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ISKID AIR-CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION (ISKID)

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 17 February, 1992
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Istanbul Subregion
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Melek
Unal Tavukcuoglu
Cluster Manager
+902164694496
melekunal@iskid.org.tr
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
Turkish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Construction Products and Services
Production Technology and Heavy Machinery
Technology fields: 
Materials, components and systems for construction
Indoor Air Pollution/Treatment
Emerging industries: 
Environmental Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Indoor Air Quality, cold chain, ventalition
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
112
Number of SME members: 
70
Number of larger company members: 
42
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Arçelik
Larger Company
Aldağ
Larger Company
Vestel
Larger Company
Daikin Turkey
Larger Company
Karyer
Larger Company
Frigoblock
Larger Company
Untes
Larger Company
Friterm
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

To ensure cooperation between the members that are manufacturers and/or importers of climatization, refrigeration and air conditioning devices in Turkey and work on finding solutions for their problems,

To protect the rights of air conditioning consumers and companies on a national and international level;

To conduct activities that will ensure companies are sensitive to the environment while providing for the country’s heating and cooling air conditioner needs and contribute to the country economy. 

Mission: To realize strategic plans for the development of the Air Conditioning Industry and the actions that will carry out these strategies in cooperation with the sector and the other stakeholders.

Vision:

To raise the Air Conditioning Sector to a reputable and leading position both in our country and abroad through its work increasing public life quality, to be sensitive to the environment, innovative, reliable and competitive.

Goals:

