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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) Editor İbrahim Küpeli (ibrahim.kupeli@img.com.tr)

Dynamism and innovation in action

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he autoparts industry of Turkey has developed rapidly as a consequence of developments in the automotive industry. The autoparts industry with its large capacity, wide variety of production and high standards, supports automotive industry production and the vehicles in Turkey and also has ample potential for exports. Business people operating in the industry have become outward oriented more than ever before. This fact is also reflected through the pages of our publications. These companies not only dominate the primary supply markets but also capture an increasing share of the replacement market. At the same time, for the quite a number of technologically advanced companies, prospects are good for establishing themselves as exporters of autoparts. Their continued success in exports markets depend on close technical links with part makers in industrialised countries and the willingness of their foreign partners to integrate their Turkish counterparts into their production-distribution networks as regular suppliers of high quality, low-cost components. Turkey's autoparts industry exports are increasing steadily year by year. Turkey is the only country within the surrounding geographical area to have established a well advanced automotive industry. Therefore, the automotive industry is strategically important both for Turkey and for firms that will invest in Turkey. We think that technology will always be the key for the survival of the automotive industry. History says so. This month, we participate in Automechanika Dubai 2015 to convey the message of the Turkish automotive and auto spare part exporters. The stars of the automotive world will be meeting at Automechanika Dubai as usual. Automechanika Dubai, showcasing the latest global trends, has turned out to be a remarkable automotive aftermarket platform for the Middle East and Africa. The Fair which covers the full range of automobile, truck and bus parts, equipment, components, accessories, tools, and services continues to bring world renowned manufacturers, suppliers and service providers in touch with one of the most important growing markets in the world. The markets targeted by the Fair are widely recognised as the most attractive in the world in terms of future potential. Our publications remain at the service of those business people seeking to increase their share in the increasingly competitive automotive markets. We wish Turkish exporters and their trading partners lucrative business.

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EU Passenger Cars Up 8.2% Over Four Months

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In April 2015, demand for new passenger cars in the EU increased for the twentieth consecutive month (+6.9%), totalling 1,166,482 units and recording the best result in terms of volume for the month of April since 2009

n April 2015, demand for new passenger cars in the European Union increased for the twentieth consecutive month (+6.9%), totalling 1,166,482 units and recording the best result in terms of volume for the month of April since 2009. All major markets contributed positively to the overall expansion, especially Italy (+24.2%), which posted double-digit growth, followed by Germany (+6.3%), the UK (+5.1%), Spain (+3.2%) and France (+2.3%) that also performed better than in April 2014. Four months into the year, new passenger car registrations increased by 8.2%, totalling 4,695,058 units. All major markets posted growth, contributing to the overall upturn of the EU market. Registrations in Spain (+23.9%), Italy (+16.2%), the UK (+6.4%), Germany (+6.4%) and France (+5.6%) increased over this period.

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Hacettepe EV Set To Market Turkey’s Hacettepe University has developed electric vehicle which will make its debut at the market in one or two months, Prof. Dr. Murat Tuncer, Rector of Hacettepe University, announced

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he electric vehicle which has been developed by Turkey’s Hacettepe University is underway to appear in the roads in the upcoming months. Prof. Dr. Murat Tuncer, Rector of Hacettepe University, briefed about activities which have been managed at the university. Indicating the first electric car which is being made by the Turkish engineers would appear in the market within one or two months, Prof. Tuncer said the works were positive for the production and sales of first 500 units.

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Remarking that he would be driving the first electric car, Tuncer continued; “The electric vehicle we are going to make will be much cheaper than the vehicles in the market. Almost the entire components are made by Turkish products. One each has been improved at our Teknokent. It is extremely a harmonious car. I have also driven. In other words, we can say it is in the mode of a race car. It speeds up excellently.” Tuncer marked the electric vehicle would feature in various models such as sports, official position and family type. He concluded, “I think the electric vehicle would be a prestige project for our university and country.”


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“Europe’s Cars Meet Highest Environmental Standards”

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ccording to the figures published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) in April, in 2014 average new car emissions were 123.4g CO2/km compared to 186g CO2/km in 1995 - a 33.7% decrease over the period. This is the result of the long-term efforts of the automobile industry, which have been sustained both with and without legislation. “Thanks to huge efforts by European automobile manufacturers and billions of euros worth of investment in R&D, Europe’s cars currently meet the highest environmental standards in the world,” stated Erik Jonnaert, Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA). It is clear that CO2 emissions from passenger cars need to continue on their downward trend, and the industry is committed to this. However, because the most cost-efficient actions have already been taken, delivering on that aim requires ever greater technical investments to achieve smaller reductions.

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Ensuring further reductions in average CO2 emissions will also be dependent on greater market uptake of alternative powertrains, including electric, hybrid, fuel-cell and natural gas-powered vehicles. However, as the EEA points out, electric vehicles continue to constitute only a very small, albeit rising, fraction of new registrations (0.3 % according to the EEA). “Governments across Europe will need to increase their support, if we are to see a significant increase in sales, both in terms of helping to build the charging infrastructure necessary and in influencing consumer choices,” said Jonnaert. “Looking ahead beyond 2020, we need a wider debate involving all stakeholders on a more balanced and effective system for further reducing CO2 emissions from transport. For the automobile industry, this means we should not only focus on emissions from the vehicle itself, but also look at other factors influencing emissions during the use of the vehicle.” This includes the carbon content of fuels, driver behaviour, infrastructure and the age of the car fleet.


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ACEA Calls On Commission Urgent Real Driving Test

he automobile industry agrees that a new and fully updated Real Driving Emissions (RDE) test is needed to better measure NOx emissions of light-duty vehicles under normal driving conditions. The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) is working closely with the European Commission and other stakeholders in the development of a new RDE test procedure. RDE will require manufacturers to make major changes in testing and developing new vehicles. These changes can only be made once there is full clarity on the new test cycle. The member states gave support to a European Commission proposal for a very incomplete regulation on RDE. This decision is by no means the end of the discussion on RDE, as what was agreed is just a partial set of evaluation conditions for real driving emissions. ACEA has been calling on the Commission and member states to agree all necessary RDE evaluation conditions by JuneJuly 2015 at the latest – ie those agreed recently, alongside several others that are critical for an effective RDE regulation. In addition, ACEA has called for a two-step date framework, which would allow industry the proper lead-time to apply the

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complex RDE regulation and make very significant hardware changes to future vehicles. These and other issues must be resolved if the new testing conditions are to be implemented by September 2017 - as ACEA has always intended. Mr Jonnaert, Secretary General of ACEA said: "ACEA calls on the Commission to urgently deliver a complete proposal for Real Driving Emissions by June or July at the latest for a positive decision in the regulatory committee. We need to make more progress on clarifying all testing conditions to ensure a robust RDE regulation could commence from September 2017. Automobile manufacturers remain concerned about the piecemeal approach the Commission is taking in preparing this proposal. This is not smart regulation. We need clarity in advance so that we can plan the development and design of vehicles in line with the new requirements.�


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Eco-Driving To Improve Efficiency And Reduce CO2 Improved driver training, alongside supportive technologies can help cut CO2 from road transport through the use of ecodriving techniques

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he European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) hosted the fourth in a series of workshops on the potential for CO2 reductions from cars and vans. This workshop – the fourth of eight – brought together key stakeholders from the world of driver training, road safety and academic transport research fields, as well as representatives of road users. The discussions focused on the relevance of driver behaviour on the industry’s overall commitment to further reducing CO2 emissions, as the human factor, however an important, is often overlooked. Stakeholders present also discussed how eco-driving has the potential to also improve road safety outcomes by encouraging more careful vehicle control and greater predictive and defensive driving by users. The EU-funded EcoWill project, which ran between 2010 and 2013, was mentioned as an example of a programme to

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raise awareness of the benefits of eco-driving. ACEA was an advisory partner to this project, which also developed a series of five ‘Golden Rules’ of eco-driving designed to aid users in improving their vehicle operation skills. Some stakeholders advocated technological solutions that could be used to provide drivers with the information they require to improve their fuel consumption, as well as supporting their wider eco-driving efforts. Welcoming guests at the event, ACEA Secretary General Erik Jonnaert said, “This workshop is an exceptional opportunity to have an open and frank discussion about the contribution that eco-driving can make to reducing CO2 emissions from road vehicles. Every driver is different, but drivers themselves can have an important impact on a vehicle’s environmental performance. Widespread uptake of eco-driving techniques can have a real effect on absolute road transport emissions.” This passenger car and light commercial vehicle initiative is matched by a set of roundtables that ACEA is already hosting to establish a comprehensive approach to reducing the CO2 impact of trucks and buses.


