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Total Market Up 51 Percent In Jan-May

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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)

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ctually, the Turkish automotive and auto spare parts industry have prospered dynamically in line with ever increasing demand from abroad. Business people operating in the industry have become outward oriented more than ever before. The Turkish autoparts industry with its large capacity, wide variety of production and high standards, supports automotive industry production and also has ample potential for exports. These companies not only dominate the primary supply markets but also capture an increasing share of the replacement market. 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. Due to the high export potential of the sector and the regional advantages of Turkey, the autoparts sector has been attracting foreign investors. Most of the world leaders in the sector have joint-ventures with Turkish companies. 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. This month, we participate in Automechanika Mexico to convey the message of the Turkish automotive and auto spare part exporters. As known, Automechanika Mexico is Mexico and Central America's most significant automotive trade show. Held annually in Mexico City, the event draws thousands of attendees in the automotive industry. With key domestic and international manufacturers as exhibitors, PAACE Automechanika Mexico is the ultimate platform for sourcing domestic and international products and suppliers. Leading professionals from the automotive aftermarket sector will be present at the event and the latest information and updates from the industry will be closely monitored as usual. Thus, the event will be a good platform to find out more about new products, find new suppliers and compare product alternatives. Today, with a network of 15 events in 14 countries, the Brand Automechanika offers exhibitors access to new markets and bring them into contact with new national and regional visitor groups. The Automechanika brand is backed worldwide by around 16,000 exhibitors, 600,000 trade visitors and a network of around 120 trade associations. So, we are at Automechanika Fairs around the world. Our publications remain at the service of those business people seeking to increase their share in the increasingly competitive automotive markets. We wish Turkish automotive exporters and their trading partners lucrative business.

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Goodyear And Pirelli Researching Use Of Rice Husk Ash

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oodyear will be the first one to release them onto the market, later this year. Global rice paddy production amounts to around 700 million tonnes each year, and some 20 per cent of this total paddy weight is made up of rice husk, which is separated in the rice milling process and has traditionally been discarded by burning or by dumping in landfill. But in recent times new uses have been found for this former waste. Pirelli and Goodyear Tire & Rubber, for example, have tested independent from each other silica derived from rice husk ash over the past two years. Goodyear is now ready to launch a tyre using rice husk ash-sourced silica, and will begin manufacturing these products at its Pulandian factory in China this year. The tyre will be sold in the Chinese domestic market. Silica is used as a reinforcing agent in tyre tread compounds and is favoured over traditional alternative carbon black due to its facilitation of lower rolling resistance. While a technique for generating silica out of rice husk ash has existed for a few years now, only the most recent processes have resulted in silica of a high enough grade to use in tyres. Goodyear says JULY 2015

the results of testing carried out on rice husk ash silica at its Innovation Center in Akron (Ohio, USA) show the substance’s impact on tyre performance to equal traditional sources. “Sustainability is a cornerstone of Goodyear’s innovation efforts,” commented Goodyear Tire & Rubber chairman and chief executive officer Richard J. Kramer. “This new silica benefits the environment in many ways: It reduces waste going into landfills; it requires less energy to produce; and it helps make tyres more fuel efficient.”


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EU New Passenger Car Up 6.8% Over Five Months

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Demand for new passenger cars in European Union increased 6.8 percent during five months this year. INCREASE in May became 1.3 pecent

n May 2015, demand for new passenger cars in the EU increased for the twentyfirst consecutive month (+1.3%), totalling 1,109,893 units, according to the statement posted by European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association. In May 2015, demand for new passenger cars in the EU increased for the twentyfirst consecutive month (+1.3%), totalling 1,109,893 units. However, it was the lowest percentage increase since the beginning of this period of consecutive growth. Looking at the major markets, results were diverse: France (-3.5%) and Germany (-6.7%) faced a downturn, while Spain (+14.0%), Italy (+10.8%) and the UK (+2.4%) contributed positively to the overall expansion. Demand for new passenger cars was largely supported by the EU’s new member states (EU12), especially Poland (+11.0%) and the Czech Republic (+17.6%). Five months into the year, new passenger car registrations increased (+6.8%) totalling 5,805,367 units. All major markets posted growth, contributing to the overall upturn of the EU market over the period. Registrations in Spain (+21.7%), Italy (+15.2%), the UK (+5.7%), France (+3.8%) and Germany (+3.6%) increased compared to the same period one year ago.

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Motul Chooses Communication Agency In Turkey

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he worldwide known mineral oil producer MOTUL has chosen Luce Public Relations as its communication agency. MOTUL has begun to work with Luce Public Relations which serve to its customers with its experience especially in automotive and supplier industry in the media relations, social media and event management issues. MOTUL searched for its communication leg seeing one of the crucial parts of its structuring process in Turkey. Following the negotiations, Luce Public Relations was decided to work with. The harmony in experience and professional approach of its field has brought together the two firms. The information about activities of MOTUL along with its product gamut, which has been gained by forcing limits of

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technology and in the highest quality, will be shared with public opinion in a near future, according to the statement.


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TEMSA Readies To Add Electric Bus To Its Range

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n 2015, Temsa changed its motto to "Smart Mobility" and focuses fully on innovation. Therefore Temsa found it ideal to exhibit their new range of buses at Busworld Turkey 2016. Temsa recorded a good level of orders since the beginning of the year 2015 and wants to continue this in 2016. Temsa offers different type of models according to the various needs of the regional markets and of the particular usages: TOUR, TRIP and TOWN. It has been heavily investing in innovation and R&D at the Adana manufacturing plant in the last four years. The result is that TEMSA is now ready to add electric buses to its town range. This electric bus model was named MD9 ElectriCITY and would be exhibited in the UITP exhibition, according to the statement posted by the firm. Temsa General Manager, Dinçer Çelik, announced that electric bus work with fully electric energy and was designed to complete its route by making quick charge at the bus stop and final destination.

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TEMSA also plans to launch its first smart city bus, LF 12 IBUS after the MD9 ElectriCITY in Busworld 2015. Onboard technology on LF 12 IBUS contains the necessary telecommunications and information technology infrastructure to handle the smart city needs. What they will present at BUSWORLD TURKEY in 2016 is not known yet, but will probably be in the same line of the innovative new energy line.


