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Lion’s Share Of Turkish Automotive Exports Goes To EU

November 2015

Four Provinces Carry Automotive Exports

We Buy All Rights Of Saab 9-3: Minister Işık


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ctually, the Turkish automotive industry have been able to consolidate and restructure its market share both at home and abroad. The exports by Turkish automotive and auto spare parts sector, being the driving force of Turkish economy, reached remarkable figures in the last decade. The Turkish automotive industry has been active since the early seventies. Initially, the majority of the market development was based on imports and some level of local system integration. Since the full integration to the European Customs Union in 1994, Turkey has become a major production platform for global automotive manufacturers. Currently, there are major multinational vehicle manufacturers with their own production facilities in Turkey. While some of these companies are engaged in a joint venture with Turkish companies, others are operating independently. The Turkish automotive components industry reaches into many different sub-sectors of activity. Turkish producers of parts and components have attained high standards reflected by large export volumes to the global markets. There are numerous producers of automotive components and services in Turkey. More than half of these manufacturers compete in international markets and set high standards of export figures. Among them are many dynamic manufacturers with advanced technologies. Majority of the companies operating in the Turkish market possess international certifications, enhancing their global market penetration. As noted ealier in this column, we think that technology will always be the key for the survival of the automotive industry. History says so. Our publications remain at the service of those businesses people seeking to increase their share in the increasingly competitive foreign markets. This month, we participate in the 10th Auto Parts International Fair, Tehran, Iran to convey the messages of the Turkish automotive industrialists and exporters. We wish all business people success and lucrative business.

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EU Passenger Car Market Sees Another Strong Month

n September 2015, the EU passenger car market showed another strong month (+9.8%), marking the 25th consecutive month of growth. Demand for new passenger cars was up in all major markets, driven by ongoing scrappage schemes and by the economic recovery of Southern Europe. Registrations in Spain (+22.5%), Italy (+17.2%), France (+9.1%), the UK (+8.6%) and Germany (+4.8%) increased when compared to September 2014. Across the region, new passenger car registrations totalled 1,356,868 units. Over the first nine months of 2015, new passenger car registrations increased (+8.8%), surpassing 10 million units (10,413,675). However, this is still far from the pre-crisis level of almost 12 million units registered during the same period in 2007. All major markets posted growth, contributing to the overall upturn of the EU market over the first three quarters of the year. Spain (+22.4%) and Italy (+15.3%) benefit from strong growth and posted double-digit percentage gains, followed by the UK (+7.1%), France (+6.3%) and Germany (+5.5%). Alternative Fuel Vehicle registrations up 19.8% in the first n i n e months OCTOBER 2015

In the third quarter of 2015, total alternative fuel vehicle registrations in the EU increased (+13.4%), reaching 127,661 units. In the third quarter of 2015, total alternative fuel vehicle registrations in the EU increased (+13.4%), reaching 127,661 units. Of these, electric vehicle (EV) registrations showed a substantial increase (+62.2%), rising from 17,488 units in Q3 2014 to 28,360 units in Q3 2015. Demand for new hybrid vehicles (HEV) also grew significantly (+34.7%), totalling 53,183 units. On the other hand, registrations of new passenger cars powered by propane or natural gas showed a decline in the third quarter (-17.1), totalling 46,118. Looking at the EU’s major markets, Spain saw the largest increase of AFVs registered over the third quarter (+74.0%), followed by the Netherlands (+55.5%), France (+46.1%) and the UK (+26.4%). While growth in Spain was sustained across all AFV categories, growth in the Netherlands, France and the UK was totally driven by electric and hybrid electric vehicle markets. Among the EU+EFTA countries, Norway registered the largest number of electrically chargeable vehicles over the period, totalling 7,823 units.


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Imported LCV And Cars Comprise 40% Of Market

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n the Turkish automotive market, the number of 662,988 vehicles was sold; of these 215,913 units were domestic made vehicles, 447,075 units were imported ones in the first nine month in 2015. In this period, 373,523 units of the total 500,905 unit automobiles were met by the imported ones. According to the data compiled from the Turkish Automotive Distributors’ Association (ODD), despite foreign currency increase the sales of imported light commercial vehicle and automobiles surged 40.02 percent to 662,988 units in the first nine months this year over the same period last year in the market. The number of vehicles which was sold in the market was imported vehicles with 67.43 percent (447,075), 32.57 percent (215,913) were domestic made vehicles. Totally, Volkswagen ranked atop with 102,777 units, Ford second with 81,502 units, Renault third with 76,812 units. The rate of the imported vehicles in the market reached 75 percent. As the number of 500,905 automobiles were sold in the first nine months, of these 373,523 ones were imported; 127,382 units comprised of the domestic made ones. In this period, 73,552 units of the total 162,083 unit light commercial vehicles were imported ones and the rest ones accounting for 88,531 domestic made light commercial vehicle. So, the domestic made light commercial vehicles surpassed the imported ones with the stake of 54.62 percent in the Turkish market.

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Car Industry Remains Very Positive

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he International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) announced that it had contracted a study to the well-known polling institute TNS Sofres in order to take an accurate measure of the state of the industry’s reputation on an international scale. OICA President Yong Geun Kim, also president of the Korean Automobile Manufacturers' Association (KAMA), pointed out that during recent history, public attitudes towards the auto industry have shifted up and down in response to global events and, no doubt, by the media coverage of the issues those events have raised. He explained that this international study therefore comes at the right time. Matthias Wissmann, president of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) and OICA 1st Vice-President, added that "such study, both in terms of its subject and its scale, is in fact a world première". The Automotive team at TNS Sofres conducted a survey amongst the general public in 18 countries (over 14,000 interviews), with the goal of capturing consumers’ attachment to the automobile and their image and opinion of the sector NOVEMBER 2015

overall. "The conclusions are quite clear and positive, with the car seen as an object of desire, providing many important advantages compared to any other transport mode: globally, consumers view the car as comfortable, practical, fast, safe, and future oriented. Also the industry itself scores extremely high and is largely considered as an industry that can be trusted and is innovative", Wissmann said. OICA President Kim welcomed the results of this study, which shows that the auto industry, its products and the mobility they provide, continue to be seen as a very important factor for society's well-being, and that the auto sector is considered as doing the job to solve the challenges it faces.


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We Buy All Rights Of Saab 9-3: Minister Işık

urkish Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Fikri Işık responded the questions at a televised program held at the Turkish state-run TV, TRT Haber. Indicating there were two ways for the domestic made automobile, one of them is to make a prototype including every aspect of the car. Such a work would take 3-5 years to manufacture as well as required a cost worth $1 billion, he said. As for the second way in manufacturing a new domestic made car, he continued; “In fact, this might mean to rediscover America. What is the second way? To make cooperation with the firms which have dealt with this area, as well as known and proved itself, before everything it requires owning a platform of which intellectual property rights belong to you. We made a decision between these two alternatives and we said that let’s not spend time for 5 years and money of $1 billion. If we purchase an existing intellectual property rights, and continue to technology development on this, we would have begun at least 3 years early together with fiscal advantage of $1 billion. In this point, we conducted a serious research and so we determined that Saab 9-3 platform was very suitable for us.” “We purchased all intellectual property rights of Saab 9-3”

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Minister Işık said an intensive work was made and they had purchased all intellectual property rights as well as patent rights, adding that they had a ready vehicle to develop. “This allows us to win a time at least 3-5 years and we have let this vehicle be gained to Turkey with a very suitable cost, but now we are at A point of the issue. Our main aim is to make a long-range electric vehicle. There will be a platform and we have begun to improve this platform. TUBITAK will assume a significant leadership. We will maintain our cooperation with Nevs firm in this area,” he said. Minister Işık said Saab had a good technology. It is known with its very high quality, comfortable features, as well as being a robust vehicle. The all intellectual property rights of the brand belong to us he said. The brand will be a Turkish brand.


