The practice of having Organized Industrial Zones around the world started with “Trafford Park” in the UK in 1896. The first countries to host Organized Industrial Zones were the advanced industrialist countries like Britain and the United States of America.
Organized Industrial Zones have been considered and used as one of the most significant instruments of increasing exportation by the countries that have adopted the export-based development strategy. These zones are used in order to increase employment and trade in the shape of “Export Products Processing Zones” based on production in developing countries and as “Free Trade Zones” based on trade in developed countries.
In years following the Second World War, Organized Industrial Zones have increased in number very fast after they have been acknowledged as an important instrument for increasing the exportation of developing countries.
The most significant development related to the foundation of Organized Industrial Zones in Turkey was the application of “Planned Development” scheme in 1960. Today, there are 316 Organized Industrial Zones in our country.
It was decided to establish an Organized Industrial Zone in Antalya in 1976 with the Decision of the Cabinet dated 09.06.1976 and numbered 7/12106 under the leadership of Antalya Trade and Industry Chamber. It is one of the first Organized Industrial Zones of Turkey to have been established by identifying the site and borders.
The Zone is located 26 km from city center, 25 km from Akdeniz University, 35 km from Antalya Port and 40 km from the Airport. Moreover, there is railway access in Burdur that is located 90 km from the Zone.
The Organized Industrial Zone of Antalya features 328 various industrial parcels including the ones pending registration on an area of 692 hectares that is divided as 1st Part: 198 Ha, 2nd Part: 186 Ha, Expansion Area No. 1: 84 Ha, Expansion Area No. 2: 194 Ha and Expansion Area
No. 3: 30 Ha.
The Entrepreneur Committee, which is chaired by Antalya Governor and that has been established within its own administrative structure serving the Organized Industrial Zone directly with the purpose of minimizing the bureaucracy and preventing loss of time, consists of 5 members from Antalya Trade and Industry Chamber, 1 member from Ministry of Investment Tracing and Coordination and 8 members from our Industrialists with a total number of 15. The Entrepreneur Committee is the biggest decision making body of the Zone. The Board that consists of 5 members selected from the Entrepreneur Committee and the Supervisory Board that consists of 2 members make decisions in any kind of financial, administrative and technical subject related to the Zone and ensure execution and supervision.
Antalya Organized Industrial Zone Board