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Automechanika Dubai Opens The leading multinational players looking to expand their footprint in Africa through their presence at Automechanika Dubai 2015 on 2-4 June at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre

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aking place from 2-4 June 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, the 13th edition, Automechanika Dubai is one of the fastestgrowing auto aftermarket exhibitions in the world, covering six focus areas of Parts & Components; Electronics & Systems; Accessories & Tuning; Repair & Maintenance; Tyres & Batteries; and Service Station & Car Wash. The dedicated annual showcase in 2015 will be hosting more than 1,800 exhibitors from over 60 countries and 22 country pavilions including those from Germany, Turkey, Taiwan, Italy, UK, and the USA, while more than 30,000 trade visitors are set to descend upon the must-attend event for the regional auto aftermarket. Rapid urbanisation and surging growth in new transport infrastructure is transforming the face of surface transport in Africa, placing the continent on the fast track to becoming one of the world's most significant markets for vehicles and auto parts. Investment of US$30 billion into developing road and rail

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systems is expected to boost inter-regional trade and travel across Africa, which currently has 21.6 million passenger vehicles, according to global analysts Frost & Sullivan. Additionally, demand for auto parts in the continent (excluding South Africa) is expected to grow 11 per cent annually to reach US$15.3 billion by 2020, making it a highvalue prize for global automotive aftermarket leaders. Many of these will be formulating their African outreach strategies around their presence at Automechanika Dubai 2015, the leading international automotive aftermarket trade platform serving the Middle East, Africa, Central and South Asia. “More than 2,700 trade buyers from Africa visited Automechanika Dubai 2014 and we expect a double digit growth of this number for 2015,” said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East, organiser of Automechanika Dubai. Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East, said: “One of the key drivers of Automechanika Dubai’s growth is that it presents an unmatched platform for the world’s leading automotive aftermarket suppliers and manufacturers to establish long-lasting business relationships with buyers and distributors from some of the fastest growing markets in the world. “Crucially, it offers indirect access to regional markets such as those in Africa and Iran that offer huge business potential but are hard to reach. Buyers can find out more about new products, find new sup-pliers and compare product alternatives. The show has truly established itself as an international trade fair of global acclaim.” Added Pauwels: “The 21 million vehicles already on MENA roads give an indication of the tremendous market potential


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that exists for global suppliers of auto components, vehicle service and repair, bodywork repair, painting, tyres, batteries and performance systems.” “Automechanika Dubai's comprehensive reach into transcontinental markets is what has made the show a mustattend for the international automotive aftermarket community “Being at Automechanika Dubai enables international majors to do business in markets that are otherwise hard to access. African markets are growing rapidly and we are witnessing a rising number of leading aftermarket brands beginning to engage with them,” Pauwels added. According to Frost & Sullivan, around 54 per cent (5.78 million) of the cars in sub-Saharan Africa are over 16 years old, underlining the huge potential that exists for component replacements for this ageing fleet. Meanwhile, just four countries: Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria and Morocco account for 65 per cent of all vehicles on the continent's roads and 69 per cent consumption of parts. While American and European automakers are the most popular in North Africa, Japanese and Korean makes dominate West and sub-Saharan African markets. There is also a marked increase in the presence of brands from emerging countries such as China and India as global players increasingly target this fast-growing continent. Returning is the highly-popular Automechanika Academy – a series of seminars and workshops given by leading experts and prominent industry figures. These seminars will focus

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on key issues that affect the automotive aftermarket. The global appeal of Automechanika Dubai 2015 will be reinforced with the presence of 22 official country pavilions and 37 international trade associations, while nearly 90 per cent of exhibitors will come from outside of the UAE. As the Middle East and Africa’s largest trade fair for the automotive aftermarket gets set for another successful show, it promises new connections, leading trends and valuable industry intelligence to all those who visit. From car, truck and bus parts to equipment, components, accessories, tools, and services; the world’s most renowned international manufacturers, suppliers and service providers will be there. Automechanika Dubai shows profile: Automechanika Dubai is the largest trade exhibition for the rapidly developing automotive aftermarket in the wider Midd le East and Africa region. In 2014, it featured 1,696 exhibitors from 59 countries, with a trade visitor attendance of 28,709 from 130 countries. The trade fair covers the full range of parts for motor vehicles as well as components for the drive, chassis, body, electrics and electronic groups. It also covers equipment for vehicle service and repair, bodywork repair and painting, tyres, batteries and performance systems. Automechanika Dubai is the perfect platform to meet new contacts, discuss new trends and technological developments, and to keep up to date with industry knowledge and source new products and solutions from the world over.


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Fastest Hydrogen Battery Stepping Stone To Hydrogen Vehicles Hydrogen is one of the foremost candidates in the running towards becoming the energy carrier of the future, the world’s most common element, and no harmful substances are released upon combustion

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an cars run on formic acid? They just might one day, after what physical chemist Georgy Filonenko discovered in his dissertation at the Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands. He developed a catalyst in which hydrogen and carbon dioxide (CO2) can form formic acid in no time, faster than had ever been measured before. And the reverse reaction is just as quick. It seems to be the start of a hydrogen battery for use in hydrogen cars of the future, for example. He received his PhD degree, cum laude. Hydrogen is one of the foremost candidates in the running towards becoming the energy carrier of the future. It’s the world’s most common element, and no harmful substances are released upon combustion. Unfortunately, storing pure hydrogen is an issue: getting enough hydrogen in a fuel tank requires several hundred bars of pressure. These practical concerns impede the use of hydrogen as a fuel for cars or buses. It’s been known for several years that hydrogen and CO2 can be combined to form liquid formic acid, which enables us to store much more hydrogen in the same volume. Up until recently, the bottleneck was the time it took for hydrogen

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to be absorbed and released again by the CO2, and how to control the process. During experiments, two bachelor students of Chemical Engineering who worked under the supervision of Georgy Filonenko accidentally stumbled upon a catalyst that speeded up the reaction immensely: a complex of an organic molecule and the noble metal ruthenium. Filonenko then managed to optimize the reaction, and so found a way to realize a reaction speed that was ten times higher than the fastest known system in the world, which also happens to require a much more expensive catalyst. “What’s extraordinary, is that the reaction can be reversed easily as well”, says Filonenko. “At 65 degrees, the formic acid is stable, but heating it to 90 degrees releases the hydrogen fast.” The reaction speed and its stability make formic acid a potential candidate for hydrogen batteries in cars or buses, for example. “But we must increase storage density first”, says Evgeny Pidko. He is Filonenko’s supervisor and the one who was awarded the Veni grant to finance this research project. "So we’re studying other molecules that can store hydrogen, like methanol. The initial goal of our research was to gather fundamental information, but then suddenly we found these unexpected results.”


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Fair and Open House Marathon Of Tezmaksan Machinery Continues With Full Speed

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tarting the year 2015 swiftly, Tezmaksan Machinery maintains hosting machinery industry as well as introduction of new technologies through participating in fairs, holding seminars, touring factories and demonstration days. The events to which the firm both participated and held in the first half of this year are as follows; 1. On 5-8 March, the firm hosted its customers participating in Izmir 3T Metal Technologies Fair at its stand with an area of 215 sq meters Hall 2. It also hosted its customers over 200 organizing a banquet at Sipari restaurant on Friday 6th March. 2. On 16-17-18 April, it hosted its customers over 50 touring FTP factory in Venice via its FPT OPEN HOUSE event. 3. On 2 – 5 April, the firm hosted its customers at its stand with 318 sq meters Hall 1 at Gaziantep Gazitek Machinery Fair. In addition, it hosted its customers over 100 organizing a banquet at Teymur International hotel on 3 April.