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MAN Sees Bus Market In Europe Grow

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nterview conducted with Rudi Kuchta, senior vice-president Bus Sales MAN. “The performance of Busworld is exceeding expectations. We cannot give any definitive results regarding the number of visitors yet, but on the third day of the show the manufacturers are already saying that their sales exceed expectations. The same holds true for MAN. Rudi Kuchta, senior vice-president Bus Sales at MAN Truck & Bus is seeing with his own eyes that the market for buses and coaches is significantly picking up in Europe. MAN Truck & Bus is also celebrating its hundredth birthday this year. Acea, the organisation of vehicle manufacturers, recently published figures that show that the bus sales in the European Union have increased by 16.5 percent this year in comparison to the same period the year before. Rudi Kuchta: “MAN is actually very successful in Europe. In Spain we are market leaders with regard to the sale of substructures. Our hybrid buses are doing well in Sweden and Norway, two countries in which we are also successful with regard to gas and biogas buses. Earlier this year, we delivered a big order of hybrid and gas buses to Paris. And then there is the tender of Deutsche Bahn, our home market, to which we will be supplying 800 buses in the next four years.” Apart from that Kuchta also sees opportunities for growth in Italy and Spain, where the economy is recovering again. Double decker buses For this year (2015) Kuchta is expecting to sell 6,000 buses and coaches. He is hoping for a growth of 10 to 15% for 2016. Kuchta is expecting a lot from the ‘Fernbus’ (‘longdistance bus’) market, especially in Germany and France. “In particular the double decker bus is interesting in this respect. We can see that the enthusiasm for this segment is on the rise and that the sales in Europe will be growing to more than 300 vehicles.” In this segment, MAN is doing really well with the Skyliner.

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“It is a strong and beautiful product with the biggest storage space for luggage in double deckers and an excellent TCO, although that depends on how you deploy the vehicle. Nowadays, 300,000 kilometres per year is not an exception, and especially not in the ‘Fernverkehr’. The order list of MAN for the Skyliner now already contains 60 vehicles. The orders that were placed during Busworld include two for a Skyliner for Belgian companies: Herman van Damme and Scheldeborden. And there are still other orders that will probably be signed during the next days of Busworld. The Skyliner that is now displayed at the MAN booth has already been sold to the ice hockey team of Ingolstad (Germany). To MAN Truck & Bus, Neoplan is the ‘premium brand’ for the Skyliner and Cityliner, both of which are currently manufactured in the Turkish capital of Ankara. It might seem as though the two brands are competing with each other on a lower level. Kuchta however guarantees that this is not the case and says that the concern is simply applying a twobrand strategy. Zero-emission transport Earlier this year, MAN launched the Lion’s Intercity, specially designed for the intercity transport. A market that, according to Kuchta, comes down to around 4,000 vehicles in Europe. The focus in mainly on Scandinavia and once the import bans are done away with, it will be on Russia too. He expects that ‘electric’, battery-electric or hybrid, will soon become the magic word for public transport in cities/city centres. “The market demand will be highly determined by the issues of CO2 emissions and zero-emission transport. We have to prepare ourselves to the fact that the market will look completely different in a couple of years.” MAN Truck & Bus has existed 100 years and is now in the last phase of a significant restructuring. The highlight for the bus division has been the renovated bus factory in the Turkish city of Ankara. In the past few years, the Germans invested more than thirteen million euros in it. In Plauen MAN has a site for coaches with ‘Sonderausstattung’ (‘special equipment’).


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First Fiat Egea Rolls Off Production Line Fiat Egea regarded one of the most important projects of Turkey’s automotive history would be exported to 40 countries in Europe, Middle East and North Africa

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aving manufactured at the plant of Tofas in the northwestern province of Bursa, the first Fiat Egea has been rolled off the production line with a ceremony. Assessing Fiat Egea as a smart project, Mustafa Koc said the new vehicle would be exported to 40 countries in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. Koc Holding Executive Board Chairman Mustafa Koc said, “The partnership of Koc Holding and Fait Chrysler dates back to long years ago and thanks to confidence in Tofas, our investment has been made in the new models exceeded $1,5 billion.” Fiat Egea is regarded one of the most important projects of Turkey’s automotive history and also the highest investment of the company history. Mustafa Koc said he had felt a great happiness due to sharing that significant day when the production of Fiat Egea was launched. “Nearly one year ago here we came together regarding exports of Doblo model to the USA. We continue to our nonstop investments that began with renewing of Doblo. In order to make Turkish economy maintain its continuing growth there is need to lasting industrial projects,” he noted. Highlighting increasing of industrial investments and the steps taken into this area that should be thought with multidimensional way were very important, Koc said, “Industrial projects should be developed directed towards exports, in addition to the domestic market, together with these employment will be also increased. Today, we have been here for one of the biggest industrial investments of Turkey as an example to this model. We are launching the first model of Egea together with our partner Fait Chrysler.” Fiat Egea to be exported to 40 countries It is intelligent because of it has been developed comply with Turkey’s expectations and wide masses can be able to access. While we named our new model, it was inspired by the Aegean Sea. It is a smart vehicle because it also address to Western and Eastern European customers, as well as the domestic market. It will be exported to 40 countries in Europe, Mideast and North Africa. As the same platform, we will also export great portion of hatchback and station wagon besides sedan model. This also makes our project smart. I believe from my heart that Egea will be very successful in every aspect.”

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Stating they had tested Fiat Egea a few weeks ago with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne and they were very pleased, Koc said the interior and exterior design of the vehicle was excellent; with its roomy space was a truly family vehicle. “The investment amount made in the new models surpassed $1,5 billion thanks to partnership of Koc Holding and Fiat Chrysler based on long year-experience and confidence. I also see significant part of these investments being located for R & D and innovation. As Koc conglomerate investing in technology and innovation we increase the value-added continuously and clinch our competition power. We can deem Egea project as the most powerful example of our conglomerate. I would like to state with proud that Egea project reveals success of Tofas engineering and laboring in the global arena. This investment will provide a very crucial value-added to the Turkish automotive industry and Tofas,” Koc added. Cengiz Eroldu, CEO of TOFAS, said launching of Egea has been a milestone in Tofas history; the project was a work of a half century experience. He noted that they had prepared for that milestone for long years along with support of their powerful partners Koc Holding and Fait Chrysler. The investments, carried out since the beginning of the 1990s, made Tofas the second R & D center of Fiat Chrysler in Europe, he added they had become a player which developing and exporting vehicles to the countries that approved the mainland of automobile. In 2006, they achieved being first “silver plant” in Fiat Chrysler group; in 2012 they crowned their success with “gold level”. Increasing capability in product development and production area had a very big role in coming of those projects to Tofas, Eroldu highlighted.


