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Automechanica Moscow to stand out as a unique meeting point


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GROUP CHAIRMAN H. FERRUH ISIK PUBLISHER: İstmag Magazin Gazetecilik İç ve Dış Ticaret Ltd. Şti. Genel Müdür (Managing Editor) Mehmet Söztutan (mehmet.soztutan@img.com.tr)

Mehmet Soztutan, Editor-in-Chief mehmet.soztutan@img.com.tr Responsible Editor Yusuf Okçu (yusuf.okcu@img.com.tr)

We are at Automechanika Moscow once more

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he automotive industry is one of the remarkable “locomotives” of the Turkish economy. It assembles some of the country’s largest exporters and represents one of the leading investor industries. At the same time, a multitude of enterprises engage themselves in both production and trading, adding enormous value to the already dynamic automotive and autoparts industry. Turkey's autoparts industry exports are increasing steadily year by year. Turkey is the only country within the surrounding geographical area to have established a well advanced automotive industry. Therefore, the automotive industry is strategically important both for Turkey and for firms that will invest in Turkey. The autoparts industry of the country has developed rapidly as a consequence of developments in the automotive industry. The Turkish autoparts industry with its large capacity, wide variety of production and high standards, supports automotive industry production and the vehicles in Turkey and also has ample potential for exports. Nowadays, the shape and structure of Turkish automotive industry is changing dynamically, making Turkey an alternative suppliers center for global manufacturers. A large amount of vehicles that the large international car manufacturers produce in Turkey is aimed for export purposes all over the world. Competition appears from all corners of the globe within this perspective. To respond, manufacturers are reducing costs and increasing responsiveness through outsourcing, sourcing globally and implementing demand-driven strategies. As known, 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 Automechanika Moscow 2015, organized by Messe Frankfurt RUS together with the exhibition company ITE, traditionally presents a unique spectrum of products from leading international manufacturers such as automotive parts, car washing, workshop and filling-station equipment, IT products and services, accessories and tuning. Actually, Messe Frankfurt Exhibitions have turned out to be effective communicative and marketing platforms, giving an opportunity to promote products, services and projects, carrying out negotiations and signing contracts. We are convinced that Automechanika Moscow would be instrumental to increase business opportunities in the automotive industry. We wish all business people success and lucrative business.

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Tofas Issues Second Sustainability Report

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ssuing first sustainability report in 2014, Tofas has edited its second report in this area. Having prepared by Global Reporting Initiative (GR14) standards, Tofas Sustainability Report evaluates the company’s performance in various areas comply with both international and approved criterions in the sector. The report gives place all activities of Tofas ranging from production to working conditions, shareholder relations to quality policy in line with sustainable policy in a detail way. In the framework of corporate sustainable policy including all activities of the company, Tofas has issued its second report in sustainability. Sustainability principles which take Tofas to the sector leadership and future objectives take place in the report. The report makes up a source of information for investors and shareholders, dealers, business partners, civic society organizations in addition to all related persons and establishments. Cengiz Eroldu, CEO of Tofas, indicated Tofas had some 6,500 employees, in addition achieving competence in R & D, also advancing to future in the world standards production and investments with safe steps. Eroldu continued, “We work with consciousness of our responsibility for the society and world, building a sustainable tomorrow. In line with this, tackling environmental, social and economic dimensions of our activities with a holistic approach, we make up business models based on sustainable future strategies. In addition, we act along with accountability, transparency, fairness, responsibility concepts in all process and activities. Together with the importance that we give to corporate management implementations, we also show necessary sensibility to corporate sustainability implementations. Taking place in BIST Sustainability Index is an indicator of this.�

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Smart Steering Wheel Detects Driver Drowsiness

mart steering wheel detects driver drowsiness. This new system lets drivers know when their grip lessens or their hands stop moving on the wheel, indicating the possibility of drowsiness. Already available are systems that detect driver fatigue via steering wheel movements or by analyzing drivers' faces. German engineering firm Hoffman and Krippner, in cooperation with Guttersberg Consulting, has now developed what its designers believe is a better alternative – a fatigue-sensing steering wheel add-on that tracks the driver's grip. The technology is based on the fact that when people drive and are reasonably alert, they're constantly applying pressure to the wheel and/or moving their hands along it. If someone should fall asleep, have a heart attack or otherwise lose consciousness, that pressure will lessen and their hands will move less. The actual device consists of a thin strip of sensors developed by Guttersberg Consulting that is applied to the inside rim of a manufacturer's existing steering wheel, beneath the leather (or other) covering. That "Sensofoil" strip is made up of thin AUGUST 2015

layers of foil, that have a weak electrical current running through them. When pressure is applied and causes the layers to touch one another, it generates a short circuit between those layers, much in the same way that a resistive touchscreen works. A microprocessor keeps track of the intensity, frequency and location of those shorts, and uses it to establish a typical driving pattern for the user. When they deviate from it significantly, the vehicle will then alert them to wake up and pull over. Additionally, the system could be programmed to feature up to 10 "hot spots" on the wheel, which the driver could touch to activate features such as entertainment or communications controls. According to the company, its resistive technology is superior to capacitive systems being developed by other groups in that it's less sensitive to factors such as dirt, sweat and temperature changes; it works even when the driver is wearing gloves; it detects pressure changes incrementally, as opposed to just all or nothing; and, it can register those changes more quickly. It might be some time before you see it in vehicles, however - commercialization is still a couple of years away.


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IETT Set For Intercontinental Trip

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enewing the public transport fleet completely, the IETT continues to send its operable buses to the countries in need. After sending 30 buses to Bosnia Herzegovina, now it is sending buses to Liberia and Chad. Over demand from Liberia for bus trainer personnel, the IETT has donated 20 Ikarus brand buses signing cooperation with TIKA (Turkish Prime Ministry Cooperation and Coordination Agency) through seaway to Liberia, according to the statement posted by the IETT. Having made entire maintenance and repairing of 20 buses, the IETT have shipped the buses to Liberia together with spare parts. In order to combat Ebola virus, the IETT also converted 2 buses into mobile hospital. Chad to reach buses in September Meanwhile, the IETT is preparing to send 20 buses to Chad over negotiation of Dr. Kadir Topbas, Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan with Ahmet Kavas Turkish Ambassador to Chad and Dr. Havva Came, Governor of N’Djamena in Chad.

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After cooperation with TIKA, the maintenance-repairing and renewing processes of 20 units O 345 model Mercedes buses are continuing. The buses are planned to be shipped to N’Djamene Municipality in Chad in September. In order to get training 3 persons from Liberia and 3 from Chad came to Turkey. The teams who were trained for two weeks will train the personnel in their countries.


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‘denizevi.net’: Full Steam Ahead

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y saying ‘full steam ahead’ the webpage ‘denizevi.net’ is online for entrepreneurs, investors, sector’s employees and fans of maritime who have devoted themselves to the maritime sector! By the motto ‘full steam ahead’ denizevi.net has been online for entrepreneurs, investors, sector’s members who have devoted themselves to the maritime sector with purpose to offer reliable sources and right information by the expert persons. The internet portal, which has launched its publication activity in the structure of ISTMAG, aims to be one of the most popular websites for ship-owners, shipyard owners, captains, chief engineers, crew and fans of maritime who have made maritime a life style themselves through the topical news, exclusive interviews and extraordinary issues, in which trends and events are blended to guide the maritime sector. Around the clock interactive The internet page, which will strengthen its broadcasting

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program with social sharing areas and live broadcast, will also make up a reliable and effective information platform for the sector trackers.


