Uludağ Automotive Industry Exporters’ Association (OIB)
The Uludağ Automotive Industry Exporters’ Association (OIB) was formed in 1991 under the title of Uludağ Vehicle and Auxiliary Industry Exporters’ Association (UTAYSIB) with 246 members and exports of $163 million under the umbrella of the Uludağ Exporters’ Association. As of 2020, OIB 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 OIB, which is a union of coordination for automotive sector exporters.
Continuously active for 30 consecutive years and with an exports level of 25,5 billion dollars by the end of 2020. 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 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.