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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 Shanghai once more

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he Turkish automotive industry, which was originally founded for import-substitution purposes and focused on the domestic market for a long period, transformed itself into a production base for a number of global models. Competitiveness at the domestic level has been replaced with competitiveness on a global scale. In motor vehicles, a large number of the EU legislation was adopted. The Turkish automotive industry is one of the four largest exporting and leading investor industries of the Turkish economy. It is an economically strategic sector in terms of its significant contribution to the national production and development, direct and indirect employment and level of technology in Turkey. As noted earlier in this column, automotive industry, with its vehicles and components manufacturing sub-sectors, is one of the major driving forces behind the Turkish export drive. Since the automotive industry operates on a global basis, it also has a profound effect on the Turkish automotive components industry. 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 will participate in Automechanika Shanghai 2015, the international trade fair for automotive parts, equipment and service suppliers. Organized by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and the China National Automotive Industry International Corporation (CNAICO), Automechanika Shanghai is Asia’s largest trade fair for auto parts, accessories, equipment and services, offering the world’s biggest group of Chinese companies and leading brands. The Shanghai Show is also known for its highly respected educational fringe programmes, facilitating information exchange across the industry sectors of parts and components, repair and maintenance, and accessories and tuning. We are fully convinced that the event would pave the way for a series of new business opportunities. We wish all participants success and lucrative business.

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Vehicle Design To Improve Global Situation

he International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) released a position paper on global road safety, at the occasion of the Second Global High-level Conference on Road Safety, held in Brasilia on 18-19 November 2015. OICA President Yong Geun Kim, also president of the Korean Automobile Manufacturers' Association (KAMA), stated that "Midway through the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020), it is appropriate to take stock of the situation and to develop a comprehensive position on how global road safety can be improved. The experience gained in developed countries can be put to good use in order to improve road safety in emerging countries". He added that "Road safety is complex and combines various factors and stakeholders, including road user training, education and behaviour, road infrastructure, road traffic rules and their enforcement, efficient medical care system, data analysis, vehicle park age and composition, vehicle design, etc. It is only when all these elements are addressed in an integrated approach that clear improvements can be obtained. OICA intends to publish a comprehensive paper on this subject DECEMBER 2015

in the near future." Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) and OICA 1st Vice-President, noted that "While OICA strongly advocates such integrated approach, the direct responsibility of the vehicle industry is with vehicle design and safety performance." In this respect, he stressed that "Modern vehicles are much safer than in the past as can be seen in a large number of markets." He therefore called on all governments worldwide to place all actors in the auto industry on an equal competitive footing by setting compulsory minimum vehicle safety performance standards for all new vehicles sold on their territory. "The experience gained in a number of welldeveloped markets shows that legislation has helped the vehicle industry in its constant efforts to improve the safety of its products, while preserving the principles of free and open competition, to the benefit of all road users", Wissmann said. President Kim concluded that the OICA position paper "Contains a number of public policy recommendations" and that "Taking into account these recommendations, vehicle manufacturers worldwide would have no objections to the imposition of vehicle design requirements through the national or even preferably international rulemaking."


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New Steel Hardening Process For Downsized Car Engines

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ngineers in Germany are working on a new steel hardening process that they claim holds promise for the development of downsized car engines. The team, from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is working on a new process for the case-hardening of steel that could oneday help a range of automotive components deal with the rigours of downsizing. In an effort to save energy, weight and reduce emissions, manufacturers are increasingly looking at the development of smaller engines with the same or even increased power. Thanks to their reduced cylinder capacity these engines consume less fuel, however this downsizing can often put higher mechanical and thermal loads on key engine components. One particular area of concern is in diesel injection systems, which have to be made from exceptionally stable materials in order to achieve higher injection pressures and improved injection accuracies. Headed by David Koch the team has been developing a process now as low-pressure carbonitration in which, at temperatures between 800 and 1050째C and total pressures below 50 millibars, the surface of the components to be hardened is enriched with carbon and nitrogen and subsequently hardened by quenching. So far, low-pressure carbonitration has been carried out nearly exclusively using ammonia as a nitrogen donor together with a carbon donor, i.e. ethyne (acetylene) or propane. The KIT scientists are working with researchers at Robert Bosch in studying a range of different gases and gas mixture that could be used for the process, and hope to transfer the process from the laboratory to the pilot scale.

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Passenger Car Registrations Up 8.2% Over Ten Months

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n October 2015, the EU passenger car market continued its upward trend, despite a slower rate of increase (+2.9%), marking the 26th consecutive month of growth. In October 2015, the EU passenger car market continued its upward trend, despite a slower rate of increase (+2.9%), marking the 26th consecutive month of growth. Demand for new passenger cars saw momentum slowing down in all major markets. Registrations in Italy (+8.6%), Spain (+5.2%), Germany (+1.1%) and France (+1.0%) kept growing, even though less strong than in past months, while the UK market declined in October (-1.1%). Across the region, new passenger car registrations totalled 1,104,868 units, also supported by growth in the EU’s new member states (EU-12). Over the first ten months of 2015, new passenger car registrations increased (+8.2%), surpassing 11.5 million units (11,523,903). All major markets posted growth, contributing to the overall upturn of the EU market over the period. Spain (+20.5%) and Italy (+14.7%), benefiting from economic recovery and relatively low base comparisons, posted doubleDECEMBER 2015

digit percentage gains, followed by the UK (+6.4%), France (+5.7%) and Germany (+5.1%).


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Oslo To Ban Cars By 2019

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he new city government in Oslo has said it will eliminate private cars from the city centre by 2019 as part of plans to make the Norwegian capital reduce its greenhouse gases by 50%. The city elections on 14 September delivered a new left/green coalition which has promised an environmental programme that includes reducing air pollution and cutting greenhouse gases by 50% between 1990 and 2020. The council has defined the area for the car-free zone, and has said car traffic will be discouraged across the whole city through building around 60km of cycle lanes, subsidising the cost of electric bicycles, and giving a ‘massive boost’ to public transport. It aims to reduce car use across the whole of the city by 20% by 2020 and 30% by 2030. Whether the car ban will happen is still unclear. The council has not yet said how it will be implemented, and it faces opposition from commercial interests who are concerned that 11 of the city’s shopping centres fall in the proposed car-free zone. But councillors in the ruling coalition say the ban will enhance the experience of shopping as well as make better the lives of all people using the city centre.

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The city has a population of around 600,000; only around 1,000 live in the centre, but the population swells to around 90,000 during working hours. Buses will be allowed in the city centre, but only cars carrying disabled people and large goods will be permitted.


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New Automechanika Shanghai Venue Accommodates Thriving Growth One-stop exhibition for industry networking, knowledge, brandbuilding and much more on2 – 5 December 2015

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t this year’s 11th Automechanika Shanghai, Asia’s largest trade fair for automotive parts, accessories, equipment and services, a record-breaking 50 highly professional, efficient, industry-specific and diverse events will be held concurrently during the renowned fringe programme. The fringe programme, a well-rounded and highly-esteemed gathering of professional and expert events, has increased extensively from last year, welcomed by the new, larger venue and exhibition space for the 2 – 5 December 2015 show. The new location, National Exhibition and Convention Center, Puxi, Shanghai, is much larger optimising 280,000 sqm of prime sourcing space, an extraordinary 27 percent increase compared to the last edition. Automechanika Shanghai is known for its tremendously professional, productive and diverse fringe programme, offering something for everyone. Each topic covers different sectors of the entire industry chain and has a specific format to meet the varying needs of the numerous industry players. The fringe programme is a distinct and well-known tool for brand building, networking, education and training utilised through Automechanika Shanghai. The Accessories & Tuning sector has a vibrant programme scheduled for this year’s exhibition. This sector experienced the strongest growth among all other sectors this year, including Parts & Components, Repair & Maintenance and the newest sector Electronics & Systems. Accessories & Tuning has several interactive events planned, including a focus on environmentally conscious practices and products. There will be onsite, live demonstrations of conservation applications for car washing, which will also include a guided video broadcast with interactive activities. In addition to learning how to make “greener” choices, the sector will also have presentations on “Chinese Style” modified vehicles, Megane RS modification principles, a demonstration on engine hood painting, drift technology and displays of modified cars. Leading brands recognise the benefits of organising events

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during Automechanika Shanghai. This year, key industry brands holding these events include Bosch, CTP, ITW, FederalMogul and Liqui-Moly. The fringe programme topics include a diverse range of seminars for brand building, introducing new products and technology promotion. Additionally, there are many opportunities for press conferences and training. Automechanika Shanghai has become a continuous stronghold for the automotive industry. It is the priority platform for a growing number of government agencies and organisations which have chosen Automechanika Shanghai to promote their respective region for investment opportunities. Those joining the fringe programme this year include China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, Frankfurt Rhine-Main GmbH – International Marketing of the Region, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Sichuan Council (CCPIT-Sichuan) and the Chamber of International Commerce Shanghai. Within the other sectors there has also been significant growth noted. Several events within the fringe programme have been co-organised with additional new industry associations and organisations sharing the latest information and development of the industry and technologies. The influence and networking opportunities of Automechanika Shanghai, especially its fringe programme, provide an excellent forum for industry experts to share and promote the latest products and concepts. This expansion aims to meet the growing needs of the enlarging vehicle population.


