OSSA (OSTIM Defense & Aviation Cluster) was established on July 1, 2007 under the leadership of OSTIM Organized Industrial Region. OSSA has more than 270 member companies from different cities or Turkey and nearly 10000 employees and over 50 areas of activity. For land, air and naval platforms; R&D/design, software, composite manufacturing, electronics, electromechanics, harness, machining, sheet metal forming, surface development, test/calibration, coating/painting, optical systems, hydraulic systems, machinery/equipment manufacturing, unmanned systems and many final products and the production of subsystems are among the capabilities and competencies of our members.
OSSA, within the framework of cooperation and competition to increase the competitive level of member companies, creates a significant synergies for encouraging in the fields of R&D, innovation, finding new markets, encouraging for international cooperation, providing competitive advantage, adapting to developing technology (digitalization), creating value, improving of corporateness and quality systems, specialization, creating a roadmap and domestic and national production. OSSA continues its activities such as creating strategies specific to SMEs, organizing events to gain competitive advantages in Turkey and abroad, organizing delegation visits, domestic and international promotion, representation and marketing activities, press and public relations, technology transfer and joint projects within the scope of university-industry cooperation.
INCREASING COMMUNICATION AND COOPERATION BETWEEN PROCUREMENT AUTHORITIES AND MEMBER COMPANIES
To increases cooperation and communication, OSSA brings SMEs within the scope of sharing information about their capabilities, suggestions and problems with many institutions such as Presidency of the Republic of Turkey Presidency of Defence Industries, Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Industry and Technology, Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Interior, Force Commands, General Directorate of Security, Gendarmerie General Command, MND General Directorate of Military Factories, MND General Directorate of Shipyards, Municipalities, General Directorate Of State Airports Authority, DGCA, ASFAT A.Ş., Technoparks, Universities, TÜBİTAK, Ankara Development Agency, KOSGEB, State Supply Office, Military/Commercial Attachés and many contractor companies such as Aselsan, BMC, FNSS, Havelsan, Katmerciler, MKEK, Nurol Makina Otokar, Roketsan, Turkish Aerospace and TR Motor.
PROMOTION, REPRESENTATION & MARKETING ACTIVITIES ABROAD
Bronze Label certificate, recognized by the European Commission as the registration of cluster management excellence, and our cooperation protocols with sectoral clusters and institutions (Mexico – FEMIA, Russia – Aerospace Cluster of the Samara Region, Pakistan – Supreme Tecnocrafts, Malaysia – MAIA, France – Aerospace Valley) and within the scope of our memberships to European Aviation Cluster Partnership (EACP), European Clusters Cooperation Platform (ECCP) and collaboration with Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), OSSA shares information with its members about various projects and demands abroad.
OSSA participates in many exhibitions and B2B organizations in various countries such as USA, GERMANY, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, BRAZIL, MOROCCO, FRANCE, ENGLAND, MALAYSIA, MEXICO, PAKISTAN, AND UKRAINE and organize meetings with the official delegations and factory visits.
With the support of PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY PRESIDENCY OF DEFENCE INDUSTRIES, OSSA organize Industrial Cooperation Days in Defese & Aerospace (ICDDA) and bring SMEs together with contractor companies from nearly 60 countries such as AIRBUS, MINISTRY OF DEFENCE OF AZERBAIJAN, BAE SYSTEMS, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ARMED FORCES, BOEING, BRAZILIAN AIR FORCES, CERN, DASSAULT SYSTEMES, IGSS KUWAIT, KAI, LEONARDO GROUP, QATAR ARMED FORCES, LOCKHEED MARTIN, MBDA, MEXICO FEMIA, NATO/NSPA, NAVANTIA, PAKISTAN AIR FORCE, PTC, ROLLS ROYCE, SIKORSKY, STELIA, UKROBORONPROM, THALES, THYSSENKRUPP to organize about 6000 B2B registered meetings in every 2 years.
OSSA supported to implement of ERP systems for 60 member companies and aviation standard certification (AS9100) for nearly 90 members with trainings and culsultancy activities by using government supports within the scope of the projects. Also training and consultancy requests from our members such as SEO, business intelligence, settling the tenders abroad, quality systems, risk management, intellectual, industrial property rights/patent and technical trainings organize by OSSA.
OSTIM Defense & Aviation Cluster (OSSA) is Industry Partner of the 2021 edition of the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference