Turkish Foundry Association (TÜDÖKSAD) is founded in 1976 by leading foundry industrialists and companies with the aim of providing support to enhance the economic progress of the metal casting industry and assisting its member companies (metal casting facilities, die casters and industry suppliers) to effectively manage all production operations and profitably market their products and services.
TÜDÖKSAD is a non-governmental organization with voluntary membership and represents the leading firms, industrialists and managers of the casting/foundry business world. Our association, having all of the largest foundries and most of the small-medium foundry enterprises as our members, embodies Turkish Foundry Industry. As of December 2016, we have 150 member companies and 245 industrialists and managers.
Turkish foundry sector is actively represented by TÜDÖKSAD in national and international platforms. TÜDÖKSAD promotes the interests of the metal casting industry in front of the related executive branches of the government. TÜDOKSAD members are actively participating in sectional committees and decision making bodies in national chambers of commerce and industry, hence contributing to the shaping of the national policies and priorities affecting the foundry industry.
Since 1989 TÜDÖKSAD is a member of the World Foundry Organization (WFO). In 2007, it became a member of the European Foundry Association (CAEF), the organization of the European foundry industry unity.
TÜDOKSAD also supports the biannual Ankiros, Annofer TürkCast and Aluexpo fairs.
As a result of the prominent role and representing power of our association concerning the foundry industry, in 1995 we have been entitled by a governmental decree, to use “Türkiye - Turkish” in our official name, where the official acronym TÜDÖKSAD comes from - Türkiye Döküm Sanayicileri Derneği).