Tofas has risen atop with 265 thousand unit production increasing 35 percent and 55 percent in the exports in the first nine months this year over the same period last year.
Tofas has achieved to let its name written atop in the Turkish automotive sector by reaching recent years high in both production and exports as of the end of September 2016. As the automotive production exceeding the number of 1 million between January –September 2016 with 6 percent rise over the same period last year in Turkey, Tofas has raised atop with 265 thousand units production increasing 35 percent in this period this year over the same period last year. Accomplishing 55 percent increase in the exports with 195 thousand unit vehicles in the first 9 months this year through the positive synergy of Fiat Egea family, Tofas, as the firm, also emerges to forefront in the sector exports. Letting the total of over $1 billion worth of investment enter into force, Tofas aims to close the year 2016 as a leader of production and exports by increasing Fiat Egea model family’s global effective area with every passing day and doubling the power of the sector. Opening place in the global arena with Fiat Doblo and Minicargo (Fiat Fiorino) models, Tofas has reached leadership in the Turkish automotive industry with Fiat Egea model family’s production and export performance gaining a big acceleration in short time. In this period, Tofas has raised from third line to first. One of the most trumps in the global markets with breeze of Fiat Egea model family, Tofas has completed the third quarter with record in the exports, so while taking place at the fourth line last year in the same period, now it raised sector leadership this year in the same period. While the sector completed the exports with 13% increase, Tofas achieved 55% rise in exports in the same period. pointing out they had become driving force of the sector along with success of Egea model family which was one of the important and enthusiastic steps of Tofas in line with the global product development, Tofas CEO Cengiz Eroldu said, “As Tofas, in fact they had begun the year 2016 very well. Together with our new investments we perform over the average of the sector. As of today, we are in the leading position in both production and exports. We contribute to the growth of the Turkish automotive industry in crucial proportions. We take pride in Turkish automotive sector in the leadership of Tofas.”