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Busworld Explores Asia and Latin America “This year around 525,000 buses will be constructed in the entire world; by 2018 this number will already have increased to 600,000 buses and coaches”

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usworld 2015 had more visitors every day than in 2013 and has broken all existing records. Kortrijk has once again confirmed its reputation as the number-one fair for buses and coaches WORLDWIDE. Talking about worldwide: next year Busworld International will be organising fairs in Istanbul (Turkey), Moscow (Russia), Bengaluru (India) and Beijing (China). Other fairs will be held as well, including in Medellín in Columbia, Uzbekistan or Kazakhstan and Indonesia. Didier Ramoudt, president of Busworld International, has busy times ahead of him. He has to start looking for strategic partners and begin contract negotiations in the respective countries. Ramoudt: “The world is globalising and so is the bus and coach sector. Constructors and suppliers are looking for solutions across national boundaries. Today, I see that a limited number of actors are dominating the market and are represented on a worldwide level. Everybody wants to conquer the world.” For the president of Busworld International the explanation for this evolution is self-evident. “The population is growing. It is expected that the transport will be growing exponentially as well. This year around 525,000 buses will be constructed in the entire world; by 2018 this number will already have increased to 600,000 buses and coaches. This does not only have to do with the growing population but also with the after-sales and replacement market. A lot more vehicles will have to be replaced. This opens perspectives for the

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constructors.” Busworld International does not want to miss this train – or should we say bus – and is already making preparations in order to organise a fair in Indonesia, most likely in Jakarta. The same evolution is going on in the former Soviet republics. There, Busworld International wants to be active in Uzbekistan or Kazakhstan. The preparations are in full progress. In Columbia Busworld International has already advanced a bit further. There, before the end of the year, an agreement on the organisation of a fair in Medellín will be signed. By the way, it is said that Latin America has a bright future ahead with regard to buses and coaches thanks to the large population there and the lack of extended train networks or alternative means of transport. The team of Busworld International is facing busy times. And it is important that you do not wait any longer to register: putting off your participation in order to save money is like stopping your watch in order to save time.


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Number Of Vehicles Heads Toward 20 Million At the end of September, the total number of vehicles registered reached the number of 19,718,203 units in Turkey

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he total number of road motor vehicles registered to the traffic reached 19 million 718 thousand 203 by the end of September. Within the total, cars represented 52.8%, followed by small trucks 16.3%, motorcycles 14.8%, tractors 8.5%, trucks 4.1%, minibuses 2.2%, buses 1.1% and special purpose vehicles 0.2%, according to the statement posted by Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat). In September, 84,003 vehicle registrations recorded Of these, 84 thousand 3 vehicle registrations in September, cars accounted for 55.1%, followed by small trucks 16.3%, motorcycles 15.8% and tractors 5.9%. Minibuses, buses, trucks and special purpose vehicles constituted 6.9% of new registrations. The number of vehicles registrations decreased 23.1% over previous month In September, the number of road motor vehicle registrations decreased by 23.1% compared with August. Cars, small trucks, trucks, motorcycles, special purpose vehicles and tractors decreased by 26.4%, 14.3%, 27.1%, 30%, 6.2% and 6.6% respectively. Minibuses and buses increased by 19.1% and 15.5%. The number of vehicles registered decreased by 8.2% year on year In September, the number of road motor vehicle registrations decreased by 8.2% compared with the same month of the previous year. Minibuses, buses, trucks, motorcycles and tractors decreased by 11.9%, 2.3%, 33.9%, 31.8% and 15.2% respectively. Cars, small trucks and special purpose vehicles increased by 0.3%, 4% and 135%. In the period of January-September, the total number of road motor vehicles in traffic increased 889,482 units. While 75 thousand 637 road motor vehicles were withdrawn, 965 thousand 119 road motor vehicles were registered in January-September. Hence, the total number of road motor vehicles registered increased by 889 thousand 482. 474,069 vehicles handed over in September Among 474 thousand 69 vehicles handed over, cars accounted for 69.3% followed by small trucks 15.5%,

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motorcycles 5.6% and tractors 3.4%. Minibuses, buses, trucks and special purpose vehicles constituted 6.2% of the handed over motor vehicles in September. The ratio of cars registered using LPG was 40.6% At the end of September, among 10 million 410 thousand 486 registered cars, the share of LPG-fuelled cars was 40.6% followed by diesel-fuelled cars with 31.1% and gasolinefuelled cars with 27.9%. The ratio of the cars with unknown fuel type was 0.4%. In September, 46 318 cars were registered to the traffic In terms of the distribution of trademarks for the 46 thousand 318 new registered cars in September, Volkswagen recorded 15.2%, Renault 13.7%, Hyundai 7.8%, Ford 7.7%, Opel 7.4%, Mercedes-Benz 5.7%, Toyota 5.1%, BMW 4.9%, Fiat 4.8%, Dacia 4.6% and the other trademarks 23% of the total. Most frequent engine size was 1501-1600 for registered cars Within 562 thousand 504 cars registered to traffic in JanuarySeptember period, 40.4% of them had engine size 15011600, 22.4% had 1401-1500, 17.5% had 1300 or less, 14.4% had 1301-1400, 3.7% had 1601-2000, 1.5% had 2001 and above engine size. The share of cars with unknown engine size was 0.1%. Most frequent colour was white for registered cars Within 562 thousand 504 cars registered to traffic in JanuarySeptember period, 63.4% of them were white, 15.2% were grey, 9% were black, 5.5% were red and 6.9% were in other colours.


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Stability To Reflect Positive To Automotive Market Turkish automotive market would grow 35 percent in 2015 over the last year, noting that a similar increase would happen in 2016

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ith regard to Ak Party gaining majority of the 26th election of Turkish Grand National Assembly having 550 members, the representatives of the automotive sector stated that the automotive market would grow quicker. Indicating the electors had shown that they had voted in favor of stability in the 26th parliamentary election which was held 1st Nov. Mustafa Bayraktar, Chairman of Automotive Distributors Association (ODD), said the election results would bring benefit and well-being to the country. Highlighting stability had a great importance in terms of development of the automotive sector, foreign exchanges and interest rates, Bayraktar said; “Making the needed reforms for the targets that set for 2023 to be realized immediately has utmost importance.” “Stability will reflect to the market positively” Ibrahim Aybar, Director General of Renault Mais, marked that the automotive industry always looks for stability. Telling as long as macroeconomic stability exists people enter into the economic life either investment or consumption, Aybar said in the stability ambience naturally reducing interest rates help people who need loan to fulfill their needs. Stating signs of stability had been seen following the results of the parliamentary election, Aybar continued; “Value of dollar and euro lowered against TL, I expect the currencies will fall some more in the upcoming days. The Istanbul stock exchange has begun to rise. All of these positive developments put forward indicators of economic stability in line with our expectations. If we will not experience any surprise, this stability will reflect to the market positive.” Aybar also marked the stability had made up a crucial effect for those shopping in the automotive market. “Our automotive business does not like much shopping in

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blurry waters. Because of people invest money in noteworthy amount to this shopping. For this, they get debt. For this reason, they would like to see a safe future. Regarding such a stable condition would offer this, naturally will be affected positively,” he added. Prediction for 2016 turns to positive Aybar reminded the Turkish automotive market constricted 3.5 percent in October 2015. He continued: “Now we predict November will be better in terms of the market. In this case I expect December will be much better. Because, regarding expectations of the people has turned into positive for the year 2016, in December they would buy in a certain amounts. By the year-end, we set the target as 900 thousand. I guess the figure would rise over this. We can foresee that the market would reach by the number of 940-950 thousand units in 2015.” Ibrahim Aybar said the automotive market would grow 35 percent in 2015 over the last year, noting that next year a similar increase would happen. In summer, the foreign currency rates raised much more, euro had gained value nearly 20 percent. Now it has set back some. Decreasing of the currencies would bring new campaigns in favor of customers, Aybar recorded.


