OTOKAR Otomotive ve Savunma Sanayi A.S.

Aydinevler Mah. Dumlupinar Cad. No: 24 A. Blok
TR 34855 Kucukyali – Istanbul

Tel. +90 532 777 58 89
E-mailkyl@otokar.com.tr
Webhttp://www.otokar.com

Brand: Otokar

HISTORICAL PRESENTATION

Otokar is one of the leading members of the automotive sector in Turkey. The production is different because it embraces more market segments: freight with trailers, passengers transport with buses and coaches and the Defense military means and armored vehicles. The company debuted at Istanbul in 1963. The first vehicles are intercity built under Magirus Deutz license. Then came the minibus, always with Deutz engine. In 1970 Otokar passed into the hands of the Turkish largest group, the Koc Holding, which acquired the majority share of Otokar. After coaches and minibuses, in 1980 citybuses too became part of the range. The production was extended to military compartement in 1985 with the first armored vehicle. Otokar continued on this road, also on the needs of Turkish Armed Forces, and two yaers later the company signed a contract with the British Land Rover for the production of Land Rover Defenders in Turkey. In 2002, following the acquisition of Istanbul Fruehauf A.S., trailers and semitrailers were introduced in the activity of Otokar. Also in that year was inaugurated the Navigo series for passengers transport and in 2007 the Vectio model. Last born in 2009, is the 12 meter Kent 12-meter and Centro minibuses. The Otokar production plant is at Sakarya and occupies an area of 552 thousand square meters. Employees amountes to 1,200. The sales network extends beyond national borders and is present in several countries European Union.

IN THE EUROPEAN STATES:

OTOKAR EUROPE (FR) – Tel. +33 (0) 134 387 676

BUS GROEP NEDERLAND (NL) – E-mail: verkoop@busgroepnederland.nl

FAST (FR) – E-mail: patrick.denis@fast-comceptcar.fr

MAURI BUS SYSTEM (IT) – E-mail: info.mauri@mauri-bus.it

OTOBUS (HU)

RIA (CH)

SOMAUTO (ES) – E-mail: pablo.prieto@otokar-somauto.com

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

October 2017 – Otokar at Busworld 2017

October 2017 – Otokar n. 300 in Italy

October 2016 – The first 18.75-metre Kent C in Italy

July / August 2016 – A Vectio T with something extra in Italy

June 2015 – The Navigo T makes space for luggage

March 2015 – Drive test in the streets of Milan (Italy) with the Kent C

March 2014 – Mauri Bus System delivers the 100th bus in Italy

November 2013 – The Navigo Low Entry for short-range transport

October 2013 – New Temsa models and Euro VI range by Otokar.

February 2013 – Istanbul places a large order for Otokar Kent buses

October 2012 – C means City for the Otokar Navigo with lowered tail

September 2012 – 100 Otokar Kent buses with Voith automatic transmission for Izmir

December 2011 – Territo by Otokar arrives in the Italian market

November 2011 – Otokar renews the Navigo 185 SE

September 2011 – The Vectio 250 S by Otokar on the Italian market

June 2011 – Test Drive with the Centro by Otokar

December 2010 – It is called Territo the last one by Otokar

March 2011 – The 12 metres low floor Otokar Kent citybus

February 2011 – Otokar signed a cooperation agreement with Mauri