Otosan

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Otosan
Types of companiesPublic (ISE)
Founded1959
HeadquartersKocaeli, Turkey
List of Ford factories
Key peopleRahmi Koç, President
IndustryAutomotive
Product (business)light Commercial vehicle, Automobiles
Revenue Euro 6.4 1,000,000,000 (number) (2007)
Employment7,927 (2005)
Holding companyKoç Holding
Websitewww.FORD.com.tr

Otosan (abbreviated from Otomobil Sanayi, Turkish language for automotive industry) is a Turkey Automotive production company, which is a joint venture between Ford Motor Company and Koç Holding. It started production in 1965, with each company holding a 41% share in the venture.

Brief history


  • 1928 – Vehbi Koç assigned as Ankara Ford dealer
  • 1959 – Otosan founded as Ford assembler in Turkey
  • 1966 - Anadol automobile production started.
  • 1967 – Production of Transit minibus launched
  • 1975 – Transit van and pick-up added to range
  • 1977 – License agreement with Ford signed
  • 1981 - Anadol automobile production ceased.
  • 1982 – İnönü plant launched truck and engines
  • 1983 – Ford assumes 11% ownership in Otosan
  • 1985 - Ford Taunus production launched
  • 1987 – Ford increases ownership to 30%
  • 1994 – Ford Escort production launched
  • 1997 – Ford assumes 41% equity in "Ford Otosan"
  • 2001 – Kocaeli plant launched with Transit production
  • 2002 – Transit Connect production launched
  • 2003 – New heavy truck (Ford Cargo) introduced in September
  • 2004 – Transit export launch (March)
  • 2006 – New transit 34X launch (April)

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