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“World Has Enough Oil And Energy Resources” “The market remains oversupplied and stock levels have risen above their five-year average, we are hopeful that the industry will see a more balanced oil market in 2016”

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PEC Secretary General HE Abdalla S. El-Badri delivered a speech at the Executive Plenary Session of the Kuwait Oil and Gas Show and Conference, 11 October 2015, Kuwait. Beginning by thanking he said, “I think we can all appreciate that the three key themes of this session – ‘Innovation, Technology and Opportunities’ – are not only vital to developing the industry’s future hydrocarbon reserves and other related activities, they have also been central to its past. Looking back to 1960, the year OPEC was founded; global crude oil production was just 21 million barrels a day. Today, it is around 75 million barrels a day. This is an increase of over 250 per cent. On top of this, we also need to factor in the rise of other liquids, which currently add up to close to 18 million barrels a day. In terms of natural gas, production was close to 445 billion standard cubic metres in 1960. Today, it has risen to almost 3.6 trillion standard cubic metres. This is an increase of over 700 per cent. This growth has been driven by innovation, human ingenuity and technology. They have helped to continually transform and reinvent the industry by turning challenges into opportunities. For example, our industry has seen technological innovation move E&P opportunities from onshore to offshore, then to deep water and frontier regions, and most recently to unconventionals. Improvements in the quantity and quality of information about different geological structures have meant we have been able to find more oil and gas. When looking at recovery rates, technological developments have helped increase these from less than 10 per cent of oil in place in the early history of the industry to more than 70 per cent in some fields today. Advancements have also improved the safety of our industry;

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for those working in it, and also in terms of exploration, production and supply. And they have allowed us to continually improve the environmental credentials of oil and gas, both in production and use. Looking ahead, there is no doubt that the world will need more energy in the decades to come – as the global population expands, economies grow, and countries seek to provide the energy poor with access to modern energy services. We need to remember that many billions of people still rely on biomass for their basic needs and more than a billion still have no access to electricity. To 2040, global energy demand is expected to expand by around 50 per cent. In this regard, all forms of energy will be needed – wind, solar, hydro, nuclear and of course fossil fuels, which will continue to play the major role in meeting demand. This growth will require some major investments. In terms of oil, with demand projected to grow to 110 million barrels a day by 2040, oil-related investment requirements are estimated to be around $10 trillion between now and then. Stressing there is no doubt that the world has enough oil and energy resources to meet these expected future needs, El-Badri continued, “The most recent analysis for the remaining ultimately recoverable oil resources puts the figure at 2.8 trillion barrels. And for natural gas, it is over 420 trillion standard cubic metres. It should be underscored that despite the continuing cumulative production, these numbers have increased over the past five decades. Moreover, these numbers do not take into account the large amounts of available unconventional oil and gas resources. The industry’s past successes are a reminder that innovation and new technologies are key to unlocking the abundant sources of oil and energy in an ever more sound, secure and responsible manner. In the coming years and decades,


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the industry can expect to see additional new technologies shift perceptions and prospects once more. This will be achieved through such developments as carbon capture and storage, advancements in enhanced oil recovery and the development of new oil-based materials for various industry sectors. It all points to the simple facts that the industry’s future will require more R&D; it will need more investment; and it will need more people. Here allow me to focus on the most important element that will determine the industry’s future: the human one. At its heart, the oil business is about people. All the innovation, technology and opportunities that are generated in the industry depend to a great extent on the availability of talented and skilled people. Of course, we need to appreciate that the development of future hydrocarbon resources is directly linked to the short-, medium- and long-terms. None of these timeframes can be looked at in isolation. Here, it is essential to appreciate the delicate balance between prices, the cost of the marginal barrel and future supplies. This balance is vital in making sure the right enabling environment is in place and the necessary future investments are made. If the right signals are not forthcoming, there is the possibility that innovation will dry up, that technological breakthroughs will not materialize and that not enough new capacity and infrastructure will be in place in time to meet future rising demand levels. Yes, we need to keep our eyes firmly on the future, given the fact that oil is expected to be fundamental to the lives of many more people in the years ahead. But we also need to focus on the immediate challenges as the market searches for more stability during the current period of volatility. Stability is paramount. It is essential to have clarity in terms of our oil and energy future – whether this is 1, 5, 10 or even 20 years ahead. It is quite clear that the past 16 months or so have been an extremely challenging time for the oil industry. Prices fell almost 60 per cent between June 2014 and January 2015, although we do not believe that actual market fundamentals warranted this huge drop. Prices this year have fluctuated mainly in the $40 to $60 per barrel range. But again there has been significant volatility with the market seeing price

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spikes and falls that have been very loosely connected with changes in fundamentals. The market remains over-supplied and stock levels have risen above their five-year average. However, it should be noted that we have recently seen a contraction in production from some non-OPEC producers and an uptick in demand growth. Developments over the past year or so have led to a number of projects being cancelled or put on hold. Investment plans have been revised. Rig counts have fallen dramatically. And redundancies have being made. These changes certainly offer up questions for this session: How might the current industry cycle impact the development of future hydrocarbon resources? And more specifically, what might this mean in terms of innovation, technology and opportunities? Some cost cutting and efficiency measures will make the industry a little more nimble and agile. But with less investment, fewer project developments and reduced manpower on the scale that we have witnessed recently, the industry will no doubt be impacted in the short- and medium-term – and potentially, in the long-term too. However, as my speech today has emphasized, we need to keep investing. It is essential for our industry’s future. It is essential to all those consumers around the world who rely on hydrocarbon resources for their everyday needs. And it will be essential to the future of those currently without access to modern energy services. I remain confident that our industry’s best days are yet to come. We have an abundance of hydrocarbon resources. And oil and gas demand continues to grow. All of this points to tremendous opportunities. To turn existing and future challenges into promising opportunities, however, requires strength, resilience and vision. And this means working towards more stability in the market. El-Badri, OPEC Secretary General, concluded, “At OPEC, we are hopeful that the industry will see a more balanced oil market in 2016. But we should keep in mind the fundamental importance of ensuring that the people in our industry continually push for innovation and the development of new technologies, that can help discover, extract, produce and supply more hydrocarbons in an ever more cost effective and sustainable manner.”


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Renewables To Overtake Coals The IEA says renewables are set to become the leading source of new energy supply from now to 2040, will overtake coal as the largest source of electricity generation by the 2030s

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he International Energy Agency’s (IEA) latest report found that “in advance of the critical COP21 climate summit in Paris, there’s a clear sign that an energy transition is underway.” The World Energy Outlook 2015 report, published today, found that “renewables contributed almost half of the world’s new power generation capacity in 2014 and have already become the second-largest source of electricity (after coal).” More than 150 countries have submitted climate pledges ahead of the Paris climate talks, and they are “rich in commitments on renewables and energy efficiency,” says the IEA. The report also found renewables are set to become “the leading source of new energy supply from now to 2040.” And renewables will overtake coal as the largest source of electricity generation by the 2030s. Coal demand is set to triple in India and Southeast Asia by 2040, reports the Guardian. At the same time, India is one of many countries aiming to become a so-called “solar superpower,” making a huge commitment to renewables at its first big renewables trade convention earlier this year. And India lays claim to the world’s first airport powered entirely by

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solar energy. “Renewables-based generation reaches 50 percent in the EU [European Union] by 2040, around 30 percent in China and Japan, and above 25 percent in the United States and India,” according to IEA estimates. The rapid growth in renewable energy will help emissions to slow “dramatically,” says the IEA, but the current emissions trajectory shows we are still heading for 2.7 degrees Celsius warming by 2100. The IEA warns that a “major course correction” is still required to keep warming below the two degrees Celsius target. A recent UK Met Office report found that global warming is on track to exceed one degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels by the end of the year. But several groups are outlining how we can rapidly transition to a low-carbon future by expediting the deployment of renewable energy worldwide. Just yesterday, NextGen Climate America released a new report showing that the transition to a clean energy economy will drive economic growth for decades, generate well-paying jobs and increase household incomes. And in September, Greenpeace outlined a path for the world to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.


