Demirtaş Organized Industrial Zone began to form with the groundbreaking of Türk Otomobil Fabrikası AŞ (TOFAŞ) in April 13, 1969 and opening in 1971; and the establishment of Sönmez ASF Facilities in 1975 and finally DOSAB was established in 1990.
Demirtaş Organized Industrial Zone’s establishment protocol in the scope of Organized Industrial Zones Law #4562, which took effect in April 15, 2000 was registered in April 06, 2001 and it obtaines legal entity status. DOSAB was governed by a Committee of Entrepreneurs until 2009 and moved to a General Assembly process in 2009 as per the legislation.
Today DOSAB has an area of 484 hectares. The proportion of this area is as following; 384 hectares are industrial parcels, 11 hectares are for wastewater treatment plant area, 81 hectars are for green areas, administrative and social services areas, roads and infrastructure services areas.
By 2015, 301 of 348 industrial parcels are owned and 48 parcels are empty and to be projected.There are 429 active companies. There are about 41 000 people working in these companies. Percentages of the companies are 65 % textile, 22 % automotive and 13 % others. As of 2014, the export amount by the companies in the zone is 4 billion dollars.
According to data of Istanbul Chamber of Industry, DOSAB is Turkey’s 15th largest industrial organization among 1000 organizations in 2015. Also, Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry has declared that there are 42 companies located in DOSAB among Bursa’s 250 biggest companies.
DOSAB is one of the leading Organized Industrial Zones in Turkey which has already completed its infrastructure, offers the best and high-quality services continously with affordable prices to its members and makes difference with its social plants and remarkable social projects.
DOSAB, which worked on projects that enable competitiveness advantages to its members, considered the Cluster Projects would be effective for the industrialists in the zone. Also, as the big quantity of the companies are working on textile sector in the zone, DOSAB started the first Cluster Project on home textiles- mainly upholstery and drapery fabrics. The application file was sent to Ministry of Economy on February 23, 2015 and it was confirmed on May 6, 2015. The Project is carried out in collaboration with DOSABSİAD.
On the other hand, DOSAB plans to make new Cluster Projects both on the automotive and sub-industry sectors and other branches of textile sector.