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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 disruptions to supply. Such a remapping could see the chains shortened and a move away from lowest-cost to best-cost. Early on in the pandemic we saw how China’s shutdown impacted vehicle manufacture in Europe with the likes of FCA and Daimler halting production due to parts shortages.


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.


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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 dailysabah.com 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.


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.


Ford Otosan and AVL complete platooning test drives

13 Nov 2019 | Simon Warburton

Ford Trucks’ F-MAX tractors with Ford Otosan and AVL platooning technology, have completed initial test drives.


Sumitomo Chemical acquires Emas Plastik

19 Aug 2019 | Simon Warburton

Sumitomo Chemical has acquired Emas Plastik, a major plastic compounder group in Turkey.


Operations commence at new GS Yuasa plant in Turkey

24 Apr 2019 | Graeme Roberts

GS Yuasa has launched operations at the newly opened Inci GS Yuasa lead acid storage battery plant in Manisa, Turkey.



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