Turkey's commercial vehicle brand Anadolu Isuzu continued to reinforce its success in foreign markets with new records in 2021 with increasing sales and delivery figures. Continuing production in the commercial vehicle segment without slowing down under the pandemic conditions and to expand into new markets while strengthening its position in the existing ones during this period, Anadolu Isuzu became the "Export Champion" for the 18th time in the medium-size coach segment, according to the Automotive Industry Association (OSD) 2021 data. Moreover, increasing its share in Turkey's medium-size coach and bus segment exports to 17.2% during this period, the company reached the highest level in its export history owing t this value. Considering solely the exports in the medium-size coach segment, Anadolu Isuzu's share climbed to 52%. The share of the company in the bus-only segment became 10%.
“Record increase in exports despite the decline in the sector”
Anadolu Isuzu General Manager Tuğrul Arıkan said in his statement regarding the subject: “As Anadolu Isuzu, we are very pleased with the momentum we have achieved in 2021 and especially our achievements in exports. Last year, the number of vehicles we exported in the medium-size coach segment was 4 times more than the closest exporter to us. In line with these results, we were able to achieve the ‘Export Championship’, which has become a tradition for our company in this segment for the 18th time. We achieved a significant success in this segment by reaching a share of 10 percent in the total bus exports. The importance and magnitude of our success can be interpreted more clearly when the fact that our country is positioned as the bus production center of the world is considered. While the total bus and medium-size coach exports from Turkey decreased by 24% in the sector in 2021, as Anadolu Isuzu, we increased our unit-based exports by 113% in the same period. In this respect, 2021 has been the third best year in our export history, after 2008 and 2019. As Anadolu Isuzu, we will continue to provide qualified and versatile contributions to Turkey's economy by our production and exports."
Sustainability oriented production
Completing the first phase of the Smart Factory project started with the aim of further increasing the production quality in its facilities located at Gebze Şekerpınar successfully, Anadolu Isuzu produces environmentally friendly, quiet, comfortable, safe and modern buses and medium-size coaches that are preferred increasingly around the world. The innovative and environmentally friendly buses and medium-size coaches produced by the company respond to the current needs and demands of municipalities and operators in the field of transportation in many cities of the world successfully. Currently Anadolu Isuzu manufactures and exports 12 different models and a total of 47 different versions in the bus and medium-size coach segments, including fully electric and 100% biogas compatible CNG engine vehicles. In addition to numerous prestigious awards it has been granted, Anadolu Isuzu recently added the "Sustainable Bus 2022" award at the Sustainable Bus Awards with its Interliner 13 CNG model by the jury of 7 European countries.