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Number Of Airline Passenger To Exceed 200 Million In 2017 Turkey’s aviation sector is expected to exceed the current passenger limit by reaching over 200 million in 2017 with 23 percent increase, according to the report of the State Airport Authority

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he number of airline passenger which was 166 million in 2014 would reach 204 million with 23 percent increase in 2017, according to the announcement of General Directorate of State Airport Authority (DHMI). Last year setting a record in aviation, Turkey aviation sector is expected to exceed the passenger limit of 200 million in 2017, according to revised report of the DHMI. The report includes the items such as passenger, aircraft, cargo and expectations. Last year including direct transit flights, the number of airline passengers accounted for 166 million 181 thousand 339, this year it is expected to reach 178,5 million with 7 percent rise. Next year the number would be 192,5 million, the number of passenger is expected to exceed 204 million in 2017. The biggest increase in airline passenger would realize in the domestic lines. Last year, being the number of 85,4 million, expected to reach by 107,4 million increasing 25.7 percent

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in 2017. The number of passenger in the international lines would reach 96,4 million. Aircraft traffic will surge 21 percent Last year including transit flights the aircraft traffic was 1 million 678 thousand 971, it is expected to reach 1 million 796 thousand 774 this year. Next year it is foreseen to rise by 1 million 930 thousand 545, as for the year 2017 the number would exceed 2 million. In 2017, the aircraft traffic is expected to boost 21 percent. The domestic line traffic Last year the cargo movement through Turkey’s airports was 2 million 893 thousand tons, this year the cargo transport expected to reach over 3 million tons and next year it would be 3 million 226 thousand tons, in 2017 it is foreseen the cargo transport by aircraft might be 3 million 392 thousand tons.


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Automotive Exports Experience Slowdown In the first seven months this year, the automotive sector exports reached $12 billion 135 million plunging 11.5 percent as value over the same period previous year

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he Turkish automotive exported products worth $1,644 billion constricting 17 percent in July year on

year. In the first seven months of the year, the sector exports reached $12 billion 135 million plunging 11.5 percent over the same period last year. The sector export data was released by Uludag Automotive Industry Exporters’ Association (OIB). Despite plunge of the automotive exports in July; the sector sustained its sectorial leadership in the overall exports of Turkey. Although the sector exports increased 13 percent in Spain, 147 percent growth in bus-minibus-midibus group exports to the UK, 21 percent in the supplier industry exports to the US; but losses were experienced in the exports shipped to Germany, France and Italy. While plunge experienced 17 percent in value-base, 2 percent in weight-base, as for amount-base 9.5 percent increase was enjoyed in the sector exports in July. As for the product groups are regarded, the supplier industry exports reached worth $681 million decreasing 12 percent in July. This month passenger car exports decreased 32 percent to $485 million. The special purpose vehicles constricted 2.5 percent to $367 million, this followed by the bus-minibus-

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midibus group exports decreasing 7 percent to $90 million. Under the other items the sector exports became $21 million with 29 percent constriction. In the first 7 months this year, the supplier industry plunged 13 percent to $4 billion 965 million, passenger cars to $12 billion 42 million with 12 percent decrease, the special purpose vehicle decreased 10 percent to $2 billion 301 million; in this period bus-minibus-midibus group exports boosted 5 percent to $660 million. The country-based, the most sector exports shipped to Germany as previous periods even though decreasing 25 percent to $238 million, export decrease was 18 percent to $214 million to the UK, 10 percent decrease worth $166 million to France. Increase in the sector exports to Spain was 13 percent to $100 million, the US export increase was 111 percent to $71 million, to Slovenia was 19 percent to $53 million in July 2015. In the first 7 months, the sector exports decreased 15 percent to $1 billion 915 million, 5 percent up worth $1 billion 587 million to the UK; the exports to France decreased 18 percent to $1 billion 204 million. The export growth to the US was 81 percent to $411 million, 10 percent up worth $645 million to Spain in the first seven months.


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Automotive Market Foreseen Between 900,000-950,000 Units

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The automobile market increased 49 to 516,386 units in the first seven months this year, for the whole year market the market is expected to reach by the number between 900,000 – 950,000 units in 2015

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ntering the market hastily at the beginning of the year, the automotive sector slightly cut its speed in the domestic market. The Turkish automotive market achieved the sales of 516,386 units increasing 49 percent in the first seven months, according to the data released by Turkish Automotive Distributors’ Association (ODD). In this period this year, the automobile market increased 44, the light commercial vehicle 67 percent. In July, the market expanded 40 percent to 83,836 units. The sales of automobiles increased 8 percent to 64,218 units. The

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light commercial vehicle market increased 48 percent to 19,618 units. In the statement posted by the ODD, said; “The expected developments in the sector for the rest part of the year are listed as the interest rise expectation of the Central Bank of the US (FED), quantitative easing of the European Central Bank so as to support the economic revive, geopolitical developments, decisive fighting with inflation of Central Bank of Turkish Republic, development in the current account deficit and process of post-electoral. In the statement also place given to the total market for 2015, according to this the total automotive market is expected to reach by a number between 900,000 – 950,000 units.


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BMC Participates In Busworld Turkey

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BMC Otomotiv, one of the biggest commercial vehicles and military transport producers and exporting to over 80 countries, will participate in Busworld Turkey 2016 to be held on April 14th 17th in Istanbul

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MC Otomotiv, one of the biggest commercial vehicles and military transport producers in Turkey, is participating to Busworld Turkey 2016 to be held on April 14th – 17th in Istanbul. BMC Otomotiv incorporates Design, R&D center, engineering, production, sales and after sales services and since the beginning of the first production, it has contributed 10 billion dollars added-value to the Turkish economy with a production of over 300.000 vehicles. BMC's production facilities are located in Izmir and have a surface of over 200.000 square meters. The company was founded in 1964. To name some bus related facts in their existence: in 1988 the first 'Levend' series minibus was produced and a first Natural Gas powered Bus saw the light in 2007. Today, BMC produces diesel engine and natural gas engine buses. The Procity (12m) and Probus LE (9m) both are available with a diesel engine or a CNG engine. The Midilux (7,5m) only exists in a diesel engine version. BMC is exporting to over 80 countries, mainly in the European Union. Mieke Glorieux, Managing Director of Busworld and the

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team of HKF Trade Fairs, Busworld's partner in Turkey, are very pleased to welcome BMC at Busworld Turkey 2016. BMC, which is having an important role for many years in public transportation, puts in diesel and CNG-powered buses to municipal and public drivers service with dynamic, innovative and solution development approach. About BMC Otomotiv BMC Otomotiv, one of the biggest commercial and military transport producers, is taking firm steps forward and becoming global brand with its renewed goals on its 50th year. BMC Otomotiv works and produces for Turkey to add more and new achievements by multinational company structure with Turkish and Qatar partnership. BMC Otomotiv incorporates Design, R&D center, engineering, production, sales and after sales services and since the beginning of first BMC production it has contributed 10 billion dollars add value to Turkey economy with over 300.000 vehicle production. Producing power of Turkey, BMC, which produces over 700 configuration vehicles, spare parts, engine, casting pieces and exporting to over 80 countries mainly European Union Members, continues on its way at 200.000 square meter field.


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EU Commercial Vehicle Registrations Surge 12.9% In 1H

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In June 2015, demand for new commercial vehicles in the EU increased 18.6% for the sixth consecutive month, totalling 197,203 units; as for the first semester of 2015, the EU market expanded (+12.9%), totalling 1,030,140 units

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n June 2015, demand for new commercial vehicles in the EU increased 18.6% for the sixth consecutive month, totalling 197,203 units. Growth was sustained across all commercial vehicle segments and in all major markets, with Germany (+9.4%), Italy (+12.5%), France (+12.9%), the UK (+18.5%) and Spain (+49.7%) posting growth. In the first semester of 2015, the EU market expanded (+12.9%), totalling 1,030,140 commercial vehicles. During the same period, Spain (+36.8%), the UK (+21.8%), Italy (+8.6%), Germany (+4.6%) and France (+1.6%) all posted growth. New light commercial vehicles up to 3.5t – vans In June 2015, new registrations of light commercial vehicles totalled 163,738 units, up (+16.3%) compared to June 2014. This marked the 22nd consecutive month of growth in this segment. Spain (+45.2%), the UK (+16.4%), France (+10.3%), Italy (+9.1%) and Germany (+8.5%) all contributed positively to the upturn. From January to June 2015, the number of 854,733 new vans was registered in the EU (+12.3%). Spain (+35.6%), the UK (+19.8%), Italy (+7.7%) and Germany (+6.6%) saw their demand for vans increase over this period, while France remained stable (+0.8%). New heavy commercial vehicles over 16t-heavy trucks June 2015 results showed an increase in new heavy truck registrations (+32.7%), totalling 23,360 units. Spain (+105.0%), still benefiting from the government incentive program, largely contributed to this positive outcome, followed by Italy

