Koc Group, Otokar
has been providing solutions special to the needs of the customers with its own technology, design and applications since 1963. It is operating with over 2000 employees at the factory built on a land of 552,000 m2 in Sakarya. Otokar has been manufacturing buses for public transportation, semi-trailers for transportation and logistics industry and tactical wheeled vehicles and tactical armored vehicles for the defense industry. Being a hundred percent Turkish capital company, Otokar is today present in the automotive and defense industries with products of which intellectual property rights are owned by it. Being a leader in the bus industry and the land vehicles in the defense industry in Turkey, Otokar is the main contractor in the Design and Prototype Development Project of ALTAY, the national battle tank of Turkey.
1963 - Official foundation of Otokar
1984 - Name change to Otokar Otobus Karoseri Sanayi A.S
1976 Otokar becomes a member of Koc Group
1984 - Name change to "Otokar Otobus Karoseri Sanayi A.S."
1987 - Manufacturing of tactical wheeled vehicles under the license of Land Rover Defender
1990 - Joining of Akrep armored tactical vehicles of the product family
1997 - Move to the plant in Sakarya; planning for manufacturing of Cobra
Founded in 1926, Koc Holding has become not only one of the largest and most successful groups of companies in Turkey but also in Europe, by staying one step ahead of change throughout its journey of 80 years. Adamant in observing in all its operations the principles and ethical values of administering corporate governance, undertaking social responsibility and providing environmental protection at international standards, the Koc Group is a global player constantly moving toward its objective of duplicating its success in Turkey at the global scale.
Testing and Validation Center The Testing and Validation Department conducts detailed R&D testing activities on the basis of the philosophy УDesigns reliable and robust vehiclesФ Otokar has created as public reputation.
This Department performs design-supporting studies to identify the superiorities and weaknesses of the designs in order to develop vehicles that will meet customer expectations and have worldwide competitive advantages by converting physical science into numerical essence.
In order to simulate and accelerate the real life equivalent loads, vehicle testing studies are accompanied by modern and hi-tech infrastructures, and thus renders its product development and implementation processes competitive in terms of time and cost.
The Testing and Validation Department operates in compliance with the ISO/IEC 17025 СТGeneral Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration LaboratoriesТТ. The data is obtained and evaluated as defined in the international military and commercial standards.
OTOKAR also presents its modern testing infrastructures available to all other industrial and research organisations
Otokar Truck MILITARY VEHICLES
Otokar is engaged with the design, development and manufacturing of light armored tactical vehicles. Otokar has the state of the art armored vehicle testing and production capability.
The current product range comprises light armored 4x4 vehicles in various configuraitons including Cobra, Akrep, Otokar APV, and Otokar Discreetly Armored Station Wagon.
One of the most successful armored vehicle platforms, Cobra is a joint development with AM General of USA and utilizes many common parts with HMMWV.
Apart from beign the main supplier of Turkish Military Forces, Otokar also supplies its armored range to various allied countries.
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