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Automotive Businessmen From Ankara Join Autoshow Automotive businessmen from the capital city of Ankara participated in Istanbul Autoshow with organization of Başkent Automotive Business Association (BOD) and Ankara Chamber of Commerce (ATO)

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he number of 146 second hand automotive businessmen from the capital city of Ankara participated in Autoshow held in Istanbul. With the joint organization of Başkent Automotive Business Association (BOD) and Ankara Chamber of Commerce (ATO) participated in Istanbul Autoshow held on 22-31 May. A tour of automotive businessmen from Ankara in Istanbul was held in the pioneering of Motorized Vehicle Sellers Federation (MASFED) and Aydin Erkoc, Chairman of BOD, as well as the members of board. The group in the leadership of Aydin Erkoc, who is also the member of the Automotive Assembly Committee of the ATO, visited Istanbul Autoshow, has been in negotiations and observations, came together with the representatives of the sector. About the touring Aydin Erkoc who is also founder executive board chairman of OTONOMI the auto shopping center in Ankara, said; “At our Istanbul tour that we fulfilled with the partnership of the ATO and BOD, we aimed our members both come together and meet with each other. In this line, we participated in Istanbul Autoshow the most important automobile event of Turkey as the association we have done negotiations, observations and discussion. The development of the Turkish automotive sector and increasing of domestic made is the biggest wish of us as well as all automotive

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shareholders. Launching of new models and vehicles will contribute a crucial value-added both to the Turkish economy and the sector. After this I would like to state that we will fulfill either MASFED or Baskent Automotive Association what falls on our shoulders in order to transfer automotive sector furthermore condition.”


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Automotive Exports Miss Worth $10 Billion Upon decrease of euro/dollar parity, Turkish automotive exports lost worth $1 billion 350 million in the last 5 months this year, Orhan sabuncu, Chairman of Automotive Industry Exporters’ Association (OIB), said.

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he losses in the automotive exports have reached by $1 billion 350 million in the last 5 months regarding euro/dollar parity. In the case the loss would not have been the sector exports would reach by worth $10 billion in the first 5 months this year. Orhan sabuncu, Chairman of Automotive Industry Exporters’ Association (OIB), said; “In addition to the parity, also slowdown in the production has been effective in decreasing of passenger cars and special purpose vehicle exports in this period.” Even though the automotive industry exports reduced 27 percent in May year on year, as the sector it did not leave leadership with 14 percent in the overall exports of Turkey. In May, having decreased regarding euro/dollar parity and setbacks in the production the exports became $1 billion 482 million, according to the statement from the OIB. The statement indicated that the sector experienced loss worth $236 million in May. In this period, increased happened only in bus-minibus-midibus group, in other product groups of the sector the same achievement could not be provided. In the first five months, the automotive industry accomplished exports worth $8 billion 521 million decreasing 12 percent due to parity-base over the same period last year. While export loss maintained its effect in some of the foremost markets, the rise in the US market kept its place in May too. Orhan Sabuncu highlighted they had seen crucial effect of heightening dollar in the globally. Sabuncu continued: “The loss in the exports stemming from the parity has reached $1 billion 350 million in January-May. If the external losses would not have been, our sector exports would be worth some $10 billion in this period. This might have achieved our targets as well. But, we continue on the way without concession to our exports targets despite negativity in the parity in unit-base.” Sabuncu said unexpected developments in May had hit the production, the losses, which reached by 34 percent in

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passenger cars and 47 percent in special purpose vehicles, played role in export decrease. The automotive supplier industry exports decreased 17 percent to $692 million in May over the same month last year. This followed by passenger cars with loss of 34 percent to $444 million, loss of 47 percent to $219 million in special purpose vehicles. As for bus-minibus-midibus group surged 9 percent to $101 million. The sector exports in other items decreased 20 per cent to $25 million in May. In the first 5 months of the year, the supplier industry exports decreased 15 percent to $3 billion 520 million, in passenger cars loss was 11 percent to $2 billion 862 million, special purpose vehicles’ exports decreased 13 percent to $1 billion 549 million, in bus-minibus-midibus group the exports increased 13 percent to $470 million. As for the other items the exports experienced loss of 16 percent to $120 million. The exports country-based mostly shipped to Germany with $272 despite decreased 23 percent in May year on year. To the UK, the exports decreased 17 percent to $180 million; to France the loss became 24 percent to $124 million. The exports to the US increased 47 percent to $47 million, to Iran 20 percent to $20 million. In the first 5 months, the exports to Germany decreased 13 percent to $390 million, to the UK increased 12 percent to $137 million, 14 percent decrease to France worth $817 million. To the US the sector exports increased 64 percent to $261 million.


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Automotive Sector In Bursa Visits Automechanika Dubai The members of Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry visited Automechanika Dubai in the scope of ‘Global Fair Agency Project’ of the chamber to find new business opportunities

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he representatives of businessmen from Bursa province scrutinized Automechanika Dubai fair in the scope of Global Fair Agency Project of Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTSO). While the members found opportunity in observing the latest technologies closely also looked for ways of new business connections. The automotive supplier industry firms, members of the BTSO visited Automechanika Dubai. The BTSO Executive Board Member Cuneyt Sener and assembly member Yusuf Ertan accompanied other members analyzed the fair. Yusuf Ertan, Chairman of the committee, said that fair organizations which are held by the supports of SMSDR and BTSO had opened horizon of businessmen. The BTSO Executive Board Member Cuneyt Sener recorded that Automechanika Dubai Fair was one of the foremost automotive, component and accessories fair of the Middle East. He added, “The firms from Bursa have realized remarkable negotiations at Automechanika Dubai in the scope of Global Fair Agency Project.” The BTSO Executive Board Chairman Ibrahim Burkay said they

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had scheduled 58 organizations in the scope of global fair agency project this year. He noted they had taken hundreds of businessmen to fairs abroad with support of BTSO and KOSGEB, adding that they aimed nearly 2000 representatives from the business circles would meet fairs by the end of 2015. Stating Automechanika was a crucial business travel for the business circles, Burkay said, “Fairs enlarge horizon of the representatives of business. The latest technologies and new business connections contribute to trade volume of our city and country. We will continue to allow our members meet with the most prestigious fairs in the different geography of the world. I invite our firms in Bursa to join fair organizations.”


