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Turkey waits in the wings if supply chains are remapped

16 Jun 2020 | Calum MacRae

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic there has been much discussion about how automotive supply chains will be remapped to reduce disruptio...

China steals a march on rivals in growing Iranian industry

27 Apr 2018 | Calum MacRae

Since the lifting of sanctions on Iran in early 2016 the country’s automotive industry has recovered significantly with latest figures compi...

Briefing: Iran's auto industry (2)

31 Mar 2016 | Calum MacRae

Through a review of seven years of Iranian light vehicle production data, just-auto provides an understanding of the automotive industry’s c...

What potential does Iran hold for the global automotive industry?

24 Mar 2016 | Calum MacRae

Through a review of seven years of Iranian light vehicle production data, just-auto provides an understanding of the automotive industry’s c...

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Interview - Turkey ripe for major development - ODD

24 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Those robust enough to venture out onto Istanbul's choked roads might react with some incredulity to suggestions car penetration rates could rise substantially, but it's important to take Turkey's business and cultural capital as a one-off and not representative of the country as a whole.

Interview - Turkish Automotive Suppliers Association - Taysad

23 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Turkey today stands at something of a crossroads both literally and metaphorically as this enormous country of 80m people – whose average age is just 30 – looks to leverage its attraction as a manufacturing powerhouse and availability of a significant labour pool. Just-Auto Business Editor, Simon Warburton visited the Turkish Automotive Suppliers Association, Taysad in Istanbul to take the temperature of the country's most important manufacturing sector.

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Turkish automotive market 'seeing unprecedented vitality' - report

21 Jul 2020 | Graeme Roberts

July so far is turning out to be a "month to remember for the Turkish automotive market" as the industry, brought to a standstill by the coronavirus pandemic, experiences some unprecedented vitality, local publication reported.

Ford puts Mustang's 10-speed autobox in European Transit

5 Jun 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Ford has started production of a new 10-speed automatic gearbox option for rear-wheel drive (RWD) Transit models that offers excellent fuel efficiency,1 outstanding durability and the ability to tow up to 2,800kg.

Ford Turkey extends production suspension

7 Apr 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Ford Otomotiv Sanayi, jointly owned by Ford Motor Company and Turkish conglomerate Koc Holding said it was extending the suspension of its production operations until 27 April.

Oyak Renault suspends Turkey operations

26 Mar 2020 | Simon Warburton

Oyak Renault Automobile Factories in Turkey has temporarily suspended most operations from today (26 March) in Oyak Renault Automobile Factories.

Iveco Bus and Otokar ink production agreement

26 Feb 2020 | Simon Warburton

Iveco Bus has signed an agreement with Otokar Otomotiv ve Savunma Sanayi to locally manufacture products through the Iveco Bus brand at its facilities in Sakarya, Turkey.

Autotalks inks telematics chipset supply deal

6 Feb 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Autotalks, a V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) chip maker, said its chipset had been selected for a mass production C-V2X programme in China, one of the first to be deployed there.

Ion to install Sharjah EV stations

5 Feb 2020 | Simon Warburton

UAE transportation company, Ion has partnered with the Sharjah City Municipality, SCM, and the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority, SEWA, to supply, install and operate public electric vehicle charging stations across Sharjah.

Wabco starts on first Turkish factory

29 Jan 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Wabco, whose acquisition by ZF was recently approved by European Commission (EC) authorities, has broken ground in Sakarya for its first factory in Turkey.

BCAP completes Turkey ridesharing investment

17 Jan 2020 | Simon Warburton

BCAP Partners has completed an investment into Turkish ridesharing company, Scotty Technologies.

Ghosn claims treated "brutally" by Japanese prosecutors

8 Jan 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Carlos Ghosn, speaking publicly for the first since his escape from Japanese justice, told reporters in Beirut he had been treated "brutally" by Tokyo prosecutors he accused of helping Nissan to oust him as chairman.

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