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(+50.5%), the UK (+39.7%) and France (+34.5%) which all posted double-digit growth. Six months into the year, the EU market grew (+20.3%), reaching 126,039 units. The UK (+57.7%), Spain (+47.4%), Italy (+19.1%), France (+9.4%) and Germany (+2.2%) saw their demand for heavy trucks increase, contributing to the overall upturn of the EU market over the period. New medium & heavy commercial vehicles over 3.5t– trucks In June 2015, the number of 29,896 new trucks was registered in the EU, up (+31.4%) compared to June 2014. All major markets significantly supported the overall expansion, with Spain (+102.2%), Italy (+41.8%), France (+36.3%), the UK (+36.0%) and Germany (+11.3%) posting double-digit growth. From January to June 2015, results for trucks were diverse, with Germany (-0.4%) performing slightly less well than in the same period last year, while Spain (+44.3%), the UK (+42.7%) and Italy (+15.1%) recorded significant increases. Overall, 156,738 new trucks (+15.9%) were registered in the EU New buses & coaches over 3,5t In June 2015, new bus and coach registrations increased (+28.6%) compared to June 2014, totalling 3,569 units. Italy (+92.6%), France (+59.4%), the UK (+42.9%) and Germany (+22.8%) positively contributed to the overall expansion, while Spain (-4.7%) performed less well than in June 2014. In the first semester of 2015, the EU market increased (+16.9%), totalling 18,669 new buses and coaches. Demand was primarily driven by Spain (+57.4%) and the UK (+21.6%), followed by France (18.9%) and Italy (+16.8%).


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Crude Oil Imports Hit 33-Month High Turkey’s crude oil imports reached 33-month high with over 2 million tons in May; in the first five months this year the payment for oil bill was $3,8 billion

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urkey’s crude oil imports reached 2 million 50 tons in May 2015 and left behind the level of 2 million tons of imported oil after 33 months accounting for the period of nearly 3 years. According to the data from the Treasury Undersecretariat, Turkey’s crude oil imports surged 65.4 percent in May over the same month last year. This rate has accounted for the biggest rise in recent 14 and half years. Previously Turkey’s crude oil imports increased 76.4 percent in November 2000 year on year. With this crude oil imports Turkey exceeded the level of 2 million tons in May. Turkey surpassed the given threshold lastly in August 2012 with 2 million 95 thousand tons.

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In the first five months this year, the crude oil imports increased 38.1 percent compared to the same period previous year. In this period this year, the crude oil imports reached 9 million tons. The import figures show the highest level of recent 7 years when the first five months of the figures are compared with each other. In the first 5 months of 2008, Turkey’s crude oil imports were 9,5 million tons. In return of the crude oil imports, $565 million was paid in January, in February payment was $719 million, in March $759 million, in April $799 million and in May the payment for crude oil was 926 million in 2015. Turkey’s crude oil bill reached $3 billion 804 million in the first months this year.


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Indigenous Car Readies By End Of August Turkish Minister Işık, “A very crucial progress had been made in the issue of domestic made car; three prototypes will be manufactured by the end of August”

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he awards of the alternative-powered vehicle race - which was held by the organization of Scientific and Society Department, an affiliation of TUBITAK, (Turkey’s Scientific and Technological Research Council) in the district of Korfez, Kocaeli province - were presented by Fikri Işık, Turkish Minister of Science Industry and Technology. In his speech, briefing about domestic made car, the Minister Işık reminded that a very crucial progress had been taken in the issue of domestic made car; three prototypes would be manufactured by the end of August. Having held at the Korfez runway on 3-9 August 2015, the universities which were qualified for the alternative-powered car races have gotten their prizes. Stating they had held the same race at the Korfez race runway in 2014, Minister Işık continued, “Last year, we said here that we would manufacture the domestic made car. The domestic made car would be made in the electric vehicle category not in the internal combustion engine category. Exactly, one year have passed, today we have taken a very significant distance. By the end of this month, three prototypes will have been manufactured. One more prototype will come following necessary modifications and changes to be made. In 2016, we will manufacture 30-40 vehicles to be tested in all seasons, climate and land conditions.” Before 2020, the Turkish branded car on the roads across the world “I hope, prior to the year 2020, a Turkish brand will be on

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the road the world over. This has utmost importance in terms of Turkey. We should be at a platform in order to compete in the upcoming technologies. Now Turkish automotive industry possesses this platform. The most focusing area is R & D in the automobile industry. The areas in which our youths will intensify are the areas of the future. I believe that today our youths who are racing will get remarkable roles in the automobile productions in the future. Some of youths will work in R & D, some of you will serve to these firms by establishing your own firms. Now in the world there is a work to make electric vehicles commercialize. The industry in Turkey will launch the race with a powerful way. But one of the important elements is human resources.” Socrat Ev Team of Istanbul University ranked first in electromobile category of the alternative-powered vehicle; Milat 1453 Team second from the same university; the third one was Electra vehicle from Yildiz Technical University. In hydromobile category, Hidroist 15 from Istanbul University ranked first, second one is Hyd-RS vehicle; Ktech team’s H-vira vehicle from Karadeniz Technical University won third prize. In the design category, the Pehlivan Team from Trakya University deserved to get award with Pehlivan-Elek-Trak vehicle; in hydro-mobile category UMAKIT Team from Uludag University got the award with their vehicle Timsah-H vehicle. In electro-mobile category, Santa Team from Gumushane University deserved award; Kırıkkale University got the award with its Hidrokale team regarding helps to other teams.


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Automechanika Moscow Presents Unique Spectrume Russia’s leading International Trade Fair for the Automotive Industry targeting Trade Visitors from Russia and the CIS at Expocentre Moscow, 24 to 27 August 2015

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nnual MIMS Automechanika Moscow will be presenting modern products and technologies from major international automotive brands. The 6th International Moscow Automotive Forum IMAF within the fair will host top rank speakers covering burning issues of the industry. Launch of AGORA (conference area) will present a series of seminars, workshops and educational events covering a whole range of topics in automotive industry, aftermarket and technical services. The 19th edition of MIMS Automechanika Moscow will be traditionally presenting a wide range of spare parts, auto components and car maintenance equipment from 24 to 27 August 2015 in Moscow. “Although 2014 and 2015 have been quite turbulent years for the Russian economy, currently the business confidence index calculated by Association of European Businesses shows Russia in a better expectations area. Moreover, Russia’s longterm prospects are considered as positive by the international companies. Our exhibitor list for this year demonstrates the current trend by being highlighted with the top players of the world aftermarket such as AUDI, ASHIKA, ASIMCO, BOSCH, HITACHI, MERCEDESBENZ RUS, BREMBO, DAYCO, DENSO, EXIST, MANN+HUMMEL, OPTIBELT, SCHAEFFLER, SAIPA, SOGEFI GROUP, TENNECO, VALEO SERVICE, ZF RIEDRICHSHAFEN and many others. This year National Pavilions from China, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan and Turkey will demonstrate state-of-the-art products and developments.” – says Eugen Alles, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt RUS. “Having become one of the largest business events of the industry, MIMS Automechanika Moscow is staying an effective platform for domestic and foreign components and spare

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parts manufacturers to promote their products and services to Russian buyers, to meet new partners and accomplish new contracts. The trade fair keeps on developing by constantly improving its concept, adding new features and extending the educational and business program within its framework. More than 1,100 companies from 32 countries will take part in MIMS Automechanika Moscow this year.” – says A.V. Shtalenkov, Regional Director of ITE Russia. Apart from the top class exposition which will occupy 12 halls in 5 Pavilions, MIMS Automechanika Moscow will traditionally feature an extensive specialist-focused business program, presenting seminars, workshops and forums co-organized with assistance of the leading Russian and international experts. For the first time MIMS Automechanika will present an open conference area AGORA, which will introduce a series of seminars, workshops, presentations market overviews and educational events for professionals. The highlight of business program - VI International Moscow Automotive Forum (IMAF) organized in partnership with the Association of European Businesses in the Russian Federation (AEB) will be traditionally held within the trade fair on the 25th of August 2015. The program of IMAF 2015 will cover key issues of the current situation in Russian automotive industry: New stage of automotive industry in Russia: trends and forecasts Localisation in current economic situation Financing and refinancing of projects in the automotive Industry Aftermarket development in Russia The top level of Forum is powered by high-profile speakers – CEOs of the leading brands and opinion shapers of the Industry – Bo Andresson, President of Avtovaz, Kirill Epstein Managing director of Gaz Group, Marcus Osegowitsch, General Director of Volkswagen Group RUS, Nikolay Khodosevich, Deputy Vice President of JV Ford Sollers¸ Jaron Wiedmaier, General Director of Continental Tires and others. B2B speed dating - direct negotiations between car components manufacturers, car-makers and wholesale buyers - will be held within IMAF. Direct B2B negotiations will provide participants a unique opportunity to present their products to purchasing managers of leading wholesale buyers and OEMs such as Ford Sollers, Avtotor, PCMA and others. The 4 day show MIMS Automechanika Moscow 2015 is expected to be visited by more than 31.000 automotive professionals to gain a full insight into the industry.


