📩 19/12/2018 17:11
A protocol was signed for the Automotive Test Center, which is under construction in the Yenişehir district of Bursa.
Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Faruk Özlü said that the Ministry of Development was also present in the Automotive Test Center Project run by the Turkish Standards Institute, and they wanted to include the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries in terms of being wider and more inclusive.
Concise, at the signing ceremony held on November 2, 2017, that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, ministers and set out to produce first domestic brand cars in Turkey and 5 companies formed reminded that met the joint venture group.
Pointing out that the project in question has a history, Özlü said:
"I've worked for about 18 months, I'm on duty and how to create such a national consortium issues in Turkey for 18 months. Our TOBB President made contributions. One of these 5 companies in Bursa firm, others are Turkey's most respected large companies. These firms are also firms that have exports, that is, export abroad, and have investments abroad. We have companies operating in communication, automotive industry, electronics and white goods. November 2, 2017 today, December 2, 2017. So 1 month has passed since. Today we will sign a signature for the Automotive Test Center here. ”
Explaining that the Automotive Test Center Project is a work that they have been talking about for a long time but they did not get much distance, Özlü said, “Hüseyin Şahin (AK Party Bursa MP) always asked me. We work together in the assembly. In addition, our Yenişehir friends came to visit. We have always told them that I will follow this project well, that we will implement this project, but now it is in accordance with the schedule of the domestic brand car project, so what is the calendar there? 24 + 24.So it is the first 24 months design phase and the second 24 months mass production phase. We will also implement the test center in accordance with the schedule of the project. ” said.
Concise, while the realization of Turkey's Automotive Test Center Car of the project while simultaneously emphasizing that, "just because design is not sufficient to produce. You need to test and approve it, evaluate it. Therefore, the center Automotive Test Center or land vehicles test center that we will establish here is extremely important. If we are going to build a domestic brand car, we definitely need a test center. Here, the test center that we will sign today will meet this need. ” he spoke.
“We will establish automobile factories in other countries”
"We'll just make the car for Turkey." Minister Özlü, said: "
We will make this car for the world. We will sell this car to the whole world. We don't just target the domestic market. Already today we export 80 percent of the cars produced in Turkey. Thus, the domestic brand car, the car will be made in Turkey Turkey's exports of the products will be exported at the beginning of the future. Hopefully, we will also establish automobile factories in other countries, like other countries. In the automotive sector in Turkey has a serious infrastructure. Main industry, sub-industry, design engineers, production engineers formed in the last 50-60 years. We have no technical problems. We only unique to Turkey, we want to make a brand unique to Turkey. How Germany, Japan, known for several brands come to mind, when it is said Turkey also hope it will create a brand name in the world that Turkey spouse, we will have a brand that comes to mind. "
Deputy Prime Minister Cavusoglu and Minister Ozlu, then signed the protocol.