Ford Otosan (Ford Otomotiv Sanayi A.Ş.) is a publicly traded company, where Ford Motor Company and Koç Holding have equal shares. Ford Otosan, being one of the top 3 exporting companies of Turkey since 2005, has achieved 7 consecutive years automotive industry championship and is Turkey’s export champion for 3 years in a row. The leadership also continued in 2017 by the export of vehicles and spare parts to 89 countries worth 4.9 billion USD. Ford Otosan, operating in 3 main centers with its Gölcük and Yeniköy Plants in Kocaeli, İnönü Plant in Eskişehir, Sancaktape R&D Center and Spare Parts Warehouse in İstanbul, employs over 11,000 people. Ford Otosan is the most valuable automotive company in Borsa İstanbul.
Ford Otosan has the biggest and most capable R&D organisation of the Turkish automotive industry in Turkey with its R&D engineer staff of 1,200 people. Ford Otosan R&D Center is the global hub for heavy commercial vehicles and related powertrains and also global spoke for light commercial vehicle development and diesel powertrain engineering.
Ford Otosan, established in 1959, with its production capacity of 440,000 commercial vehicles and 75,000 engines and 140,000 powertrains by the end of 2017, is the biggest commercial vehicle production center of Ford in Europe. Within the evaluation carried among the plants of Ford Motor Company, Kocaeli and İnönü plants are shown as one of the “Best Vehicle Production Centers”.
Ford Otosan has business partnership relations with roots from way back with its dealers and is represented by strong names adopting this partnership and adding value to this partnership from all over Turkey. Ford Otosan also provides maintenance, delivery and repair services via specialized authorized services all over Turkey. Ford Otosan, via its Ford Trucks heavy commercial vehicle business, assigns distributors and dealers outside the counrty and offers sales, service and spare parts service via its dealers.
Ford Otosan, standing out with its sensitivity regarding social responsibilities, contributes to the increase of the quality of education by constructing schools, establishing laboratories, providing equipment and scholarship. Ford Otosan, with the “Honey Bees Become Engineers” project, works to increase awareness among high school girls and encourages them become engineers.