Biggest Commercial Vehicle Production Base in Europe
The Kocaeli plants, launched in 2001 with a production capacity of 40,000 Transits, has continued to expand over the years, and grown with efficient, flexible and high quality production. The plants in the Kocaeli compound, with a total production capacity of 440,000 units as of 2017 year-end, currently manufacture Transit, Custom, and Courier models. The Kocaeli Plants compound is home to the Gölcük and Yeniköy plants, opened in 2001 and 2014, respectively.
Only plant to manufacture Custom model, and the lead manufacturing plant of Transit model
The Gölcük Plant, opened in 2001, has been Transit model’s lead manufacturing plant in the world since 2004, thanks to the production quality of the Turkish workforce and high production technology. This is where the production of Transit Custom and Tourneo Custom, the light commercial vehicle versions that have been very successful, particularly in the European market, commenced in 2012. Ford Otosan’s Gölcük plant is the only global production base for Custom models.
The Gölcük Plant is prominent among global Ford production plants for its top quality standards, and has been earning accolades and awards, at home and abroad, also for its environment-friendly production. Spread on a total area of 1,600,000 square meters, including 340,000 square meters of indoor space, the Gölcük Plant provides Ford Otosan a logistical advantage with its own port, and proximity to its supplier base. The plant houses a Tool-and-Die Center, Press Shop, Body Shop, Paint Shop, and Assembly Shop, and serves the entire organization with Central Maintenance, Production Planning, and Quality Assurance Departments.
The one and only global production center for Transit and Tourneo Courier
The Yeniköy Plant is the second facility that we built in Kocaeli, and the third Ford Otosan plant in Turkey. It also happens to be the first automotive plant established in Turkey in 13 years. The previous plant was the Gölcük Plant, also established by Ford Otosan. Established in a record time of 16 months, Yenikoy Plant’s unique aspects make the plant a pioneer in several fields. It is Turkey’s first and only plant where all activities aimed at creating a complete production environment including construction, vehicle design from scratch, prototype manufacturing, and installation of production lines were carried out simultaneously.
The production engineering and feasibility studies of the Ford Courier, a product of 100% Ford Otosan engineering, have also been conducted by the Yenikoy Plant Project Team
Yeniköy plant, the one and only global production center for Courier, our sole commercial vehicle in the B segment exported to international markets, has received €500 million in total investments for the facility and the Courier Project. Along with its advanced technical excellence, the Yenikoy Plant is also a leading and people-oriented plant with its disabled-accessible and environment-friendly atmosphere, high female employment ratio, and occupational safety-focused qualities.
Only Plant in Turkey to bring together product diversity under one roof
We manufacture Ford Trucks vehicles, as well as engines and powertrains at the İnönü Plant in Eskişehir.
The İnönü Plant currently spreads on total indoor area of 88,000 square meters, and 1.1 million square meters of open area. The plant’s production capacity is 15,000 units of trucks and tractors, 75,000 engines for trucks and Transit models, and 140,000 rear axles for Transit.
To date, İnönü Plant has produced over 200,000 trucks and tractors, and more than 800,000 engines. The Ford Trucks vehicles manufactured here are exported to international markets. In addition to Ford Trucks tractors, road and construction trucks, engines and powertrains are also manufactured at the İnönü plant.
The İnönü plant, which is Ford of Europe’s only production center for rear axles of Transit models, is also the only example of its kind in Turkey to combine vehicle, diesel engine and powertrain product diversity under one roof.
The Duratorq engines used in the Transit models, and the Ecotorq truck engines, which are developed with over $100 million in investments, compliant with the Euro 6 emission standards, and with 100% Ford Otosan-owned intellectual property rights, are produced at the İnönü Plant.
SANCAKTEPE SPARE PARTS DISTRIBUTION CENTER
Turkey’s Largest Automotive Spare Parts Distribution Center
Ford Otosan’s Spare Parts Distribution Center, as Turkey’s largest with a warehouse spread on 30,000 square meters of indoor area, is where all of our spare parts, marketing, sales, and after sales operations are managed.
Ranking as the fourth largest among Ford’s Spare Parts Distribution Centers in Europe in terms of indoor area capacity, our center offers services to 177 dealers in Turkey and 78 dealers in 59 countries abroad. With a 96% fill rate achieved through effective spare parts management, the Center performs higher than peer Ford centers.