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Auto-Leasing Speeds Up The sales of new automobiles in the Turkish market have increased 36.6 percent; as for the operational leasing sector has added 16.3 percent of the new automobiles to their fleet in the first nine months this year

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perational leasing sector has recorded an active growth of 20.5 percent as of the end of the third quarter in 2016 Operational leasing sector let its active growth reach by TL17 billion through new vehicle investment worth TL6 billion as of the third quarter this year. Operational leasing sector has reached an active growth worth TL17 billion increasing 20.5 percent in the third quarter this year over the same period last year. As for the end of 2014, the sector grew 12.5 percent. The Turkish Auto Leasing Association (TOKKDER) has released the “TOKKDER Operational Leasing Report” about market research including the data of the third quarter which was conducted by the independent research company TNS. According to the report, the sales of new automobiles in the Turkish market have increased 36.6 percent; meanwhile the operational leasing sector has added 16.3 percent (81,900 units) of the new automobiles to their fleet in the first nine months this year. At the end of the third quarter this year recording 20.5 percent growth, the leasing sector’s vehicle has reached by the number of 266,473 units, growth of the

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sector became 12.5 percent over the same period previous year. In this period, the active growth of the sector has reached by TL 16,8 billion with the new vehicle investment worth TL5 billion 627 million. As of the aforementioned search period, Renault became the most preferred trademark with 28.5 percent. The brand followed by Volkswagen with 17.7 percent, Ford with 12.6 percent and Fiat with 9.7 percent. As for the vehicle segment of the operational leasing sector, C segment corresponds to 51.3 percent, B segment 29.7 percent, D segment 13.3 percent. 94 percent of the sector consist of the diesel vehicles, manual vehicles have 58.8 percent share. Fevzi Turkay, Chairman of the Board of TOKKDER, said they would expect operational leasing fleet sector in Turkey to last its growth in 2016 as well. He recorded the increased vehicle prices and focusing on the cost management of firms were the factors that would support the growth of the sector. Mega urbanization, extreme traffic density, increased travels urge the operational leasing sector to direct towards solution partnership to meet every kind of mobility needs of customers, he noted.


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“Without Taiwan you don’t get parts!” Taipei AMPA 2016 to gather of prominent global buyers with its quality brands such as Cada Industrial, Mobiletron Electronics, TW Racing Parts, Cub Elecparts, E-lead Electronics and Depo Auto Parts

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oncurrently with AutoTronics Taipei, Motorcycle Taiwan and EV Taiwan; Taipei AMPA, 32nd Taipei International Auto Parts & Accessories Show 2016 will be held between 06 and 09 April, 2016 at the Taipei World Trade Center. Taipei AMPA 2016 will cover sections like Automotive Parts, Automotive, Automobile Accessories, Engine Parts, Engine Design, Exhaust, Steering and Automotive Electronics. Being formed by Taiwan External Trade Development Council, this trade show is expected to be attended by nearly 42000 professionals. Taiwan’s Auto Parts Makers move full speed into world markets Suppliers succeed with high quality, reasonable prices, and small-batch production. The auto parts industry plays a vital role in Taiwan’s economic development and international trade, with exports increasing rapidly and steadily over the years. One of the most important factors behind this success, most informed observers and buyers agree, is a comprehensive, highly efficient subcontractor network that makes up a central-satellite plant system within which individual parts manufacturers specialize in specific areas. This system enables high production flexibility, broad product range, low production costs, and fast development time.

The first gasket company in Taiwan, Cada Industrial

Maggie Yang, Assistant Manager, Cada Industrial Co. Ltd. with Eristic Gasket brand name informs about their products and services “CADA was established by the founder, Mr. Chen, HsiChen, and the co-founder, Mrs. Huang, SuHui, with great enthusiasm. By almost thirty years of experiences in the gasket parts, we are proud to offer our customers the best engine parts and the most excellent services. Our company is based on a floor plan of over 10,000 square meters in Taoyuan county, Taiwan, with more than 150 professionals engaging in the manufacturing and marketing

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processes. Together with our technology-innovated machines, highly-integrated ERP system, and well-trained workers, we are confident that our team is the one you can count on! Cada Products CADA specializes in wide ranges of engine gaskets and seals that are bounded to the OE standard, which guarantee the excellent sealing performance. We follow the OE standard in term of measurement and material specification. Our selections can be easily adapted by customers worldwide, including the following: American, European, Japanese and Korean Passenger & Truck Applications, and Tractors', Constructions' & Agricultural Applications. Our product list keeps expanding rapidly every month!"

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Mobiletron drives innovation for "EnergySaving" "Safety" and "loV"

Founded in 1982 with only two employees and capital of just US$30,000, Mobiletron Electronics Co. Ltd. has grown to become Asia’s leading company within its market sector. We specialize in electronics components for the automotive industry, manufacturing items such as: Ignition Coils, Ignition Modules, MAF Sensors, Oxygen Sensors, Voltage Regulators, Rectifiers, Diodes, Diode Trios, Mobile Safety Equipment, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems and Power Tools.

voice communications networking service with seamless connection among the car, network and cloud. Mobiletron loV system has integrated telematics, ADAS and relevant safety devices and provide an interface by crossing different platforms. It can be expanded to vehicle (V2V), vehicle to road (V2R), vehicle to internet (V2I), vehicle to human (V2H), then apply to accomplish automated driving. Striding ahead of telematics, Mobiletron current platform is a networking service for interconnecting and interworking voice, video, and datas that will be applied to the business such as logistics, security, ambulances, police cars, and public transportation vehicles for enhancing their service, especially high-definition video in real-time application will provide an advance communication quality to the end user.

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Today, Mobiletron has over 1,800 employees and serves a global and serves a global client portfolio of blue-chip organizations across a wide range of industries and export to over 100 countries worldwide. Mobiletron Drives Innovation for "Energy-Saving" "Safety" and "loV" Mobiletron Electronics has been devoting to automotive electronics including charging systems, ignition systems, sensors over 30 years via our own brands "Mobiletron" & "Regitar". In recent decade, we have been developed the relevant devices for safety & telematics system, as we are moving forward to become one of the leading companies in automotive electronics industry. 4G network and technology has been getting popular, Mobiletron forecast the demand of IoV (Internet of Vehicles) and has launched the development for the solutions of loV industry. Mobiletron IoV platform can experience the actual connection in the vehicle for driver information, video and

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D2 Race Team got the championship in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 ACSCA and TTCC. Jessica Chen, Sales Department, D2 Racing Sport Co. Ltd. informs about their products and service “As D2 Racing Sport Co., Ltd, we are a leading manufacturer of high performance coilover, brake system, and air suspension kits in Taiwan. So far, we have estimated 2500 applications for coilovers, brake system, and air suspension kits in our production line and continue to develop new applications regularly. D2 RACING SPORT CO., LTD also offers private label service for many companies for long time around the world.


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Universal, Replacement. CUB PUR TPMS is divided in 2 main parts, Sensor-AID(tool) & Uni-Sensors(315 MHz & 433 MHz sensors).

Those shock absorbers and brake kits can be found on many winning race cars in Southeast Asia, especially in the most famous "MACAU GRAND PRIX" and "ASIA PACIFIC RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP" event. D2 Racing Teams are around the world, in Thailand, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong. We form a very strong and organized marketing network to distribute our products worldwide, such as in Hong Kong, China, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Greece, Cyprus, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France, Switzerland, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Ireland, UK, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Russia, Malta, Finland, Indonesia, Colombia, Bulgaria, Iran, Estonia, Dubai, USA, Guam, Canada, Guatemala, Mauritius etc.... We are the qualified manufacturer that is approved by TUV/ ISO 9001:2008, TUV Osterreich in EU, and FIA as well as obtained the testing report from WORLD "ARTC" (Automotive Research Testing Center).”

The Professional Pursuit of perfection CUB Elecparts Inc.

Founded in 1979 by Mr. S.C. Arbula. Started manufacturing basic Electrical switches and have grown to a professional Electrical and Electronic Parts manufacturer supplying to both OEM and Aftermarket. CUB Elecparts Inc. manufactures Switch (Ignition Switch, Turn Signal Switch, Head Light Switch, Power Window Switch… etc) and Sensors (Speed, CamShaft, CrankShaft…etc.) in the Automobile-Electrical Parts Series; Tire Pressure Monitoring System and CAN BUS Applied Products in the AutomobileElectronic Parts Series. The Shanghai Facility It consists of 4 blocks, which includes Administration, Assembly Lines, Tool Shop and Dormitory. The total floor space is around 18,000 square meters. CUB designs and manufactures car electronics at this site, such as PUR-TPMS, Gloryder, toolings and OEM-oriented products. With its stateof-the-art automated equipment, advanced R&D capability, professional manufacturing technology, and adhering to strict quality management system, CUB is committing to offering quality products and services that comply with international standards to satisfy its customers. Buraya resim 5 CUB’s TPMS Products PUR TPMS system is a solution developed by CUB Elecparts Inc. for global TPMS market, PUR stands for Programmable,

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CUB PUR TPMS Advantage Currently almost all TPMS sensors can be divided into 315MHz & 433MHz frequencies, each OE sensor has different protocol that usually cause mass inventory risk for car repairers or distributors. CUB PUR TPMS system only use 1 tool (Sensor-Aid) to program 2 sensor SKUs (Uni-Sensor: 315MHz & 433MHz) to cover 95% OE sensors. Sensor-Aid tool has stored multiple protocols for tire technician to select MMY ( Maker / Model / Year) for programming into blank Uni-sensor. It reduces inventory risk dramatically for car repairers & distributors as a convenient advantage and best solution for market.

