About Ford Otosan
Ford Otosan (Ford Otomotiv Sanayi A.Ş.), is a publicly traded (18%) company, where Ford Motor Company* (41%) and Koç Holding A.Ş.(41%) have equal shares. Ford Otosan, being one of the top 3 exporting companies of Turkey since 2004, has achieved 9 consecutive years automotive industry championship and is Turkey’s export champion for 5 years in a row. The leadership also continued in 2019 by the export of vehicles and spare parts to 96 countries in 5 continents worth 5.9 billion USD. Ford Otosan, operating in 3 main centers with its Gölcük and Yeniköy Plants in Kocaeli, Eskişehir Plant in Eskişehir, Sancaktape R&D Center and Spare Parts Warehouse in İstanbul, employs almost 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 1,389 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, which is recognized as the “Private Company with the Highest R&D Spending” in Turkishtime’s survey on “R&D 250, Turkey's Top 250 Companies with Highest R&D Expenditures”, is the only Turkish company capable of designing the whole vehicle including the engine, and interior and exterior looks.
Ford Otosan, established in 1959, with its production capacity of 455,000 commercial vehicles and 70,000 engines and 140,000 powertrains by the end of 2019, is the biggest commercial vehicle production center of Ford in Europe. Within the evaluation carried among the plants of Ford Motor Company, Kocaeli and Eskişehir 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.
In addition to contributing to the economic development of the country and increasing its global competitiveness Ford Otosan, standing out with its sensitivity regarding social responsibilities, also carries out a number of social responsibility projects in many fields including education, healthcare, culture, arts and sports on the path to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in line with its corporate citizenship approach. In accordance with this purpose, the company contributes to the increase of the quality of education by constructing schools, establishing laboratories, providing equipment and scholarship. In 2019, Ford Otosan launched a nationwide project, which aims to disadvantaged children across the country to help them realize their dreams with science, as part of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals “Quality Education”, “Reduced
Inequalities” and “Partnerships for the Goals”. Moreover, the company also works to increase awareness about gender equality within the scope of the Equality at Work Declaration signed in 2013
*Ford Deutschland Holding GmbH: 100% owned by Ford Motor Company