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Four Provinces Carry Automotive Exports The provinces of Bursa, Istanbul, Kocaeli and Sakarya in the Marmara Region play key role in Turkey’s automotive sector exports

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he four provinces shoulder Turkish automotive exports predominantly. In the first 9 months, some 86 percent of the sector exports were fulfilled by these provinces accounting for $13 billion 147 million. In this period the total automotive sector exports were $15 billion 370 million. Last year, in the same period, the sector exports were $16 billion 915 million, according to the data posted from Turkish Exporters’ Association (TIM) and Automotive Industry Exporters’ Association (OIB). As Bursa province provides 33.1 percent of the total automotive exports, Istanbul ranked second with 23.29 percent, Kocaeli third with 21.81 percent and Sakarya fourth with 7.34 percent. The biggest contribution to the automotive sector, which has been in the locomotive position of the economy, came from the provinces of Bursa, Istanbul, Kocaeli and Sakarya in the Marmara Region. Hosting automotive making firms such as Oyak Renault, Tofas and Karsan as well as lots of supplier industry and guiding the sector, the northwestern province of Bursa kept its leadership in the sector exports with $5 billion 87 million in the first 9 months. As the nearest tracker of Bursa, the city of Istanbul shouldered

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sector exports with worth $3 billion 579 million in this period. Taking share of 23.29 percent, Istanbul upheld its second position in the sector exports this year too. Kocaeli province increased its export share to 21.81 percent accounting for $3 billion 351 million. Sakarya province’s share in the sector exports was 7.34 percent ranging fourth. These provinces followed by Ankara, Izmir and Manisa in the sector exports. As first four provinces accomplished the exports over $1 billion the latter ones remained under $1 billion in the sector exports in the first 9 months. In the statement, the OIB Executive Board Chairman Orhan Sabuncu said Bursa province met one-third of the automotive exports, adding that despite plunge stemmed from parityeffect, the automotive sector has been the locomotive of the economy. Reminding the automotive sector would also accomplish the year 2015 as leader, Sabuncu said; “The automotive industry has been champion of the last 9 years. Hopefully, it will be the champion of the last 10 years too. Almost one-sixth of the Turkey’s overall exports come from the automotive sector. In the future, this figure will raise one-fifth. The sector would be nonstop champion for 10 years by the year-end.”


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Industrialists In Konya Wish To Mark On Indigenous Car Industrialists in the central city of Konya want to be host for the indigenous automobile plant of Turkey, to mark Anatolian insignia on the domestic made automobile

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aving a powerful position with some 1400 firms across Turkey, the industrialists in the central province of Konya want to be host for the domestic made automobile plant. “As Konya province, we want to be host for the automotive plant and mark on the domestic made automobile, said Memiş Kutukcu, Chairman of Konya Chamber of Industry and member of the Board of TOBB. “Konya automotive industry has the skill as well as export experience to be able to achieve flexible production, we want to mark Anatolian badge on the domestic made automobile. Today, we carry out manufacturing in a competitive way in many areas such as engine linens, pistons, valves, cranks, rods and ball rods, hydraulic pumps, cylinder heads, rings, carters, axle shafts, clutches, gears, brake equipment, safety parts, radiators, automotive sheet metals. Now the Anatolian

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industrialists have reached the potential saying ‘I also exist’. For this reason we, as industrialists in Konya province, want to be host for the indigenous automobile plant of Turkey, to mark Anatolian badge on the domestic made automobile,” he recorded. Stating they were ready to allocate the land in necessary size for the domestic made car plant, to make up all necessary infrastructure, Memiş Kutukcu said; “Turkey has a new opportunity to rear up again. While the domestic made car adventure which dates back to 50-year ago refreshes our excitement once again, thus this investment should be made in Anatolia. The best suitable place is the city of Konya.” He also said they were ready to exert effort to let the first domestic made automobile operate on the roads. “If we consider all the members of chambers and stock exchanges would place at least an order, the initial order will reach by the number of 1,5 million units,” he noted.


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Lion’s Share Of Turkish Automotive Exports Goes To EU Turkish automotive sector exported to 180 countries, autonomous regions and free zones in the 5 continents, in the first 9 months this year

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urkish automotive sector shipped 76 percent of its exports to the European Union worth $11 billion 687 million of the total exports which were accomplished as $15 billion 370 million in the first 9 months this year. Last year, accounting for 73.71 percent of the total sector exports in the same period, the share in the EU market has increased despite the sector’s exports experienced constriction in the foreign sales due to euro/dollar parity. This year in the first 9 months, Turkish automotive sector exported to 180 countries, autonomous regions and free zones in the 5 continents, according to the data from Turkish Exporters’ Assembly and Automotive Industry Exporters Association. As of the end of third quarter this year, $11 billion 687 million of the total sector exports accounting for $15 billion 370 million to the European countries, the biggest commercial partner of Turkey. This amount constituted of 76 percent of the Turkey’s total automotive exports. Last year in the same period the sector’s exports to the EU was 73.71 percent to $12 billion 469 million of the total $16 billion 915 million in the sector. While Turkey’s total automotive exports decreased 9.1 percent, the reduction in the EU market remained in 6.27

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percent in the first 9 months this year. The EU 27 countries showed predominance in the automotive sector’s foreign sales with $11 billion 687 million in this period. As for the 153 countries out of the EU countries the sector exports remained in $3 billion 683 million. Despite 13 percent decrease, the sector exports became $2 billion 439 million to Germany ranking atop in the EU countries in the first 9 months of 2015. This country followed by the UK with $1 billion 991 million increasing 5.69 percent, French market with $1 billion 536 million with 14.45 percent decrease. While the sector export surged in 9 EU countries, plunged in 18 ones in this period. Turkish Automotive Industry Exporters Association executive board chairman Orhan Sabuncu said the market had grown in a great deal in recent years. Recording the EU market had grown 8 percent in the first 8 months this year, Sabuncu said, “Turkish automotive sector exported 75 percent of its production. There-fourth of this 75 percent goes to the EU countries. When we consider the production as unit, 50 percent of the entire vehicles sold to the EU countries. Regarding the market is growing in the EU in recent few years, this makes up a positive effect for us. We have closed the gap which happened in some other markets through the EU market.”


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“Automotive Market To Revitalize After Election” With regard to political stability following the election for 550 members of the Turkey’s Grand National Assembly held on 1st November, revitalization in the economy would reflect primarily to the automotive sector

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ollowing T u r k i s h National Assembly elections the economy and automotive market would revitalize in 2016, Aydin Erkoc, Chairman of Motorized Vehicles Seller Federation (MASFED) and Automotive Business Association in the capital city (BOD), said. Stating one of the most important factors was the economic stabilization for this primarily political stabilization has crucial importance, Erkoc said; “If political stability exists, also economic stability would happen in pursuit of it.” Highlighting Turkish economy had two strong legs as the construction and automotive sectors, Erkoc said the perception of political stability had been weakened and its effect had been felt in the entire economy because of the elections carried out in 2015. “We consider the 2016 will be an invigoration year along with the provided political stability. This condition will also reflect to automotive trade and Otonomi which will be heart of automotive business center in Ankara. Our expectation directs towards invigoration in the automotive sector,” he said. Inauguration of Otonomi will be milestone in the sector Erkoc also emphasized that inauguration of Otonomi marks

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a milestone in the sector. Stating as Otonomi - which would be the biggest automotive center of Europe and would bring together all auto galleries in Ankara - enters into force was a success story itself, Erkoc said; “In our opinion, Otonomi will become a dynamic, vigorous life center in the sector. We believe it would gain a very good performance.” He also added they would bring a standard to the motorized vehicle trade, as well as institutional identity and dignity. Otonomi will also provide jobs for some 5000 people, as well as ending unregistered processes. Counting down for inauguration located on an area of 375 thousand sq meters along with Esenboga Airport highway, Otonomi has 551 showrooms for second hand vehicles and 10 auto plazas for new vehicles.