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Renault-Nissan Alliance Provides EV To COP21 The Renault-Nissan Alliance to provide 200 pure electric vehicles to 2015 Paris climate conference, the first fully electric shuttle service for United Nation's climate conference on 30 November

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he Renault-Nissan Alliance, the world leader in zeroemission mobility*, will provide a fleet of 200 all-electric vehicles as the official passenger-car provider for the United Nation's COP21 climate conference in Paris later this year. The partnership agreement was signed today between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and the General Secretary in charge of the preparation and organization of the 21st annual Conference of Parties (better known as COP21). The fully electric car fleet will shuttle delegates during the event from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11. More than 20,000 U.N. participants from 195 countries are expected to attend the annual climate summit. It will be the first time the U.N. will use a zero-emission fleet for its entire passenger car shuttle at a COP event. The goals of the Paris summit are to have a new global climate-change agreement in place by the end of 2015 and to have the Climate Green Fund, established to help developing countries adapt to climate change and reduce emissions, start allocating funds. "We are delighted to announce that the Renault-Nissan Alliance is an official partner of COP21 in Paris. Thanks to the Alliance's fleet of 100% electric vehicles, it will contribute to our goal of achieving a carbon neutral event. The technology of electric vehicles helps reduce greenhouse gases in the transportation sector efficiently," said Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, President of COP21. "Electric vehicle technology is an efficient solution for a practical and affordable mode of transportation. This solution has a positive impact on the climate and air quality in our cities," said Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the RenaultNissan Alliance. "It's time to accelerate the shift to zero-emission mobility by working together with all parties concerned."

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The COP21 car fleet will feature the Renault ZOE subcompact car, the Renault Kangoo Z.E. van, the Renault Fluence Z.E. sedan, the Nissan LEAF compact car and the 7-seater Nissan e-NV200 van. The vehicles will be available to shuttle delegates 24 hours, seven days week to key venues around the conference, as a complement to public transportation. The Renault-Nissan Alliance will work with companies in France to set up a network of more than 50 quick and standard charging stations powered by 100% renewable energy in strategic locations. The quick charging stations will be able to charge the EVs from 0 to 80% capacity in about 30 minutes. Renault-Nissan Alliance: The world leader in electric vehicle sales The Renault-Nissan Alliance is the global leader in zeroemission vehicles and the only automaker with a full range of 100% electric vehicles. The Alliance has sold more than 238,000 EVs globally since December 2010, when the Alliance's first electric vehicle – the Nissan LEAF - went on sale. The Alliance sells about one out of two electric vehicles worldwide, including Twizy, Renault's two-seater urban commuter vehicle, and the Nissan e-NV200 van, which has been on sale in Europe and Japan since 2014. The Renault Nissan Alliance will also participate in Solutions COP21, an international exhibition on climate-change solutions, at the Grand Palais in Paris. The exhibition, which will take place Dec. 4-10, will feature CO2 solutions from cities, businesses and other organizations around the world. In addition to an EV display, the Alliance will have more than 10 EVs available for the public to test drive.


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Equivalent Component Period Started In Automotive The certification for equivalent parts in the automotive industry has begun as of 1st June 2015, according to the statement posted by Turkish Standards Institute

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he equivalent component certification in the automotive industry has begun as of 1 June 2015, according to the announcement from Sebahattin Kormaz, Chairman of Turkish Standards Institute (TSE). So, certified domestic made parts can be used instead of original parts as of 1st June in the automotive industry. In the statement said that the Equivalent Component Certification has become official at the end of 3-year effort that made by TSE, TAYSAD, universities and other shareholders in the coordination of Treasury Undersecretariat, and implementation has started as of 1 June 2015. The authority of equivalent component certification has been given to the TSE for two years, Korkmaz said. Following approval of accredited certification organizations, the equivalent components would be used instead of original parts. The TSE had begun to get applications by completing the related documentations, staff, training and laboratory preparations, Korkmaz continued; “With the equivalent part certification, both cheap and equivalent parts compared to its original one can be used, also price regulation can be

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provided in the market. The TSE has constituted general criterions for all parts being used in vehicles regarding certification process. The certification will be made for ever kind of part by choosing related tests from the criterion pool. The said criterions include special experiments as well as including the EU criterions, United Nation Technical regulations and International standards. In addition, criterions have been determined for the most used 20 parts in vehicle’s fuses and certification process has been made up. The EU directive is compulsory in 10 of these 20 parts, as for 3 ones the international standards have compulsory and special test has been determined for the rest parts. How will equivalent part certification process work? In the certification model, all tests and experiments which are applied to the original parts will be also applied for the equivalent parts and according to the taken results the related equivalent part to be certified. Equivalent parts will be tested with 39 various test methods such as bulk, dimension, material and functionality controls, at the end of the tests the parts which result in the same with the original one can get the certificate from the TSE.


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Minister Işık, “We will intensify on long-range electric vehicles, as three type vehicles,” said, adding that they would also take internalcombustion engine option on the agenda

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aving planned to be manufactured as prototype in August, Turkish domestic made automobile would be offered as SUV, jeep, sedan and hatchback options. Responding questions on a televised speech, Fikri Işık, Turkish Minister of Science, Industry and Technology, informed about Turkish made automobile models. Minister Işık said they would intensify on long-range electric vehicles as three type vehicles. He added that they would also take internal combustion engine option on the agenda. “The indigenous vehicles will be manufactured as gasoline, diesel engine options, but we do not say we are assertive in this area. The internal combustion engine remains is a choice, however we have focused is long-range electric vehicle,” he noted. About the electric vehicle, Minister Işık continued; “Domestic made automobile plan has not focused on a single model. On one hand, it will be internal combustion engine; on the other hand it will be only electric vehicle which features long-range. A survey has been conducted with the people in Istanbul drive nearly 25 kilometers on a daily average through their own vehicles. The electric vehicle drives 80-100 kilometers easily with electric battery. For example you do not exit from Istanbul, Izmit for one month, during this time you can be able to drive with cost TL2-3 of charging. Regarding people do not drive different vehicle according to through a city and intercity, when they want to go to Ankara from Izmit. At that time, following driving of 80-100 kilometers, when battery begins to finish a small generator at rear of the vehicle will charge the battery. When charging process is completed in 15-20 minutes, you can continue drive again.” 4 models in the first stage In August, the prototype of 4 mo dels will be role off the production line. Next year every kind of tests of the fleet to be performed and before 2020 serial production will launch.

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Minister Işık pointed out diversification in the automobile production in order to be a worldwide brand. “At the beginning, 4 various models to be manufactured, the model will be developed continuously. Our aim is to let a brand exist permanently at the market,” he said. Over the question what would be the name of the automobile, Işık said they had not determined a name, but they would name the domestic made vehicle via a Turkish name.


