Anadolu Isuzu

Anadolu Isuzu Otomotiv Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. is a open joint stock company founded in the partnership of Anadolu Group, Isuzu Motors Limited and Itochu. The company’s main field of activity is production and sales of commercial vehicles such as light truck, truck, midibus, bus and pick-up.

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Experience and know-how of Anadolu Isuzu dates back to Çelik Montaj period. The company started the production of trucks and motorcycles in 1965 and produced Skoda trucks until 1986. After the license agreement with Isuzu Motors Ltd. signed in 1983, the production of Isuzu vehicles started in 1984 in the company’s Kartal (İstanbul) plant.

Since August, 1999 the company continues its succesful production and operations in its new factory equipped with the latest technologic standarts and located in Şekerpınar (Kocaeli). The shares of the company are publicly listed in the Istanbul Stock Exchange since 1997.

Current capital structure of Anadolu Isuzu :

Anadolu Group % 53.57
Isuzu Motors Ltd. % 16,99
Itochu Corporation % 12.75
Open to Public % 16,32
Other % 0,37

Important Dates For Anadolu Isuzu:

1965

Foundation of Çelik Montaj company

1981

Registry of Anadolu Otomotiv Sanayi title

1983

Signature of technical assistance agreement with Isuzu

1984

Start of truck manufacturing with Isuzu Motors Ltd.

1985

License, and launching of the first vehicle NPR 59

1986

Signature of partnership agreement between Isuzu / Itochu / Anadolu Endüstri Holding; Establishment of first Turkish/Japanese partnership in the automotive sector

1987

Start of the manufacturing of the midibus and the small bus which were the designs of AIOS

1989

Municipality has started vehicle production type

1991

NKR-Wide, hafif kamyon üretimine başlandı

1994

Beginning of export operations

1995

Raising the Japanese partners’ shares to 35% and change of the company name as Anadolu Isuzu, Usage of total quality management systems,

1996

Raising the Japanese partners’ shares to 35% and change of the company name as Anadolu Isuzu, Usage of total quality management systems,

1997

The company's shares started to be traded in Istanbul Stock Exchange

1999

The new factory in Gebze Şekerpınar commenced production.

2000

Production Turquoise bus was initiated

2002

NQR 3 axle truck production was initiated

2003

Bus exportation to European Union began. ISO 9000:2000 quality certificate was acquired.

2004

The 20th anniversary of Isuzu brand in Turkey was celebrated; Sales of D-Max pick-up began; 80.000 Isuzus were unloaded from Isuzu production line.

2005

2000. Turquoise bus was unloaded from the production line. N-Series truck and light duty trucks were renewed. D-max pick-up was renewed. Royal bus took the name of Roybus with its turbo engine.

2006

The production Turquoise with new look was initiated. Faces and engines of NPR, NQR, NQR 3D were renewed. Faces and engines of Roybus Classic and Urban were renewed.

2007

Euro 4 engine started to be used on Turquoise model which was exported to EU member countries. Front and rear appearance designs were renewed. The launching of first 9 meter bus model Citimark was made. Exterior and interior designs of D-Max 4x4 and 4x2 were renewed. 100.000 Isuzu vehicles were unloaded from the production line.

2008

The Memorandum,  which confirms the intention to develop the cooperation between Isuzu Motors and Anadolu Isuzu , was signed in Japan. The production of first 9 meter bus model Citimark was initiated. IMM (Isuzu Manufacturing Management), globally shared manufacturing system of Isuzu,  started to be implemented in AIOS truck factory.

2009

25th anniversary of vehicle production in Turkey with Isuzu was celebrated. Novo, Novo Lux and Novo Ultra, our new buses in the Euro 4 emission class , were introduced. NLR, NLR Long, NNR, NNR Long, NPR, NPR Long and NPR HP, our N-Series vehicles in the Euro 4 class, were introduced. Anadolu Isuzu has gained the right to be the R&D Center.

2010

The capacity of NPR, which had maximum 7.5 tons load weight  as the most important vehicle of Anadolu Isuzu in the truck segment– was increased to 8 tons. 3 new models of NPR; NPR 8, NPR 10 and NPR 3D were put up for sale.

2011

9.5 meter long new public transportation vehicle Citibus was put up for sale.

2013

New bus model Visigo and renewed Novo model midibus was launched and put up for sale.

2014

The first domestic D-Max model pick-up was manufactured. 12 meter long new public transportation vehicle Citiport was launched and put up for sale.

2015

Passing to upper segment in truck class by launching new model TORA with the capacity of 15.7 tons.