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Total Number Of Vehicles Reaches 19,4 Million In June, the number of road motor vehicle registrations increased by 20.9% to 19 million 407 thousand compared with the same month previous year

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he total number of road motor vehicles registered to the traffic reached 19 million 407 thousand 326 by the end of June. Within the total, cars represented 52.7%, followed by small trucks 16.3%, motorcycles 14.9%, tractors 8.5%, trucks 4.1%, minibuses 2.2%, buses 1.1% and special purpose vehicles 0.2% in Turkey, according to the statement posted by Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat). In June, 90,173 road motor vehicle registered Of these 90 thousand 173 vehicle registrations in June, cars accounted for 53.7%, followed by motorcycles 21%, small trucks 12.2% and tractors 7%. Minibuses, buses, trucks and special purpose vehicles constituted 6.1% of new registrations. The number of road motor vehicles registrations decreased by 18.1% compared with the previous month. In June, the number of road motor vehicle registrations decreased by 18.1% compared with May. Cars, minibuses, buses, small trucks, trucks and tractors decreased by 22.1%, 10.7%, 31.8%, 35.1%, 14.9%, and 3.8% respectively. Motorcycles and special purpose vehicles increased by 5.3% and 20.7%. The number of road motor vehicles registered increased by 20.9% compared with the same month of the previous year. In June, the number of road motor vehicle registrations increased by 20.9% compared with the same month of the previous year. Cars, minibuses, buses, small trucks, trucks, special purpose vehicles and tractors increased by 27.6%, 45.6%, 18.3%, 47.4%, 1.9%, 143.8%, and 20.9% respectively. Motorcycles decreased by 1.9%. In the period of January-June, the total number of road motor vehicles in traffic increased by 578,605. While 51 thousand 555 road motor vehicles were withdrawn, 630 thousand 160 new motor vehicles were registered in January-June. Hence, the total number of road motor vehicles registered increased by 578 thousand 605. 533,624 road motor vehicles handed over in June Among 533 thousand 624 vehicles handed over, cars accounted for 68.7% followed by small trucks 15.7%,

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motorcycles 6.4% and tractors 3.5%. Minibuses, buses, trucks and special purpose vehicles constituted 5.7% of the handed over motor vehicles in June. The ratio of cars registered using LPG is 40.9% At the end of June, among 10 million 218 thousand 338 registered cars, the share of LPG-fuelled cars is 40.9% followed by diesel-fuelled cars with 30.4% and gasoline-fuelled cars with 28.3%. The ratio of the cars with unknown fuel type is 0.4%. In June, 48,410 cars were registered to the traffic In terms of the distribution of trademarks for the 48 thousand 410 new registered cars in June, Volkswagen recorded 15.8%, Renault 10.9%, Ford 7.9%, Fiat 7.1%, Hyundai 6.9%, Toyota 6.2%, Mercedes-Benz 5.1%, BMW 5.1%, Opel 5.1%, Dacia 4.3% and the other trademarks 25.7% of the total. Most frequent engine size is 1501-1600 for registered cars Within 366 thousand 756 cars registered to traffic in JanuaryJune period, 40.1% of them have engine size 1501-1600, 21.6% have 1401-1500, 18.5% have 1300 or less, 14.5% have 1301-1400, 3.7% have 1601-2000, 1.6% have 2001 and above engine size. The share of cars with unknown engine size is 0.1%. Most preferred colour is white in cars Within 366 thousand 756 cars registered to traffic in JanuaryJune period, 62.8% of them are white, 15.6% are grey, 9.2% are black, 5.3% are red and 7.1% are in other colours.


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New Applications Received For Oil-Gas Exploration The companies which have applied for oil and gas exploration, in this scope they have also devoted in investment worth $1,5 billion

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he number of 186 unit applications has been made for oil and gas exploration during the process began June 2014. Selami Incedalci, Director General of Turkish Petroleum Affairs (PIGM), announced the number of 186 applications made for the oil and gas exploration process since June 2014 onwards. Incedalci spoke at the 4th Exploration-Production Briefing Meeting (SCOUT Meeting) held by Petrol Platform Association (PETFORM) which brought together representatives of the sector and public sector. Stating the applications for new exploration license had been evaluated, he said; “This is a very serious application. We have evaluated some of them. As for some of them have been in suspension for a while regarding directive of Prime

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Ministry Office. They will be also completed in a short time.” Telling 37 companies, of which 25 from the home and 12 abroad had applied, Incedalci said worth TL1 billion 100 million of business and investment program had been taken. Following the Petrol Law and Directive which entered into force in January 2014, the number of 129 exploration licenses of which 55 for onshore, 74 ones for offshore exploration, as for the exploration time would last 5 years for onshore and 8 years for offshore ones. The companies have committed $1,5 billion for investments. Pointing out slowness happened in the oil exploration across the world regarding plunging of oil prices, Incedalci recorded its effect had been seen in Turkey as well. While 79 wells were drilled in the first 5 months of 2004, in 2015 the number decreased by half, “I think we will able to respond with recovery in a very short time, we have projects, licenses, possibilities,” he added.


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Turkish Made Wheels Reduce Loss Of Life To Minimum

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s indispensability for those who are fond of car with more aesthetic look, the wheels play a great role to lower loss of life and goods to minimum level. The materials which are used in manufacturing wheels have a great importance when designed as true and effective to change drive features of automobiles in positive direction. When quality of the materials unites with special wheel design affects road holding of automobiles in a crucial size. As the first and only customized wheel producer in Europe and Asia, GYR Wheels Luxury Alloys prepares its products by the materials used in manufacturing of F16 aircrafts and secures to lower possible damages which might happen in accidents to minimum level, according to the statement of the firm. Having manufactured by approval of the Turkish Standards Institute (TSE) over the world norms, GYR wheels subjected to many tests such as air leakage, turning curve, fatigue and crash test. As for the designs of wheels, in which image emerges to forefront besides safety, are set by special demands from customers. The first matter in demands of GYR Wheels Luxury Alloys is engine power, weight and bigness of automobile. After getting these measures, the wheels are designed in line with customer’s wished model suitable to the automobile. Sometime customers want to have their name written on

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wheels, sometime they want wheel covered via gold. As for demands to “Roulette wheel” which come from Dubai and Los Angles is an indicator that every kind of demand to be made by GYR Wheels in the scope of safety conditions. Offering almost luxury in wheel, GYR Wheels can be able to address to all needs of consumers with diameters ranging from 19 to 24 inch; width from 8.5 to 12 inches. As for heat treatment extrusion aluminum 6061-T6 which is used super aircraft technology (F-16) ensures to lower the damages might happen in accidents to minimum level. Almost making feasibility of tire and vehicle the brand takes care of comply with tire, width and diameter of wheel with tires’ sizes, nuts, etc. fastidiously in the wheel design. Recep Kucukhuseyin, designer of GYR Wheels LuxuryAlloys, said; “Since 2013 onwards, we manufacture tailor-made forged rims as a first in Europe and Asia. On the contrary standards materials are used in wheel rims, we use heat treatment extrusion aluminum 6061-T6 in order to offer the best product. This aluminum alloy ensures possible most light weight and maximum integrity in our wheels. Offering aesthetic and elegance view to vehicle the wheels, we should not forget that wheels soften hits which might stem from ground and prevent not to harm of vehicle. Also wheels contribute to allow tires and clutches discs become more durable and long-lasting.”