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4. On 30 April – 3 May, the firm hosted its customers at Konya Konmak Konya Industry Summit Fair at its stand having space of 180 sq meters Hall 6. On evening of 1st May, it hosted over 150 customers holding a meal at Dedeman hotel. 5. It held IDEF TEZMAKSAN seminar at IDEF’15 Defense Industry Fair on 5-8 April. At the seminar, the necessities were mentioned for the worldwide producers and senior level suppliers in terms of being able to process complex parts and also the necessitates were told about progressing of 5-axle processing centers to be able to process the metals in high hardness directed towards defense and aviation industry with Mitsui Seiki. Exhibiting its over 10 CNC machine tool, processing center and universal models and hosting industrial and businessmen from every region with a special invitation at its every event where participated, Tezmaksan Machinery has become focal point of the industry once again. The firm is also preparing to host industrialist and businessmen of Ankara, at Ankara Arı Sanayi Site by holding Tezmaksan Ankara Demo Days in 29th May. Event timetable of Tezmaksan for both holding and participating by the end of 2015: 29.5.2015 TEZMAKSAN ANKARA OPEN HOUSE TEZMAKSAN ANKARA 1-12 Sept’15 5-AXLE DAYS TEZMAKSAN HEADQUARTERS ISTANBUL 3-6 DECEMBER’15 BURSA METAL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES FAIR BURSA TÜYAP ***In order to be informed from Tezmaksan machinery seminar and iwnvitations, you can demand via www.tezmaksan.com


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OPEC Reference Basket Rise Highest Value In April The OPEC Reference Basket raised in April to its highest value this year, however remained considerably lower year-on-year, according to the OPEC report

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he OPEC Reference Basket rose in April to its highest value this year supported by various bullish factors. The Basket increased $4.84 to $57.30/b, although remained considerably lower y-o-y. ICE Brent raised $4.20 to $61.14/b and Nymex WTI jumped $6.77 to $54.63/b. World Oil Demand World oil demand in 2015 is now projected to rise at a slightly higher 1.18 mb/d, compared to growth of 0.96 mb/d in the previous year. The slight upward revision to the 2015 growth figure mainly reflects expectations of uptick in oil requirements in the OECD America. World Oil Supply Non-OPEC oil supply growth in 2015 is expected to grow by 0.68 mb/d, compared to an increase of 2.17 mb/d in the previous year. OPEC NGLs are expected to grow by 0.19 mb/d in 2015, following growth of 0.18 mb/d last year. In April, OPEC crude oil production increased by a marginal 18 tb/d to average 30.84 mb/d, according to secondary sources. Product Markets and Refining Operations Product markets in the Atlantic Basin were mixed in April. Strong gasoline demand ahead of the US driving season lent support to crack spreads at the top of the barrel; however, middle distillates were pressured by higher refinery runs in the US Gulf Coast amid increasing inflows from Europe. In

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Asia, margins fell due to weakening market fundamentals across the barrel, as increasing supplies outweighed strong regional demand. Tanker Market Dirty vessel spot freight rates dropped m-o-m as a result of limited tonnage demand mainly in the Suezmax and Aframax markets, while VLCC rates rose 17% compared to the previous month. Both OPEC and global spot fixtures declined by 4.2% and 2.9%, respectively, on the back of lower fixtures for eastern and western destinations. In April, OPEC spot fixtures averaged 11.13 mb/d and OPEC sailings averaged 23.35 mb/d. Stock Movements OECD commercial oil stocks rose by 16.0 mb in March to stand at 2,745 mb. At this level, inventories were 98 mb higher than the five-year average. Crude saw a surplus of 99 mb, while product stocks remained almost in line with the fiveyear average. In terms of days of forward cover, OECD commercial stocks stood at 61.0 days, 2.8 days higher than the five year average. Balance of Supply and Demand Demand for OPEC crude in 2015 is expected at 29.3 mb/d. This follows a slight upward adjustment from the previous month and represents a gain of 0.3 mb/d over the estimate for 2014 of 29.0 mb/d.


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Kancıoğlu Automotive Makes A Breakthrough

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s Kancıoğlu Automotive, we launched our business adventure at a production area of 80 sq meters in 1960. As of 2015, we have brought our firm into a comprehensive, systemized position in commercial spare parts production by moving from an area of 80 sq meters to 11000 sq meters, Mehmet Ali Kancaoglu, Chairman of the Board of Kancıoğlu Automotive, said. In this development, they would continue to progress to serve to their partners that work completely for them on an area of 4000 sq meters and generate employment opportunity for the people, he noted. Kancaoglu continued, “At the same time, continuing to serve to the sectors such as construction, tourism in our commercial area, we have directed 80% of our power and attention towards the automotive sector with our industrial spirit, production and desire for innovations. In the first years producing engine mountings, shaft centre bearings, along with our innovations we have also added brake chamber production since last 20 years; now we are going to offer TYPE Brake chamber, which is a first in the world by using our knowledge, experience and technology to the market this year. Together with our all necessary R & D studies, abiding by conditions in the scope of the standards, our tests that we accomplished by vehicle continued for 12 months. In this new process that we have started by believing we have obtained much positive results from our TYPE Brake Chamber. By your mediator we have a debt to thank for everybody who work at Kanca group exerted effort and support. This

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Kancıoğlu Automotive is going to make a breakthrough as a first in the world by offering its new product, TYPE Brake Chamber, to the market this year success belongs to all of us. As Kancıoglu Automotive, we exert efforts to get opinions of our employees, encourage them to produce new ideas, we also play role in their individual progress in order to reach achievement.” “So, we make our employees feel as a member of our Kanca family rather than as an employee of our firm and their contribution to our firm. We are closer one step ahead to innovations regarding our employees’ competence, talent, effort and production capacity. Our engineers who engaged in our R & D studies for innovation; technical team and masters who devoted themselves to our work have become our partner by producing new ideas for years.” Kancioglu concluded, “Our TYPE Brake chambers were displayed as prototype at IAA HANNOVER fair and saw terrific interest in the giants of the sector. The officials of the firms congratulated us. This is also sufficient for our brand. I hope our success would also contribute promotion of our nation even little bit, everything deserves for our country and people.”


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Unit-Based Automotive Exports Expand Despite the automotive industry exports boosted in quantity, regarding fluctuations in euro/ dollar parity, which are continuing for a long time, in terms of value the exports dropped in April

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s the automotive industry sustains its export increased based on unit, but the sector experienced loss as value regarding parity. The fluctuation in euro-dollar parity which has been continuing for a long time caused to lose worth $345 million in the sector in April. Accomplishing exports worth $1 billion 843 million in April, in the case without parity loss, the automotive sector would have realized exports worth $2 billion 200 million, according to the report prepare by Turkish Automotive Industry Exporters’ Association (OIB). Despite experiencing loss based on parity in April, expanding in amount 11 percent marked the automotive sector recorded growth in exports. In the first four months this year, accomplishing exports worth $7 billion 50 million with 8 percent plunge over the same period last year, setting increase only in bus, minibus and midibus product group drew attention in this period. As for April, the sector exports experienced loss in all main product groups, over the same month previous year. According to this, the automotive supplier industry exports decreased 12 percent to $738 million, passenger car exports $662 million with 8 percent plunge, special purpose vehicle

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exports $308 million with 22 percent decrease, bus, minibus and midibus product group exports became $96 million with 1 percent slump. As for the sector exports under other item increased 23 percent to $39 million. In January-April 2015, the automotive supplier industry exports accomplished $2 billion 830 million with 14 percent slump, in passenger cars export the rate of decrease became 4 percent to $2 billion 423 million, special purpose vehicle exports were $1 billion 330 million with 3 percent loss. In this period exports of bus, minibus and midibus group boosted 14 percent to $369 million, under the other item the exports decreased 15 percent to $95 million. When the country-base data examined, the most exports of the sector shipped to Germany. According to this, exports to Germany decrease 7 percent to $308 million; loss of exports to France was 19 percent to $171 million. The exports boosted 1 percent to the UK to $234 million, 84 percent up to the US to $65 million in April. In the first four months, the exports to Germany decreased 11 percent and reached $1 billion 119 million, as for France, the sector exports with 12 percent loss became $693 million. The sector exports increased 21 percent to $956 million, 69 percent to $215 million to the USA.