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E-lead Electronics

Located in Taiwan's Changhua County, E-Lead was established in 1983, and was later listed on the Taiwan's Stock Exchange on February 4, 2002. Manufacturing facilities

are located in Taiwan, China and Thailand respectively and branch offices are set up in major cities in China. After 30 years of continued development, E-Lead has successfully created innovative products to compete in the Head Unit Infotainment/ Navigation System, Rear-seat Entertainment, Car Sensor and Accessories, and "other


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electronic car accessory" markets. E-Lead's goal is to provide products that provide information to customers to ensure their safety as well as adapt to their changing needs. Currently, E-Lead's head office, R&D, manufacturing plants and main marketing office are located in Changhua, Taiwan; another manufacturing plant in Suzhou, China; and a branch company in Samutprakarn, Thailand. The branch company is the start of a global service center project. E-Lead hopes to become a multinational corporation and, through strategic alliances with local companies, provide services to build a competitive advantage in the rapidly changing industry. E-Lead's corporate vision is to become the largest automotive electronics company in the Greater China Region. Within our country, we have formed deep bonds with international companies such as VW, Toyota, Honda, Nissan Mitsubishi, Mazda, Audi, GM, Ford, Chrysler, Hyundai etc. All of these companies are E-Lead's important business partners, and with them, E-lead hopes to expand its marketing territories globally and cooperate to create more competitive products,

strengthen sales, and profit along with its partners. Reasons for choosing E-LEAD's products • Innovation, technology and quality. • Tier one supplier to automakers. • Total solution supplier. • Products are manufactured in line with ISO/TS16949, ISO9001, OHSAS18001 and Ford Q1. • We are certified to meet automakers' standards in product development and production. • Worldwide patents. • Customer-oriented product development mindset. • Driving fun and safety is our design mission.

The future is bright Depo

DEPO was established in 1977 in the ancient and cultural town of Lukang as a professional auto lamp manufacturer, in addition to Lukang, there is another manufacturing site in Hsinying and an R&D Center in Yongkang. There are four other factories in Kushan, Danyang, Hefel and Ningbo all located in China, and four distribution centers in North America. Total employees are over 3,400 worldwide auto lamp industry. The company is an outstanding public-listed business based in Taiwan, and is a leading producer in the worldwide auto lamp industry. Excluding the North and South Poles, you will find DEPO products in all corners of the globe, as the DEPO brand has fostered considerable consumer trust in the high quality-demand markets of Europe and the United States. DEPO has approximately 3000 employees worldwide. In

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Taiwan DEPO set up three plants, which are located in Lu Kang, Hsin Ying and Yong Kang. Those side locations are specified as follows. Lu Kang headquarters possesses a comprehensively operating organization and equipments, core technologies and a human resource training center. Lu Kang Headquarters comprises Main Administration Department, IT Department, the first R&D Center, Tooling Department, Plastic Injection Molding Department, Surface Treatment Department, assembly lines, Logistics Department, and TÜV certified Photometric Testing and Environment Testing Laboratories. DEPO constantly adopts advanced technologies to enhance the manufacturing process. DEPO Yong Kang R&D Center founded in October 1987, Yong Kang factory was DEPO’s R&D Center in South Taiwan, which was engaged in research and development and also assembly of headlamps and fog lamps. Hsin Ying factory is comprised BMC injection, plastic injection, vacuum deposition, assembly lines, logistics, and laboratory for performance and reliability testing. MAXZONE is DEPO’s Sales & Marketing operations for the North American market. It has four warehouses strategically located throughout the continent of the United States, namely Fontana, CA; Edison, NJ; Norcross, GA and Elgin, IL. Customer's satisfaction is its top priority Quality and innovation are the key aspects to stay ahead of its competitors in the automotive industry. Depo is committed to continuous improvement, and looking forward to new challenges. Over the past years, they have been certified by several standardized organizations. It is their belief that with the highly skilled workforce of DEPO, they can provide their customer the finest quality auto lamp.


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Automotive Sector Set For Record Turkish automotive sector is expected to set record in terms of production, domestic market and exports in 2015

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n 2015, Turkish automotive exports expected to break record with the number of 925 thousand units and as for the production to reach over 1,225 thousand units Turkish automotive sector is predicted to reach foreseeable record level in terms of total vehicle production and exports in 2015, expectation for the next year would be in the same level. Suheyl Baybali, General Coordinator of TAYSAD, the Association of Automotive Parts & Components Manufacturers, said; “We predict the total production will be 1,3 million units and the automotive exports will be nearly 900 thousand units in 2016.” According to the expectations from Turkish Automotive Manufacturers Association, the sector exports will reach by the number of over 925 thousand units, production to the number of over 1,225 thousand units with the effect of the new project investments and models, as well as activity in the European market. The automotive sector has a special importance in terms of Turkey’s overall exports targets that set for 2023. While the sector has the targets to achieve 4 million unit in the production and 3 million in the exports; as for the export income worth $75 billion is expected to accomplish by 2023.

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In this scope, the investment incentives which had been carried out in 2012 and 2013 have supported acceleration in the investments of the sector. In line with the sector investments, many Turkish automotive and supplier firms such as Tofas, Ford Otosan, Renault and Toyota have announced their investment decisions. Evaluating the automotive and supplier industry exports, Suheyl Baybali stated the sector exports had increased both based on unit and euro, in response regarding dollar has gotten value globally, the sector export value recorded plunge. Meanwhile the Turkish automotive and supplier industry tries to increase market share based on dollar in the U.S., Iran and African countries. Following traditional European market of Turkish automotive industry, the U.S market comes on the line. Turkish automotive exports to this country increased 90 percent to $560 million in the first nine months. Meanwhile an outstanding rise is expected in the exports by the new trade relations to this country in 2016. Baybali said the export volume would boost together with Ford Otosan’s Transit exports and new trade connections to the U.S. with the cooperation to be started in Detroit which is the automobile manufacturing center of the U.S.


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Electric Mobility Contributes Decisively To Climate Protection The researchers from Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands point to a promising avenue for the transport sector to mitigate climate change through a largescale shift to electric mobility and promotion of public transport in cities

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he transportation sector has the capacity to nearly halve its CO2 emissions by 2050 and, hence, to contribute far more than previously thought to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Realizing this would require further efficiency improvement and, especially, promotion of public transport in cities, alongside with a large-scale shift to electric cars. These are key findings of a study, in which Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was one of the partners and which is now published in the American journal “Science”. Limiting global warming to less than two degrees compared to the pre-industrial level is the defined objective of international climate policy. But this two-degree target can only be achieved, if emissions of greenhouse gases, such as CO2, are reduced considerably in the long term. At present, emissions of the transportation sector already account for 23% of global energy-related CO2 emissions. According to IPCC estimates, transport emissions are even expected to double by 2050 due to rapid motorization in China, India, and Southeast Asia. And: If other areas, such as the energy

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sector contribute less to CO2 reduction, the transportation sector has to make an even larger contribution. In their study “Transport: A roadblock to climate change mitigation?” reported in the journal “Science”, scientists led by Dr. Felix Creutzig from the Mercator Research Institute of Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), Berlin, and Dr. Patrick Jochem, KIT, point out that the transportation sector may be easier to decarbonize than previously assumed in global emission scenarios. Prior to the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, the researchers from Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands point to a promising avenue for the transport sector to mitigate climate change. This would require a large-scale shift to electric mobility and promotion of public transport in cities. “Large-scale electric mobility could be crucial to halving CO2 emissions of the transport sector by 2050,” lead author Felix Creutzig says. He emphasizes that electric mobility on this scale includes car-sharing concepts, electric bicycles, and rail transport. “Efficiency gains will be very difficult to achieve with the conventional automobile fleet from 2025 on. A fuel shift will be the only remaining option to advance decarbonization.”