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EU: No Justification Against Modern Diesel Technology There is no reason to discriminate against clean diesel technologies, stated ACEA Secretary General, Erik Jonnaert

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he European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association (ACEA) has voiced its surprise and disappointment at its announcement that Euro 6 diesel cars will not be included in Category 1 of the new French colour coding scheme, which classifies vehicles according to their pollution levels. For many years now, European vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers have led the world in the development of state-of-the-art diesel engine technology, including the implementation of high-efficiency diesel engines and diesel particulate filters that control particulate emissions (including ultra-fine particles) effectively down to zero levels at the exhaust tailpipe. EU regulation on exhaust particles has helped drive these improvements. Since 1992, the EU has been introducing increasingly strict limits on vehicle emissions through a series of ‘Euro’ standards. The latest and most stringent is Euro 6. New car models are already compliant with Euro 6, and as of 1 September 2015, all new cars sold must meet this standard. These vehicles are the cleanest ever produced. With a test known as Real Driving Emissions (RDE), Euro 6 will require real-world emissions testing of cars for the first time, and the automotive industry is actively supporting these developments. This means that cars’ performance will be measured not just in the laboratory, but also on the road. “Policy should be technology-neutral to ensure the uptake of the latest low-emission vehicles. There is no reason to discriminate against clean diesel technologies,” stated ACEA Secretary General, Erik Jonnaert. “This does not make sense from an environmental or health point of view, and could be detrimental to the mobility of cities and businesses.”

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As diesel cars have lower CO2 emissions per kilometre than equivalent petrol-powered vehicles, they are an important means to enable manufacturers to reach the EU’s 2021 CO2 fleet average targets. They will also continue to be an essential contributor to meeting post-2021 targets. Customers favour diesel cars because authorities have increasingly incentivised the use of low-CO2 vehicles via the tax regime and the fuel is often cheaper due to lower national taxation. Jonnaert: “We share the desire to improve air quality – which will happen as newer, more advanced engines gradually replace older ones – but doing so at the expense of pushing up CO2 emissions is not the right way forward. With a policy framework in place that encourages the more rapid adoption of the latest low-emissions technologies, we can improve air quality and at the same time reduce CO2 emissions.” This is also why the industry is calling for the support of the member states to ensure that the Commission completes very soon the RDE regulation in a sensible and balanced way. “Without the RDE regulation, industry has no legal means to demonstrate that Euro 6 diesel vehicles also have very low NOx emissions,” explained Mr Jonnaert.


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OPEC’s Oil Production Triples Since 1964

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he OPEC Secretariat is pleased to announce the release of the 50th edition of the Annual Statistical Bulletin (ASB). Over the last five decades, OPEC Member Countries have accomplished substantial achievements in ensuring adequate crude oil supply to meet increasing demand. Proven crude oil reserves in OPEC Member Countries have increased from 245 billion barrels at the end of 1964 to 1206 billion barrels at the end of 2014. In addition, crude oil production in OPEC Member Countries has almost tripled since then, from an average of 12.5 mb/d in 1964 to 30.7 mb/d during 2014. This 50th edition of the ASB provides detailed and comprehensive time-series data on many different aspects of the global petroleum industry, including production, demand, imports and exports, as well as exploration, prices and transportation activities. The publication contains, in particular, key statistical data on oil and natural gas activities in each of OPEC’s 12 Member Countries: Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela. Additionally, it provides valuable industry data for various countries with detailed classifications, mainly by geographical region, and covers the major economic areas around the world. This year’s ASB includes the following important highlights: In 2014, world crude oil production averaged at 73.4 mb/d, increasing by 0.7 per cent over 2013. Noticeable increases were seen in North America, particularly the US, as well as in Western Europe, more specifically Norway. Crude oil production declined year-on-year in Africa and the Middle East, and remained relatively flat in other regions, while in OPEC Member Countries, it reached 30.7 mb/d during 2014, down 2.9 per cent from 2013, year-on-year.

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World oil demand averaged at 91.3 mb/d in 2014, up by 1.1 per cent year-on-year, with the largest increases taking place in China, the Middle East and in non-OECD Asia. 2014 oil demand in Africa and Latin America continued its upward trend, while demand in Western Europe declined for another year. Total OECD oil demand fell slightly during 2014, while OPEC Member Countries saw demand increase strongly for another year, rising by 2.9 per cent compared to 2013. In 2014, the majority of crude oil from OPEC Member Countries was exported to Asian and Pacific countries (13.7 mb/d or 60.4 per cent). Substantial volumes of crude oil from OPEC Member Countries were also exported to Europe (3.8 mb/d or 16.7 per cent) and North America (3.1 mb/d or 13.9 per cent). Asian and Pacific countries were the largest importers of OPEC Member Countries’ petroleum products (2.7 mb/d or 60.8 per cent). World proven crude oil reserves stood at 1,492.9 billion barrels at the end of 2014, 0.2 per cent higher as compared to the end of 2013. Proven crude oil reserves in OPEC Member Countries remained largely unchanged at the end of 2014 compared to 2013 and reached a level of 1,206 billion barrels. The refinery capacity of OPEC Member Countries increased by 0.6 mb/cd or 5.4 per cent during 2014 compared to 2013, with the bulk of increases originating in the Middle East. World refinery capacity rose by 0.9 mb/d in 2014. Gains in Asia Pacific, as well as North and Latin America were partly offset by losses in Western Europe. The OPEC Reference Basket averaged at $96.29/b in 2014, down from $105.87/b in 2013 and following a steep decline in the second half of 2014. This represented a decrease of $9.58/b or 9.0 per cent.


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Removal of the sanctions to accelerate Turkish automotive industry

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After the agreement signed between Iran and P5+1, the global automotive industry is expected to have been focused on the Iranian market in a swift way, as well as Turkish automotive industry

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ollowing agreement with Iran about removal of the sanctions on Iran would let the Turkish automotive sector activate. The Turkish automotive businessmen foresee the export increase to Iran. In this scope, in the upcoming period joint-venture and direct investment of the Turkish supplier industrialists might come on the agenda in Iran. After the agreement, the global automotive industry is expected to have been focused on the Iranian market in a swift way. Meanwhile, PSA Peugeot has accelerated the negotiations with its previous partner Khodro in order to set up joint-venture investments. It is said that the entire assembly of the automobile to be made in Iran. It is also said that PSA would also sell the automobiles in the surrounding countries as well as in the Iranian market. On the other hand, Renault and Volkswagen will not be indifference to the Iranian market. Having 6 percent market share in Iran, Renault produces the first generation Logan under the name “Tondar 90”. Previously making “Volkswagen Golf” model in Iran the Volkswagen Group is known to have been making planning for Skoda and Seat brands in Iran. Meanwhile, Ford and General Motors is planning to embark on enterprise, the Far eastern firms have also begun to activate in the Iranian market. Turkish automotive exports can exceed $300 million to Iran Orhan Sabuncu, Coordinator Chairman of Uludag Exporters’ Associations (UIB) and Chairman of Uludag Automotive Exporters’ Association (OIB), said that Iran had been a crucial alternative market in terms of automotive supplier industrialist exporters every time in addition to the other sectors, the automotive exports to Iran exceeded $300 million in the years 2011 and 2012. Stating that the automotive exports to Iran was $87 million in 1H2015, Orhan Sabuncu said; “We can say that the Iranian automotive market might become more attractive in the upcoming years. In fact, primarily Renault and PSA, many OEM firms are expected to return to Iran. Iran has been

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an important alternative market in terms of our automotive exporters when taking into consideration its over 80 million population and with the number of 1-1,5 million unit vehicles. Along with the agreement of P5+1 with Iran, we can expect our sector exports to this country would exceed $300 million.” Sabuncu also highlighted that the automotive manufacturing sector might invest in Iran in addition to the Turkish supplier industry, adding that preferential trade agreement (FTA) would bring substantial advantages. Sabuncu continued, “At the end of the agreement, the customs duties will be reduced in the rate of 30 percent in the imports of brakes, parts and components, wheels, clutches and parts and components, seating parts, tires from our country. The preferential trade agreement will also reveal openly an extra advantage in terms of our supplier industry exporters which export to this country.”