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Big Portion In Exports Belongs To Automotive The automotive sector got the biggest share with 21.8 percent in the sectorial distribution of the top 1000 exporter firms in 2014

Mehmet Buyukeksi Chairman of Turkish Exporters Assembly

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he automotive industry has the biggest share with 21.8 percent in the top 1000 exporter firms’ sectorial distribution, according to the statement of Mehmet Buyukeksi, Chairman of Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TIM). TIM Chairman Buyukeksi said that in 2013 being $151,8 billion, the Turkey’s exports increased 3.8 percent to $157,8 billion in 2014. The declining trend of the top 1000 exporters in export share continued in 2014, this condition showed that exports maintain the spreading process towards bottom in line with the vision set for 2023, Buyukeksi said they had felt delight from that condition. Automotive sector gets the biggest share The top 500 firms performed 49.4 percent of Turkey’s total exports, as for the second top 500 firms had 9.4 percent in the overall exports, the rest nearly 60 thousand firms accomplished 41.2 percent of Turkey exports, Buyukeksi said. He continued, “The automotive sector got the biggest share with 21.8 percent in the sectorial distribution of the top 1000 firms. The chemical matters ranked second with 11.8 percent, readymade garment and clothing sector was third with 11.6

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percent. The steel sector had 11.4 percent in the sectorial distribution, the readymade garment and clothing with 171 firms, the chemical sector with 98 firms, and the steel sector with 88 firms drew attention taking place mostly in the top 1000 firms.” Istanbul leads the way in province-base, 443 firms shipped the exports via Istanbul with $40,8 billion accounting for 44 percent of the total exports. This province was followed by Kocaeli with $10,7 billion, Bursa with $7,2 billion, Izmir with $5,4 billion and Ankara with $4,5 billion in Turkey’s overall exports. Buyukeksi pointed out that weight of various provinces getting increase in the exports was a healthily development. The number of 717 firms in the top 1000 had 100 percent domestic capital, 94 firms had 100 percent foreign capital, 73 firms with private-foreign capital, 4 firms had 100 percent public capital, Buyukeksi said. While the top 500 firms’ employment on average was 790 units, the second top 500 firms had 410 employees on average. As exports increase the firms had begun to employ new persons. As long as exports continue to raise the new employment areas would increase in both groups, Buyukeksi added.


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Top bearing manufacturer NTN-SNR officially announces Mineral Circles Bearings as its UAE distributor for its SNR brand

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UBAI – Mineral Circles Bearings (MCB) has acquired the SNR brand distributorship in UAE--- a significant milestone in strengthening its local supply chain as part of its 2015 diversification strategy. Michel Peltier, NTN-SNR’s Middle East Sales Manager, stated, “MCB has been chosen as SNR distributor because of its good reputation in the market, professionalism, and its capacity to handle a good stock level that matches the needs of the region.” Peltier added that since SNR is a premium bearing brand in both automotive and industry segment, it needs to be represented by high level distributors to fulfill the needs of the

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existing markets as well as the emerging ones. As the sole automotive SNR distributor in UAE, MCB’s Marketing Director, Hassanein Alwan, mentioned that this new venture is in preparation for the increasing local demand in the automotive industry wherein six million cars are forecasted to roam the country in the next few years brought about by Expo 2020. Alwan said, “Our goals are to obtain a big local market share and to introduce to our clients the SNR kits, a pioneering line of business for MCB which we believe will be the future of the bearing industry in the region.” He added that Automechanika Dubai is the best event to launch these developments because of the immense turnout of diverse visitors and high profile exhibitors. Further expanding its global footprint, MCB in the latter part of 2014 has acquired both NTN and SNR brand dealership in key African countries such as Sudan, Libya, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Angola to name a few. Alwan stated, “With a reported 100 percent population increase by 2030, Africa is seen as a continent of great possibilities. We expect a fundamental long term demand in NTN and SNR bearings because they are produced by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) making them widely accepted in the industry.” He added, “Because of MCB’s proximity and stock availability, we foresee not just sustainable profitability for us but infinite and immediate service to our customers.” MCB’s continuous growth with NTN-SNR is a solid driver of investor and consumer confidence with a perceived large sales impact within the UAE and across the MENA region.


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Diesel-Powered Automobiles Exceed 3 Million The number of diesel-powered automobiles has exceeded 3 million, meanwhile rate of gasoline-powered automobile decreased in Turkey

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n Turkey, mostly LPG-powered cars are used, gasolinepowered car rate has decreased, as for the number of diesel-powered cars has exceeded 3 million. As of the end of March, there are 19 million 114 thousand 304 vehicles registered in traffic in Turkey, according to the statement from Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat). In March, 57.2 percent of 106,425 vehicles registered at traffic are automobiles with 60,845 units. 41.1 percent of the total of registered 10 million 40 thousand 689 automobiles are powered through LPG accounting for 4,1 million units. The diesel-powered automobiles exceeded 3 million. As of March, 29.9 percent of the registered 3 million 2 thousand 63 automobiles at traffic consisted of diesel-powered vehicles. The rate of gasoline-powered automobiles plunged to 28.6 percent to 2 million 873 thousand 868. In 2004, the distribution of the vehicles according to their

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fuel was like this; three-fourth automobiles were gasolinepowered; 75.2 percent gasoline powered, 4.7 percent diesel powered, 14.7 percent LPG powered of 5 million 400 thousand 440 automobiles. During last 11 years while rate of gasoline powered automobiles plunged 46.6 points, diesel powered automobiles’ rate raised 25.2 points. LPG powered automobiles’ rate surged 26.4 points in this process. In March, Volkswagen brand vehicles saw much interest with 17.3 percent. This brand followed by Toyota with 7.6 percent, Renault with 2.8 percent. Every 2 of 3 automobiles registered in traffic observed featuring with white color with 62 percent. The white automobiles followed by gray with 16.4 percent, black with 9.4 percent and red ones with 5.1 percent. In this period, 37 percent of the automobiles’ engines were 1501 – 1600cc; 23.7 percent of the automobiles possessed 1401-1500cc engines, 19 percent had 1300 cc and under engine volume.


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New Vehicle Registration Up 65.3% In March By the end of March, the total number of road motor vehicles registered at traffic reached 19,114,304 units; as for the increase of new vehicles became 65.3% compared with the same month of the previous year

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he total number of road motor vehicles registered to the traffic reached 19 million 114 thousand 304 by the end of March. Within the total, cars represented 52.5%, followed by small trucks 16.3%, motorcycles 14.9%, tractors 8.6%, trucks 4.1%, minibuses 2.3%, buses 1.1% and special purpose vehicles 0.2%. In March, 106,425 road motor vehicle registrations were recorded Of these 106 thousand 425 vehicle registrations in March, cars accounted for 57.2%, followed by small trucks 16.6%, motorcycles 13.2% and tractors 5.5%. Minibuses, buses, trucks and special purpose vehicles constituted 7.6% of new registrations. The number of road motor vehicles registrations increased by 57.3% In March, the number of road motor vehicle registrations increased by 57.3% compared with February. Cars, minibuses, buses, small trucks, trucks, motorcycles and tractors increased by 60.7%, 39.8%, 31.4%, 51.2%, 32.4%, 91.7% and 36.2% respectively. Special purpose vehicles decreased by 41.3%. The number of road motor vehicles registered increased by 65.3% In March, the number of road motor vehicle registrations increased by 65.3% compared with the same month of the previous year. Cars, minibuses, buses, small trucks, trucks, motorcycles, special purpose vehicles and tractors increased by 71.1%, 108.1%, 34%, 119.3%, 73.4%, 22.3%, 88.1% and 24.6% respectively. In the period of January-March, the total number of road motor vehicles in traffic raised by 285,583 units. While 25 thousand 821 road motor vehicles were withdrawn, 311 thousand 404 road motor vehicles were added in