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Innovation And Design Contest Held In Bursa

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he automotive and textile sectors, two dynamic sectors of Turkish economy, let design and innovation breeze in the northwestern province of Bursa. The worldwide known gurus, academicians, industrialists and businessmen in innovation and design as well as related guests came together at the organization entitled ‘Meetings for Textile and Automotive Innovation and Design’ that were held concurrently by the two sectors first time this year at the Congress and Culture Center. The 4th R & D Project Market and 4th Component Design Contest in the automotive sector; the 7th International R & D Project Market Summit in the textile and clothing sector took place in the scope of design and innovation event. Delivering a speech in opening, Ibrahim Burkay, Chairman of both Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTSO) and Uludag Textile Exporters’ Association (UTIB), marked that the organization was crucial to adopt design and innovation as a culture. Stressing that a revolution was needed in passing to innovation culture, Burkay said; “Nearly one-seventh of the projects, which are displayed here, enters into application. We have set out by the idea ‘while everything has a market, why not projects’. With every passing year, we continue through growing. Reminding 7 years ago having launched by the UTIB, now the ‘R & D Project Market concept’ by transforming into ‘Turkey’s Innovation Week’ has become a project that encircles Turkey, Burkay pointed out that advancing in a triangle of academician, professional and business circle, now these studies have spread at every layer of society adding that the way of being distinctive passes through innovation and design. Value-added will boost by support of contests Reminding automotive industry ranked 17th big producer with the number of 1 million 750 thousand unit of capacity utilization across the world, Orhan Sabuncu, Chairman of Uludag Automotive Industry Exporters’ Association (OIB), said; “In order to allow the industry achieve our export targets set for 2023, we must attract new investments. Today our industry’s exports per kilo equals $7,5. This is double in Germany. In order to reach this level we must give importance to R & D, design, innovation.” Indicating in the future the automotive sector would be the vehicles which operate with renewable energy, Sabuncu stated as for the conventional vehicles would shift towards models having low fuel consumption and low engine volume and lighted weight. In the next decade transformation in the automotive industry would accelerate more, Sabuncu continued; “Evaluating this current process as an opportunity investing in this area is very crucial. Producing vehicles, parts and components with high value-added should be our one of the most important priorities. Allowing our education system organize in line with these developments which are

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experienced in the world, has vital importance in terms of keep up with the transformation.” Sabuncu said totally 510 projects applied for the contests as 314 ones for design contest, 196 for Project Market this year. 55 projects were deserved to be displayed by the jury, 9 project owners in design contest, 5 projects in Project Market were awarded. Bursa province pioneered in innovation and design Mehmet Buyukeksi, Chairman of Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TIM), said, “Bursa has been leader again and Turkey’s two exporter giants have come together for design and innovation. The projects, which to be introduced in both sectors, have a great importance.” R & D awards in automotive and textile Tofaş, Teklas Kauçuk, İnci Akü, Brisa, Ford Otosan in automotive sector; Sunteks, Yünsa, Boyteks, Korteks, Polyteks, Kipaş Mensucat, Elvin Tekstil firms in textile sector were deserved awards in the scope of textile and automotive R & D Awards. In addition, the awards were presented to Bursa Technical University, Marmara University, Suleyman Demirel University regarding offering most projects to R & D project market. At the event, the renowned designer Chris Bangle informed audience in innovation and design; Alan Webber in speed, change and innovation; William Myers in biological innovation progress.


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Huge Interest In Istanbul Autoshow 2015 Having held by the cooperation of Turkey’s Automotive Distributors Association and TUYAP Fair and Congress Center on 22nd-31st May, Istanbul Autoshow saw huge interest in visitors

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ome 600 thousand people visited Istanbul Autoshow 2015 held on 22-31 May. Istanbul Autıshow has increased its number of visitors 30 percent compared to the previous edition. TUYAP Fair and Congress Center has hosted the most guests in the Istanbul Autoshows which have been held to date. Having held by the cooperation of Turkey’s Automotive Distributors Association and TUYAP Fair and Congress Center on 22nd-31st May, Istanbul Autoshow saw huge interest in visitors. The number of 596,075 people visited the fair. The visitors who came to the fair weekday raised the number 30 percent over the previous edition and hosting visitors from both home and abroad, Istanbul Autoshow 2015 has set record in this edition which has been held to date. At the fair, over 500 models of 37 brands were displayed. Among them lots of brands’ new models exhibited first time in Turkey, as for 2 ones made debut at the fair. According to a

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survey conducted in 2015, the number of core family comes to the fair increased threefold compared to the previous fair. 77 percent of the total 600 thousand visitors were men, 23 percent women who visited the fair. Istanbul Autoshow 2015 has been focal point of foreigners too. In addition to foreign visitors abroad, also some 70 foreign journalists primarily from the Netherlands, the UK and France came to Istanbul visiting the fair. The fair found place widely in the news and sector publications of Europe. Over 300 webpages gave place to Istanbul Autoshow 2015. Having held on a total area of 120,000 sq meters at TUYAP fair center, Istanbul Autoshow 2015 met the automobile fans with the latest model automobiles.


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Logistic Exists In DNA of Hıdır Usta

nitting logistic nets across Turkey with the slogan “Your Spare Parts Warehouse”, the success secret of Hıdır Usta is hidden in the rule of 3H, the initial letters of “Quick, Harmless, Faultless” in Turkish that accepted principle by the firm. In the scope of this principle, the firm has shaped its business processes focusing on findable high portions and make distinction with innovative solutions. Currently distributing in 2000 various locations, there is existence of “Strong infrastructure”, “zero-error target”, advancing processes” and “experienced labor force” at the logistic backstage of Hıdır Usta. Reviewing optimization of its business processes 4 years ago with foreseeability that logistic would be the new address of spare part competition and commissioning infrastructure recoveries, Hıdır Usta continues to reap the fruits of its investments. Today, the Hıdır Usta Logistic Department with 50 staffs shelters lots of different processes ranging from goods receiving to planning, inspection-packaging to collecting product. Distinctive implementations Highlighting Hıdır Usta has led the sector with its logistic processes and implementations, Riza Sahin, Director General of Hıdır Usta Motorized Vehicles, said they would serve in the world standards. Marking they had passed to warehouse automation system nearly 4 years ago, Sahin stated they had facilitated the processes such as receiving of goods, counting products, inventory management, forming invoice independently from individual and printed documents. So, they had saved time and also prevented possible errors, by passing to dynamic rack system they would offer effective and quick solutions in supply flows, Sahin said. Sahin added; “As for our processes which feature transparent and can be traceable entirely is our biggest distinction. Our customers can be able to follow up the process instantly ranging from order to delivery via our B2B system without needing any device, phone.” Acting extremely sensible while choosing the companies which would be business partner of logistic department, Hıdır Usta does not make concession to the criterions such as reliability, sustainability and swift delivery. 5 logistic bases! Structuring of Hıdır Usta in 5 various locations across Turkey involves meticulousness in supply chain management. Stressing they had reached a depot in a growth of 20 thousand sq meters as Istanbul headquarters, with its subsidiaries in Gaziantep, Ankara, Samsun and Izmir, Riza Sahin shares the details; “Now the new address of competition in the automotive spare parts sector is logistic. Our slogan ‘Your Spare Parts Warehouse’ also reflects logistic power and capability of Hıdır Usta. Offering 60 world brands’ products to its customers, Hıdır Usta supplies strong stock structure and high findable rates in the same standards at both its headquarters and subsidiaries in the aforementioned provinces. Thanks to our powerful infrastructure we can trace all processes concurrently in our branches. I would also like to stress that there are wide depots and experienced logistic staff at our branches’ building. We also give much importance to training of department staff.” On the other hand, on behalf of keeping Hıdır Usta Logistic JULY 2015

