Türkiye İMSAD

The Leading NGO of the Turkish Construction Materials Sector

Turkiye IMSAD, Association of Turkish Construction Material Producers, is an organization that has represented the construction industry both nationally and internationally since being founded in 1984. The association has accepted industry associations and stakeholders along with industrialist members to membership, for the purpose of setting forth the industry’s real power and establishing a union of forces, and has been organized as an umbrella organization that does not have a similar example in Turkey.

With 87 industry companies, 53 industry associations members, Association of Turkish Construction Material Producers (Turkiye IMSAD), aims to approach the Turkish construction materials industry as a whole, sustainable growth and the development of liaisons both domestically and internationally. From that perspective, on one hand, it follows developments in the domestic market closely, on the other hand it keeps close track of foreign markets for the increasing continuity of success in exports.

Turkiye IMSAD, establishing its Brussels representative office in 2011 and Cameroon representative office in 2015, managing industry-specific projects, issuing reports, also leads projects funded by the European Commission.

“International Quality in Construction Summit”, organized annually by Turkiye IMSAD starting from the year 2009, has become one of the most important activity of the industry, as the most effective knowledge, vision and idea sharing platform. Turkiye IMSAD issues regular monthly economic reports about the developments in the economy and its reflections on the construction industry, and organizes sector-specific economic meetings with a different agenda every three months.

The construction materials industry realized 21,1 billion dollars export in 2020. Approximately 75 percent of this exports is being made by Turkiye IMSAD members. Turkish construction materials industry, who employ 1.5 million people, and with their families, is a sector that is directly related to 7.5 percent of the overall population. In 2020, the share of construction materials is 12,4 percent within all exports.

Construction materials industry, which is one of the rare industries in which Turkey can compete globally, and that ranks in the first 10 in global export ranking, is an industry of strategic importance for our country. Turkish construction materials industry, whose share in the manufacturing industry is close to 17 percent, also attains the same ratio in terms of value added to the industry.