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 :

AG ANADOLU GRUBU HOLDİNG A.Ş. 46.535.401 % 55,40
ISUZU MOTORS LTD. 14.275.509 % 16,99
ITOCHU CORPORATION 10.706.534 % 12,74
OTHER 12.482.556 % 14,87
TOTAL 84.000.000 % 100,00

Important Dates For Anadolu Isuzu:


Foundation of Çelik Montaj company


Registry of Anadolu Otomotiv Sanayi title


Signature of technical assistance agreement with Isuzu


Start of truck manufacturing with Isuzu Motors Ltd.


License, and launching of the first vehicle NPR 59


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


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


Municipality has started vehicle production type


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Beginning of export operations


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


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


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


The new factory in Gebze Şekerpınar commenced production.


Production Turquoise bus was initiated


NQR 3 axle truck production was initiated


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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