system dynamic and 4 times interior inspection is made, 3 times outer inspections are conducted per annum. Riza Sahin remarked that all those steps had played crucial role in ensuring customer satisfaction. ISTANBUL: Theme of 2015 Telling the projects on their agenda, Sahin stated they had determined Istanbul as theme for the year 2015 and they have also increased number of daily service in both Europe-Asian sides and Thrace region. Sahin concluded, “We offer door-todoor delivery service. Along with our widened vehicle fleet in a short time, our services will be performed in both Anatolian side and Thrace region.” About Hıdır Usta Stepping into automotive spare parts sector in 1978; Hıdır Usta keeps its place at the top in spare parts distribution of the commercial vehicle brands especially for MAN and MercedesBenz commercial vehicles since 1997 onwards. The company distributes in 2000 different locations through its branches in Gaziantep, Ankara, Samsun and Izmir and its headquarters in Istanbul with the mission of “Your Spare Parts Warehouse”. Also preparing to serve to the vehicles such as DAF, Volvo, Renault Trucks and Scania brands as of second half of 2015, Hıdır Usta is also maintaining its infrastructure investments nonstop. Currently distributing brands of Hıdır Usta are Blacktech, Bando, Behr, Beru, Beşer, BF, Boge, Bogra, Bosch, Brio, Contitech, Corteco, Dayco, Delco, Depo, Diesel Technic, Dinex, Ditaş, Elring, Erich Jager, Euroricambi, FAG, Febi, Ferodo, FTE, Garrett, Glyco, Goetze, Haldex, Hella, Hengst, Holset, Hubner, INA, KKK-Schwitzer, Kongsberg, Laso, Lemforder, Maysan, Mekra, NTN, OE Germany, Orex, Pobjeda, Prestolite, Racor, Sachs, Sampa, Sanz, Separ, Seuffer, SKF, SKT, Supar, Supsan, Textar, Valeo, VDO, Voith, Wabco and ZF. In addition to its activities directed towards domestic market, also signing on global cooperation, Hıdır Usta has been a shareholder of TEMOT INTERNATIONAL known “Aftermarket Professional Club” via TATCOM A.Ş. of which Hıdır Usta has been in the founder members. Numeric data about logistic processes: Number of Logistic: 5 Monthly Cargo Traffic: 3 thousand consignment Product Range: 80 thousand position products Yearly Stock Circulation Time: 4 Number of Employee (Logistic Department): 50


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Izmit Suspension Bridge To Ready By Year-End The suspension bridge over Izmit Bay will be completed by the yearend, the bridge will feature the world’s fourth longest suspension bridge

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he viaducts of the Izmit Bay Bridge, which are the part of the highway project are being built between the provinces of Istanbul – Izmir, have been completed. The bridge is planned to save worth $650 million per annum due to shortening the current road. According to the statement, the bridge construction would be completed by the end of 2015. When the giant project is entirely accomplished journey time between Istanbul – Izmir will dropped up to 3,5 hours. Having tendered by the model of Build-Operate-Transfer, including connection ways, the highway project’s length is 433 kilometers. Having total of 14 viaducts, 6 of them have been completed. According to the announcement, works are continuing in the

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construction of Izmit Gulf Bridge. In the scope of the project there are three big tunnels. Each tunnel having double sided-passages, the construction works are continuing in the tunnels. The project’s 40 percent has been completed. The bridge will be 2 thousand 682 meters in length, center span accounts for 1500 meters and it will rank fourth longest bridge of the world in terms of center span. The bridge will 6 lanes, each side will have 3 lanes. Currently lasting for 2 hours by touring the Korfez distance, as for passing by ferryboat it lasts for 1 hour. Following the bridge enters into force the passage time from one side to other will last for 6 minutes. When the project together with bridge and highway is completed travel time between Istanbul and Izmir will decrease by 3,5 hours.


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MAN Adds Lion’s Intercity To Bus Program

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he new MAN Lion’s City, launched recently during a MAN bus event in Istanbul, is aimed at customers in the large European standard intercity bus segment. The vehicle is well-appointed for intercity travel and shuttle transport as well as use as a robust school bus. This distinguishes the high-floor bus, which is available in 12 and 13 m length versions, from the Lion’s Regio. A highly efficient 290 hp D08 common rail engine powers the two-axle bus. Depending on which seating option is selected, the Lion’s Intercity has a maximum of 55 seats (59 for Lion’s Intercity C) and a maximum of two wheelchair spaces and one wheelchair lift. MAN claims the new Lion's Intercity combines first-class comfort with high functionality, and outstanding safety with MAN’s top quality. The vehicle not only sets standards with its striking, aerodynamically optimised design and excellent driving characteristics, but also especially with its efficient fuel consumption and the low life-cycle costs, according to MAN. MAN Lion's Intercity has been redeveloped from scratch based on the tried and tested MAN modular concept in order to meet customer needs in the standard intercity segment. Overall operating costs were the focus here. As a result, great emphasis was placed on a weight-saving design, ease of service and repair as well as low fuel consumption. It is coming from the MAN D08 common rail diesel engine with a performance of 290 hp. The MAN Lion’s Intercity has been optimised in all aspects for use as an intercity bus and a school bus and has a practical design which makes it clearly recognisable as a member of

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the MAN bus family. The driver’s workspace, which was developed for public transport use for the Lion’s Intercity, is outstandingly easy to operate and generously dimensioned, says MAN. The extensive range of customizations for each type of use comprises among others a large number of storage and stowage compartments. The ergonomic driver's seat with various adjustment options and heating. The vehicle provides space for 55 people sitting and 29 standing (Lion’s Intercity), and 59 sitting and 25 standing (Lion’s Intercity C). The seats mounted on the platforms are Intercity Lite models supplied by Kiel. The Lion’s Intercity has a maximum of 15/14 (left/right) seats, the Lion’s Intercity C a maximum of 16/15. The flexible modular system allows customers to configure optimum vehicles according to the relevant deployment characteristics, e.g. fully seated or with removable platform to provide space for up to two wheelchairs or standing passengers. The removable platform also allows a pram to be carried. The bus is easy to access through two pneumatic, outwardopening single-glazed doors; door 2 can optionally be single or double. The doors are activated by sensor or optionally by radio remote control. Three steps make exiting and entering easy and safe, especially designed for using the vehicle as a school bus. A lifting platform at door 2 also allows wheelchair access to the vehicle. The passenger area is bright and generously proportioned. The aisle floor rises slightly at the back with steps in front of the last rows of seats.