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Does Your Vehicle Set For Winter?

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eather condition is heralding winter… for this reason how we prepare ourselves, home for winter conditions, we should also prepare our vehicles for winter, the first matter of winter preparation is to replace summer tire with winter ones, Bahadir Unsal, Secretary General of Tire Industrialists and Importers Association (LASID). LASID Secretary General Bahadir Unsal said the first thing must be made is to replace the summer tires with winter tires. Warning winter tire application would start on 1st December, without leaving to last day, it should be replaced earlier, and he called on all drivers to be sensible to the winter tires. The things must be made to let vehicles ready for the winter conditions that advised by LASID Secretary General Bahadir Unsal are as follows. • Set your winter tires, when outdoor temperatures drop under +7 C degree, road holding feature of the summer tires reduces in remarkable size. However winter tires thanks to special back texture and design secure more powerful road holding and shorter braking distance and save life. • Maintain your vehicle and make sure that there is not any problem existence • Check battery. • Antifreeze prevents vehicle freeze.

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• Regarding sight distance that reduces in cold and rainy conditions, as well as wearing out possibility of the wipers might be quite high. Making check and maintenance of wipers; if necessary replacement is very vital. Pay attention to your wiper water for being a suitable liquid to protect windscreen from freezing and does not include alcohol. • Check your vehicle’s driving problems. If there are problems such as having difficulty in first motion, disorder idle running mode and engine tune order, stopping, low power, have your vehicle to be adjusted at a service workshop. • In order to prevent freezing of moisture in the fuel system add a bottle of ice preventer into fuel depot. Keep half of fuel depot full, because having full of half of depot will prevent freezing in pipes. • Make your vehicle periodical maintenance compliance with recommended kilometers in handbook. • Absolutely have suitable devices exist in baggage such as first aid bag, warning devices, charging cables, tow rope, chains, lantern, ice scraper, snow brush, a small shovel, glove and blanket. • Apply special driving techniques suitable to the winter conditions. Pay attention to following distance, reduce speed, and avoid instant speeding up so as to prevent drift and slipping. Use engine brake in order to stop or slowing by decreasing gears.


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Otokar Displays Articulated Bus At Kortrijk Exporting over 40 countries, Otokar joined Busworld Kortrijk with its city buses KENT and DORUK which gather high admiration with their design, ergonomic and technology

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s the leader of the bus market in recent 5 years in Turkey, Otokar has displayed its articulated KENT bus in Europe. Having increased its claim in export markets with its products exhibited at Busworld Kortjik held in Belgium, the company has also gained a great success in the all European countries where operates by showing increase quite over of its total market increases in the first three quarters this year, according to the statement. As an affiliation of Koç Conglomerate, exporting over 40 countries, Otokar joined Busworld Kortrijk that features the biggest event of the bus industry. Otokor exhibited its 7 buses at the fair which a venue some 400 firms from 34 countries participated as well as thousands of visitors from 116 countries. Offering service along with its 900 buses, spare parts and maintenance to the IETT, the public transportation company in Istanbul having nearly 15 million population, Otokar is carrying its success in the home to abroad as well. Successively for 5 years being the most preferred city-bus in Turkey, Otokar exhibited its city buses KENT and DORUK which gather high admiration with their design, ergonomic and technology as well as DORUK and SULTAN which serve directed towards tourism and service transportation at the fair. The firm has also introduced its newest product KENT articulated city-bus at the fair. Evaluating Busworld Kortrijk fair having held biennially in

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Belgium and position of Otokar’s Commercial vehicle market in Europe, Serdar Gorguc, Director General of Otokar, said they had been successful in the European market in the first 8 months of 2015 almost in every country where they have been. Highlighting they had kept their leadership in the Turkish market with fairly high competition for years, Gorguc said: “We have raised our works in recent period to carry our success to Europe too and thanks to this we have caught a crucial acceleration. We are quite pleased from the demands especially from Italy, Spain, the UK, France and Italy. In these countries we have achieved much over of the total market increases in the first three quarters. Our structuring directed towards Europe and closeness to customers has been fairly effective in these raises.” He also said Otokar has a remarkable success especially in city transportation with its over 50-year experience, today Otokar buses serve in lots of countries ranging from Slovenia to Turkey, Malta to Hungary. The newest member of Otokar bus family has options in 18 and 18,75 meters length. With low floor, easiness for disabled people, roomy interior the buses offer comfort to passengers. Gorguc reminded the European market grew 16.6 percent in the first 3 quarters. As for Turkish market, the growth was 6 percent in 7-9 meters length, 23 percent in over 9 meters length bus market. He added 3 out of exported 5 buses were Otokar trademark, according to the data from Turkish Automotive Manufacturers’ Association.


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Cars Made Of Plastic Parts Feature More Eco-Friendly Thanks to plastic components, weight of automobiles will reduce 50 percent by 2020; every 20 % weight reduction ensures 10-12 gram less carbon dioxide emission per kilometer, Reha Gur, Head of PAGDER

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hile the efforts intensify on the global warming across the world, particularly in the countries where vehicle traffic is intensive makes up 77 percent of the total carbon emission. Reha Gur, Chairman of the Turkish Plastic Industry Foundation (PAGDER), in his assessment said the entire world looks for to increase use of plastic components in automobiles to lower carbon emission and save fuel. He continued; “The size of saving to be gained is very big. Every country which acts reasonable makes their best to spread plastic materials primarily in mobility sector and then in other sectors. So that currently being 15 percent of the total weight of the vehicles would increase quickly, and from the 2020s the weight of the mobility vehicles will decrease and reached half of today’s weight.” The scientific studies show that plastic would emerge to forefront with regard to the study conducted by the American Chemical Society, Reha Gur pointed out currently plastic is used up to 15 percent part of the vehicles, this firstly would raise by 20 percent, from 2020s accelerating quickly up to 50 percent. “One of the basic reasons of this is that R & D studies carried out directed towards use of plastics in the main components including chassis that consists of the main weight of the vehicle. Even showing variation according to vehicle types, over 1000 plastic components are used in the contemporary vehicles. In automobiles, almost the entire part of passenger section comprised of the plastic materials. For example, making seat filling material with plastic based foams reduces weight 10 kg per vehicle,” he said. Reduction of every 20 kg means 10-12 gr less emission per kilometer Stating that the automotive sector manages intensive R & D and innovation studies, Reha Gur highlighted those efforts have intensified in Turkey as well. He said; “If today’s passenger cars - which weight mostly 1,3 and 1,4 tons – were produced by equal materials instead of plastic materials the vehicles would weight 300 kg heavier

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than plastic ones. In the wake of plastic materials are used instead of heavy materials, 0,5 liters fuel saving is gained in every 100 kilometer. As for the basic news, in every 20 percent weight reduction in cars makes 10-12 gr carbon emission reduction per kilometer.” Highlighting the advantage of plastic in vehicles instead of traditional materials Gur said, “Plastic does not only provide emission reduction during driving, also plastics make up positive effect for the carbon emission during their production process.” EU and U.S. have focused on lowering vehicle weight and more efficient combustion The EU and the US is gradually increasing their standards towards carbon emission control, reducing weight are the two important issues of the automotive sector, Gur said. Plastic materials are to ensure reduction of the vehicle weight. The other issue is more efficient combustion. PAGDER Chairman Reha Gur said there were a reality in the production of plastic materials less water and energy are consumed than equal ones and less carbon emission happens. Plastic materials are light. Saying weight for carrying and other processes mean more energy consumption, more carbon emission. The plastic materials can be recycled more and more. When you consider this and similar reasons, if you want to adopt an environmental approach you should use plastic materials. Last but not least, you must separate them in their own source without leaving environment or throwing away. This is the most environmental attitude, he concluded.


