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AUTOMOTIVE SPARE PARTS INDUSTRY IN TURKEY

 

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Turkish spare parts industry produces parts and pieces for the vehicles manufactured in Turkey and the global market, as well as for the OEM and After Market.

Turkey has a strong component sector and in recent years, it has developed a highly competitive components industry providing products compatible with brands such as GM, Mercedes, BMW, Opel, Toyota, Fiat and Ford. The Turkish spare parts industry, with its large capacity, and a wide variety of production and high standards, supports automotive production and the vehicle park in Turkey (21 million vehicles), and has ample potential for exports.

The Turkish automotive and spare parts industry is concentrated in the Marmara Region, mainly in Bursa. Two major car factories and two “Organized Industrial Zones” are located in Bursa. Other important cities are Istanbul, İzmir, Kocaeli, Ankara, Konya, Adana and Manisa.

Due to the high export potential of the sector and Turkey’s regional advantages, the spare parts sector has been attracting foreign investors. At present, the number of foreign investors in the spare parts sector is about 200. Most of the world leaders in the sector have joint-ventures with Turkish companies.

Turkish automotive manufacturers are in direct contact with local spare parts manufacturers for procurement and 70% of these companies are SMEs. The total number of spare parts manufacturers in Turkey is about 4000. %30 of those companies have international quality certificates (ISO 9000, QS 9000, ISO 14000 etc.).

The export volume of spare parts sector reached US$ 8.9 billion for the year 2016. The Turkish spare parts industry produces almost all parts and components. At present, the local parts and components production consists of:

          -  Complete engines and engine parts

          -  Chassis parts and spare parts

          -  Radiators Forged and cast parts

          -  Heating, ventilating & air conditioning systems (HVAC systems)

          -  Electrical equipment and illumination systems

          -  Power trains, Batteries

          -  Brake and clutch parts and components

          -  Design and engineering services

          -  Hydraulic and pneumatic systems

          -  Suspension systems

          -  Security systems and safety parts

          -  Rubber and plastic parts

          -  Castings and forgings  

          - Batteries

          - Auto glass

          - Seats



EXPORTS OF THE AUTOPARTS INDUSTRY

Turkey's spare parts industry exports are increasing significantly with the focus on replacement components. The main spare parts products exported are engine parts, tyres and tubes, accessories for bodies, road wheels and parts, rubber parts for motor vehicles, transmission shafts and cranks. In fact, Turkey exports many cars, buses and trucks in parts. In terms of the breakdown of spare parts exports by province, Bursa, Istanbul, Kocaeli and Izmir have the major share. The number of companies in the spare parts industry is about 4000. Approximately 500 auto parts exporters operate in the country, and around 70% of their output is exported to the European Union.

Turkish spare parts products are destined for a wide range of countries in the world. The main export markets are Germany, France, Italy, Romania, the United Kingdom, USA, Spain, Iran, Belgium, Poland and the Russian Federation.
 
Turkish spare parts exporters follow European and international standards and norms. Many supplier companies have important, high-level customers like Porsche, Bentley, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Audi, Daimler Benz and Mercedes and major producers such as VW, FORD and GM.     

    

 

 

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