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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.


MARKET SNAPSHOT: Turkey's car market enjoys a boom

28 Sep 2010 | Dave Leggett

Turkey's car market is enjoying a boom this year on the back of a strong economy and low interest rates.


EMERGING MARKETS ANALYSIS: Tofas provides the key for new Fiat-PSA van project

10 Oct 2007 | Mark Bursa

The low-cost philosophy of Turkish manufacturer Tofas has allowed Fiat and PSA to develop a new kind of urban delivery van for European markets. Mark Bursa reports from Bursa, and he’s always wanted to say that.


EMERGING MARKETS ANALYSIS: Turkey’s Anadol – an unlikely story and a valuable history lesson

11 May 2007 | Mark Bursa

Mark Bursa tells the story of Turkey’s first indigenous car, a tale that still resonates today, and hunts down a rare survivor of the breed.


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Varroc Lighting buys Turkish manufacturer

2 Jul 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Exterior vehicle lighting specialist Varroc Lighting Systems has acquired Sa-ba Automotive, a privately-owned company headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey.


Ricardo and Ford Otosan announce heavy-duty transmission JV

24 May 2018 | Dave Leggett

Ricardo is assisting Ford Otosan as heavy-duty transmission family development partner for future commercial vehicle platforms.


Europe 'should discover' Turkey - Benteler

25 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Benteler Automotive Turkey says Europe 'should discover' the impact of the country's significantly lower cost levels as a major competitive advantage.


Turkey component manufacture key to exports - Taysad

23 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Turkish automotive suppliers association, Taysad, says the importance of components to the country's export sector can be gauged by its proportion of overall shipments overseas.


Turkey tax cut may boost sales 50% - ODD

20 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Cutting tax levied on cars in Turkey could see penetration rates leap 50% claims the national distributor association, which is lobbying Ankara to introduce the move and stimulate the market.


"We are not going anywhere" - Turkey bangs FDI and export drum

19 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Turkey's Investment Support and Promotion Agency says it is looking to showcase the country's flagship auto sector, stressing its 600-year history with Europe and its long relationship with Western countries


Valeo Turkey looks to localisation, stresses competitive need

18 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Valeo Turkey says it is seeking to up its ratio of domestic suppliers to drive localisation, but cautions against wages rising too fast and eroding the country's attraction for overseas companies.


Turkey looks to "new story" to entice foreign investment

18 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Turkey's automotive suppliers association says the country must devise a "new story" to convince overseas investors to set up operations


Turkey ripe for growth - if tax rates tackled - ODD

11 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Turkey's low penetration of passenger vehicles per 1,000 people can signal significant growth potential says the country's Distributor Association (ODD) – provided current punitive tax rates can be addressed.


Ankara seeks more OEMs as Customs Union renewal looms

11 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Turkish government agencies say they are working to attract further OEMs to the country as Ankara looks to renew its Customs Union deal with Brussels.



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