  • To develop the sector’s research-development infrastructure and university-industry cooperation,
  • To encourage the training of a qualified workforce for the sector,
  • To encourage the use of renewable energy resources, high yield products, innovative technologies and applications,
  • To increase activity in the national and international media,
  • To track and update regulations and standards, create specifications when needed, make our market monitoring more effective and prevent unfair competition to maintain a more trustworthy sector image,
  • To reinforce Industry-Government relations,
  • To introduce the good quality Turkish product image to the international market and increase our good reputation;
  • To increase cooperation with international organizations are among the points of focus that we have embraced.
Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 
  • İSKİD has succeeded in gathering a major portion of the climatization, refrigeration and air conditioning sector under a single umbrella.
  • The association has cooperated with other nongovernmental organizations to make air conditioning speciality fairs as efficient as possible for consumers and companies and achieved successful results. The only fair that the four organizations and foundation support currently in this sector is the ISK-SODEX  fair held in Istanbul (local country) once every two years. While becoming members of the organizations that support the fair is beneficial to companies the fair itself has achieved a greatness and reputability on a worldwide scale thanks to this successful collaboration of nongovernmental organizations.
  • The association also provides and develops relations and joint work between other associations related to the sectors
  • The association takes and monitors precautions in the sector to prevent unfair competition, actions that violate ethics rules and conduct that could mislead consumers.
  • The İSKİD e-bulletins that are released monthly, the İSKİD website, İSKİD Twitter and Facebook pages are utilized to convey the views of İSKİD and news and information about its members to a wide audience.
  • Established at the beginning of 2003, the İSKİD 'Foreign Sales Committee – FSC, works towards helping direct member companies and the existing quality and capacity towards export. The Committee researches the market of target countries determined by surveys and their import procedures; raises our image by introducing products of Turkey and the Turkish refrigeration – air conditioning products through press and fairs; and conducts activities to enable sector companies in international fairs, under national participation if possible.
  • Since March of 2009, İSKİD has been publishing the ISKID MAGAZINE in English and Russian. The journal is distributed to foreign trade attaches, fairs, press associations in other countries and associations. In domestic and international fairs, İSKİD represents the Turkish air-conditioning sector and İSKİD members. 
  • The Association has cooperated with universities, KOSGEB and the ISISO Construction Cooperative to establish the Heating, Cooling and Air Conditioning Research and Education Foundation to develop the cooling-air conditioning sector in Turkey, to increase university-industry cooperation, to fill the deficiency in qualified workforce for the sector, to achieve conformity with the European Union and to open a testing laboratory needed by the sector. ISKAV provides services to the sector on the subjects of training, function/test/control and certification.
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
India
Qatar
South Africa
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Germany
Poland
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 
  • Established at the beginning of 2003, the İSKİD 'Foreign Sales Committee – FSC, works towards helping direct member companies and the existing quality and capacity towards export. The Committee researches the market of target countries determined by surveys and their import procedures; raises our image by introducing products of Turkey and the Turkish refrigeration – air conditioning products through press and fairs; and conducts activities to enable sector companies in international fairs, under national participation if possible. In this scope, the committee has conducted foreign market research and announced the results of this research to members. ISKID has participated in various fairs in Germany, France, Russia, Italy, Romania, Greece, Syria, China and other countries. Also, the commission has organized seminars titled ‘Foreign Trade Incentives’. The committee promotes the Turkish air-conditioning sector through advertisements in foreign journals. Since March of 2009, İSKİD has been publishing the ISKID MAGAZINE in English and Russian. The journal is distributed to foreign trade attaches, fairs, press associations in other countries and associations. In domestic and international fairs, İSKİD represents the Turkish air-conditioning sector and İSKİD members. Brochures have been prepared and distributed for member companies to make this work even more effective. After fairs surveys have been conducted to determine the success and benefits to the sector of the fair and the results have been shared with members.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
EUROVENT, ISIB, MAKFED
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 
  • İSKİD has succeeded in gathering a major portion of the climatization, refrigeration and air conditioning sector under a single umbrella.
  • Since 1994, the association has been preparing annual statistics on the air conditioning and refrigeration sector products, import-export-sales and export market to reveal the tangible size of the sector, thereby providing an important resource to be used in the setting of strategic goals.
  • The association has cooperated with other nongovernmental organizations to make air conditioning speciality fairs as efficient as possible for consumers and companies and achieved successful results. The only fair that the four organizations and foundation support currently in this sector is the ISK-SODEX  fair held in Istanbul once every two years. While becoming members of the organizations that support the fair is beneficial to companies the fair itself has achieved a greatness and reputability on a worldwide scale thanks to this successful collaboration of nongovernmental organizations.
  • Eurovent is the most effective organization in the preparation of standards, laws, regulations, etc. documents concerning the sector in the European Union. This valuable work has led to İSKİD Board Director Mr.Naci Şahin being elected in 2018. İSKİD Members are eligible to participate in 15 working groups that are active in these sectors. Even if they do not participate in the groups, the members that wish to do so can hear about the activities of the group that interests them firsthand. Examples of these groups are Fan-Coil, AHU, Chiller, air conditioning, fan and cooling tower groups. These groups are organs that have the most influence on AB Norms and regulations being issued on the subjects. The groups also determine the procedures for Eurovent Certification Company certifications. Joint activities are being conducted in cooperation with the Eurovent certification company to introduce the certification process.
  •  In order to increase more widespread use of air conditioning, which has become a vital necessity, and public awareness of the subject meetings, tours, press bulletins, brochures and similar activities are being organized. Also, a booklet was created for health personnel about how hygienic air conditioning units in hospitals should be and their maintenance, and the book was published and distributed in 2009.
  • Among the foreign associations that İSKİD has relations with are VDMA and VDKF (Germany), AHRI (ABD), FETA (England), KRAIA (Korea), CAR and CRAA (PRC), AIACRA (India), ISHRAI (Iran) and Pakistan HVACR Society. The association equally has relations with other Eurovent member organizations. The International Relations Commission is work towards increasing and regulating these relations.
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

İSKİD has succeeded in gathering a major portion of the climatization, refrigeration and air conditioning sector under a single umbrella. We would like to share the background coming from over 25 years of experiences with our collaborators.