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OPEC Confirms Commitment To Stable And Balanced Market The OPEC countries confirmed their commitment to a stable and balanced oil market, with prices at levels that are suitable for both producers and consumers at the 167th meeting of OPEC

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he 167th Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was held in Vienna, Austria, on Friday, 5th June 2015. The Conference considered the Secretary General’s report and the report of the Economic Commission Board. It also exchanged views on other issues, in particular, preparations for the COP21/CMP 11 in Paris; the status of the UN post-2015 development agenda; the Organization’s ongoing cooperation with the International Energy Forum and the International Energy Agency; the ongoing collaboration with various international organizations within the G-20; as well as OPEC’s ongoing energy dialogue with the European Union, the Russian Federation, and others. Agreeing on the importance of maintaining dialogue with other oil-producing countries, the Conference affirmed the technical meeting of oil and economic experts from both OPEC and Non-OPEC countries, held on 12th May 2015, in Vienna. The meeting had discussed, inter alia, oil market fundamentals and the global economy, with participants concluding that market stability remains a common objective for all producers, attainable through cooperative effort. Participants agreed to convene again before the end of the year. The Conference reviewed the oil market outlook, as presented by the Secretary General, in particular the demand and supply projections, and the outlook for the second half of 2015. The Conference noted that the global economic recovery had stabilized, albeit with growth at moderate levels. In the current year, GDP growth is projected at 3.3%, with this expected to be at a slightly higher level of 3.5% for 2016. Recording its continued concern over market volatility and the challenges faced by the global oil industry as a whole, the Conference observed, further, that the sharp decline in oil prices witnessed at the end of last year and the start of

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this year – caused by oversupply and speculation – had now abated, with prices moving slightly higher in recent months. The Conference noted that world oil demand is forecast to increase in the second half of 2015 and in 2016, with growth driven by non-OECD countries. On the supply side, nonOPEC growth in 2015 is expected to be just below 700,000 barrels per day, which is only around one-third of the growth witnessed in 2014. The Conference also observed the recent build in stocks and the surplus of oil in both OECD and non-OECD countries, which has resulted in stock levels that lie well above the fiveyear average in terms of absolute volumes, indicating that the market is comfortably supplied. In view of the foregoing, the Conference resolved to maintain the 30 mb/d ceiling and urged Member Countries to adhere to it. Member Countries, in agreeing to this decision, confirmed their commitment to a stable and balanced oil market, with prices at levels that are suitable for both producers and consumers. Nonetheless, the Conference stressed that, given the current market uncertainties; the Secretariat should continue to closely monitor developments in the coming months. The Conference expressed its support to the Republic of Ecuador in the exercise of its sovereign rights over its natural resources, in accordance with international law, a right documented in the Algiers, Caracas and Riyadh Summit Declarations of OPEC Heads of State and Government. The Conference decided that its next Ordinary Meeting will convene on Friday, 4th December, 2015, in Vienna, Austria.


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Automotive Industry Celebrates 40th Anniversary Speaking at the 40th anniversary of Turkish Automotive Manufacturers’ Association (OSD), Kudret Onen, Chairman of the OSD, said in the past 9 years, the total foreign trade of the automotive sector yielded surplus worth $14 billion

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urkish Automotive Manufacturers’ Association (OSD) celebrated its 40th anniversary together with top actors of the industry. At the celebration ‘gratitude plaques’ were also presented to former chairmen of the OSD besides success awards. Telling past, today and future of the Turkish automotive industry, Kudret Onen, Chairman of the OSD, said; “Since the foundation year 1974 onwards exerting efforts for Turkish automotive industry, the industry has staged for many breakthroughs, led in many issues. In the 1970s having capacity utilization in the level of thousands, today it raised by 1,75 million of capacity utilization and 1,2 million production. Reminding the sector had brought up its own professionals, chairman Onen continued: “Beyond letting Turkish automotive technologies won to Turkey, as well as having brought up its expert, engineers, technician, the Turkish automotive industry exports its own vehicles by making production, design and R & D studies to the world markets. Making up value-added and increasing in its exports even in the horizontal market conditions by investing in capacity utilization and new products, featuring export champion in overall sectors, our sector continues to provide remarkable value-added to our country economy too. During past 9-year period, the total foreign trade of the automotive sector yielded surplus worth $14 billion.” Touching development of the sector in recent years, Onen said the growth of the world automotive sector, which has been exposed to hesitation regarding global crisis in 2008, is continuing but the sales has not reached pre-crisis period level. Onen also said extreme capacity in Europe has been continuing, as for China’s huge emerging condition in automotive production and market was continuing. In North America the sector has recovered and almost has achieved the figures of pre-crisis. Onen recorded; “Even our automotive industry saw the effects of the crisis in 2008, yet our market and exports have recovered swiftly. Despite managing the crisis very well with support of domestic market nevertheless, the automotive sector has not still achieved the domestic

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market figures of the year 2005. In this context, despite the domestic market diminished in 2014, but production increased.” Although diminishing in the domestic market and despite horizontal action in the production, and going on increase in the exports was promising on behalf of the sector Onen continued: “We, as the Turkish automotive sector, keep up with surging capacity. Big portion of our capacity’s focal point is exports and our country’s automotive industry maintains its growth in line with exports. We have reached the exports worth $22,8 billion and 1,75 million of production unit. In short, we can say that we enjoy an investment period regarding very positive effect of incentives.” Stating the automotive sector was maintaining its pioneering in area of R & D Onen said, “Remaining ahead with the number of 57 R & D centers in the country, the automotive industry draws attention with the budget over TL1 billion and some 4 thousand staff in R & D studies. The incentives plays very crucial role in these positive developments. We expect ‘Test Center and Test Runway’ which is one of the most important steps of developments in this area should be accelerated.” Remarking about the figures in 2014, Onen said, “With the leverage of the exports the production increased 4 percent and new projects have had an outstanding share in that. Despite the domestic market stagnated, but exports expanded 7 percent along with the new projects in the production. “If we assess generally, the industry sustains its export-based growth and 75 percent of the production is exported. Our foreign trade balance yields surplus. In addition, very big projects have been started due to the positive contributions of incentives. Taking into account all of these, the automotive industry will set its own records in 2015, once again the sector will be export champion and locomotive of the overall exports,” Chairman Onen noted.