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January-March. Hence, the total number of road motor vehicles registered increased by 285 thousand 583. 576,623 road motor vehicles handed over in March Among 576 thousand 623 vehicles which handed over; cars accounted for 69% followed by small trucks 16.8%, motorcycles 4.2% and tractors 3.8%. Minibuses, buses, trucks and special purpose vehicles constituted 6.3% of the handed over motor vehicles in March. The ratio of cars registered using LPG was 41.1% At the end of March, among 10 million 40 thousand 689 registered cars, the share of LPG-fuelled cars is 41.1% followed by diesel-fuelled cars with 29.9% and gasoline-fuelled cars with 28.6%. The ratio of the cars with unknown fuel type is 0.4%. In March, 60 845 cars were registered to the traffic In terms of the distribution of trademarks for the 60 thousand 845 new registered cars in March, Volkswagen recorded 17.3%, Renault 12.8%, Toyota 7.6%, Fiat 7%, Ford 6.9%, Hyundai 6.7%, Opel 5.5%, Dacia 4.3%, BMW 3.9%, MercedesBenz 3.9% and the other trademarks 24% of the total. Most frequent engine size is 1501-1600 for registered cars Within 187 thousand 242 cars registered to traffic in JanuaryMarch period, 37.4% of them have engine size 1501-1600, 23.7% have 1401-1500, 19% have 1300 or less, 14.6% have 1301-1400, 3.6% have 1601-2000, 1.6% have 2001 and above engine size. The share of cars with unknown engine size is 0.1%. Most frequent colour is white for registered cars Within 187 thousand 242 cars registered to traffic in JanuaryMarch period, 61.6% of them are white, 16.4% are grey, 9.4% are black, 5.1% are red and 7.5% are in other colours.


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Production In Automotive Industry Up 28 Percent The total automotive production of Turkey raised by 455 thousand units with 28 percent growth in the first four months over the same period previous year

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he Turkish automotive production has increased 28 percent, as for automobile production 15 percent in the first four months this year compared to the same period last year, according to the report released by Turkish Automotive Manufacturers’ Association (OSD). The total automotive production raised by 455 thousand with 28 percent increase in the first four months over the same period previous year in Turkey. According to the report of the OSD for production, imports, exports, sales prepared for April 2015, the automobile production increased 15 percent to the number of 266 thousand units. The production in commercial vehicles, as in minibuses increased 166 percent, and continued in pickup 46 percent, in truck 37 percent, in bus 19 percent, in small truck 6 percent; in midibus decreased 4 percent in this period. Tractor production increased 4 percent to 16,731 units. Exports up 17 percent based on unit In the first months, the automotive exports surged 17 percent based on unit, automobile exports 10 percent. The total exports were 335 thousand; automobile exports were 211

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thousand units in January-April this year. As for the commercial vehicle exports surged 33 percent to 124 thousand. Tractor exports increased 1 percent to 4,790 units in this period over the same period last year. Heavy commercial vehicle market up 40 percent The total automotive market enlarged 56 percent to 280 thousand units in January-April over the same period last year. The sales of automobiles expanded 49 percent to 197 thousand units. The light commercial vehicle market increased 86 percent to 68 thousand units in this period. The heavy commercial vehicle market showed 40 percent increase to 15 thousand units. The truck market boosted 47 percent to 13 thousand units due to driving force of the construction sector; the bus market also raised 20 percent to 604 units in this period over the same period last year. According to the last decade on average, the total market showed 37.4 percent, automobile market 48.1 percent, light commercial market 14.5 percent rise. In this period, the truck market enlarged 36.2 percent, bus market decreased 11 percent. In the automobile market, imported share was 72 percent; light commercial vehicle market share was 41 percent in April.


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Full Support From Toyota To Vocational Education In order to support education, Toyota Turkey has delivered 20 vehicles to 20 schools in 19 provinces by holding a ceremony at the conference hall of Toyota Automotive Industry Turkey

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oyota Automotive Industry Turkey continues to assist equipment to allow the students follow the developed technology and contribute to the education process. In order to support education, Toyota Turkey delivered 20 vehicles to 20 schools in 19 provinces holding a ceremony at the conference hall of Toyota Automotive Industry Turkey. The vehicles delivered to the officials of 15 Industrial Vocational High Schools and 5 universities to be used in the scope of education purpose. Speaking at the ceremony Orhan Ozer, Director General and CEO of Toyota Turkey, said that they had transformed the vehicle and equipment support to a nationwide activity in order to improve quality of vocational technical education. Highlighting they had supported vocational technical education every time as a company of which main responsibility area was ‘production’, Ozer said; “Our support directed towards increasing quality of vocational education and letting our students learn the new technology will continue after this as well.” Sakarya University Deputy Rector Mehmet Ali Yalcin in his

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speech on behalf of the all schools that joined the ceremony, thanking to Toyota Automotive Industry’s administrators and employees, and said; “I believe that Toyota Automotive Industry - which has not withheld its support in the issues of equipment supply and technical travel, preparatory of License Program of Automotive Engineering, ensuring internship for the students – will also continue contributions to education, learning activities after this.” The third leg of these activities will realize in 2016 in order to increase students’ knowledge and know-how and as well as improvement of education. Until today, contribution of Toyota Automotive Turkey to technical education comprised over 100 vehicles, nearly 1000 engines and transmission gear boxes. The company will be maintaining its support to increase practical technical education quality in the framework of social responsibility understanding and activities to contribute to society in the upcoming years as well.


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Turkish Automotive Market Might Set Record In 2015, Turkish automotive market expected to achieve the best historical score, if any additional regulation would not be enacted, Ali Kibar, Chairman of Hyundai Assan

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nless any additional regulation would be enacted, this year the sales of automotive would reach the historical highest score, according to the comment of Ali Kibar, Chairman of Hyundai Assan. He stated a great sale happened in light commercial vehicle segment and passenger cars. Pointing out the total market would likely achieve the best historical score if any additional regulation would not be enacted, Kibar recorded a new record might be in question. In this case, 80 percent of the passenger cars, which are met via imports, were upsetting; he said it is necessary to take care of foreign trade deficit with some sensitivity. Stating recovery has been seen in the European market, but income erosion would happen stemming from currency, the market has gotten activation in Spain, Italy and France, recovery is observed in the markets of Germany and the UK. There is also growth in the domestic market, Kibar continued; “The products which come via euro one year ago, today they are also in the same price. In this meaning there is a gradual recovery for consumers in purchasing power in terms of adopting prices which have been rated by euro. Our own production cannot meet the demands for exports. There is a demand over 50 percent higher than our current production number. We cannot meet the orders. For this we try to use our capacity utilization in better way, more productive. However profitability is different thing, order is different thing.

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The cost pressure is continuing in which raw material inputs’ price is carried out by dollar, as for sales price is made via euro. But, we see recovery signals in European countries in the aspect of order.” Over the question about effects of valuation of dollar in the global markets to the sector and its investments, Kibar responded; “Of course, daily currency fluctuations affect the sector and investments. If you take precaution by foreseeing in time, you could be one step ahead. There are sectors in which this can be implemented; also there are sectors that cannot be done. It does not mean hedge mechanism is used for every sector. Our exports dominantly are shipped to Euro zone. As disadvantageous condition of currencies, of course it makes up a weakness when calculation is made as dollar in Turkey’s income and expenditure balancing. We see consumption markets in Europe have begun to recover. In the upcoming months prices based on euro in same commodity groups would increase. This means inflation would raise some in Euro zone.”


