Founded in 1963, Otokar offers special solutions owing to its proprietary technology, design, and applications, meeting the needs of its customers both for commercial vehicles and in the defense industries.As a Koç Group company, Otokar operates with over 2,000 employees at its 552 thousand square meter plant in Arifiye, Sakarya, Turkey.
Since its foundation, Otokar has led the way for 50 years and constantly expanded its technological know-how, production capacity, R&D competence and product range.
Otokar, in the today's defense industry, is a company specialized in design, development and system integration of vehicles and platforms in the land systems. Otokar holds the intellectual property rights for tactical wheeled armoured vehicles and tracked armoured vehicle, while bringing developed R&D facilties into use for the whole sector.Moreover, Otokar develops various vehicle sub systems including turret systems to complement its land vehicles, and uses them in its products.
Otokar also takes part as a prime contractor in the Altay Project involving Turkey's first national main battle tank. Thanks to the altay tank,which is a design, prototype and qualification project, turkey has not only attained a main battle tank with intellectual property rights, but also has gained the substructure of designing and manufacturing one of the most complicated land system.
In the public transportation segment, Otokar's product range extends from 5.8-meter minibuses to 12-meter buses. The company is especially differentiated in the integrated solutions area in city mass transportation.
Otokar has stepped up its endeavours in the design of alternative fulled busses in recent years and manufactured turkey's first hybrid bus, called the "Vectio (Doruk) hibra", Turkey's first natural gas operated medium-size bus, the "Vectio CNG (Doruk DG)", and Turkey's first electric bus, the "Vectio Electra (Doruk Electra)".
Otokar produces vehicles for various categories from dry cargo transportation to frigrofic transportation and from container transportation to hazardous material transportation in line with international transportation standards. Otokar produced Turkey's first tanker semi-trailer with the ADR certificate in hazardous materila transportation, as well as safe and hygienic solutions in food transportation with its frigrofic trailers.
Otokar added a new licensed light weight truck called the "Otokar Atlas" with an 8.5 tons provisional weight to its product range, and began to operate in the light weight truck segment in 2013.
Otokar's large product range is popular not only in Turkey, but also in foreign markets over five continents and in more than 60 countries.