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Predominance Of Automotive Industry Raises In Bursa

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The automotive sector has provided more job than the textile sector in the northwestern province of Bursa which is known heart of automotive and textile industries in Turkey, according to the survey conducted for the top 250 firms of the province

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n recent years, increasing its weight in production and exports in the northwestern province of Bursa, the automotive sector’s employment rate exceeded the textile sector which is known “employment depot”. Bursa which is known heart of automotive and textile industries in Turkey, the automotive sector has provided more job than the textile sector in recent years. According to the data of “top 250 Firms Survey”, the given 250 firms have supplied job for 127 thousand 327 people in 2014, of these, 25 thousand 610 belonged to textile and clothing, as for the number of 44 thousand 119 was met by the automotive and supplier industry. The number of 54 firms operate in the automotive and supplier industry and 58 firms of the top 250 firms in the textile and readymade garment sector, according to the survey which prepared by Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTSO). In 2014, the turnover including domestic and abroad sales of the top 250 firms became TL65 billion 822 million 266 thousand, as for these firms’ exports were $10 billion 575 million 723 thousand, the total of employees were 127

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thousand 327 units. Of these firms, worth TL7 billion 907 million of the total turnover, $1 billion 155 million of the exports and 25 thousand 610 of the employment were provided by the textile and readymade garment sector. On the contrary, TL25 billion 263 million of the total turnover, $6 billion 427 million of the exports, 44 thousand 119 units of the employment were met by the automotive and supplier sector. 34.65 percent of the total employment (127,327) was provided by the automotive and supplier industry, 20.11 percent by the textile and readymade garment sector. So, over one third of the top 250 firms in the employment was met by the firms operate in the automotive industry. These two sectors were followed by the food-agriculture and animal husbandry with 16 thousand 287 jobs and machinery and equipment sector with 12 thousand 296 jobs.


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Mostly Volkswagen Sold In April As of the end of April, the total number of road motor vehicles registered reached by 19,225,406 units in Turkey, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute

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he total number of road motor vehicles registered to the traffic reached 19 million 225 thousand 406 by the end of April. Within the total, cars represented 52.6%, 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%, posted by The Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat). In April, 118,469 road motor vehicle registrations were recorded Of these 118 thousand 469 vehicle registrations in April, cars accounted for 58.2%, followed by small trucks 15.2%, motorcycles 13.4% and tractors 5.8%. Minibuses, buses, trucks and special purpose vehicles constituted 7.4% of new registrations. The number of road motor vehicles registrations increased 11.3% In April, the number of road motor vehicle registrations increased by 11.3% compared with March. Cars, minibuses, buses, small trucks, trucks, motorcycles and tractors increased by 13.4%, 1.6%, 15.6%, 2.2%, 10.8%, 13.4% and 17.4% respectively. Special purpose vehicles decreased by 9.8%. The number of new vehicles increased 53.8% over the same month previous year In April, the number of road motor vehicle registrations increased by 53.8% compared with the same month of the previous year. Cars, minibuses, buses, small trucks, trucks, special purpose vehicles and tractors increased by 70%, 92.1%, 40.3%, 101.4%, 55.5%, 55.8%, and 34.3% respectively. Motorcycles decreased by 6.3%. In the period of January-April, the total number of vehicles increased by 396,685 While 33 thousand 188 road motor vehicles were withdrawn, 429 thousand 873 road motor vehicles were registered in January-April. Hence, the total number of road motor vehicles registered increased by 396 thousand 685.

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578,714 road motor vehicles handed over in April Among 578 thousand 714 vehicles handed over, cars accounted for 68.8% followed by small trucks 16.6%, motorcycles 4.8% and tractors 3.5%. Minibuses, buses, trucks and special purpose vehicles constituted 6.2% of the handed over motor vehicles in April. The ratio of cars registered using LPG is 40.9% At the end of April, among 10 million 110 thousand 443 registered cars, the share of LPG-fuelled cars is 40.9% followed by diesel-fuelled cars with 30.1% and gasoline-fuelled cars with 28.5%. The ratio of the cars with unknown fuel type is 0.4%. In April, 68,990 cars were registered to the traffic In terms of the distribution of trademarks for the 68 thousand 990 new registered cars in April, Volkswagen recorded 17%, Renault 12.3%, Toyota 7.2%, Opel 6.6%, Hyundai 6.5%, Fiat 6.3%, Ford 6.2%, BMW 4%, Mercedes-Benz 3.8%, Peugeot 3.7% and the other trademarks 26.4% of the total. Most frequent engine size is 1501-1600 for registered cars Within 256 thousand 232 cars registered to traffic in JanuaryApril period, 38.8% of them have engine size 1501-1600, 22.3% have 1401-1500, 18.7% have 1300 or less, 14.9% have 1301-1400, 3.7% have 1601-2000, 1.6% have 2001 and above engine size. The share of cars with unknown engine size is 0.1%. Most frequent colour is white for registered cars Within 256 thousand 232 cars registered to traffic in JanuaryApril period, 62% of them are white, 16.1% are grey, 9.2% are black, 5.3% are red and 7.4% are in other colours.


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NSK Group With ROTA Joins Automechanika Dubai Exporting over 6 thousand products to 100 countries in 5 continents under ROTA brand for commercial vehicles, agricultural vehicles and earthmoving machines, NSK Group has shared its 3 patented solution with its customers at Automechanika Dubai 2015