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EU Commercial Vehicle Registrations Increase 12.2%

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In September 2015, demand for new commercial vehicles in the EU increased 14.7% for the ninth consecutive month, totalling 208,077 units; over nine months in 2015, the EU market expanded 12.2%

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n September 2015, demand for new commercial vehicles in the EU increased (+14.7%) for the ninth consecutive month, totalling 208,077 units. Growth was sustained across all commercial vehicle segments. Spain (+53.2%) and the UK (+19.9%) confirmed the positive momentum posting doubledigit percentage gains, followed by France (+9.7%) and Italy (+4.9%), while Germany remained stable (+0.6%). Over nine months in 2015, the EU market expanded (+12.2%), totalling 1,517,247 commercial vehicles. During the same period, Spain (+38.6%), the UK (+19.2%), Italy (+10.0%), Germany (+2.2%) and France (+1.9%) all posted growth. New light commercial vehicles up to 3.5t – vans In September 2015, new registrations of light commercial vehicles totalled 173,515 units, up (+14.0%) compared to September 2014. This marked the 25th consecutive month of growth in the segment. Spain (+50.8%), the UK (+19.6%), France (+8.8%) and Italy (+2.0%) positively contributed to the upturn, while Germany showed a slight decline (-0.9%). From January to September 2015, 1,253,009 new vans were registered in the EU (+11.2%). Spain (+37.0%), the UK (+17.4%), Italy (+8.5%) and Germany (+2.4%) saw demand for vans increase over this period, while France remained

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stable (+0.9%). New heavy commercial vehicles over 16t– heavy trucks September 2015 results show an increase in new heavy truck registrations (+20.2%), totalling 24,912 units. Spain (+79.3%), still benefiting from the government incentive programme, largely contributed to this positive outcome, followed by Italy (+56.4%), the UK (+26.7%) and France (+20.5%) which all posted double-digit growth. Nine months into the year, the EU market grew (+20.6%), reaching 188,281 units. Spain (+55.7%), the UK (+44.0%), Italy (+26.7%), France (+11.3%) and Germany (+3.6%) saw 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 September 2015, 30,544 new trucks were registered in the EU, up (+17.0%) compared to September 2014. All major markets supported the overall expansion, with Spain (+75.0%), Italy (+39.7%), the UK (+17.7%), France (+17.5%) and Germany (+5.3%) posting growth. From January to September 2015, 235,238 new trucks (+16.6%) were registered in the EU. In particular, Spain (+51.9%), the UK (+34.2%) and Italy (+22.1%) recorded significant increases over the period, followed by France (+8.8%) and Germany (+1.5%) which reported more modest growth. New buses & coaches over 3.5t In September 2015, new bus and coach registrations increased (+29.8%) compared to September 2014, totalling 4,018 units. The UK (+55.9%), Spain (+44.3%), Italy (+21.7%) and France (+15.5%) positively contributed to the overall expansion, while Germany (-13.2%) performed less well than in September 2014. Over nine months in 2015, the EU market increased (+18.2%), totalling 29,000 new buses and coaches. Demand was primarily driven by Spain (+42.8%) and the UK (+30.0%), followed by France (+18.3%), Italy (+15.3%) and Germany (+7.0%).


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Messe Frankfurt Middle East Expands Automechanika Brand

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eddah, Saudi Arabia: Automechanika, the leading international automotive trade show brand, has announced its expansion into Saudi Arabia, as it looks to boost direct access to one of the world’s most lucrative countries for the automotive aftermarket. Automechanika Jeddah will take place from 26-28 January 2016 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events, with its inaugural edition set to welcome more than 125 exhibitors from over 20 countries. The three-day event is organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East in partnership with Saudi-based Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE), and is the 15th instalment of Automechanika globally. Messe Frankfurt Middle East, the UAE-based subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt Group, is also the organiser of Automechanika Dubai, the wider Middle East and Africa’s largest automotive aftermarket trade exhibition. Automechanika Jeddah will be Messe Frankfurt’s first trade show to take place in the Middle East region outside of the UAE, further emphasising the importance of Saudi Arabia’s automotive industry which, according to government sources, imported 1,006,248 cars, commercial vehicles, and trucks valued at US$20.9 billion in 2013. “With 7.1 million passenger vehicles on its roads, Saudi is poised to become the manufacturing hub of the Middle East’s automotive industry,” said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East. “Demand for spare parts is also on the rise, valued at US$3.8 billion in 2013 and growing at 7.7 per cent annually over the next five years to reach US$5.5 billion by 2020. Automechanika Jeddah presents an important new platform for the automotive aftermarket industry to tap into this exciting growth market. “It also represents a major milestone for Messe Frankfurt Middle East, marking our first foray into another Middle East country outside of the UAE, adding to our portfolio of what is now nine trade exhibitions serving the Middle East and Africa region.” Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt GmbH, said: “From a geostrategic perspective, the Gulf states are one of the Messe Frankfurt Group’s key markets. “Saudi Arabia’s high purchasing power and the projected growth in the automotive and supplier sectors offer substantial potential for an international trade fair like Automechanika.” “We are delighted to have the opportunity to join forces with ACE Exhibitions, which is the leading organiser in Saudi Arabia with over 500 successful events in the kingdom to its credit.” Essam Mojalid, Deputy Chairman of ACE Group, added: “ACE Exhibitions’ extensive industry experience and knowledge of the Saudi Arabian market combined with the global recognition of the Automechanika brand means we can build a powerful synergy that will take the Kingdom’s booming automotive industry to a whole new level. “Automechanika Jeddah will provide exhibitors with direct

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access to the new frontier of the Middle East’s automotive aftermarket, where thousands of key decision makers will source the latest products and innovations. “By building valuable contacts and networking opportunities, exhibitors can also learn of the latest trends impacting the growth of Saudi’s auto aftermarket trade, which is unlike any other market in the world.” Automechanika Jeddah will focus on the five core product sections of Parts and Systems; Accessories and Tuning; Repair and Maintenance; Tyres and Batteries; and Service Station and Car Wash. The dedicated event has received wide support from the regional and international automotive aftermarket, with 16 companies already on-board as launch partners, including Aqaseem Lubricant Factory, Lorry Geniune Parts, Luthra Industrial Corporation, PAL Radiators & Oil Coolers, Steel Impex & Industries, Supra Rubber Industries, Universal Energy Storage, 3M Saudi Arabia, Abdul Zahir Basheer Automotive Trading, Al Muteena Group of Companies, Ample Auto Tech, Hardex Brakes, Mineral Circles Bearings, Martins Industries, Saudi German brake manufacturing and Kayan Businesses Trading. Nicholas Brunet, Country Business Leader at 3M Industrial Business Group, Saudi Arabia, said: “3M is continuously building on our brand and partnering with Automechanika Jeddah 2016 will help us drive our message: ‘3M Science. Applied to life’. “We are using our Laboratories across the world to create cutting edge products that will make our roads safer, our cars operating in prime condition, and our families and friends safe on our roads. Automechanika Jeddah is a great platform to continue to drive home our message.” Automechanika Jeddah will deliver an unmatched platform for the world’s leading auto aftermarket suppliers and manufacturers to establish long-lasting business relationships with buyers and distributers from throughout Saudi Arabia.


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Otokar Enters British Market Otokar Europe spearheads expansion in Western Europe and also supports existing ventures; besides France, it has a presence in Germany, Italy, Malta and Spain

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he two models it will bring here initially – the 8.39m, 37-seat front-engined Navigo T midicoach and the 9.63m Vectio C bus – will be supplied and supported by partners in the UK and Ireland. This, Otokar says, will allow it to tap into their wealth of experience of selling and backing up coaches. But the company adds that it is already familiar with Western European needs. It supplied 144 units to France in 2014, and expects 2015’s total there to be similar; total production in 2014 was almost 2,500 coaches and buses, of which nearly 400 were exported. Growing its export volumes is one of Otokar’s priorities. French subsidiary Otokar Europe spearheads expansion in Western Europe and also supports existing ventures; besides France, it has a presence in Germany, Italy, Malta and Spain. Otokar Europe oversees the manufacturer’s growing business in the western half of the continent, but will not sell directly to the UK. Instead it will rely on soon-to-be-announced distribution partners. While just the Navigo T and Vectio C will come to the UK and Ireland to begin with, Otokar doesn’t rule out adding other

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models later. Though being front-engined, the chassis of the coach is built by Otokar specifically for passenger-carrying work. The 37-seat Navigo T’s 8.39m length and 2.29m width place it among the most compact midicoaches in its class. Power is from a four-cylinder Euro 6 Cummins ISB4.5 engine rated at 180bhp, coupled to an Allison 2200 five-speed automatic gearbox. According to the statement of the firm, one of the companies of Koc Group, Otokar has been providing solutions special to the needs of the customers with its own technology, design and applications since 1963. It is operating with over 2000 employees at the factory built on a land of 552,000 m2 in Sakarya. Otokar has been manufacturing buses for public transportation, semi-trailers for transportation and logistics industry and tactical wheeled vehicles and tactical armored vehicles for the defense industry. Being a hundred percent Turkish capital company, Otokar is today present in the automotive and defense industries with products of which intellectual property rights are owned by it. Being a leader in the bus industry and the land vehicles in the defense industry in Turkey, Otokar is the main contractor in the Design and Prototype Development Project of ALTAY, the national battle tank of Turkey.


