Research & Development

Automakers continue to invest in the future.
The automobile industry is also a major innovator, investing over €84 billion in research, development and production. The auto industry plays a key role in the technology level of other industries and of society. Vehicle manufacturing and use are also major contributors to government revenues around the world, contributing […]

Our History

The International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers was founded in Paris in 1919. It is known as the “Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles” (OICA).

Our Mission

The general purposes of the organization are to defend the interests of the vehicle manufacturers, assemblers and importers grouped within their national federation and, in particular :

Link the national automobile associations,
Study issues of mutual interest relating to the development and future of the automobile industry,
Collect and circulate useful information among member associations,
Establish policies and positions […]

Who We Are

We are working together around the world.
The organization’s membership comprises 39 national trade associations around the world, including all major automobile manufacturing countries, thereby covering virtually the entire motor vehicle industry all over the world.
The organization maintains permanent committees which conduct activities in the fields of technical affairs, communication, and industry statistics. In addition, the Organization’s […]


Exhibitions, Technical, Statistics, and Communication Committees
OICA’s four committees conduct their activities in the fields of technology, communication, statistics and the coordination of international motor shows worldwide. These committees represent the common interests of automobile industry, and in particular its member associations, at the international level to governments, organizations and to the general public.

Communication Committee
Exhibition Committee
Statistics […]

Global Safety Initiative

Automakers are committed to enhancing global road safety through their products and through initiatives such as the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) or the World Health OrganisationFind out more

Economic Impact

The auto industry is a world-class industry, which drives economic growth in every major country in the world. The auto industry remains a growth industry, with a remarkable 30% + growth rate in the past decade (1995-2005). Worldwide, autos generate 60 million jobs and contribute hugely to local economies. Auto manufacturers support many supplier industries […]

Achievements In Road Safety

Vehicles are getting safer – OECD statistics comparing the number of fatalities with the number of vehicles on the road show a reduction of well over a third since 1990.

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In fact, even with the steady increase in the number of vehicles, there is still a steady downward trend.

Global Efforts

Globally harmonized safety standards benefit all countries.
Road safety worldwide will be best served if viewed from a global perspective. International harmonization will help ensure that vehicles meet the same basic specifications worldwide and are equipped with the necessary features. As the accredited representative of the worldwide vehicle industry, OICA is now working with governments and […]