Turkey Locomotive and Engine Industry Inc.
(TÜLOMSAŞ) General Manager Hayri Avcı stated that as a result of the examinations made by BOMBARDIER, it was determined that TÜLOMSAŞ's production and quality levels were sufficient and that there were all kinds of cooperation opportunities for joint tram production.
In his written statement, Avcı evaluated the statements regarding the tram production of the Metropolitan Mayor Yılmaz Büyükerşen, who appeared in some newspapers on February 11, regarding TÜLOMSAŞ.
Stating that there is no cooperation proposal from the BOMBARDIER company mentioned by Büyükerş to TÜLOMSAŞ regarding domestic or foreign markets for tram production, Avcı noted that it is not possible to cooperate without technical product and commercial terms.
Stating that various projects were carried out between TÜLOMSAŞ and BOMBARDIER company on products such as "electric locomotive, diesel electric locomotive, draw frame engine", Avcı said:
“As a result of the examinations made by BOMBARDIER in our company, it has been determined that the production and quality levels are sufficient and there are all kinds of cooperation opportunities for joint production. It is known and accepted by the relevant sector representatives in the world that TÜLOMSAŞ, which successfully manufactures locomotives, which is one of the high-tech products of the sector, has the knowledge, capability and ability to manufacture trams. We believe that products with high added value, such as the tram, which will be provided by a public institution, Metropolitan Municipality, should provide multi-purpose benefits to our country and city. Namely, we think that the trams that will be provided should contribute to the development of the local industry for tram production by supporting domestic production in a way that will provide economic and technological gains besides the public transportation function. ”
- “The studies will be started immediately after getting enough information” -
Avcı stated that the General Directorate of TCDD applied methods such as the production of TÜLOMSAŞ, or the production of a certain amount of local contribution, in the procurement of new vehicles.
“We are of the opinion that similar methods can be used in the documents related to the provision of trams by the Metropolitan Municipality. For example, in the procurement tender of Ankara Metro Vehicles organized by the General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments of the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, the '2012 percent domestic contribution' requirement was put in the relevant documents. After having sufficient information about the content of the negotiations between the Metropolitan Mayor Yılmaz Büyükerşen and the BOMBARDIER officials regarding the producibility of the method, the necessary studies will be started immediately to prepare the road map. Continuing its efforts to become Eskişehir's Railway Vehicles Production Center, TÜLOMSAŞ will provide all kinds of support to the production methods that will meet the tram needs of the Metropolitan Municipality and provide domestic contributions.
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