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Sales Of Imported Vehicles Rise Twofold In 1H

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The total automobile and light commercial vehicle market increased 50.79 percent to the number of 432 thousand 550 units, as imported ones doubled the domestic made ones in JanuaryJune 2015 in Turkey

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n the first half this year, the number of 432 thousand 550 automobiles and light commercial vehicles were sold in Turkey. Of these, 144 thousand 99 units were domestic made ones, 288 thousand 451 units were imported. Turkey’s total automobile and light commercial market increased 50.79 percent to the number of 432 thousand 550 units in January-June 2015 year on year. The imported vehicles sustained the domination in the domestic market. In the first half, the imported vehicles were 66.68 percent accounting for 288,451 units; 33.31 percent with the number of 144 thousand 99 units were domestic made ones. In overall market, Volkswagen ranked atop with 65 thousand 222 units, Ford second with 52 thousand 932 units, Fiat third with 48 thousand 412 units. In the imported vehicles, Volkswagen was first with 65,222 units, and then Ford with 21,676 units and Opel with 20,311 units. In the sales of domestic made vehicle, Fiat was first with 41,881 units, Ford second with 31,256 units and Renault third with 28,267 units. Imported automobiles increased threefold of domestic made

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ones In the first half this year, the number of 327,846 unit automobiles sold, of these 244,207 units were imported vehicles; 83,639 unit of the automobiles were domestic made vehicles. The sales of the imported automobiles folded nearly three times of the domestic made ones with the rate of 74.48 percent. In the total sales of automobiles as Volkswagen ranked first with 51,346 units, Renault second with 42,598 units, Hyundai third with 23,492 units; in imported automobiles, successively Volkswagen first with 51,346, Ford with 21,523 units, Opel with 20,311 units. In the domestic made automobiles, Renault became first with 28,267 units. This followed by Fiat with 19,352 and Toyota with 17,009 units in the first half this year. Preference in the light commercial vehicles was in favor of domestic made ones. In the first half this year, 44,244 of 104,704 light commercial vehicle market were met by the imported ones, 60,460 units via domestic made ones. So the domestic made light commercial vehicles exceeded the imported ones in the market.


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Members Of TAYSAD At Top 500 Industrialist List The number of 49 member establishments of Turkish Association of Automotive Parts & Component Manufacturers took place at the top 500 industrialist list of the ISO

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he top 500 industrialists, which have a history for nearly half-century and feature a milestone of Turkish economy, have been posted by Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ISO). This year, 49 members of Turkish Association of Automotive Parts & Component Manufacturers (TAYSAD) have taken place at the list of top 500 industrialists which guide Turkish economy, prepared by Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ISO). 49 members of TAYSAD which is known a leading organization of the automotive sector has taken place at the top 500 industrialist list. According to the statement by Dr. Mehmet Dudaroglu, “The top 500 ISO list, which was set by product sales of industrialist establishments, is seen almost x-ray qualification of the industrial sector. So, our 49 member establishments taking

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place in such crucial list is a noteworthy indicator ensuring value-added to the Turkish economy.” About growth of Turkish economy, Dr. Dudaroglu continued, “Turkish economy has grown 2.9 percent in 2014 compared to the previous year. As for the industrial sector, it has grown 3.5 percent last year. Sustaining its nonstop growth performance for consecutive 21 quarters, Turkish economy performed its growth in 22nd quarter as well, despite the economic problems in both Turkey’s north (Russia) and south (Iraq and Syria), besides stagnation experienced in developed and developing countries’ growth performance, also devaluation of euro in front of dollar regarding the EU countries are the most important commercial partner of Turkey.” He highlighted that in this circumstance, contribution of the member establishments of TAYSAD could not be ignored.


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Correct Tire Matters For Safe Driving Tire Industrialist and Importers Association (LASID) warns drivers to choose correct tire type not to risk life of both drivers and passengers

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he single touch point of tire is the face, which contacts with road, matches nearly with your hand. When you do not use this space correct you can risk your life, according to Bahadir Unsal, Secretary General of LASID. Tire Industrialist and Importers Association (LASID), as pointing out importance of tires, has warned drivers in use of true tire. LASID Secretary General Bahadir Unsal stressing vital importance of tire and said; “Tire is a lifejacket for safety drive. The single connection point of your tire is the space which touches ground. It matches almost with your hand size. If you do not use this space correctly, you can put yourself, passengers’ life in risk. In order to get safe driving it involves the most suitable and truest tire for your vehicle. You must also use it in a right way. However, we must not forget that traffic operates regularly and healthily thanks to common awareness of all drivers and pedestrians by respecting to each other.” Well what is true tire? Bahadir Unsal listed the criterions of true tires; “the truest tire for a vehicle is the tire which is determined by the vehicle

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producer, as well as size of the wheels. The vehicle producers determine the tires in the most suitable size and features following test and approval process complying with speed, road, cargo, driver and similar conditions. The thing that drives should obey is to choose the recommended type and size of tires. On the other hand, also various weather, road and driving conditions are crucial criterions in tire selection. For example, while winter tire is used in winter conditions; as for temperatures raise over +7 C degree summer tires should be used.” He also reminded not to use winter tires, which designed to serve better in winter conditions, in summer time, otherwise use of winter tires in summer, would reveal disadvantage instead of advantages. Do we care to which points in order to use tire correctly? Legitimated thread deepness of tire which should not be lower 1,6 mm, is very important while passing to summer tire. Irregular wear out and defects must be paid attention and tires must fit with wheel, as well as suitable air pressure and balancing of wheels. Do not forget that true tire works with true air pressure, he highlighted.


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TTIP To Boost Transatlantic Auto Trade US and EU Auto Regulations under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership” concluded that the elimination of such differences could increase automotive trade by 20% or more, resulting in transatlantic income gains of over $20 billion

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he 10th round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the United States and the European Union took place in Brussels in July. The negotiations are gaining new momentum, as the potential of this unprecedented economic and trade deal is coming into focus, according to the statement posted. For the automotive industry, TTIP represents an opportunity to remove regulatory barriers, while maintaining high safety and environmental standards. A recent study by the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) - “Gains from Harmonizing US and EU Auto Regulations under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership” - concluded that the elimination of such differences could increase automotive trade by 20% or more, resulting in transatlantic income gains of over $20 billion. Industry estimates that this rise would represent over 240,000 more vehicles traded annually, worth more than $9 billion,

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and supporting tens of thousands of jobs. Eliminating tariffs and achieving greater auto regulatory convergence would also provide greater consumer choice, lower costs and improve the international competitiveness of the American and European auto industries. The American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC), the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Alliance) strongly support an ambitious outcome for the automotive sector, which maximises the consumer benefits and economic growth that could be achieved. To that end, the associations are supporting the TTIP automotive talks through coordinated engagement with the American and EU negotiators, as well as by supporting reports and studies that inform the talks, such as the PIIE study. ACEA, AAPC and the Alliance are confident that transatlantic automotive regulatory convergence will result in large economic gains for both economies.


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Turkish Automotive Sector Reaps Fruits

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Turkish automotive sector reaps the fruits of investments accomplished in recent years; the production of the sector expected to reach by the number of 1,225 million with 5 percent increase through exports, domestic market in 2015

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n 1H, the total automotive production increased 18 percent to 668 thousand; The automotive industry exports also increased 7.5 percent to 486 thousand Turkish automotive sector has set to reap the fruits in the first half of 2015 through increase in capacity utilization and motivation of incentive system, as well as stimulation in the European market, according to the statement of Kudret Onen, Chairman of Automotive Manufacturers’ Association (OSD). He noted that the production of the sector would reach by the number of 1,225 million with 5 percent rise with exports, domestic market and production by the year-end. Assessing the sector-report prepared for the first half this year, the OSD chairman Onen, stating growth in the domestic market was continuing with the recovery began late last year, he pointed out an increased was enjoyed in both exports and the domestic market due to the new investments and new models. Reminding the incentives and increase in production and capacity utilization in recent two years and importance of stability and sustainability in the Turkish economy, he emphasized; “Continuity of this sustainability is crucial for Turkey as well as our industry. Investing in the future of our country that features very important and inclusive, our industry foresees export increase and growth in the domestic market in 2015 and upcoming years. Along with investments entering into force, we expect that we will finish the year with production and export records.” The total automotive market has grown 49 percent in 1H this year over the same period last year and reached by 455 thousand units. In 1H, the total automotive production increased 18 percent to 668 thousand. The automotive industry exports also increased 7.5 percent to 486 thousand. Onen continued; “In 2015, the exports are expected to exceed 925 thousand units. The positive prediction in the domestic

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market is continuing along with the growing market.” In the sector, a record set in production with 1,19 million in 2011, in exports record set with 910 thousand units in 2008. In 2014, the production was 1,17 million, exports were 885 thousand units, domestic market was 807 thousand units. The exports as worth was $22,8 billion. “Turkish automotive industry enjoys the biggest investment period of its history. With some $5 billion of investments, the automotive exports will boost much more in the upcoming years. Following election atmosphere ends, the sector will continue to invest to maintain its exports increase for long years. The capacity utilization will raise over 1,8 million units along with the investments in 2015. It is not far that the installed capacity to exceed 2 million units,” Onen noted. The head of OSD Onen also highlighted that the automotive sector had reached a good point in competition, adding that after light commercial vehicle Turkish automotive sector had become production base in automobile as well. Onen recorded the automotive sector was continuing to be the locomotive of the exports with 17 percentage in the overall exports of Turkey as of June 2015. Onen also added the aim of the automotive market was to enter the USA market.


