12/22/2015

Turkey tops Europe in commercial vehicle production

Sabah – The production of commercial vehicles in Turkey reached 408,000 units in the first nine months of 2015. According to data gathered by the Automotive Manufacturers Association (OSD), Turkey’s production of commercial vehicles increased by 34 percent over the same period of 2014, outpacing Spain to reach the top spot in Europe.


Automotive plants in Turkey rolled out a total of 974,000 vehicles in the January-September period, ranking sixth in Europe.


Ford, Fiat, Hyundai, Renault, Toyota, Honda and other carmakers have production operations in Turkey where they utilize the country’s skilled labor force and strategic location to reach regional and global markets.


Automotive exports generated income of USD 22.8 billion in 2014 with more than 885,000 vehicles produced in Turkey exported.

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