"Domestic Goods" Warning to the Rail System

📩 25/11/2018 14:49

Nuri İmren, the general manager of Safkar, one of the most important mobile air conditioning systems designers and manufacturers in Europe's industry, stated that foreign companies that carry out rail system projects should be warned about meeting the domestic production requirement.

İmren, in a statement to the AA correspondent. Turkey's until 2023 that the rail project envisages to invest a significant amount of their systems, light rail, metro and tram covered a total of about 8 thousand vagonluk projects, he said, will emerge a demand.

Considering that Hervagon 2 air conditioner is a significant share of the cost of air conditioning project of vehicles that point to the Imren, the government gives great importance to the revision of tenders, the development of domestic technologies are provided important support, rail system project has been placed in the requirement of increasing rates of domestic goods emphasized.

Turkey's largest mobile air-conditioning company, Safkar of buses and minibuses with air conditioning at 75 percent, mobile cooler market in the İmren voicing with a market share close to 80 percent, rail, he said they have a market share close to 90 percent of air conditioning .

-The jobs of the Malaysian and Egyptian railways

on rail systems in Malaysia and finally Egypt noted that they receive the air conditioning works of the wagons of Railways İmren, Turkey's industry in that they have a single R & D Center, spoke about these centers in 62 engineers and mission with the indigenous design and technology are developed.

Stating that the tender containing 40 train sets and 30 percent locality requirement for İzmir İZBAN was awarded to South Korea, and the project that included 324 vehicles and 51 percent locality requirement in Ankara, Imren said that after the completion of the auctions, these trains were received at the R&D center. He stated that they are designing suitable air conditioners.

As a result of the interviews, the Chinese firm has given technical approval that the air conditioner they developed for the Ankara metro is suitable, and that the demands on price reduction have been met. Imren gave the following information:
“Considering the delivery date of the first train sets, production on air conditioners should have begun in this period. The failure of our negotiations shows that the Chinese company will prefer to work with the Chinese air conditioner manufacturers it worked with before. an assembly plant in Turkey to meet the requirement nativism speakers may be installed. However, establishing an assembly facility is not in accordance with the spirit of the innovation envisaged by the government. The government's goal to ensure the development of this technology in Turkey. Technology does not improve by putting parts together on the assembly line. There are domestic companies with ambitious technologies around the world. Foreign companies that have won tenders should be warned to fulfill the requirement to use domestic goods stipulated in tenders. Checking to what extent this requirement is met. "

No hesitation in the quality of those produced in Türkiye "-

one that's hesitation exists on the quality of air conditioners produced in Turkey, İmren defending the Far Eastern companies do not want to give up from suppliers in their country, DLH to follow the requirement of the indigenization put in the tender, for it also pointed out the need to launch initiatives in the manufacturers before with reference to domestic companies.

Turkey is in the domestic cars and effort in locomotive manufacturing, R & D activities in the rail field as Safka also İmren stated that they have speed, Izmir and the use of foreign technology in vehicles in Ankara on R & D efforts also argued that it would hurt.

Source: AA

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