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Renault-Nissan To Provide World's Largest EV Fleet At COP21 Renault-Nissan Alliance to provide 200 pure electric vehicles to 2015 Paris climate conference, fleet expected to cover 400,000 km during event and emit zero emissions while driving

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he Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide the world's largest electric-vehicle fleet ever to an international conference. As the official passenger-car provider for the United Nation's COP21 climate conference in Paris, the Alliance will provide 200 pure electric vehicles to the annual summit which runs from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11. Together, the vehicles are expected to cover more than 400,000 km, emitting zero emissions while shuttling delegates during the 21st annual Conference of Parties (better known as COP21). More than 20,000 U.N. participants from 195 countries are expected to attend COP21. "Electric vehicles are a practical and affordable mode of transportation. At the same time, they offer a solution for drastically reducing tailpipe CO2 emissions. They also reduce regulated exhaust pollutants, helping us to improve the air quality in our cities. Together, the public and private sectors can accelerate the transition to a zero-emission society," said Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. The COP21 car fleet will feature the Renault ZOE subcompact car, the Nissan LEAF compact car and the 7-seater Nissan e-NV200 van. The vehicles will be available to shuttle delegates 24 hours, seven days a week to and from the Le Bourget conference venue, as a complement to public transportation. This marks the first time the U.N. will use a zero-emission or 100% electric fleet for its entire passenger-car shuttle at a climate summit

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200 Renault and Nissan employees volunteer to drive at COP21 The 100% electric cars will be driven by a team of 200 professional drivers and 200 volunteers from Renault and Nissan. In June, the Renault-Nissan Alliance launched a call for volunteers to allow employees in and around Paris the opportunity to be part of COP21 as volunteer drivers. The response was overwhelming with more than 450 employees applying before the recruitment process was closed. The 200 successful Renault and Nissan applicants, as well as the professional drivers, will undergo a rigorous training program in preparation for the event. "Renault and Nissan employees are at the forefront of the electric-vehicle revolution. Many of them already drive an electric vehicle. They are the best ambassadors to demonstrate the benefits of these cars and what zero-emission mobility is all about," said Ghosn. The Renault-Nissan Alliance will set up network of 90 quick and standard charging stations in strategic locations with French electric utility company EDF powered by lowcarbon electricity. The residual emissions will be offset under an accredited U.N. carbon offsetting program. The quick charging stations will be able to charge the EVs from 0 to 80% capacity in about 30 minutes. The Alliance has sold more than 274,000 electric vehicles around the world, accounting for half of all EVs on the road since its first electric vehicle Nissan LEAF went on sale in late 2010.


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Turkey Considered Nominee In Manufacturing Of SsangYong “Turkey is a single nominee to manufacture SsangYong in out of Korea,” according to the statement of Yunus Sahsuvaroglu, Deputy Director General of SsangYong Distributor in Turkey

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he president and CEO of Korean SsangYong Motor Co., Johng Choi said Turkey was a single address to manufacture in out of Korea. While investment issue in Turkey comes on the agenda in Korea, also Yunus Sahsuvaroglu, Deputy Director General of Turkey’s Distributor of SsangYong announced the details of the issue to the daily Star newspaper. Sahsuvaroglu said they had accomplished the biggest SsangYong plaza of the world. Whenever the Korean media sees Johng Choi asks him, when would you invest in Turkey? Related news appeared in 20 newspapers that “Turkey wants to manufacture SsangYong.” In his last statement, he said; “If we produce the Korean vehicle in out of the country, that country would be Turkey. If the plan would realize, we guess that in the first stage assembly

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production will be installed. Then they would observe the market and when the market conditions materialize, the whole production might be launched.” Mentioning about Tivoli which is the most assertive model of Ssang Yong in recent time, Sahsuvaroglu said they could not meet the orders. When asked what comes to your mind when said Tivoli, Sahsuvaroglu said, “When I saw Tivoli, I liked much. I was excited. We had a slogan as the group; “We are an assertive and dynamic team making business with affection, letting the customers enjoy over their expectations.” This slogan has exactly corresponding with Tivoli. Tivoli model is quite assertive.” Stating they gave much importance to investments, Sahsuvaroglu said, “We take care of the service stations in a way to operate maintenance of 80-90 vehicles/day, to display 40-50 vehicles in the showrooms.


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Total Automotive Production Increased 17 % The total automotive production increased 17 percent to 974 thousand units; automobile production owned the biggest percentage in the first 9 months this year with the number of 566 thousand units increasing 7 percent

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he total production increased 17 percent to 974 thousand units; the automobile production increased 7 percent to 566 thousand units in the first 9 months this year, according to the statement posted by Turkish Automotive Manufacturers Association (OSD). In this period, the total market surged 39 percent to 693 thousand units. The automobile market raised 37 percent to 501 thousand units. The sales of imported automobiles became 75 percent in this period, according to the OSD. The total sales of automobiles increased 37 percent, imported ones 37 percent and domestic made ones 35 percent respectively in the first 9 months this year. The sales of imported light commercial vehicles were 45 percent in this period. The sales of the total light commercial vehicles increased 52 percent, domestic light commercial vehicles 63 percent and imported light commercial vehicles 40 percent in this period. The heavy vehicle market increased 12 percent to 30,197 units in this period. With regard to the construction sector developments, the truck market increased 13 percent to 26,529 units; bus market increased 23 percent to 1,329 units. In the last decade, the total automotive market expanded 32.5 percent, automobile market 45.3 percent, light commercial market 6.8 and truck market 16.6 percent respectively; the bus market constricted 15 percent. In September 2015, the share of imported automobile became 75 percent; in this segment the light commercial vehicle’s share was 45 percent. This period, while the total automobile exports based on unit increased 8 percent, the automobile exports decreased 1 percent. In the first 9 months the total exports became 707 thousand units accounting for 73 percent of the total

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production, the number of automobile exports accomplished 429 thousand units. While automobile exports decreased 1 percent, commercial vehicle exports increased 27 percent to 278 thousand units. Tractor exports constricted 15 percent to 10,983 units. In this period, together with tractor production the total vehicle production reached 1 million 13 units. The production increase in cargo and passenger vehicles in the first 9 months over the same period last year are as follows: Minibus: 71 % Pick up: 33% Bus: 25 % Light truck: 20 % Midibus: 16 % Truck: 11 % Automobile: 7 % Tractor: 6 % The total automotive production increased 17 percent to 974 thousand units; automobile production owned the biggest rate in the first 9 months this year with the number of 566 thousand units increasing 7 percent year-on-year. The tractor production increased 6 percent to 38,840 units in this period. Tractor production has also raised its highest figure in this period.


