Turkish HVAC-R Association
The aim of ISKID is to ensure cooperation between all of the members who are manufacturers and/or distributors of HVAC&R equipment, to involve itself in efforts and undertakings concerned with solving problems of members, to protect the rights of Turkish air conditioning and refrigeration consumers and firms on national and international levels, and to perform necessary efforts to satisfy the country's various heating, cooling and air conditioning needs while considering the environmental issues.
ISKID was established in 1993. Establishment studies started in1991 were completed in 17th May 1993 with the first meeting of the Board of Directors. Air conditioning industry started in Turkey in 1950's and showed an accelerating improvement. ISKID was established to ensure a healthy, effective and systematic development of the air conditioning sector in Turkey. Members of ISKID are persons representing A/C and refrigeration companies. For the membership, to produce or distribute at least one air conditioning or refrigeration device is essential. ISKID is a member of EUROVENT/CECOMAF since 1997.Today, ISKID has
43 member companies.
IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES of ISKID
Coverage: An important percentage of the Turkish air conditioning manufacturer and distributor firms are united to form ISKID.
Statistics: By preparing annual statistics, ISKID shows the size of Turkish air conditioning sector, since 1994. ISKID annual statistics are the most reliable and comprehensive source for the Turkish HVAC&R market.
International: Thanks to its EUROVENT/CECOMAF membership, ISKID acts as a bridge between Turkish and European industries. In the year of 2000, EUROVENT/CECOMAF General Assembly took place in Istanbul, together with ICARMA meeting. Relations between ARI and ISKID are also improving.
Exhibition: Together with the other associations, ISKID established the ISK-SODEKS Trade Fair, the biggest HVAC&R Expo of Eurasia. ISKSODEKS has reached 30,000 net sqm’s on 63,000 sqm’s total area and 65,000 visitors in 2002. In 2004, a growth of 20% in total visitor number, a larger growth in foreign visitor number, a net exhibition area of 40,000 m2 are aimed. There will be 8 halls in ISK-Sodeks 2004, which means an increase of 2 halls in comparison to 2002.
Export: The Export Committee of ISKID is established to increase the export rate of the members, utilizing already available high quality, capacity, capability and geo-strategically advantages of the HVAC&R sector in Turkey. Works like market research, advertising, attending international exhibitions with national pavilions are continuing. ISKID has also represented its members in various international exhibitions.
Government: A technical committee formed by ISKID, prepared advises for the Unit Prices of the Ministry of Public Works. ISKID represents its members at government level by planning law and regulations, such as additional VAT, Turkish standards and directives etc. Lately, a report on the A/C import, production and after sales regimes in Turkey and the EU has been prepared.
Ethics: Any possible unfair competition and behaviour of individual companies in the sector are being closely observed. An Ethics Document has been prepared and accepted throughout the sector.
Education and certification: In order to develop air conditioning sector, to obtain harmony with EC and to realize university-industry cooperation, ISKID completed the establishment of ISKAV (Heating, Cooling, Air Conditioning Research and Education Foundation), together with Yildiz Technical University and ISISO.
ISKAV established a technician school, is providing TÜV and CE Certificates, organizing various educational seminars and working on a commissioning test facility. ISKID also helps its members in obtaining international certifications.
Public relations: ISKID's vision and important news about its members are being published in the periodical bulletin and web site of ISKID. To encourage air conditioning usage, press releases, meetings and other studies are being done.