Ankara, the capital of Turkey, has been taking strides forward toward becoming the capital of the industry as well. Today Ankara Chamber of Industry, the 1st Organized Industrial Zone (AOSB) , established in 1990 is ranked as the 5th largest Organized Industrial Zone in Turkey and hosts over 270 factories operating in different industries including furniture, casting, foodstuffs, electricity, electronics, machines, aluminum, textiles, agricultural equipment, defense industry, chemicals and metalwork.
In 2017 the factories located in the 1st Organized Industrial Zone employed more than 35,000 people to generate a combined annual output of USD 6 Billion. Approximately one third of this aggregate output, USD 2 Billion came from overseas sales and this figure alone shows the level of global competitive power possessed by the tenants of AOIC 1st Industrial Zone.
The Ankara Chamber of Industry 1st Organized Industrial Zone (AOSB) has also some important advantages for its firms and industrialist in terms of land, sea, air and railway transportation and shipments. The main railroad track of Turkey passes right through the middle of this production campus. Loading and unloading activities in the 80 thousand square meter logistics village, accessed through a seven-line railroad track are carried out here. The village carries, not only to the industrialists of the region but also those of central Anatolia, offering them cheaper and speedier shipment. The containers loaded here are shipped by train to major maritime transport networks in Samsun, Mersin, Derince and İzmir.
The Management Board of the Industrial Zone puts special emphasis on supporting their members’ export activities. Accordingly, several special purpose projects like Construction and Mining Machinery Cluster have been initiated by the Industrial Zone Management to help their members grow their presence abroad.