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Number Of Tractor Raises In Turkey The total number of tractors rose from 1 million 384 thousand 173 units to 1 billion 663 thousand 914 units with 20.2 percent between July 2010- July 2015

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he number of tractor which increases in the provinces experienced mostly in Ardahan with 74.9 percent, followed by Sırnak with 74.3 percent, Tunceli with 70.7 percent. Semsi Bayraktar, Chairman of Turkish Chambers of Agricultural Association, said Eastern and Southeastern Anatolian regions had shared the first line in the increase of tractor figure, the Southeastern region ranked atop in the increase with 34,1 percent, Eastern Anatolian Region second with 33.6 percent in recent 5 years. The total number of tractors rose from 1 million 384 thousand 173 units to 1 billion 663 thousand 914 units with 20.2 percent between July 2010- July 2015 in Turkey. “When we evaluate by provinces and regions of Turkey, the Eastern and Southeastern regions and the provinces ranked atop in the increase of tractors,” he said. Chairman Bayraktar continued, “In the aforementioned period, the number of tractor in the southeastern region raised from 84,636 to 114,807 units with 34.1 percent; in the Eastern Region the number raised from 90,682 units to 121,191 units with 33.6 percent. These regions followed by the Central Anatolia with 20,3 percent, the Aegean Region with 19.2 percent. The number of tractor increased 15.1 percent in the Black Sea Region, 14.1 percent in the Marmara

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region. The Aegean Region ranked atop in the total figure with 338,020 units as of the regions. The Central Anatolian Region followed the Aegean region with the number of 327,170 units, the Marmara region with 306,828 units, the Black Sea Region with 234,913 units and the Mediterranean Region with 220,985 units respectively.” By the provinces, Manisa kept its first line in terms of the number of tractor with 79,618 units, Konya with 78,937 units ranked second. Pointing out the geographical conditions were affecting use of tractor, Bayraktar said the number of tractor was quite less in the Eastern Black Sea and Eastern Anatolian provinces with regard to plain lands were insufficient. Stating that tractor fulfills the locomotive-duty of the modern agricultural mechanization, Bayraktar said, “Mechanization is a crucial element to raise the productivity in the agriculture sector. In order to ensure rational soil cultivation, sowing seeds, fertilization, use of pesticide, irrigation and harvesting are carried out primarily through tractor and mechanization. According to the international standards, the average tractor age which should be 11-12-year, in our country it reaches by 22-23-year old. The current tractor park should be raised by the international standards. So, the sales of new tractors are significant. The tractors, which economic lifecycle have been completed, might lead to ecological losses, as well as technical and economic losses.”


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TUMOSAN Gears Up To Make Heavy Machines As a first diesel engine manufacturer in Turkey, TUMOSAN is also getting ready to manufacture heavy machines together with a private company

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ollowing domestic made aircraft, automotive projects, now first hydraulic machine project will be made; the project will be managed cooperating with a private company. As the first diesel engine producer in Turkey, TUMOSAN will manufacture engine of the heavy machines with its own brand. In his announcement, stating TUMOSAN would manufacture forklifts in the first stage, Kurtulus Ogun, Director General of TUMOSAN, said; “Currently, there is assembly line for components which were purchased from abroad. Our production will be domestic-made machines.� Production of the new project in 2016 Highlighting that they would also focus on the other hydraulic machines following forklift production, TUMOSAN Director General Ogun told their new plans in engine production.

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Stating they would produce an engine of which designs and license completely belong to them, Ogun said they had planned various versions of the engines in different sizes for Altay Tank project. Acquiring tender for improving tank power of Turkish Defense Industry Undersecretariat, Ogun said TUMOSAN would launch works for power progress in 2016. He said they had planned to manufacture the first products in 2020, adding that they would manufacture engines in over and 1500 hp. The technical support will be taken from the Austrian firm AVL. Ogun also said they had demanded high speed train production. TUMOSAN Director General Kurtulus Ogun also reminded they would like to make products in armored vehicle concept; they would want to achieve more than one product on a production line.


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SOLUTRANS Brings Together Transport Professionals Promising to be the key event for road and urban transport professionals, SOLUTRANS 2015 is being held from 17th to 21st November at LYON Eurexpo

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OLUTRANS 2015 is being held from 17th to 21st November 2015 at Lyon Eurexpo promises to be the key event for road and urban transport professionals. A showcase of innovation for the entire industry, the show is set to host over 850 exhibitors and companies (including 20% foreigners from 16 countries), with nearly 37,000 expected visitors (15% international) and numerous highlights and innovations in the program. REPRESENTING A MAJOR PART OF THE FRENCH ECONOMY SOLUTRANS is the only event in France bringing together all the players in the road and urban transport sector: manufacturers of commercial vehicles, trailers and semitrailers – bodybuilders – equipment manufacturers - tyres... In a sensitive context with a slight recovery predicted, the exhibition shows the dynamism of the sector and its stakeholders in terms of innovation and environmental efficiency. A PLACE FOR NETWORKING AND SHARING As a place for reflection and discussions about solutions and the major themes of the future, SOLUTRANS 2015 offers many opportunities for a 360° approach to the market: - A TV stage with many programs (broadcast on the exhibition’s YouTube channel) on subjects related to the environment, to

the standardisation of special vehicles, training, maintenance or refrigerated transport; - A conference entitled "Perspectives on raw materials in 2015/2020"; - The fourth meeting for the industrial and urban vehicle sector that will report on the work of the Automotive Industry Platform (PFA) and the COFIT, collective actions implemented by bodybuilders, manufacturers and suppliers... EVENTS TO HIGHLIGHT AND HONOUR SOLUTRANS will welcome all kinds of transport solutions and organise a broad range of events: - LCV area, bringing together manufacturers, bodybuilders, OEMs, renters and financiers as well. - A day dedicated to Germany, the country of honour, as part of a round table on the theme "Electric commercial vehicles in urban areas: a burgeoning FrancoGerman strategic market". - The SOLUTRANS gala evening to celebrate 170 years of the FFC. REWARDING INNOVATION The expertise of its exhibitors allows SOLUTRANS to focus on innovation more than ever for its 2015 event. This approach will be confirmed through: - The Innovation in Transport Solutions Awards, organised by the Lyon CCI - And for the first time, three internationally recognized awards: International Truck of the Year, International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award. About SOLUTRANS An international exhibition for road and urban transport professionals, SOLUTRANS is the only event in France bringing together all the players in the truck industry (manufacturers, vans, light commercial vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers, builders, bodyworkers, suppliers, tyres...). Part of the FFC (French Bodywork Federation) and organised by COMEXPOSIUM, SOLUTRANS is held under the patronage of the Department of Industry and Growth.

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Turkish Automobile And LCV Market Up 40% Turkish automobile and light commercial vehicle (LCV) market surged 40 percent in the first 9 months this year to 662,988 units in the first 9 month over the same period previous year

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urkish automobile and light commercial vehicle market, which achieved growth in the previous eight months, plunged 3.77 percent to 64,025 units in September 2015. In September the sales of automobiles constricted 4.41 percent to 47,088 units, last year the sales of automobiles were 49,262 units. The light commercial vehicle market decreased 1.92 percent to 16,937 units in September over the same month last year. However, the automobile and light commercial vehicle market surged 40 percent in the first 9 months this year; the growth was 37 percent in automobile market and 52 percent

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in light commercial vehicle with regard to increase in the previous months of the year in the market. The total market of Turkish automobile and light commercial vehicle boosted 40 percent to 662,988 units in the first 9 month over the same period previous year. The sales figure was 473,498 units in the first 9 months last year. The sales of automobiles were 500,905 units in this period increasing 36.57 percent. Last year the figure was 366,768 units. The light commercial vehicle market surged 51.86 percent to 162,083 units in this period this year, last year the sales figure was 106,730 units.


