About Otokar

  • Official foundation of Otokar
  • First intercity busses and first frigorific trailers of Turkey manufactured
  • Toll manufacturing of Land Rover
  • Apollo
  • Manufacturing of minibuses for public transportation
  • Name change to "Otobüs Karoseri Sanayi ve Turizm İşletmeleri A.Ş."
  • Otokar becomes a member of Koç Group
  • First armored money transportation vehicle of Turkey
  • Name change to “Otokar Otobüs Karoseri Sanayi A.Ş.”
  • Municipality public buses in length of 12 meters
  • First computer aided design works in automotive industry
  • Manufacturing of tactical wheeled vehicles under the license of Land Rover Defender
  • Manufacturing of the first tactical armored wheeled vehicle of Turkey: Otokar APV
  • Joining of Akrep armored tactical vehicles of the product family
  • First tactical armored vehicle exportation of Turkey and the "New Export Item Award" from the Under Secretariat of Foreign Trade
  • Public offering
  • Move to the plant in Sakarya; planning for manufacturing of Cobra
  • Award of contract for 5250 pcs. tactical wheeled vehicles by the Turkish Armed Forces
  • Merger with İstanbul Fruehauf A.Ş.
  • The first aluminum tanker semi-trailer with ADR certificate of Turkey
  • Manufacturing of midi bus Sultan
  • Manufacturing of the first tanker with ADR certificate of Turkey
  • Unification of R&D and engineering works of Otokar under the roof of "R&D Center"
  • First exportation of Sultan brand midi buses
  • Armored Internal Security Vehicle
  • Doruk brand medium size bus
  • The first hybrid bus of Turkey
  • Selection of Otokar as the main contractor for the National Battle Tank Manufacturing Project
  • Acquisition of the land and equipment of Otoyol manufacturing plant
  • KAYA brand Mine Resistant Armored Vehicle
  • KENT brand 12-meter in-city busses and M2010 minibuses
  • Awards to Doruk brand medium size bus: Design Turkey Award, Busworld Kortrijk Grand Award
  • Order of the Under Secretariat of Defense Industry for 861 pcs Tactical Wheeled Vehicles
  • ARMA brand 6x6 armored combat vehicle and two export orders
  • The best-selling bus brand of Turkey
  • Special Jury Award in KENT European Coach Week
  • ARMA brand 8x8 armored combat vehicle
  • First model of Altay in actual dimensions
  • Establishment of Otokar Europe
  • Opening of Otokar Tank Testing Center
  • First electric bus of Turkey
  • Presentation of the first prototype of Altay
  • Winning the bus procurement tender of the Istanbul Municipality
  • Manufacturing of Tulpar tracked armoured vehicles.
  • Manufacturing of Atlas brand trucks
  • Being named the “Most Successful R&D Centre” in automotive industry, accreditation of Otokar EMC/EMI Test Centre.
  • ISO 10002 certification for customer satisfaction.
  • Leader bus brand in Turkey for the sixth censecutive year
  • Kent Articulated Bus
  • Tulpar S Tracked Armoured Combat Vehicle
  • Submiting the offer to SSM for the serial production of Altay Main Battle Tank.
  • Exporting the technology and licence of Navigo buses. The Smart Bus, developed under the CoMoSeF programme.
  • Establishing Otokar Land Systems Limited in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Signing a contract with the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces for the 8x8 armoured vehicles by Al Jasoor, the Joint Venture company of Otokar Land Systems.
  • Sultan series vehicles updated, Sultan LF added to the city bus range.
  • Doruk T received a faced lift and was introduced to the European market as Ulyso T.
  • Tulpar-S personnel carrier variant added to product range.
  • Activities launched to shift in focus toward Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution.
  • Serial production of 8x8 armored vehicles started at the Otokar plant and the first batch was delivered.
  • Otokar signed a deal for 400 buses with the Bucharest Municipality, the largest export deal for a single item by a Turkish bus brand, and started delivering the buses.
  • Otokar established a company titled Otokar Europe Filiala Bucuresti S.R.L. to manage its export operations in Romania.
  • Otokar is included in the BIST Sustainability Index for the fourth consecutive time.
  • With the international Appstacle project, in which Otokar and Koç Sistem participate as project partners, development of a cloud-based smart vehicle app that will become a benchmark in next generation automotive standards is ongoing.
  • Otokar mobile app developed for commercial vehicle users was also launched.
  • AKREP IIe Turkey's first Electric Armoured Vehicle added to product range.
  • Kent Electra, 12-meter full-electric city bus added to the city bus range.
  • Otokar subsidiary, Otokar Central Asia founded in Kazakhstan.
  • Delivery of 400 Kent buses to Bucharest Municipality completed.
  • Otokar is included in the BIST Sustainability Index for the fifth consecutive time.
  • Otokar continued to be Turkey’s most preferred brand in its own segments.
  • Otokar and IVECO BUS signed production agreement
  • Otokar won the tender for 304 buses to serve the people of İzmir
  • First Otokar ARMA 8x8 order from Africa
  • Otokar's ‘Safe Bus’ that reduces the infection risk of Covid-19 hit the roads
  • Otokar won the bus procurement tender for BRT lines in Istanbul
  • BIG SEE Awards 2021 and European Product Design Award prizes to Territo bus
  • Manufacturing of COBRA II MRAP and diesel-powered Akrep IId
  • Delivery of 400 8x8 armored vehicles
  • Autonomous bus manufacturing
  • Electric bus family expanded with two new vehicles
  • German Design Award 2023 prize to Territo U and Big See Award 2022 prizes to e-Kent and the Articulated Kent C BRT version
  • Receiving “Environment Award” of the "the 28th Şahabettin Bilgisu Environment Awards
  • Otokar delivered the metrobuses to be put into operation at the bus rapid transit route in Istanbul
  • Otokar Atlas family expanded in the 12-ton segment with ATLAS 3D
  • Being deemed worthy of an award in the category of Türkiye's Best Employers in the Great Place To Work 2022 research
  • Otokar received orders from two operators for a total of 148 buses as part of the framework agreements signed with Consip