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Turkish Automotive Supplier Industry Continues Value-Added

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he senior administration of Turkish Association of Automotive Parts & Components Manufacturers (TAYSAD) came together with press members at a conversation meeting held at Avantgrade Hotel. Dr. Mehmet Dudaroglu, Chairman of TAYSAD responded questions of journalists. Recording the balance of export-import of Turkish Automotive Supplier Industry had been advancing positively since 2004 onward, Dr. Mehmet Dudaroglu, Chairman of TAYSAD, said; “The automotive supplier industry accomplished exports worth $9 billion 88 million and imports worth $7 billion 776 million in 2014. In terms of preventing current account deficit, our sector’s contribution is great.” In his speech, Dudaroglu continued, “The automotive sector is one of the locomotive sectors of Turkey’s manufacturing sector and the automotive sector includes a noteworthy foreign trade volume. The export-import coverage ratio in the Turkish automotive supplier industry following a positive development since 2004 showed a positive increase as of 2013.” Dudaroglu recorded, “When we trace changes in the automotive sector by years, the table which appears in front of us is promising. When we look at the total figures show foreign trade balance in the sector, deficit which happened in earlier years in the exports in the Turkish automotive industry has closed along with increase in the export rates in recent years and balance has been provided. In this positive development, share of the supplier industry to which the members of TAYSAD are pioneering is quite big.” Dudaroglu stated: “When we inspect data separately, in 2004 while the total export rate in the automotive sector was $9 billion 855 million, we see that $2 billion 960 million of this figure belonged to the automotive supplier industry. Likewise, when the data of 2014 is inspected as the automotive sector exports reached by $22 billion 500 million, the automotive supplier industry exports reached by $9 billion 88 million. When we looked at the import rates, in 2004 while the automotive supplier industry did not make a considerable effect to the sector, in 2014 the automotive supplier industry has become the vital point of the sector due to climb in the exports and plunge in the imports.” He underlined, “The product gamut of the automotive supplier industry has diversity to be able to manufacture the vehicles through the domestic sources in our country. However the condition in the foreign trade balance reveals that this potential is not used sufficiently.” “The automotive supplier industry should be supported and indigenous production should be spurred. When we look at the value-added which is offered by the automotive supplier industry in the automotive sector; in 2013 nearly 42 percent of the sector exports accomplished via the automotive supplier industry, as for 2014, 43 percent of the exports were made by

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the supplier industry. Achieving bigger advancements have importance to utilize the current potential as productive and to provide more value-added to the sector. As understood from all these data, the main industry and supplier industry should bring together their power and the aforementioned works, as well as having supported by the government will let us to achieve the export targets set for 2023,” Dudaroglu said. Activities in sales - marketing affect exports directly The steps taken in the sales and marketing process would affect the export rates critically, the works in those area would bring remarkable gains for establishments in long-term, Dudaroglu highlighted. Especially face to face communication taking place in sales processes would increase customer satisfaction and customer loyalty, in this way sales and marketing processes’ success graph would raise in a lasting way and it would have also reflected to exports, Dudaroglu said. At the 6th edition of Aftermarket Conference on 29 May 2015 at Pendik Greenpark Hotel, lots of issues will be lectured such as global trends in automotive, aftersales serves in Europe, emerging market China, trends in the USA maintenance sector, new business models in e-trade and business development, sustainable mobility concepts.


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Toyota And Mazda Team Up To Make Cars Better

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oyota Motor Corporation and Mazda Motor Corporation entered an agreement to build a mutually beneficial long term partnership. By leveraging the resources of both companies to complement and enhance each other's products and technologies, the partnership will result in more appealing cars that meet the diverse needs and tastes of customers all over the world. A joint committee will now be set up to evaluate how best to utilize each company's respective strengths. The committee will encourage broad and meaningful collaboration across a range of fields, including environmental and advanced safety technologies. Marking the agreement, Toyota President Akio Toyoda said: "As evidenced by their SKYACTIV Technologies and KODO― Soul of Motion design, Mazda has proven that it always thinks of what is coming next for vehicles and technology, while still managing to stay true to its basic carmaking roots. In this way, Mazda very much practices what Toyota holds dear: making ever-better cars. I am delighted that our two companies can share the same vision and work together to make cars better. I can think of nothing more wonderful than showing the world―together―that the next 100 years of cars will be just as fun as the first." Representing Mazda, President and CEO Masamichi Kogai

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said: "Toyota is a company that has shown steadfast resolve in acting responsibly on global environmental issues and the future of manufacturing as a whole. I also have tremendous respect for Toyota's dedication in its pursuit of ever-better cars through ongoing innovation. Furthermore, Mazda identifies with the way Toyota cherishes its roots and all of the communities it is involved in. It is no wonder they are held in great esteem in return. I hope that by working together to make cars better, we can raise the value of cars in the eyes of consumers while also enhancing the manufacturing capabilities of our home, Hiroshima, and all the communities we are involved in as well." Previous collaboration between Toyota and Mazda has included the licensing of Toyota's hybrid technologies to Mazda and the production of compact cars for Toyota at Mazda's plant in Mexico. Toyota and Mazda recognize that there is considerable overlap between Mazda's corporate philosophy of bringing joy to people through vehicles and Toyota's commitment to making ever-better cars, as well as its dedication to companywide structural reforms to realize true competiveness and sustainable growth. This latest agreement will go beyond the traditional framework of cooperation, aiming instead to generate a whole new set of values for cars through wideranging medium to long term collaboration.


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Kia Soul Named One Of 10 Coolest Cars

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ia Motors America's (KMA) popular urban hatchback, the 2015 Soul, is one of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 in 2015, according to Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. This year marks the fourth consecutive time Soul has been recognized by the editors at KBB.com, and similar to last year, Kia's fun-and-funky urban runabout ranked among the top three on the annual list, which highlights the hippest and most affordable cars on the market. Editors at Kelley Blue Book once again included the Soul for its stylish looks and tech-savvy content. With a base price of $15,190 , the Soul offers flexible interior configurations and a unique exterior design with a wide array of available features at a great value. "Since first coming onto the scene in 2009, the Soul has been an out-of-the-park homerun for Kia, and the second generation retains its iconic design while including modern cues and premium features to enhance our brand's value proposition," said Tim Chaney, vice president of marketing communications, KMA. "It's these refinements, along with its funky persona, roomy cabin and ample cargo space, that have upped the Soul's allure, making it even more popular with consumers." New for 2015 on the Exclaim model is an available interior Umber Color Package, which is available with either the

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Fathom Blue or Cloud White exterior colors. Included with the option package is premium Nappa leather seating surfaces and door armrest accents. Outside, Gloss Black wheel inserts further set the Umber Color Package apart. "Some cool vehicles aren't very versatile, but the Kia Soul made our list of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 just because it is so versatile," said Jack Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. "On the road the Soul's funky, squared-off shape won't be mistaken for anything else, and standing out is cool. At the same time, its collection of useful features and its interior versatility at a very affordable price add significantly to its overall cool quotient." The 2015 Soul is offered in three trim levels: Base, Plus and Exclaim. Motivation for the Base Soul is delivered by a gasoline direct injection (GDI) 130-horsepower (at 6,300 rpm) 1.6-liter all-aluminum DOHC four-cylinder engine. The GAMMA engine produces 118 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,850 rpm. The Plus and Exclaim models enjoy the more powerful 2.0-liter NU power plant with GDI technology. Power is rated at 164 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 151 lb.-ft. of torque at a 4,000 rpm. The 1.6-liter engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed automatic. The Plus and Exclaim models are available exclusively with the sixspeed automatic gearbox.


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Biofuels Deliberations Teach ‘Put Quality Before Quantity’

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pril 2015 will enter history as the month in which the EU reversed course on its energy policies in transport. It adopted its long-mooted reform of biofuels policy – especially regarding indirect land-use change (ILUC). The practical implications in the next years may not be so big. But the political and longer-term ones are. A small recap. In January 2008, ie over seven years ago, before the crisis struck, the European Commission proposed that by 2020 all of the (then) 27 EU member states should source 10% of their transport energy needs from renewable sources. It was clear that this would mostly mean biofuels. Amazingly enough, the member states agreed to subject themselves to this costly and ineffectual policy. A month later, in February 2008, Tim Searchinger of Princeton University planted the first seed that would eventually lead to last month’s reversal: a paper in Science that for the first time, through a global land-use model, quantified the ILUC effects of large-scale biofuel cultivation, and the associated carbon emissions from ploughing up the land, sometimes preceded by deforestation. As a concept ILUC had been known for a while but full credit to Searchinger here; he was the first to attempt a quantification. And devastating it was: subsequent modelling studies confirmed that including ILUC emissions turn biofuels targets into a very questionable climate policy. NGOs worked hard to have the new science included in the law but we only partly succeeded – the 2009 law ignored it but instructed the Commission to make a report and, if appropriate, a proposal on indirect land-use change by 2010. Scientists got to work but the Commission did not like the outcome because it showed that many biofuels – especially biodiesel (70% of EU’s biofuel consumption) – were bad for the climate, not good. It took the Commission two more painful and embarrassing years before finally, in October 2012, it published its proposal to cap food-based biofuels to 5% of transport energy by 2020. And it took the Council and Parliament two-and-a-half more years to finally agree.