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“We Should Get Share From Growing EU Market” The members of TAYSAD manufacture components for the automotive industry in the international standards, so we can be able to get share sufficiently from the EU market in the wanted level, Dr. Mehmet Dudaroglu, head of TAYSAD

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he Head of Association of Automotive Parts & Components Manufacturers (TAYSAD), Dr. Mehmet Dudaroglu met with the press members at Istanbul Avangrade Hotel in a conversation gathering. Dudaroglu said any growth was not gained in the share of GDP in terms of Turkish automotive supplier industry when looked at recent 5 years’ the data. Happening in the rate of 18 percent, the figures have reflected as negative to our competitive power with the European countries.” He continued; “Not gaining any increase and keeping the increase rate in 18 percentages since 2010 to date, Turkish manufacturing industry lagged behind of the countries such as Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. This shows that we have not protected our advantage and competition power. So, supports and incentives of the state should be promoted through being elaborated. We can be able to let our competition skill reach by the wanted level.” Highlighting the members of TAYSAD would manufacture components for the automotive industry in the international standards, Dudaroglu marked that the supplier industry had a crucial place in the manufacturing sector. The funds that remain from the research support programs should be assessed Stating that Turkey’s competition power should get benefit more from the supports of R & D in order to let it reach to the wanted levels, Dr. Dudaroglu continued, “Between 2010 -2014, a total of TL4,7 billion allocated for the Research Support Programs from the budgets of TUBITAK, the Turkey’s

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scientific research organization, but we see that of these only TL3,7 billion was used. In recent 5 years unused research allocation is TL970 million. So, we would like to be transferred this unused funds to the universities and to be used in industry-university cooperation. Particularly, we want it to be assessed in Industry 4.0 Studies which are identified as 4th Industrial Revolution.” He noted they would also experience the effects of fluctuations in the world markets and the slowing down in the Chinese economy as well as other countries across the world, adding that growth in the European Union was continuing. “We should take steps to increase our exports in the EU countries and search for the ways to strengthen our place in this competition condition. We should get our share from increasingly growing market as the automotive supplier industry,” Dr. Dudaroglu highlighted.


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How Marking Can Safeguard the Automotive Industry Exploring how direct part marking solutions can help ensure consumer safety and protect brand reputation

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y Sergio Zamora, Vertical Marketing Manager Automotive, Videojet Technologies Counterfeiting is not just a problem for consumer electronics, pharmaceutical drugs and fashion labels anymore. Counterfeit goods have become a major issue for the automotive industry, particularly in the aftermarket. Illegal counterfeit parts including vital internal components, such as oil and air filters, wheels, spark plugs, and brake discs and pads, and even air bags, are finding their way into cars and trucks. Not subject to the same manufacturing procedures, safety testing and quality standards as genuine original equipment manufacturer (OEM) components, these parts present some very serious safety and economic issues. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), each year an estimated 36,000 fatalities and 1.5 million injuries are the result of defective counterfeit automotive parts . In addition, counterfeit parts take their toll on automotive manufacturers’ bottom lines. The U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that the rising number of counterfeit parts costs the automotive industry approximately $12 billion each year in lost profits globally and more than 200,000 manufacturing jobs . Finally, defective and potentially dangerous parts can have an adverse effect on an automotive manufacturer’s most valuable asset – brand reputation. International Standards Numerous safety and anti-counterfeiting legislation

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has been enacted throughout the world, aimed at protecting consumers, as well as intellectual property. There are active steps that manufacturers can take to improve the situation. As an added measure, in order to protect consumer safety, traceability standards have been established to help verify genuine OEM parts, cutting down on counterfeit components. The most prevalent is ISO/TS16949, developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), an internationally recognized group that creates standards accepted throughout 164 countries, including North America and the EU. In conjunction with the International Automotive Task Force (IATF), the standard was developed for the automotive industry, requiring automotive designers and manufacturers to obtain third party-verified quality management certification . This includes a clause specific to traceability, requiring manufacturers to clearly identify and document their products. By demonstrating compliance with ISO/TS16949, manufacturers can win new business in lucrative markets and countries where some suppliers require ISO certification.


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Improving Traceability With an eye on traceability, various technologies exist that OEMs and their components suppliers can utilize to verify that only the highest quality parts go into vehicles. Direct part marking (DPM) technologies can be used to mark original components by printing 1D or 2D barcodes directly onto the parts. DPM is durable, providing permanent identification that lasts as long as the part does and can weather all types of environmental conditions. A wide range of DPM methods can accommodate most materials used to manufacture automotive components including plastic, metal, aluminum, wood, leather and glass. These codes can be used to confirm that genuine parts across the supply chain are being used, reducing the level of counterfeit products and ensuring that only high quality parts are used in automotive manufacturing and part replacement or repair. DPM technologies include laser marking, continuous inkjet printing (CIJ), dot preening and electrochemical etching. When determining the type of technology needed, it is important to consider the type of material or substrate being marked. Another key factor to consider is the manufacturing line, itself. For example, does the technology work well on a largely automated line? Laser Marking Laser marking uses heat rather than ink to apply codes to automotive parts. This method is considered highly flexible and features non-contact marking, ideal for “difficult� surfaces. For example, a CO2 Laser can be used to mark codes on glass and synthetics, while a Solid State Laser is better suited for materials such as aluminum, copper, titanium, iron, steel, magnesium and ceramics. High abrasion resistance of marks applied by laser technology provides improved durability and permanence. Laser marking systems can be automated and require very little maintenance, allowing for faster coding. Methods include ablation, engraving, tempering, bleaching, inner-engraving and fracturing. Continuous Inkjet Printing Another non-contact coding technology, Continuous Inkjet Printing (CIJ) can operate on a wide variety of substrates without damaging or compromising the part’s surface. Delivering a stream of ink drops to the print target via a print head, CIJ technology can print on nearly any surface, smooth or irregular, and can apply codes to the side, top, bottom or interior of a component. CIJ printing can be adapted to various surfaces by specifying the right ink and initial investment costs are typically lower than laser marking systems. This makes CIJ a cost-effective solution for low-to-medium volume producers. However, OEMs should keep in mind that CIJ technology requires the product marked to be completely clean to achieve a clear code, possibly adding process steps, time and resources to production. In addition, most inkjet codes can be removed using certain solvents.

