Having manufactured 15,000 units of its Sultan bus since 2002 when their production began, Otokar marked the production of 15,000th Sultan small bus in a ceremony organized with the participation of its employees.
Otokar, the most popular brand in the transportation of at least 25 people segment of the Turkish bus market for the last four years, also keeps its leadership position in the small bus market for the last six years with Sultan. The Sultan buses are used in more than 30 countries, mainly in Europe, with the name of Navigo.
A ceremony was organized at the production plant in Sakarya with the participation of Otokar's Vice General Managers Ali Rıza Alptekin, Basri Akgül, Murat Ulutaş and the workers who took part in the production of 15,000th Sultan. Speaking at the ceremony, Vice General Manager Ali Rıza Alptekin expressed their delight for manufacturing 15,000 Sultan buses up to now. "We have produced 15,000 units of Sultan since 2002 when we began to focus on the small bus production as the first manufacturer of small buses in Turkey and Europe in 1967 up to now. We had succeeded in taking the second position in the market in 2002, the year of our launch. Our success has been continuing since then. They say what is difficult is not being a leader, but keeping the leadership. We are the best-selling small bus brand in Turkey with our Sultan busses for the last six years. We constantly improve and develop our product, production technologies and methods in line with the consumers' demands and needs in order to protect this success story. We are delighted and proud for providing services for the transportation of thousands of passengers both in our country and in the world with our buses. Today, our Sultan buses successfully operate on different road and climate conditions from Erzurum to Izmir, from Samsun to Antalya and, under the name of Navigo, from France to Italy, from Spain to Germany. The secret of our success is taking our customers' desires into consideration and responding these demands in the shortest time and in the best way possible. And of course, every Otokar employee here makes our vehicles more and more perfect day by day by aiming for the best in their work and by having confidence in the vehicles they produce," Alptekin said.
Alptekin thanked Otokar customers and employees, adding, "If today, our 15,000th Sultan bus leaves the production line, this happens, of course, thanks to our customers and employees. We thank our customers who carried us to the leadership and had confidence in us and all Otokar employees who took part in the production process of our buses."