Turkey, Czech Republic to launch joint truck production
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 14
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Anadolu Isuzu, which produces buses upon the license of Japan’s Isuzu in Turkey, will establish the production of trucks together with the Czech company Tatra, said a message posted Dec. 14 on the website of Turkey’s Public Disclosure Platform (Kamuoyunu Aydinlatma Platformu – KAP).
According to the message, an agreement was signed between Anadolu Isuzu and Tatra to implement the project.
"The agreement on joint production of trucks was signed for a period of five years," the message said. "The trucks produced in Turkey will be sold in the local market."
According to the message, a new model of Czech trucks will be produced in Turkey. New chassis to be supplied by Tatra from the Czech Republic will be used in truck assembly.
Anadolu Isuzu is one of the leading medium-sized bus and coach manufacturing companies in Europe. The company’s major shareholders are Turkey’s Anadolu Group and Japan’s Isuzu Motors Limited and Itochu Corporation. The company is the first Japanese joint venture in the Turkish automotive industry.
Turkey ranks sixth in Europe in car production. Ford, FIAT, Renault, Toyota, Honda, Opel, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz and MAN cars are currently assembled in Turkey.
Moreover, Turkey manufactures local brands of buses, such as BMC, Temsa and Otokar.
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