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SK Group has shared its 3 patented solution, of which launching was made earlier, with its customers at Automechanika Dubai 2015. Besides products of automotive supplier industry, also spare parts and service station products and car wash were introduced at Automechanika Dubai 2015 fair, which was organized by Messe Frankfurt at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre on 4th-6th June 2015. This year, 1899 exhibitors from 59 countries met with 31,000 visitors from 130 countries. Commenting about the fair, Zeki Cidik, Deputy General Manager of NSK Group, said: “Importance of this fair is increasing with every passing day in terms of reaching current and potential customers especially in North Africa and Middle East. I think we have reached more audience with more prestigious presentation by joining this fair at which we had been as national participant for long years.” Reminding that they would export over 6 thousand products such as axial joint, ball joint, drag link, tie rod end, V stay arm, torque rod to 100 countries in 5 continents under ROTA brand for commercial vehicles, agricultural vehicles

and earthmoving machines, Cidik stated they had added new ones to their patented solutions with ROTA brand for the problems of steering wheels and suspension systems of vehicles that operate in heavy conditions. Patented solutions for chronically problems ROTA has introduced its 3 patented developed product firstly at Automechanika Istanbul 2015 Fair. ROTA also exhibited its developed patented solutions at Automechanika Dubai Fair as well. NSK Group Deputy General Manager Zeki Cidik highlighted they would also introduce the developed Teflon bearing V arm, C type adaptor practical drag link and ‘pistonring lock’ practical V arm by participating in Automechanika Moscow, Tehran IAP and Automechanika Shanghai fairs in the year 2015. About patented solutions Zeki Cidik said; “We offer longer usage life by preventing abrasion of the products with our new developed Teflon bearing V arm for off-road and heavy type vehicles.” “For drag links which are used in commercial vehicles, we also offer safer driving with newly developed patented ‘C type adaptor’ which prevents removal of tie rod end from drag links. We have gotten a result of our R & D studies that the drag links in which ‘C type adaptor’ are used show twofold more resistance when compared to drag links in which standard adaptor with 3 slits are used.” “On the other hand, we have developed ‘piston-ring lock’ in order to prevent the problems which would happen through disruption of piston rings in vehicles working in heavy conditions.” “We export our suspension parts having piston ring lock to 100 countries in 5 continents for almost two years and Rota has not taken any complaint of piston ring disruption.” Family Of NSK Group Meets In Festival BURSA - Exporting steering and suspension systems to 100 countries in 5 continents with ROTA brand, NSK Group’s

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employees came together at its traditional meeting “Open Door Family Festival” second time this year. Example of unity and togetherness has been displayed at the festival which brought together all of administrators, employees and families of NSK Group. Producing over 6 thousand products such as axial joint, ball joint, drag link, tie rod end, V stay arm, torque rod at its plant located in the district of Karacbey, Bursa, NSK

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Automotive Steering and Suspension System Factory hosted the festival held for its employees on Sunday 14th June 2015. The family of NSK Group showed view of unity and togetherness at “Open Door Family Festival”. Speaking at the festival Omer Kazangil, Chairman of the Board of Directors of NSK Group, said; “Taking power from its employees NSK Group has become a huge family. We show how much we are a big family today once again.” Kazangil continued; “I thank all of our employees and the most important thing I also thank to their families that do not leave alone them. As the company, we have achieved and will achieve the targets that we set up until today.” Nearly 800 persons joined the festival including Nurettin Kazangil, the founder of NSK Group and representatives of other family generations. Pastry was cut for the remembrance of Kazancigil Family and all employees and their families. The festival, which began by touring of the factory together with all employees and their family members, continued with different performance and events. Together with the families the employees of NSK Group enjoyed full of pleasure as a huge family along with various grilled meats.


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Total Market Up 51 Percent In Jan-May In the first five months this year, the total production increased 19 percent, automotive domestic market increased 51 percent, unitbased total automotive exports increased 7 percent in Turkey

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he total market has increased 51 percent to the number of 365 thousand between January-May this year over the same period previous year. Increase in the automobile market was 46 percent to 260 thousand units. The light commercial market increased 42 percent to 86 thousand units in this period this year over the same period previous year. As for the heavy commercial vehicle market surged 23 percent to 19 thousand in January-May 2015 over the same period last year. The truck market increased 26 percent to 16 thousand units regarding development projects in the construction sector. The bus market increased 7 percent to 757 units in this period. According to last decade on average, the total market increased 33 percent, automobile market 44 percent, light commercial vehicle market 29 percent, meanwhile bus market decreased 18 percent. The share of imported vehicles in May became 80 percent.

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The imported light commercial vehicle share was 39 percent in May. Exports The total automotive exports based on unit increased 7 percent; automobile exports also increased 7 percent in the first 5 months of 2015. The number of exported vehicles was 394 thousand units with 72 percent of the total production which was 543 thousand units; automobile exports reached 247 thousand units in this period. The commercial vehicle exports boosted 19 percent to 146 thousand units. Tractor exports decreased 12 percent to 5,729 units. Production The total production raised 19 percent, as for automobile production 8 percent in January-May 2015 year on year. The number of total production reached 543 thousand units; automobile production was 318 thousand units. The production in commercial vehicle; in minibus surged 136 percent, in pick up and truck 32 percent, buses 22 percent, light truck 11 percent; but midibus production decreased 1 percent in this period. Tractor production also slightly decreased 1 percent to 19,959 in the first 5 months. In the first 5 months, the total automobile sales increased 46 percent, the imported ones 44 percent; domestic made automobiles increased 50 percent. The imported vehicle market share became 74 percent in the first 5 months this year. The total light commercial vehicle sales boosted 79 percent, domestic made light commercial vehicle sales surged 112 percent, and imported light commercial vehicles increased 47 percent. The share of imported vehicles was 42 percent in this period.


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10th Allgaeu Orient Rally Held The tenth Allgaeu-Orient Rally’s Turkey leg which is regarded as cultural, fraternity, promotion of countries, kicked off by Turkish Minister Volkan Bozkir in Istanbul and finished in Amman

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he number of 333 vehicles tripped 10 thousand kilometers from German to Jordan for intercultural meeting and friendship in Allgaeu Orient Rally which has been held by support of TUVTURK for four years and one of the most important automobile adventures in the world. As for the part of 4 thousand kilometers of the rally was carried out in Turkey. Having supported by the European Union, and also the United Nation took place as partner; the 10th Allgaeu Orient Rally was held on 10th - 28th May. The vehicles, of which value is under 1111 euro and aged 20 years according to the rules, joined the race, the vehicles are not permitted to use GPS, as well as driving on highways. This year 333 vehicles and some 700 rally drivers from 20 countries joined the rally. Starting from Oberstaufen town in Germany the vehicles came to Istanbul through Balkans. Turkey’s leg was started by Volkan Bozkir, Turkish Minister of European Union and chief negotiator, at Sultanahmet Square on Friday 15th May. "The rally drivers know each other. They share their countries' beauties. The rally's goal is friendship, fraternity and publicity of countries. I hope they keep up this friendly atmosphere and they will arrive in Amman safe and sound," Bozkir said. Two-third of the organization was carried out in Turkey. Continuing in the line with Cankırı, Corum, Ankara, Usak, Manisa and Mugla provinces, the Turkey’s leg of the race finished in Mersin port. The race completed in Jordan, the 333 vehicles were donated to the Jordanian officials. The income will be gained from the sales of the vehicles will be spent for needy children, according to the statement. The Allgaeu Orient Rally is regarded as an adventure rally rather than a race.

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