The Automotive Manufacturers Association (OSD) held its preliminary meeting on 11 January 1974. After quickly fulfilling the conditions set forth in Law of Associations No. 1630, it was established as the Association of the Manufacturers of Land Vehicles, Trucks, Pick-ups, Buses and P.Cars on 14 June 1974.

The initial number of automotive manufacturers represented by the OSD was eleven. The number of OSD members reached fourteen by 2015.

Changes made to the bylaws of the Association on 7 November 1979 resulted in its name being changed to the more convenient Automotive Manufacturers Association.

The membership of the Automotive Manufacturers Association consists of top executives who are chosen by their own companies – three from each company. The Board of Directors of the association is chosen from among these members.



The Uludag Automotive Industry Exporters' Association (OIB) was formed in 1991 under the title of Uludag Vehicle and Auxiliary Industry Exporters' Association (UTAYSIB) with 246 members and exports of $163 million under the umbrella of the Uludag Exporters' Association. As of 2015, OIB has 2.640 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 24 consecutive years and with an exports level of 19,5 billion dollars by the end of 2014,OIB continues to be a determined leader in exports, a status it has maintained for many years.

As the export champion of the last eight years and Turkey's largest export sector, the automotive industry is in first 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 the Economy and the Turkish Exporters Assembly
  • To perform other issues related to foreign trade by 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.

As the No. 1 sector in exports, the automotive industry is responsible for 22,3 billion dollars in exports. This means that about one-seventh of total Turkish exports belong to the automotive sector. 

At present, the Automotive Industry has a 14% share in Turkey's total exports and to reach 75 billion dollar export target for the centennial year of the Republic, the goal of the sector is to produce 4 million vehicles and to export 3 million of these.

In line with this goal, the companies that have invested in our country need to increase their capacities and also draw new main industry investments into the country



Turkish Automotive Aftermarket Association was founded in 1995 with an aim to promote and expand Automotive Aftermarket in Turkey. Turkish Automotive Aftermarket Association is a member of FIGIEFA, an international federation on the European Union platform promoting free and fair market competition.

The majority of the complementary parts of a vehicle are manufactured by the automotive supply industry. The manufacturing firms not only provide the parts for the assembly but also they introduce these to the Aftermarket. The replacements parts used in case of maintenance, repair or accident are supplied through 2 distinct channels:

1)    OES channel led by automotive manufacturers,
2)    Service provider and/or automotive aftermarket distributor manufacturing various parts and delivering to the manufacturer and the end user.

Turkish Automotive Aftermarket Association comprised of leading domestic and international suppliers in the aftermarket channel, international trade groups and dealers, operates with an aim to improve the distribution channel, to have a more professional structure and to reach the European Standards.



OYDER - Authorized Automotive Dealers Association, was established in 1989, OYDER represents the 47 brand in 1010 authorized dealers in Turkey.

The value added contribution to the national economy and employment, which is an indispensable part of the automotive industry to the forefront with a positive effect which is part of OYDER, Automotive dealer of all brands in Turkey as one joint power market operates effectively provide representation in any environment.

OYDER, also representing all colleagues in the national and international agenda and is a determinant in the development of industry-related non-governmental organizations which have a say .

OYDER, in collaboration with itself or other sector associations, first under the roof of TOBB Automotive Trade Council, so that effective lobbying by many other civil society organizations in bringing Instead, we protect the interests of the sector's members.

Authorized Automotive Dealers are to create the conditions that would guarantee their business model and to develop, in collaboration with our partners TAYSAD OSD and ODD are continuing.

OYDER, September 2005 has become an observer member of CECRA-The European Federation of Authorized Automotive Dealers and is working to contribute to Turkey's integration into the European Union, Automotive Retailer their existing relationship through Turkey is represented at the European level .