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Renault-Nissan Alliance Installs New Charge Spots For EVs 90 new charge spots powered by low-carbon electricity will refuel 200 Renault-Nissan EVs during the COP21 climate change conference

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he Renault-Nissan Alliance is installing 90 new charge spots for electric vehicles in and around Paris for the COP21 global summit on climate change. The installation is being done in partnership with French energy provider EDF, Schneider Electric, Aéroports de Paris, Paris City Council and SNCF, France’s national railway company. The charging stations, several of which will be donated by Schneider Electric, will refuel 200 EVs serving as VIP shuttles for negotiators, delegates and media attending the conference. More than 20,000 U.N. participants from 195 countries are expected to attend the 21st annual Conference of Parties (known as COP21), from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11. “COP21 is a call to action to reduce the impact of climate change–including global warming resulting from personal transportation,” said Renault-Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn. “Electric vehicles are the only existing, practical and affordable transportation solution to our planet’s environmental challenges – and they are available today. Expanding the EV infrastructure is mandatory for any city or state that’s serious about environmental stewardship.” The quick and standard EV charging stations will use renewable and extremely low-carbon electricity from EDF, enabling the Renault-Nissan fleet to cover more than 400,000 km in two weeks. The quick charging stations will recharge EVs from 0 to 80% capacity in about 30 minutes.

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EVs consume any form of electricity used in the power grid, including hydropower, solar and wind energy. As countries reduce dependence on fossil fuels and increase reliance on renewable resources, EVs become even greener. Small carbon footprint The COP21 charging stations in the Paris region will use electricity with a small carbon footprint. The French power grid distributes electricity with a very low average of CO2 emissions per kWh: less than 40 g in 2014, compared to the European average of 325 g of CO2 emissions per kWh. Renewable energy accounted for about 19% of France’s electricity last year. “EDF supports the development of electric mobility, which is a cornerstone of countries’ efforts to minimize urban pollution. EDF produces extremely low-carbon electricity in France, which enables a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and thus reinforces the favorable ecological footprint of this new generation of transport,” said EDF Chairman and CEO Jean-Bernard Levy. In addition, EDF is offsetting the remaining CO2 emissions through carbon credits generated by projects certified by the United Nations. That means the Renault-Nissan EV fleet will use electricity considered fully “decarbonized.” Fourteen of the 27 quick chargers installed will remain after the climate change conference and will be available for the public to use. These include two at Charles de Gaulle Airport, two on the Paris périphérique highway and one at Orly Airport. France already has about 10,000 quick and standard charging spots. In the Paris region alone, there are more than 4,000 spots, making Paris one of the most “plugged in” cities in Europe.


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A Dynamic And Aesthetic New Graphic For Geneva Motor Show

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he graphic for the 86th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show was unveiled today at a meeting of the Organising Committee of the Motor Show. It presents a partial view of the front of a very sporty car symbolising the dynamic nature of the automobile industry as well as the flowing lines of the car’s body to emphasise the aesthetic nature of their products. This new graphic representation was developed by the agency WIRZ Corporate based in Zurich and is part of a process of brand image consolidation. This will be indeed the first of a series of graphics that will be unveiled at each future edition of the Motor Show. The Geneva International Motor Show 2016 takes pride in the participation this year of more than fifty different automobile marques, plus over ten automotive designers and preparation specialists. This flagship event of the automobile universe will be open to the public from March 3-13, 2016 in the exhibition halls of Palexpo in Geneva. The organisers have departed from a long-standing tradition; the creation of the graphic for the 2016 Motor Show was not part of a competition but was entrusted to the agency who originated the new logo which was revealed last year. This year’s graphic will be then the first of a series designed to plunge the observer immediately into the universe of the automobile. In the graphic, the top part of the front section of the car, with its vivid orange tones, its curved forms and visibly sporty design, central air intake and xenon headlamps all contribute to the image of a supercar. The WIRZ Corporate agency collaborated with Mark Stehrenberger, a Swiss automobile designer and former professor, based alternatively at the Art Centre College of Design in Pasadena, California, and at the Art Centre of Design in Vevey, Switzerland, to develop the image of this timeless automobile. This design was modelled in 3D and will unveil with each new edition a different angle. « This creation is the product of the considerations of how to best convey the DNA of the event in a ways that are instantly recognisable » explained Urs Binggeli, the CEO of WIRZ Corporate. « In today’s world, it is essential that an automobile brand can be recognised immediately, almost instinctively. We want the Geneva International Motor Show to also be recognized as a “brand”, confirmed André Hefti, Managing Director of the Show. The Geneva International Motor Show is the only international automobile exhibition recognised by the OICA (International Organisation of Automobile Constructors) that takes place each year in Europe and is one of the « Top 5 » worldwide.

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Five Transit Connect Vans To Help Feed In Needs

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Ford is donating five Transit Connect cargo vans to organizations dedicated to hunger relief serving the Kansas City, Louisville, Miami, Phoenix and Dallas metropolitan areas

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ord is helping to ensure more people have enough to eat this holiday season by donating five Transit Connect cargo vans to organizations that provide hunger relief services. The groups in the Kansas City, Louisville, Miami, Phoenix and Dallas metropolitan areas will use the vans to pick up food, transport it to their facilities and deliver it to recipients. Each Transit Connect van offers 103.9 cubic feet of cargo space and is capable of carrying 1,470 pounds, which equals more than 1,100 meals per vehicle per trip. “The first step in generating a better world is helping to fulfill the most basic needs of our neighbors,” said Janet Lawson, director, Ford Motor Company Fund. “More than 48 million Americans live in fear of going hungry each day and these vehicles will deliver meals – not just during this season of giving but throughout the year.” The program kicks off Dec. 7 with the donation of a Transit Connect to The Salvation Army of Kansas City. The organization last year served 497,590 meals through its corps community centers, social service centers and emergency feeding units – in addition to delivering more than 27,000 meals to homebound individuals. Earlier this year, Ford worked with The Salvation Army in Washington, D.C., to outfit a larger Transit van to serve as a mobile kitchen. Ford will donate a second Transit Connect van to Dare to Care Food Bank in Louisville on Dec. 8. Dare to Care partners with more than 300 local social service agencies to distribute food – providing more than 16 million meals in the past year. The third donation, going to Chapman Partnership in Miami, will be made Dec. 9. Chapman Partnership operates two homeless assistance centers with 800 beds located in Miami and Homestead. Collectively, these two centers serve approximately 5,000 men, women and families with children annually, providing emergency housing; meals; health, dental and psychiatric care; day care; job training; job placement; and assistance with securing stable housing.

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The fourth van will be delivered to Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank in Chandler, Arizona – a suburb of Phoenix – on Dec. 10. Matthew’s Crossing feeds approximately 3,500 people a month, including those on fixed incomes, seniors, people with disabilities, and homeless clients. The final Transit Connect van will be donated to North Texas Food Bank in Dallas on Dec. 11. North Texas Food Bank is aiming to provide access this year to 66 million nutritious meals. The donated Ford Transit Connect will play a prominent role in providing at least 2 million meals through the organization’s child and nutrition education programs. Donations support ongoing efforts to fight hunger Ford and Ford Fund, the company’s philanthropic arm, help strengthen communities by assisting hunger relief agencies year-round in many different ways – from Ford volunteers working at food banks to delivering Meals on Wheels and supporting food drives. The five new vans join Ford’s nationwide network of more than 50 mobile food pantries that have distributed more than 6 million meals in the past five years. Last month, Ford Fund and dealers in New England announced they will invest $2 million during the next five years to feed more people in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. Ford Fund and Northwest Ford dealers are teaming up once again to feed hungry kids during the holidays, with grants topping $100,000 to be shared among 66 Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Since 2013, Ford Focus on Child Hunger has provided more than 1.5 million meals and snacks for children in the Northwest United States.


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Hyundai Motor Launches New Global Luxury Brand, ‘Genesis’

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yundai Motor has announced an all-new global luxury brand – Genesis – that will deliver ‘humancentered’ luxury through a range of new models that feature the highest standards of performance, design and innovation. Made for a new generation of discerning consumers, Genesis will be a stand-alone brand that operates alongside the company’s popular Hyundai marque. Capitalizing on its success in the fast-growing global car market, Hyundai Motor will launch six new Genesis models by 2020 and will compete with the world’s most renowned luxury car brands. The Genesis brand seeks to generate a new definition of luxury, one that will provide a new platform for future mobility centered on people. By anticipating human needs at every touch point, Genesis models will embody four key aspects: Human-focused innovation, refined and balanced performance, athletic elegance in design and hassle-free customer experience. “We have generated this new Genesis brand with a complete focus on our customers who want smart ownership experiences that save time and effort, with practical innovations that enhance satisfaction. The Genesis brand will fulfill these expectations, becoming a market leader through our human-centered brand strategy,” said Euisun Chung, Hyundai Motor Company Vice Chairman. Genesis models will boast outstanding driving dynamics and design, with innovations tailored to closely-meet the needs of customers. The new model line-up will distance itself from the traditional technological overload of brand-focused competitors, concentrating instead on a personalized, hasslefree customer experience. Continuing the customer-oriented approach that flows through every Genesis model, sales and service staff will provide rapid and attentive service to customer’s requests. To elevate and differentiate the Genesis brand from Hyundai, a distinct design identity, emblem, naming structure and customer service offering is being established. Genesis models will be badged with a new wing-type emblem, redesigned from the version used on the current Genesis model to create an even more luxurious look. This emblem firmly cements the Genesis models as a collective family of luxury models under the Genesis nameplate. The Genesis brand will also adopt a new alphanumeric naming structure. Future models will be named by combining the letter ‘G’ for Genesis with a number, 90, 80 or 70 etc., representing the segment. Woong-Chul Yang, Head of Hyundai Motor R&D Center and Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor said, “The Genesis models will provide technological innovation, excellent driving performance and luxury to customers. Every Genesis model will be created with the needs of our customers in mind, so the resulting car will perfectly meet their needs without any unnecessary burden or excess.”