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Removal Of Quota Barrier To Rise Trade Volume

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“We hope unjust implementations which have been lasting for 20 years would end up through ‘Negotiations on Updating EU Customs Union’ in 2016,” Cetin Nuhoglu, Chairman of International Transport Association (UND)

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f a comprehensive liberalization is provided to remove quota problem in transport, trade volume between Turkey and Europe to increase 3,5 billion euro, according to a research which conducted by the Commission of Europe. A historical step was taken to solve quota problem in transport which has been a nightmare for the Turkish transporters to the EU. The ‘potential analysis’ directed towards highway transport between Turkey and the EU was resulted. According to the results of the research, if a full liberalization is provided, the trade volume between Turkey and the EU will boost worth 3,5 billion euro and an additional job for 39 thousand people to be ensured. In his statement, highlighting the report that featured a turning point in the EU trade, Cetin Nuhoglu, Chairman of International Transport Association (UND), said; “Having announced by the commission prior to “Negotiations on Updating EU Customs Union’” in 2016, the report clears that the quota harms not only to our country economy, but also to the EU economy. We hope the unjust implementations which have been continuing 20 years would end up in near time.” According to the report, when the full liberalization which is one of 4 main scenarios related to highway freight transport services would be provided, the trade between Turkey and the EU would increase 3,5 billion euro. As Turkey’s exports to the EU would increase 1,9 billion euro, in this scope the EU exports to Turkey would increase 1,6 billion euro. Last year a similar analysis that was made together with the UND and Sabanci University, according to this Turkey’s exports to the EU would boost 5,6 billion euro. Nuhoglu continued, “The figure in the report of European Commission is very low, it has reached this result by taking into consideration delays and costs. We demand this figure to be put on the table once again.”

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Stating the report was a turning point in the trade with the EU, Nuhoglu said; “The world bank’s Turkey-the EU Assessment made in May 2014 also confirming this reality, stated fairly that the highway quotas have caused to develop under the potential of Turkey-EU trade volume. Also work, which was completed by the Directorate General of Transport and Mobility on behalf of the Commission of Europe, reveal this problem strikingly that the UND has been taking on the agenda of Turkish and EU public opinion for a longtime. When taking into account our general exports to the EU decreased from 60 percentages to 43 percent regrading quota restrictions implemented by 24 out of 28 EU members against Turkish vehicles in the last ten years, so losses have been confirmed by different sources with the figures. Apart from the commission in the light of the researches which were conducted by the UND in the previous years, we foresee that the total revenue of Turkey and the EU in imports and exports would be at least 10 billion euro per annum. Thus the negotiations between Turkey-the EU will be discussed again at the beginning of 2016 carries a great importance for both shareholders. We wait support from all parts to let current advantages of the Customs Union enter into force as the UND, not only for the Turkish transporters but also supporters of Turkish exporters and economy. The report of the commission has a historical importance on behalf of our country prior to the negotiations of the Customs Union.” Nuhoglu also emphasized that they would be in pursuit of lawsuits which have been filed in various countries of Europe by the support of Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TIM) against freight quotas of the EU law.


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White Color Preferred In Automobile The color and brand preference has not changed in purchasing new automobiles in Turkish market; Volkswagen was the most preferred brand

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n the first five months, the color preference in purchasing new automobile was white with 62 percent in Turkey. The color and brand preference has not changed in purchasing new automobiles in Turkish market; Volkswagen was the most preferred brand. As of the end of June, the number of registered vehicle exceeded 19 million units in Turkey. Of these 52.6 percent is automobiles, 16.3 percent light trucks, 14.9 percent motorbikes, 8.5 percent tractors, 4.1 percent trucks, 2.3 percent minibuses, 1.1 percent buses, 0.2 percent special purpose vehicles, according to the data compiled from Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat). In automobile, white became the most preferred color. In the first five months, 62.6 percent of 318,346 new automobiles registered in the traffic have white color. This followed by gray color with 15.8 percent, 9.1 percent black and 5.4

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percent red color. 199,251 units were white color, 50,218 units gray, 29,051 units black, 17,034 red, 10,009 blue, 7,743 brown, 2,985 yellow, 905 green, 754 orange, 396 were other colors. Last year, in the same month preferred color was white with 62.4 percent of the total 229,134 automobiles entered traffic in Turkey. In this period, brand preference was Volkswagen with 17.6 percent; Renault accounted for 11.6 percent, Ford 7.5 percent, Opel 6.9 percent, Fiat 6.7 percent, Hyundai 6.6 percent, Toyota had 5.8 percent, Dacia 4.6 percent, BMW 4 percent, Peugeot 3.8 percent, 24.8 percent other brands. As of the end of May this year, the most increase in brand preference seen in Dacia with 81.7 percent to 2,875 units in sales. This brand followed by Ford with 68.4 percent, 60.9 percent Volkswagen, 55.2 percent Toyota and 50.3 percent Fiat.


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Turk Tractor Manufactures 30 Thousand In A Year TurkTractor manufactured 30 thousand tractors in the first year at its new plant established last year in the district of Erenler, Sakarya province

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he leading establishment of Turkish agriculture sector, TurkTractor manufactured 30 thousand tractors in the first year at its new plant established last year in the district of Erenler, Sakarya province. The new plant was opened in 60 anniversary of the firm. Previously accomplishing all its production and assembling activities at its plant in Ankara province, TurkTractor has begun to roll off its tractors from the production lines of the new plant installed on an area of 402 thousand sq meters by carrying its painting and assembling process to the new plant in Erenler district. In addition to the plant in Ankara, TurkTractor has raised its capacity utilization to 50 thousand units along with the plant in Erenler. Since its establishment onwards, TurkTractor manufactured 750 thousand tractors, as 45,823 units in 2014. Two new models added to exported tractors Since the beginning of this year, TurkTractor has started exports of the two new models as well. In the domestic market having offered to the sales New Holland T480 is exported to the US as TD 3.50. Addition to this, Utility Light model rolling off the production lines compliance with emission level in America with Tier 4 engine, TurkTractor allows farmers abroad meet with the tractors having innovative and state-of-the-art technology.

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TurkTractor Director General Marco Votta, evaluating production figures and works in the first half this year, and said; “The biggest tractor manufacturer of Turkey and market leader for consecutive 8 years, we have raised our capacity utilization by 50 thousand units last year. TurkTractor family has grown more together with entering of new plant into force. Last year existing 3,040 employees, the number has risen by 3,518 units with new employments. Highlighting the approach offering Turk Tractors, which are used by the world farmers, to the service of the Turkish farmers had urged them to keep their targets high, Marco Vitto concluded; “With our works that we handle in this scope, our gross profit became TL268 million; our EBITDA margin 13 percent, net profit became TL112 million in the first half this year. In the period after this, we will continue to let our works which facilitate life of our farmers with models featuring the innovative and the state-of-the-art technology, on behalf of improving our sector falls on our shoulders.”


