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 Uludag Exporters' Association. As of 2020, OİB has 6.751 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, which is a union of coordination for automotive sector exporters.
Continuously active for 30 consecutive years and with an exports level of 22,6 billion dollars by the end of 2020, OİB's share in the total exports of UİB is 84% and as such, it continues to be a determined leader in exports, a status it has maintained for many years.
As the export champion of the last fifteen years and Turkey's largest export sector, the automotive industry is in the third place in commercial vehicle manufacture in Europe.
The principal areas of business of the Association may be summarized as:
- Increasing the export volume of the industry;
- 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 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 and locomotive sectors 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 auxiliary 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. These characteristics of the automotive industry make it a strategic sector that draws the attention of the entire country and necessitates special planning designed specifically for the sector.
As the No. 1 sector in exports, the automotive industry is responsible for 25,5 billion dollars in exports. This means that about one-sixth of total Turkish exports belong to the automotive sector. With this magnitude, the automotive industry provides employment opportunities to 250,000, 50,000 in the main industry and 200,000 in the supplier industry. When the dealerships, logistics, authorized and special services are added to these figures, employment totals 1,250,000.
At present, the Automotive Industry has a 15% share in Turkey's total exports. In line with our future goals, the companies that have invested in our country need to increase their capacities and we also must draw new main industry investments into the country.
IN THE AWARENESS OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
"Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) Eminent Service Award”
In addition, the Uludag Automotive Industry Exporters' Association has been recognized by the Turkish Grand National Assembly for its contributions to social responsibility projects; the Association's Technical and Vocational High School was commended with the TBMM Eminent Service Award." In order to meet the potential needs of the school in the period ahead, the OİB Educational Foundation (OEV), founded in 2011, has joined OİB members to support and develop various projects initiated by the Foundation. Contributions to the various projects for schoolchildren are steadily growing.
QUALIFIED HUMAN RESOURCES FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR: "OİB TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL"
While the role of the automotive industry in Turkey's general economy is steadily growing, in order to meet the need of the sector for qualified human resources, the board of directors of the Uludag Automotive Industry Exporters' Association (OİB) executed and took on all costs for the building of the "OİB Technical and Vocational High School," which it has now transferred to the ownership of the Treasury, with usufructuary rights belonging to the Ministry of National Education. The school started to operate in the academic year 2010-2011; it accepts students through the selection and placement central exam that is administered throughout the country.
Equipped with the latest technologies, the school is an exemplary project and provides 7 different curriculum programs. The OİB Technical and Vocational High School is a major educational complex with physics, chemistry and biology laboratories that serve 720 students, along with other facilities that feature 6 workshops, 24 classrooms, a gymnasium for 720, a 300-capacity boarding facility, a 511-capacity multi-purpose hall and lodgings comprised of 4 apartments.
TURKEY'S FIRST AND ONLY EDUCATIONAL AND PUBLIC BUILDING WITH A GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATE
Exemplary in its collaboration with the Automotive Industry, a "first" was achieved when the OİB Technical and Vocational High School was recognized as a "Green Building."
From exports to the exemplary position of the school as the first and only project of social responsibility in its field, the automotive industry has signed its name to many "firsts" and with its collaboration with main and auxiliary industry corporations, it has pushed the boundaries of environmental awareness with a new concept of the world. Completing its transformation with the donations collected for the social responsibility project, "Back Window," started by the Automotive Industry Exporters' Association Educational Foundation and Ford Otosan, the OİB Technical and Vocational High School was recognized in December 2012 as the first public building in its field and the first and only educational institution to earn a Green Building Certificate.
THE FUTURE OF AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN COMPETITION
The automotive industry is looking for designs and projects...
The ideas, designs and projects of the automotive industry find their way into a competition that is held every year. OİB organizes "The Future of Automotive Design Competition” with the support of the Turkish Ministry of Trade and under the coordination of the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM). The objective of the competition is to encourage the development of unique and innovative designs for the automotive industry, to bring together the innovative project suggestions of manufacturers and exporters, and to turn these projects into partnerships.