The Industrial Organization of Argentina is the largest manufacturing business association in Argentina. Representing 1,070 partner institutions and all sectorial and regional industrial chambers, the UIA advocates for productive growth and value added development with a federal scope.
On the 7th of February 1887, an assembly that gathered 900 people gave birth to our institution. The president of the entity was Senator Antonio Cambaceres, who carried out the first industrial census. The tally registered 400 businesses that employed 11,000 workers.
We represent every manufacturing sector and region of the country. Our representation is federal by virtue of the participation of the provincial industrial unions. The sectorial character is given by the chambers of the different productive sectors gathered in the institution.
Every two years, the entity holds elections among its members to renovate the authorities that constitute the directive bodies.
Acquired in 1922, the traditional building of UIA is located on Avenida de Mayo 1147. Our first headquarters was situated on Cangallo 2461 and opened on September 27th, 1913.