Tooling and mould making industry also needs

?amil Özo?ul, the president of the board of UKUB (Tool Manufacturers’ Association of Turkey), who predicts that the growth achieved

Issue 25 - March 2011

key and sub-industry firms, which will import moulds from abroad, adds to purchase contracts the condition which necessitates manufacturing of moulds in Turkey to a certain extent, information and technology transfer from abroad will commence. ?amil Özo?ul, the president of the board of UKUB, underlined that the only deficiency of Turkish tooling and mould making industry is knowledge and that this is due to lack of experience and stated that this deficiency can be filled quickly and even making money through OFFSET implementation.

Özo?ul mentioned that they brought OFFSET implementation into question in joint meetings with TAYSAD (Association of Automotive Parts & Components Manufacturers) and OSD (Automotive Manufacturers Association), and expressed their will to get support from Mr. Nihat Ergün, the Minister of Industry, and stated that they would request for a meeting for OFFSET implementation as soon as possible.

Some OFFSET implementation projects include:
- Hürku? Turkish Primary and Basic Training Aircraft (Domestic Development).
-A400M Transport Aircraft (Consortium).
-Attack Helicopter (Joint Production).
-Sea Hawk Helicopter (Direct Procurement).
-Projects Carried Out with Technology Achieved Thanks to OFFSET
(National Tank Development, MILGEM Corvette Development, Turkish Unmanned Aircrafts, C-130 Modernization, Göktürk Observation Satellite, National Torpedo Development, Simulators, National Infantry Rifle.)