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Fitted with the latest proactive safety technologies, intuitive convenience features and IT connectivity, Genesis models are engineered to provide excellent ride comfort while retaining confident sportiness. To develop a distinctive and differentiated design for the new Genesis brand vehicles, Hyundai Motor has generated a Prestige Design Division. From mid-2016 Luc Donckerwolke, who was previously responsible for the design of Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, SEAT and Skoda models at the Volkswagen Group, will lead this new division alongside his role as Head of the Hyundai Motor Design Center. The work of the new Prestige Design Division will be overseen by Peter Schreyer, as part of his group-wide design responsibilities as President and Chief Design Officer (CDO) of Hyundai Motor Group. Peter Schreyer commented, “In making the design signature of Genesis brand cars, we set out to display confidence and originality, creating highly desirable products that present new charm through innovative styling and proportions.” The name ‘Genesis’, which also means new beginnings, hints at the new values and standards that the brand will bring to the global luxury car market. Initially on sale in the Korean, Chinese, North American and Middle Eastern luxury car markets, the Genesis brand will expand its reach to Europe and other parts of Asia as the model range grows to full strength. Setting the brand’s cars apart from competitors, innovation will begin with the consumer, with customer requirements directing development. This philosophy echoes the vision of Hyundai Motor to be a ‘lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond’, with the ‘Modern Premium’ brand direction of Hyundai reinterpreted for the new Genesis marque.


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World Day Of Remembrance For Road Traffic Victims Commemorated

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he massages were posted regarding World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims on the 15th of November. Since the adoption of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 60/5, the observance has spread to a growing number of countries on every continent. In this scope, Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc reitareted EU's commitment to road safety by saying; "Today is the Remembrance Day for all road victims from all over the world. There are too many road casualties. Just recently over 40 people lost their lives in France. No matter what we do, in spite the decreasing statistics, 70 people still die every day on European roads. But this is not about statistics. Behind this number, there are grieving families, a lot of sadness and lost futures. In many countries, memorials for road victims have been established. I find this initiative particularly touching. There is a lot of work for us to do in the future; on operational, strategic level – on a day-to-day basis. We need to pay special attention to those most vulnerable, pedestrians and cyclists. I am sure that zero fatality on European roads is still the right goal. I am convinced that if we work together hand in hand, every day, in every Member State, we can achieve it during our lifetime." This World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is aimed at stressing the importance for safer road transportation. The Day has become an important tool in global efforts to reduce road casualties. It offers an opportunity for drawing attention to the scale of emotional and economic devastation

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caused by road crashes and for giving recognition to the suffering of road crash victims and the work of support and rescue services. In 2008, remembrance services and other related events were held in such countries as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, India, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, South Africa, Uganda and the United States, and almost every country in Europe. A dedicated website was also launched to make the Day more widely known and to link countries through sharing common objectives and the remembrance of people killed and injured in crashes. UN Secretary-General's message for 2015 “The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is a time to reflect on the needless tragedies that occur each day on the world’s roads. Despite improvements in road safety, we still face some shocking injury and fatality figures. Road traffic accidents kill an estimated 1.25 million people each year -- 90 per cent of them in middle- and low-income countries. Such accidents are the leading cause of death among young people aged between 15 and 29. Almost half of all road traffic deaths are among pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. I call on governments to tighten enforcement of laws on speeding, drinking and driving, and to mandate and enforce the use of seat-belts, motorcycle helmets and child restraints -- all of which have been shown to save lives.” The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year – to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected.


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Tofas Gains Sustainable Business Award

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merging forefront through pioneering its sector in the sustainability travel, Tofas has become the best company in ‘carbon and energy management’ in the scope of ‘2015 Sustainable Business Awards’ which is presented by Sustainable Academy. Having held in line with Green Business Summit, the second edition by Sustainability Academy the Sustainable Business Awards were presented to the owners at a ceremony. Tofas the leading automotive producer of Turkey was deserved award with its project entitled “Proactive Carbon and Energy Management in 7 Steps” in the category of ‘Carbon and Energy Management’. Keeping sustainable business model-approach in its all operations’ axle, Tofas continues to prevail its sustainable operation processes and nonstop development in its entire value chain ranging from working ambiance to the relations with its shareholders. As the first automotive producer company publishing ‘Sustainable Report’ in the Turkish automotive industry’ and in 2015 also issuing its second sustainability report with GRI G4 principle, Tofas also is the first Turkish company entering Carbon Disclosure Project, CDP Climate Performance Leading Index A Band and takes place in the BIST Sustainable Index. Akin Demir, Tofas Industrial Operations Director, said that they had felt a great pleasure regarding getting award in carbon and energy management category at the end of sustainability works to which comprehensive investment made. Indicating they had aimed to be adopted of their sustainability approach by the all employees and shareholders, he said, “We have achieved to settle a sustainable business model and approach including all activity areas, all employees and all components that we have been interactive. We progress this approach with new investment and business ideas, try to let a system enter into force to be more respectful and efficient to human and environment with every passing day. We transfer our works in the second sustainability report to our shareholders in detail way.”

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Highlighting Tofas was a company taking place in Carbon Disclosure Project, Carbon Performance Index and Sustainable Index of the BIST, Aydemir added; “We are working for building sustainable consciousness being responsible for society and plenary. In line with this, by addressing the environmental, social and economic dimensions of our activities with a holistic approach, we are forming business models based on sustainable future strategies. In addition, we act with the concepts of accountability, transparency, justice, responsibility.” The awarded project of Tofas consists of a roadmap having 7 matters including Proactive Carbon and Energy Management project in seven steps.


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Kia Concludes Construction On First Manufacturing Plant In Mexico Kia Motors Mexico Plant will have annual production capacity of 300,000 vehicles; plant will represent approximately ten per cent of Kia Motors’ total global manufacturing output

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ia Motors has announced the completion of construction on its first manufacturing plant in Latin America in the municipality of Pesquería in the state of Nuevo León, Mexico. With an initial investment of approximately US$3 billion into the project by Kia Motors and suppliers, the state-of-the-art Kia Motors Mexico plant was constructed in a mere 13 months after breaking ground on the site last October, representing the fastest construction completion of any manufacturing facility in Kia’s history. Seong-Bae Kim, President of Kia Motors Mexico said, “Thanks to the state-of-the-art technology and manufacturing processes being introduced to the plant, we expect our facility to be one of the most environmentally-friendly automotive manufacturing plants in the region,” Mr. Kim added, “Once mass production commences, it will take less than one minute for a vehicle to come off the assembly line, making our facility among the most productive among all Kia plants globally." Kia’s Mexico plant joins the ten other manufacturing facilities in Korea, China, Slovakia, Russia and the USA where Kia vehicles are assembled. 60 per cent of output from the plant will be exported to North America while 20 per cent will supply the Mexican domestic market, and the remaining 20 per cent will

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be exported to neighbouring countries in Latin America. Paul Philpott, President and CEO of Kia Motors UK comments “Having this plant in operation is great news for our UK market, as it eases up the pressure on Korean production which will allow for a much greater supply for the UK going forward into the next few years.” Kia’s presence in Mexico is expected to generate approximately 14,000 direct jobs and 56,000 indirect jobs. The manufacturing complex features sophisticated production equipment such as a US$75 million stamping press that measures 18 metres high and weighs 3,862 tons, making it the largest of any Kia plant in the world. In line with Kia Motors’ commitment to developing green production technologies to minimise its environmental impact in all of the regions in which it manufactures vehicles, the plant utilises an advanced monitoring system that promotes continual improvement in energy saving and environmental conservation. The plant also boasts an integrated water treatment plant which will prevent soil contamination and harmful runoff into the nearby Pesquería River. The plant also uses LED lighting technology to save energy and is expected to introduce various projects to promote the use of alternative energy sources such as solar energy.


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