The automotive industry attracts the interest of every country as a strategic industry due to such features and sector-specific plans are made.
With this magnitude, the automotive industry provides employment opportunities to 300,000 people, 50,000 in the main industry and 250,000 in the supply industry. When the dealerships, logistics, authorized and special services are added to these figures, the employment totals to 500,000.
At present, the Automotive Industry has a 12% share in Turkey's total exports. In order to achieve its future goals, the companies that have invested in our country need to increase their capacities and also new main industry investments must be drawn into the country. It is also important to take the necessary steps in line with the technologic transformation taking place in the automotive industry.
In line with the developments in the industry, OİB aims both to expand and strengthen its existing activities and to help exporters prepare for and assist them in this transformation through new activities. OİB works in close cooperation with sector stakeholders and member companies, and plans its activities taking into account the transformation in the automotive industry.
Website address : www.oib.org.tr