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Bozankaya Awarded By Frost & Sullivan Regarding railcar and trambus production in public transportation, Frost & Sullivan recognises Bozankaya A.S with the 2015 European Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award for addressing unmet needs in both rail and road transportation sectors

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ozankaya was chosen by Frost & Sullivan as the “company of the year” in Europe as the manufacturer of Trambus, tramway and electric bus in Turkey. Maintaining its investments in the area of rail systems and public transport, Bozankaya was chosen as company of the year 2015 in Europe by Frost & Sullivan, the research and consultancy group. Aytuc Gunay, Director General of the company, got the award of Bozankaya was chosen as the “company of the year” in Europe as the manufacturer of Trambus, tramway and electric bus in Turkey. Bozankaya possessed the award of company of the year 2015 in Europe with its vehicles which indicate needs in public transport area by Forest & Sullivan. Forest Sullivan offers these special awards to the worldwide companies which perform development every year in terms of growth strategies and applications and innovative solutions. This year Bozankya was awarded by the sector analysts due to achieving many breakthroughs in public transport with its rail system and public transport vehicles. In his statement at the award ceremony, Aytunc Gunay said, “As Bozankaya, we work to manufacture the most innovative vehicles in mass transportation area. We have achieved first domestic made trambus production in Turkey. Our first low floor tramway project is ready and at the beginning of 2016 these vehicles will serve in Kayseri province. Acting with prediction that the future of the automotive sector would be in electric motors, we have been one of the leading electric bus producer in Turkey. Not only by local governments, all of our vehicles get interest in the international platforms. The transport committees of many countries are interested in our vehicles. The interest that we have seen in our investments and hard works and awards we have taken are source of proud for us.” Bozankaya has realized its low floor Tramway and Trambus projects and delivered 10 domestic made Trambus vehicles to municipality of Malatya province. The firm has also launched low floor tramway vehicles featuring two-sided drive in 33 meter length and 5 modules.

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ROTA Meets With Heavy Commercial Vehicle Professionals

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NSK Group met with its customers in the heavy commercial vehicle product group by holding fastbreaking banquets in holy Ramadan both in Gaziantep and Izmir provinces

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SK Group met with its customers in ROTA’s heavy commercial vehicle product group holding fastbreaking banquets in the provinces of Gaziantep and Izmir. Nearly 400 sector professionals attended fast-breaking program held on Friday 10th July 2015 at Gaziantep Grand Hotel and on Wednesday 15th July 2015 at Izmir Anemon Fuar Hotel. The entire ROTA’s Domestic Sales and Marketing team participated in the fast-breaking program. Delivering a speech at the banquet program, Yucel Kucuk, ROTA’s Domestic Sales and Marketing Manager, thanked the attendees regarding their confidence in ROTA brand. In his speech highlighting that as ROTA, they had been pioneer, innovative and being model in all areas on which they focused to other players in the sector, he added they would act with the projects to let Turkey be ahead in race with the other countries. Yucel continued: “In April 2015, at Istanbul Automechanika Fair, we launched 3 of our patented products for the problems happen in steering and suspension systems of the vehicles that work in the heavy conditions.” Solutions being used in 3rd Suspension Bridge and 3rd Airport Yucel Kucuk marked that ‘Teflon Bearing’ system, which made of composite materials and developed for the heavy service vehicles, was more durable than plastic bearing products and

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said: “Regarding quick abrasion of plastic bearing materials, ‘V Arm’ service-life has been increased by passing to ‘Teflon bearing’ system.” Yucel Kucuk, ROTA Domestic Sales and Marketing Manager, informed about C type adaptor solution by saying: “Detachment problem of tie-rod end having 3-slit adaptor which is used as standard is mostly experienced. ROTA has minimized this problem by increasing squeezing power of tie rod end thanks to having single slit adaptor. The result showed that double resistance gained by the tests carried out on the roads.” Highlighting heavy commercial vehicles in Turkey had been operated over their payload capacities, Kucuk also indicated that piston rings - which fix repair kit in V Torque Rod and Torque rod into body - detach from their place. In order to prevent the problems that might be experienced in the vehicles due to detachment of piston rings, as ROTA they have developed ‘piston lock’ system and their products which have been developed as piston lock and heavy service type products are especially preferred by the vehicles are working at the Istanbul 3rd Suspension Bridge and 3rd Airport construction, he noted. Long conversations with tea accompaniment The guests watched promotion film of ROTA following speech of Yucel Kucuk and fast-breaking with painstakingly prepared meals. After fast-breaking banquet, the guests conversed for long time with tea accompaniment.


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Bilkent University Develops Vehicle Operating By Air

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Bilkent University has developed a vehicle through completely domestic components and contributions of mechanical engineering students that would operate via compressed air

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ilkent University has developed a vehicle runs via compressed air. Assistant Prof. Dr. Barbaros Cetin, lecturer in Mechanical Engineering Department of Bilkent University, stated that the compressed air was a technology being used in the world in various periods. Marking those vehicle prototypes which operate via compressed air had existed particularly in France, Cetin said; “Compressed air technology is very crucial for our country. Because of it has potential to be made domestically.” Stating the vehicles would operate via compressed air had been developed by completely domestic components and contributions of mechanical engineering students such as Utku Hatipoglu, Cem Aydogan, Yigit Oskay; Cetin noted the project has been entered into force through effort continued for 6 months. Cetin also said the chassis of the vehicle has been outlined by the efforts of the students and Turkish masters. About technical specifications he continued; “The vehicle is based on high compressed air that is pumped into a tank passing through special regulators allowing engine work via pipes. The vehicle emits breathable air out. Primarily, we

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fill the tank with a compressor that runs by electric energy. If this energy is obtained via solar energy or wind, the energy would be entirely free of charge. Then, we send the compressed air through tube into cylindrical engine, there it is transformed to piston motion, so the vehicle gets movement. When compressed air enters into engine, thanks to ‘reduction effect’, temperature of the air decrease fairly. When the engine works, it also cools. Thus, the vehicle also shelters a natural air-conditioner unit on it.” Indicating the project was the first prototype which runs with air; Cetin said they would work to improve for a commercial product in the next step of the project. “Our project has started with a small aim, but now our objective is big,” he said. “After this, in the next stage what we would like to make is to develop golf vehicles which are used at hotels with this technology. In addition, we would like to make wheeled chairs for disabled people operating with this technology. If we make the chairs work with this technology, the people would go the stations that would be installed by municipalities to fill the vehicles’ tanks via compressors. We will begin to prepare project to TUBITAK for our all targets,” Cetin concluded.


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European Automobile Industry Committed To Sustainability The European automobile industry is committed to sustainability and is continuing to invest in innovation that reduces the environmental footprint of the sector

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ver the last decade, the industry has reduced energy use in production by 11.1%, water use by 40.2% and CO2 emissions by 22.8%. Waste ‘pre-consumer’ scrap is down 7.3%, a sign that manufacturers are rolling out new, more efficient production methods. Part of the manufacturers’ commitment involves ensuring that vehicles are resource-efficient to maintain, recycle and recover. These factors are different sides of the same coin, as easy installation and removal of parts makes repair and replacement easier, as well as facilitating easy recovery and recycling. The end of a vehicle’s life is carefully regulated. Manufacturers worked hard to meet the 85% recyclability and 95% recoverability targets for new type approvals in 2006, with the aim of ensuring that vehicles which are disposed of, are recoverable to that level. The End of Life Vehicle (ELV) Directive, which covers the recycling and recovery of end-of-service vehicles provides a clear and effective framework for limiting waste from Europe’s scrapped cars, vans, trucks and buses. However, vehicle manufacturers are only a part of the process. While automobile manufacturers have their responsibilities (including during the design phase by respecting substance restrictions, providing dismantling information etc), ELV ‘take back’ is a shared economic responsibility also borne by users, dismantlers and authorities. Vehicle manufacturers’ efforts ensure that vehicles are designed for sustainability, provide information about how to dismantle vehicles properly and contribute to the setting up of market-specific take-back networks. This shared responsibility contributes to European resourceefficiency targets. Stakeholders working together to reuse, recycle and recover vehicles are helping to save raw materials and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the production of the new vehicles. The implementation of the ELV Directive has a successful, 25-year history. However, to improve outcomes further, ACEA has formulated four recommendations on advancing recycling. These were presented in Berlin during the 15th

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International Automobile Recycling Congress (IARC) in March 2015: 1. There is a clear need to ensure better traceability of end of life vehicles by ensuring there is a correctly implemented deregistration system in all member states. 2. Member states should properly enforce the legislation on end of life vehicles to prevent illegal shipments of end of life vehicles. 3. It is desirable to further explore a ban on landfill for ELVs focusing on dismantling and post-shredder technology to support even more effective recycling. 4. While the Commission should ensure a coherent approach to support the recovery of ELVs across all their services, recovery and recyclability targets should always make sense from an economic point of view.


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