Continuing its investments without slowing down in line with its strategy of developing high-tech and environmentally friendly public transportation vehicles, Karsan continues to cooperate to produce the models of the world's leading brands as Turkey's only independent multi-brand vehicle manufacturer.
Lastly, Karsan signed a 2022-year agreement with Oyak Renault for the current Megane Sedan production, effective from the end of 5. With the cooperation between the two companies, an annual production volume of 55.000 units is expected. Karsan will invest 210 million TL on behalf of Oyak Renault for the production of Megane Sedan during the project and will generate an income per vehicle produced. Another contribution of this agreement will be the employment of around 800 additional employees.
Karsan CEO Okan Baş said, “On the one hand, we are developing our brand's public transportation vehicles as 100 percent electric and autonomous. We export these vehicles to many different parts of the world, especially to Europe. Jest Electric, Atak Electric and Autonomous Atak Electric are among the leading environmental transportation solutions in Europe with their technologies. On the other hand, thanks to our production capability, we can undertake the production processes of high-end models of different brands in our factory. In this context, within the scope of our cooperation with Oyak Renault, the Renault Megane Sedan model is of great importance in terms of the sustainability of our production capacity. I fully believe that this agreement we made with Oyak Renault, the leading and powerful company of the Turkish automotive industry, will be an exemplary cooperation that provides added value to the Turkish economy from different perspectives.” Adding to his words that they continue their electric vehicle investments in 2021, Okan Baş also stated that they have recently started the production of a 12-meter, 100% electric bus, which they are preparing to introduce.
The domestic manufacturer Karsan, which produces world-renowned high-tech public transportation vehicles in its modern factory in Bursa, also continues to produce models of the brands it cooperates as Turkey's only independent multi-brand vehicle manufacturer. Aiming to be in all segments of the automotive industry with its business partners and licensees in line with this strategy, Karsan has recently signed a 2022-year agreement with Oyak Renault for the current Megane Sedan production, effective from the end of 5. With the cooperation between the two companies, an annual production volume of 55.000 is expected. Domestic manufacturer Karsan will invest 210 million TL on behalf of Oyak Renault for the production of Megane Sedan and will generate an income per vehicle produced. Another contribution of this agreement will be the employment of around 800 additional employees.
“A testament to our flexible and agile manufacturing capability”
Karsan CEO Okan Baş said, “Since the day we were founded, we are an independent manufacturer that has produced for many global brands in the field of light and heavy commercial vehicles as well as public transportation, and has exported high-tech vehicles produced under its own brand to many countries in the world. Today, thanks to our cooperation with Oyak Renault, passenger cars are added to our product range. We are very happy to undertake the production of Renault Megane Sedan, which is an important model for our country. This strong cooperation clearly demonstrates once again the determination of international automotive companies to invest in our country and the confidence in Karsan's production competence and skills. In addition, the fact that our company, which has specialized in commercial vehicles until now, will produce a passenger car for Oyak Renault proves our flexible and agile production capability.”
“We can produce high-tech Karsan models and high-end models of different brands at the same time”
Reminding that Karsan has made a breakthrough in high technology in the last 4 years, Karsan CEO Okan Baş said, “We continue to follow a two-pronged strategy. On the one hand, we are developing public transportation vehicles of our own strong brand as 100 percent electric and autonomous. Karsan branded Jest Electric, Atak Electric and Autonomous Atak Electric, which were realized with the hard work of Turkish engineers and employees, are now among Europe's leading environmentalist transportation solutions with their technologies. We export these vehicles to many different parts of the world, especially to Europe. Today, Karsan has become a well-known and sought-after brand in our country in terms of electric and autonomous public transportation solutions. We are in contact with internationally well-known companies from abroad in this direction. On the other hand, thanks to our production experience and ability, we can undertake the production processes of high-end models of different brands in our factory. Hyundai Motor
Company (HMC), Menarinibus and finally Oyak Renault show how well this strategy continues. In this context, the Renault Megane Sedan model is also of great importance in terms of the sustainability of our production capacity.”
“We started the production of our new 12-meter, 100% electric bus”
Karsan CEO Okan Baş continued his words as follows; “In addition to managing our production capacity in a healthy and efficient manner, we are also successfully walking towards our goals of becoming a world brand with high-tech public transportation vehicles. Our aim
We have achieved many successes in a short time. After Jest Electric and Atak Electric models, we presented our main focus, Autonomous Atak Electric, to the world. At the point we have reached today, Autonomous Jest Electric is among our plans. On the other hand, as Karsan, our investments on the electric vehicle side continue unabated in 2021 as well. In a short time, we will bring our new fully electric vehicles, 12 and 18 meters in size, to the roads. In this context, we started the production of our 12-meter 100 percent electric model. We are counting down the days to officially launch it very soon.”