AA - Mercedes-Benz Turkey has raised its market share in Turkey in the recent five years, the company’s sales and marketing director announced. Tufan Akdeniz, Sales and Marketing Director of Mercedes-Benz Turkey's light commercial vehicles department, said the company's market share was up in Turkey in 2009 despite the global economic crisis, like in the last four years.
"We are aiming to maintain a similar uptrend this year", said Akdeniz during a ceremony in the Mediterranean province of Antalya. Mercedes-Benz Turkey was established in Istanbul in 1967 under the title Otomarsan. The company changed its name as Mercedes-Benz Turk Corporation in 1990. The company has three factories which manufacture vans and buses.