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Dot Preening Dot preening technology uses an indenting pin to create an indentation for each dot in the code. The contrast necessary for accurate verification comes from light that reflects differently on the indentations and the surface of the product. Applicable to aluminum, copper, iron, and steel, dot preening requires low initial investment and provides permanent marks. Dot preening ensures high abrasion resistance and allows for greater mobility on the production line. However, this technology is not suited for components made using thinner or more fragile materials. Electrochemical Etching Electrochemical etching removes layers of material through electrolysis, providing high quality marks on select substrates including aluminum, copper, titanium, iron, steel and magnesium. The technology is easy-to-use and inexpensive to implement. The process offers highresolution black etch marks and can be used on both soft and fully-hardened metals. However, electrochemical etching has limited flexibility, as it can only be used on metallic conductive materials and pre-formed molded are needed for each code. The fact of the matter is counterfeit parts are big business; finding their way into the automotive supply chain they can create an unsafe environment for consumers, cost the industry billions in lost profits, and tarnish hard-earned automotive brand reputations. While counterfeiting is illegal, and governments are working together to stem the flow of fake products being traded throughout the world, there are existing manufacturing processes that the automotive industry can implement, such as DPM technology. This solution can work to verify genuine OEM parts and reduce the number of counterfeit parts installed in vehicles. Stringent international supply chain standards, such as ISO/TS16949, require component traceability throughout the supply chain. There are various DPM methods that can place 1D or 2D barcodes on a wide range of materials and fit into any existing production line, including laser marking, CJI, dot preening and electrochemical etching. These codes serve to confirm the authenticity of quality parts at any stage of the automotive supply chain. In compliance with safety and quality standards, these marking technologies are an excellent way for the automotive industry to protect the general public, their profits and the reputation of their brand.


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Auto Industry Launches Data Protection To Reduce CO2 Auto industry launches data protection commitment as it highlights potential of intelligent transport systems (ITS) to reduce CO2

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n the occasion of the Motor Show in Frankfurt, the President of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), Carlos Ghosn, outlined the automobile industry’s approach to tackling CO2 from road transport, focusing on the potential of intelligent transport systems (ITS). Mr Ghosn also presented the EU industry’s new statement on the protection of personal data. Mr Ghosn’s statements marked the launch of a new study by ERTICO on the extent to which ITS systems can reduce CO2 emissions from cars. According to the study, in-vehicle eco-navigation systems (dynamic navigation tools that use real-time data to reduce fuel) have a 5-10% emissions reduction potential. Eco-driving systems – which recognise driving behaviour and provide the driver with on-trip advice and post-trip feedback – can bring down emissions by 5-20%. Regarding infrastructure, the two highest-potential measures

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are traffic signal coordination and parking guidance. Giving drivers real-time advice on traffic signals and guidance to find a parking space could produce a further 10% savings in CO2 emissions for equipped vehicles in the areas where these systems are deployed. Currently new vehicles (less than one year old) represent only about 5% of the total EU car fleet, and the average age of cars is 9.7 years and rising. “With this in mind, the study’s findings make a clear case for a faster renewal of the fleet, so that we can bring more vehicles with the latest technologies to the street faster,” Mr Ghosn stated. “But connected vehicles and faster fleet renewal will not be enough. ACEA is therefore also calling on policy makers to invest more in appropriate infrastructure improvements.” As ITS systems rely on the collection, use and process of data from different sources, including from the vehicle itself, they also raise the challenge of data protection. Recognising the concerns around this subject, ACEA’s Board adopted a statement setting out five principles of data protection to which the industry will adhere. These principles include transparency, customer choice, ‘privacy by design’, data security and proportionate use of data. “Data protection is an issue automakers take very seriously, as we are committed to providing our customers with a high level of protection and maintaining their trust,” explained Ghosn. “This is essential if ITS and the connected car are to fulfil their potential to contribute towards societal goals such as facilitating traffic management, reducing fuel consumption and bringing down CO2 emissions.”


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“You Becomes A Role Model In Bosch World”

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“You have become a role model in Bosch world, regarding achieving the difficulties of quality management, so I congratulate you and your team,” Volkmar Denner, Chairman of the Board of Management of Bosch GmbH

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ast year producing the number of 1 million servo brakes without a single fault, Bursa Brake Systems Plant was deserved Quality Award 2014 of Bosch Global. Nearly producing brake systems in the northwestern province of Bursa and offering to the entire world, Turkey Bursa Brake Systems Plant has renewed its production line at its new building and increased its capacity utilization. The plant has made breakthrough with its successful work and deserved to Quality Award 2014. Presenting the award to Metin Kartal, Manager of Bursa Brake Systems Plant, Volkmar Denner, Chairman of the Board of Management of Bosch GmbH, said: “You have become a role model in Bosch world. Regarding achieving the difficulties of quality management, I congratulate you and your team.”

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Summarizing secret of success, ‘Thinking by forcing borders, as being loyal to strategy’ Metin Kartal, Manager of the Bursa Plant, said; “Flawless quality in the production is one of the success factors for us. However, besides this, another factor that takes us to customers is being within a close work with customers.” About Bosch Turkey Bosch Turkey maintains its activities in 5 different areas as mobility solutions, energy and building technologies, industrial technologies and durable consumer goods in Bursa, Kocaeli, Manisa and Tekirdag provinces. First, Bosch Group launched its works in 1972 in Turkey. With 15,000 employees, 1,68 billion euro of turnover, 1,22 billion euro of exports Bosch Turkey operates. The products and services of Bosch Group are designed to increase life quality via innovative, useful and extraordinary solutions.


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Automotive Exports Surpass $2 Billion In October Turkish automotive industry exports surpassed $2bilion threshold in October on monthly basis first time this year, Orhan Sabuncu, Chairman of Turkish Automotive Industry Exporters Association

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he automotive exports exceeded $2 billion in October first time this year, Orhan Sabuncu, Chairman of Turkish Automotive Industry Exporters Association (OIB). “We have been in the heightening trend in last months this year. We have crowned this success in October surpassing $2 billion threshold we have raised our morale, he recorded. The automotive exports have made the sector face smile with the most increase rate and the highest value among the all industrial sectors, according to the data of Turkey’s overall exports in October 2015. In 2014, exceeding $2 billion threshold a few times, the automotive industry even approaching to this figure in recent months but could not have exceed this figure before October this year. Achieving the expected success in October the automotive exports accomplished over $2 billion 31 million with 19 percent increase over the same month last year. However constricting 7 percent, the sector total exports became $17 billion 399 million in the first ten months this year, compared to the same period last year. While increase is seen in all product groups, especially over 50% in special purpose vehicles, bus-minibus-midibus groups took the automotive industry back to successful days last year. The OIB Executive Board Chairman Orhan Sabuncu drew

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attention to the positive developments happened in the EU countries in recent months. “As the automotive industry, we have been in upward trend in the last months. We have crowned our successful trend in October. We have also raised our morale surpassing $2 billion threshold. As for the reason that lies under the success is 21 percent increase in exports accomplished to the EU countries in October. When we evaluate as rational, we hope the growth rates which were 64% in Slovenia, 43% in Italy, 40% in the Netherlands, 29% in both Belgium and the UK to continue in the upcoming months,” Sabuncu said. In October, the supplier automotive industry exports increased 10 percent to $820 million. This followed by the passenger cars with 5 percent growth to $592 million, special purpose vehicles with 57 percent increase to $479 million, bus-minibusmidibus group with 57 percent to 118 million. As for the other item the sector exports decreased 8 percent to $21 million. In the first 10 months, the supplier industry exports constricted 10 percent to $7 billion 142 million, passenger cars plunged 7 percent to $5 billion 639 million, the special purpose vehicles slightly increased 0.3 percent to $3 billion 430 million, busminibus-midibus group increased 8 percent to $958 million and the sector exports in other items decreased 12 percent to $228 million.


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