Uludağ Automotive Industry Exporters' Association (OİB)
It was established in Bursa in 1991, under the name of Uludağ Vehicles and Sub-Industry Exporters' Association (UTAYSİB), with 246 members and 163 million dollars in exports, within the body of Uludağ Exporters' Unions General Secretariat (UIB).
As of 2021, OIB is the only export representative of the automotive industry, which is the locomotive of the country's exports, with approximately 7,500 active members in 40 provinces of Turkey and 25.3 billion dollars of exports.
All exporting main and supplier industry companies in the automotive sector in Turkey are members of OIB, which is a union of coordination for automotive sector exporters.
The Association, which has been incessantly pursuing its activities for 30 years and receives 82% share 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 benefit 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.
As the export champion of the last 16 years and Turkey's largest export sector, the automotive industry ranks first in commercial vehicle manufacture in Europe.
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 made it a significant presence within 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.
As the No. 1 sector in exports, the automotive industry has a trade volume of USD 29,3 billion. In other words, one seventh of Turkey's export corresponds to the automative industry. With this magnitude, the automotive industry provides employment opportunities to 300,000, namely 50,000 in the main industry and 250,000 in the supplier 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 13% 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.
Website address : www.oib.org.tr