Ford Otosan is a major automotive OEM in Turkey, designing and producing heavy duty trucks, light/medium commercial vehicles, passenger vehicles and engines for all these automotive applications.
Founded in 1959 as “Otosan A.Ş.”, Ford Otosan was the first automotive company in Turkey. In 1966, it manufactured the first domestic passenger car Anadol, which was designed in-house and in 1986 the first diesel engine. In 2009, it was the first Turkish company to export automotives, Ford Connect van, to the USA.
Ford Otosan has the biggest R&D center of the Turkish automotive industry, with over 1,400 engineers developing advanced technologies and products to dominate in global competition. It is the global design and engineering center for Ford’s heavy commercial vehicles and all diesel engines. Ford Otosan’s R&D investments continue in parallel with new vehicle technologies and engine projects. With a wide network of facilities, we are capable of validating our solutions under all geographical, climatic and road conditions needed for powertrain development.
Ford Otosan accounted for 57% of Turkey’s commercial vehicle production and 61% of commercial vehicle exports. In 2013, Ford Otosan started to manufacture Ford Transit Custom, which was awarded “2013 International Van of the Year”. Ford Otosan is the only manufacturing plant of Transit Custom and Transit Courier vehicles, as well as the leading manufacturing plant of Transit which has been manufactured over 8 million since its launch in 1965. In 2016, over %80 of Transit family vehicles sold in Europe are manufactured in Ford Otosan.