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But here we are. All this is an object lesson in how counterproductive and self-defeating ill-conceived, specialinterest legislation can be. All this carries lessons for post-2020 fuel policies, and for biomass policies in general. The lesson is: put quality before quantity. Meanwhile, the world has changed. Since the publication of the biofuels proposal in 2008, the cost of solar electricity has fallen by a factor of five and the cost of batteries has halved. More cost falls are expected because of the virtuous circle of more scale, more innovation; solar will likely be fully competitive within a decade. In contrast, oil and biofuels are not technologies but resources: the more you use them the more expensive they get – biofuel feedstocks cost the same as seven years ago. Oil and biofuels give windfalls to those who have the cheapest resources and the cheapest land; wind and solar electricity gives it to those with the best technology, to human ingenuity. Photovoltaics is more than 100 times as space-efficient (energy per hectare) as photosynthesis. Moreover, it does not need fertile land; deserts and rooftops will do just fine. Efficiency and electrification are the way forward for transport. Bioenergy will be a small niche. If that’s the lesson of seven years of blood, sweat and tears, it has not been for nothing.


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Connected Car To Help CO2 Reduction Connected car and intelligent transport system (ITS) technologies are key to making further reductions in CO2 emissions from road transport

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he European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) in April hosted the second of a series of workshops on the potential for CO2 reductions from cars and vans. Part of a wider efforts to integrate approaches to reducing the environmental impact of road transport, this workshop – the second of eight – explored the range of ITS and connected car technologies that could be deployed to help reduce CO2 from road transport. A number of stakeholders from ITS-related fields joined in order to contribute views and information on the range of options available or in development. Later discussions centred on barriers to the uptake and rollout of these new connectivity technologies. ACEA Secretary General Erik Jonnaert greeted the stakeholders by saying, “Motor vehicle manufacturers have already begun working on connectivity technologies. The possibility of connecting vehicles to each other and to the infrastructure opens up huge possibilities, not just in CO2

emissions reduction, but also in road safety. We hope that by joining together to discuss, contrast and compare the range of solutions becoming available, that we will be able to gain a better understanding of the full potential of available technologies and methods.” This passenger car and light commercial vehicle initiative is matched by a set of roundtables that ACEA is already hosting to establish a comprehensive approach to reducing the CO2 impact of trucks and buses.

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Third UN Road Safety Week Held

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Introducing the initiative, the UN says, “Around 186,300 children under 18 years die from road traffic crashes annually, and rates of road traffic death are three times higher in developing countries than in developed countries. The Third UN Global Road Safety Week - #SaveKidsLives - seeks to highlight the plight of children on the world’s roads and generate action to better ensure their safety. The Week features hundreds of events hosted by governments, international agencies, civil society organizations, and private companies, including the delivery of the “Child Declaration for Road Safety” to policy-makers. These events highlight the World Health Organisation’s package of ten key strategies for keeping children safe on the road.” The UN has laid out a 10 point strategy for improving road safety outcomes, which is key given that road accidents are the top cause of death for 15-17 year olds. Low and middle income countries are also more prone to see this sort of tragedy on their roads. The European automobile industry is committed to doing its part to help reduce the toll that its vehicles play on the roads, so ACEA fully supports the 10-point strategy developed by the UN to address children’s safety on the roads. The points are: JUNE 2015

1. Controlling speed 2. Reducing drinking and driving 3. Using helmets for bicyclists and motorcyclists 4. Restraining children in vehicles 5. Improving children’s ability to see and be seen 6. Enhancing road infrastructure 7. Adapting vehicle design 8. Reducing risks for young drivers 9. Providing appropriate care for injured children 10.Supervising children around roads This 10 point strategy is a clear example of the integrated approach to road safety that ACEA has long advocated. Further reductions in road accidents and deaths will only be achievable if all stakeholders work together to implement the actions needed.


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GM Investing $1 Billion In National Historic Technical Center

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eneral Motors will invest $1 billion in its Warren Technical Center campus, generating approximately 2,600 new jobs to support future business growth at the National Historic Landmark site. The multiyear project, which is driving new construction on the campus, significant renovations of some existing facilities and expansion of some operations, begins this month with work continuing through 2018. “This is an investment in our people, our products, and, ultimately, our customers, to make the Tech Center a more advanced, more efficient and more collaborative workplace,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president, Global Product Development and Purchasing and Supply Chain. “Developing a new vehicle is a total team effort, and every facet of this project will make us a stronger team.” Under current plans, the investment will create approximately 2,600 new GM salaried jobs in core areas like product engineering, IT and design, all areas critical to support future business growth. GM’s Warren Technical Center is currently home to more than 19,000 employees. Investment highlights include: • Construction of new Design studios • Construction of a parking deck for Design employees • Rebuilding and renovating some existing R&D facilities • Construction of a multi-story IT building adjacent to the current Michigan IT Innovation Center and a new parking deck for Innovation Center employees • Construction to accommodate additional testing areas at the Advanced Energy Center • Extensive office upgrades including new carpet, paint,

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furniture, reconfiguration of miscellaneous work areas in most Tech Center buildings, improving the work environment for all campus functions, including the Vehicle Engineering Center or VEC. In addition, GM previously announced $139.5 million for body shop and stamping facility upgrades at its Warren PreProduction Operations, part of a $5.4 billion investment in U.S. plants announced April 30. "This is great news for Warren, the region and our state it soundly demonstrates GM’s commitment to Michigan and our talented workforce, providing key jobs and career opportunities for today and tomorrow," said Gov. Rick Snyder. "This is why we've focused so hard on creating the competitive economic climate for this kind of investment in our state that will keep our comeback going strong, making Michigan the place to live, work, do business, and play." Said Warren Mayor Jim Fouts: “I am very excited about the investment in the GM Tech Center in Warren, which means more jobs and new revenue for police and fire services. This growth has already resulted in proposals for new investments in our downtown, which is directly across the street from the Tech Center.” Initial construction on the 326-acre Tech Center began in 1949, and it opened in 1956. The campus was designed by world-renowned architect Eero Saarinen and landscape architect Thomas Church. It was named a National Historic Landmark in 2014 by the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service. Fourteen years earlier, in 2000, the campus was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1986, the American Institute of Architects honored the Tech Center as the most outstanding architectural project of its era.


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Kadjar Takes Fresh Approach To Crossover Concept

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he availability of the Kadjar in France from June 1 will see Renault extend its existing crossover offer - which currently comprises the Captur and Koleos - with the addition of a C-segment model. The Kadjar takes a fresh approach to the crossover concept through its fluid, athletic exterior styling, while its interior is both sporty and refined thanks to the use of quality materials and its high-quality finish. The Kadjar comes with modern equipment, including connected functions such as the R-Link 2 multimedia system and a number of reassuring driver aids. The Kadjar can be specified with 4x2, 4x2 with Extended Grip or 4x4 transmission making it ideal both for getting away from the crowd and for motoring in built-up areas. Four equipment levels The entry level LIFE version comes with manual climate control, cruise control with speed limiter and a Bluetooth® radio-CD with MP3 playback and voice commands. The LIFE equipment level also includes 17-inch alloy wheels, chrome window surrounds and a leather-trimmed steering wheel. The ZEN equipment level is equipped with additional features like rear parking sensors, electrically-folding door mirrors, lane departure warning and road-sign recognition. It also stands out from the LIFE entry level version through its 17-inch diamond-effect wheels and extra-tinted rear glass. Over and above the ZEN version, the BUSINESS equipment level – which is geared more towards business customers - is equipped with front parking sensors plus the new Renault R-Link 2 multimedia system. The high-end version of the Kadjar is the INTENS equipment level which sits on 19-inch alloy wheels. It comes with Full LED Pure Vision head lights, as well as simile leather/fabric JUNE 2015

