Woodworking Machinery and Side Industries Association (AIMSAD) of Turkey is established on June 6, 2014. Its founding principles are to ensure cooperation, solidarity and exchange of knowledge among its members practicing as manufacturers, distributers or services in the sector. AIMSAD undertakes initiatives to address its members' economic, financial, legal, administrative, technological problems or issues related to production, export and import; and aims to support them in expanding to global markets. Headquartered in Kartal, Istanbul; the number of AIMSAD members reached 58 as of April 2017. AIMSAD is a member and board member of European Federation of Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers (EUMABOIS) and supports the International Woodworking Machinery annually organized in Istanbul by TUYAP Industry Fairs Inc. International fairs to be supported are determined yearly and members are supported for participating in and/or visiting these fairs.