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GE has been powering, improving and constructing with its activities in Turkey for more than 60 years. Since its entry into the Turkish market in 1948, GE has been expanding by forming strong partnerships, investing in technology and local capacity, and creating solutions for the most demanding issues of the country such as reliable power generation, access to quality healthcare services and transportation.
With six facilities and more than 600 employees in Turkey, GE has established long-term partnerships in a variety of emerging sectors of the country.
History of GE Turkey
- 1948: As one of the first foreign industrial ventures in Turkey, it established a light bulb factory in cooperation with the Koç Group.
- 1985: Tusas Engine Industries (46 % GE), a high-technology investment in cooperation with the Turkish government. The enterprise, which is the foundation of the aircraft engine industry in Turkey, is now a world-class facility with 1,200 employees.
- 2000: Marmara Technology Center (100 % GE) is an aircraft engineering technology center for construction and control technologies, located at TUBITAK campus at Gebze.
- 2007: An engineering agreement between Turkey Technology Center, Tusas Engine Industries (TEI) and GE MTC, which focuses on R&D, design and development of new technologies for aircraft engines.
- 2007: Gama Energy (50 % GE) is an investment to grow through the construction and use of energy assets.
- 2008: GE Health, Eastern and Africa Growth Markets (EAGM) region selected Turkey for its headquarters.
- 2008: Tulomsas Strategic Partnership; GE Transportation and Tulomsas signed a memorandum of understanding to supply the market with GE’s PowerHaul™ series locomotives to be manufactured in Eskisehir.
- 2010: TEI Partnership; the partnership agreement signed between Tusas Engine Industries Inc.’s (TEI) Turkish partners, Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI), the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TAFF), the Turkish Aeronautical Association (TAA) and GE on January 10, 1985 was extended for another 25 years.
- 2011: Tulomsas Strategic Partnership has completed the assembly of the first locomotive in Eskisehir.
- 2011: ENKA Energy invested in GE’s fuel-saving technology for gas turbines in order to supply energy to its three facilities located in Adapazari, Izmit and Gebze.
- 2011: GE and the Turkish project development company, MetCap Energy Investments, announced their plans to develop the first integrated renewables combined cycle power plant in the world based on GE’s new FlexEfficiency* 50 technology.
GE Turkey in figures
- Every two minutes, an airplane equipped with parts manufactured in Eskisehir takes off in the world.
- GE engines power more than 60 percent of all airplanes in Turkey.
- One quarter of the total power production in Turkey is generated through GE's cutting-edge technology gas or wind turbines, or biogas engines.
- More than 20,000 GE health technologies help physicians meet the daily needs of patients with more than 30 types of products, including those with healthymagination certificates.
- Over 100 GE engineers develop innovative production and repair technologies at the Turkey Technology Center in Gebze every day.
- GE offers more than 1,000 kinds of energy-saving bulbs, illumination and LED systems to meet the demanding requirements of the local market.