upholstery and a Nappa leather-trimmed steering wheel. The INTENS version is also equipped with the Renault R-Link 2 multimedia system, plus a range of driver aids that are of appreciable benefit in everyday use, including Easy Park Assist, a blind spot detector, a reversing camera and Active Emergency Braking. The modular interior features a 60/40-split rear bench seat complete with Renault’s Easy Estate system. A limited-edition EDITION ONE version to celebrate the model’s launch The limited-edition Edition One version of the Kadjar is based on the ZEN equipment level and comes with additional features like front parking sensors, the new Renault R-Link 2 multimedia system, a 60/40-split rear bench seat complete with the Easy Break system and a forward-tipping front seat back that can form a small table. The Kadjar Edition One is also fitted with 19-inch alloy wheels, metallic grey front and rear skid plates and specific combined simile leather/fabric upholstery, along with exclusive interior trim features. Engines which combine performance with contained CO2 emissions The Renault Kadjar is available from launch with a choice of three different Energy engines to meet the different needs of customers looking for performance as well as low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The Kadjar Energy dCi 110 stands out among the very best cars in its class for low fuel consumption (3.8 litres/100km) and CO2 emissions (99g/km), whether with manual or EDC dual-clutch automatic transmission. The other powerplants available for the model are the Energy dCi 130 (diesel) and the Energy TCe 130 (petrol).


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Lars Sondergård Wins Scania’s Young Truck Driver Competition

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ars Sondergård from Denmark won the exciting Young European Truck Driver final. The competition was decided in Södertälje, Sweden, on Saturday afternoon and attracted close to 10,000 spectators. Lars Sondergård, who participated in the YETD final for the second time, beat 25 other talented young professional drivers from countries throughout Europe. “It has been fantastic to see how concentrated and focused the drivers have been during the competition,“ says Erik Ljungberg, Senior Vice President and head of Scania Corporate Relations. “There is only one who can call himself the best young truck driver in Europe but I think all 26 can call themselves winners. ”When it was time for the final exercise, the Super Z, the only three combatants left with a shot at the first prize were Patrick Schildmann, Germany and runner ups Thomas Knüsel from Switzerland and Lars Sondergård from Denmark. The first prize in the competition is a brand new truck from Scania, at a value of 100,000 euro. A total of more than 22,000 young truck drivers under age 35 from 26 European countries competed in Scania Young European Truck Driver. The final took place over a two-day period and included such tests as Defensive and fuel-economy driving, Cargo securing, JUNE 2015

Check before driving, Fight the fire, Safe manoeuvring and the classic Knock the King. The contestants in the final had to prove that they had the skill and attitude of responsible heavy truck drivers as they completed a programme consisting of complex manoeuvring and obstacle tests. Scania Young European Truck Driver is a major part of a global initiative for responsible, safe driving that Scania started in 2003. By highlighting the role of the driver, Scania also wants to attract more young people into the driving profession. “The driver is absolutely the most important factor in heavy vehicle transport,” says Erik Ljungberg. “Vehicles and infrastructure are obviously of major significance, but fuelefficient and safe driving is primarily a matter of human behaviour. Through YETD, Scania wants to help raise the status of professional drivers and emphasise their great importance to the profitability of transport companies and to road safety, as well as to the reduced environmental impact. We want to help attract more young, capable drivers into the transport business.”Scania’s Young European Truck Driver competition has the endorsement of the European Commission and the International Road Transport Union. Its sponsors are Michelin and Volkswagen. Scania is also running similar competitions in Latin America, Africa and Asia. The 2014/2015 competitions attracted a record number of some 100,000 contestants worldwide.


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New Regulation In Taxation To Activate Market If the owners of taxi, passenger minibus, service bus and private public transport buses renew their vehicles by the end of 2016, would not pay special consumption tax, according to the statement of Prime Minister Davutoglu

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new regulation has been done in vehicle taxation. The vehicle owners who would like to renew their vehicles including taxi, passenger minibus, service bus and private public transport bus will not pay special consumption tax by the end of 2016. The announcement due to not to collect special consumption tax from those who would go to renew their commercial vehicles such as taxi, passenger minibuses, service buses, private public transport buses by the end of 2016, welcomed positively by the automotive sector as well as transport sector. Turkish prime minister has announced that special consumption tax would not be collected from owners of taxi, passenger minibuses, service buses, private public buses which will be renewed by the end of 2016; also cost of camera and GPRS would be subtracted from the taxation.

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Considering the new implementation would reflect positively to the commercial vehicle market the representatives of the automotive sector also stated the new regulation of the taxation would activate the market. Ziya Alp Gulan, Chairman of the Board of Automotive Authorized Sellers’ Association (OYDER), stating that the said regulation would affect the market in a positive way, and said; “There are various taxation rates according to vehicles. When we see the implementation, we can state a clearly on the issue. However in the general meaning it is very positive development.” Pointing out besides adding plus value to the sector as commercial, the said implementation would have benefits in terms of hauling standards, comfort, safety and environment, Gulan said, “It is very positive in every aspect. We hope our colleagues in the sector would use this advantage. Also in this aspect it would make a very positive impact in the sector.” He also highlighted the prices of camera and GPRS that would be subtracted from the tax was very crucial. Meanwhile, Ali Haydar Bozkurt, CEO of Toyota Turkey Marketing and Sales Inc., indicating the announcement of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu that would contribute to the automotive sector and would also activate commercial vehicle market. The taxation regulation, which has been done for the commercial vehicles, would be also done for the passenger cars to yield benefit for automotive industry and shareholders, Bozkurt added. Hayri Erce, General Coordinator of Turkish Automotive Distributors’ Association (ODD), said the new regulation would reflect to the sector positive and would motivate the sales.


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SMY Dealer Meeting Held At Plant Şahin Motor Yatakları (SMY) organized a picnic together with its dealers at the factory’s garden to celebrate its 60th anniversary as well as introducing its new logo, products and objectives

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ahin Motor Yatakları (SMY) has come together with its dealers on a picnic which organized at its factory garden in honor of the company’s 60th anniversary. Regarding 60th anniversary as the new logo, product boxes and production line were introduced, also the targets for 2015 were told to the dealers. SMY held meeting first time at its garden organizing a picnic together with its dealers which have not left themselves alone during 60 years. A 30-year SMY dealers across Turkey participated in the 60th anniversary dealer picnic held on Thursday, 7th May. Nearly 50 dealers spent delightful time by meeting with each other, as well as information exchange. While the dealers, who could not visit the plant before, felt pleasure, those who visited the plat before both surprised and pleased in the face of the new developments. Stating that they were a wide family with SMY, the dealers marked that every innovation at the plant has meant strengthening of them. Leaving 60 years behind with success and stability along with values which have been produced by the dealers, SMY looks at the future with confidence due to customer satisfaction provided by self-scarification of the dealers. Stating they had changed the logo by designing a new identity with that confidence, Rasim Akyali, Director General of SMY, said; “Every color of our new logo with the belief in values which we have made up altogether. There is signature each one of your effort, accumulation and self-scarification on our new logo. Red color represents our high energy and spirit

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of research; green color our sensitivity to environment; as for dark blue represents our experience, stability and quality. On this road we have been walking for 60 years, we would like to thank to you and employees one by one regarding being as the most important heroes of such a valuable story.” In this scope, the product boxes with new logo were introduced to the dealers. The products which are used in conventional engines in blue boxes, unleaded products which are used in new generation engines, as Eco-friendly Series will be offered to sales in green boxes; also introduction of other products that will be produced for new engines besides conventional engines will be announced in the upcoming days. Getting OHSAS 18001, the Occupational Health & Safety Advisory Services, in 2014, SMY aims to get the ISO 10002 (International Standard of Organization) in 2015. Stating the innovations achieved in recent 5 years, Akayli, Director General of SMY, said they had entered into force MIBA engine bearing production line. The new production line which will supply products for heavy vehicle group has been met positive by the dealers. Selen Aysu, Marketing Advisor of Board of SMY, in her speech said, “The innovations we do and strong steps we take every year have carried us nowadays. We would like to thank all of you one by one thanks to our cooperation for long years, unique experience accumulation that we have made up and with our confidence in celebrating more 60th anniversaries altogether.”


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