Turkey's first indigenous tram and Metro Tool Quits the World Stage: Turkey's first indigenous tram and metro vehicles off the world stage. Durmazlar The Holding embraces the world in Innotrans 2014, the world's largest rail systems fair, with the two-way model of the Silkworm tram and a new light rail system vehicle Green City (LRV).
Silkworm, the 7th tram brand in the world, is ready for its big and important journey that it will meet with the world again. which is held every two years and this year's 12th edition will be held in Berlin InnoTrans 2014 fair, which will take place in the first tram Silkworm brands in Turkey; continues its competition with world giants in its sector with determined steps.
DURMAZLARIN BERLIN TO PROMOTE TWO NEW MODELS
Domestic vehicle production starting with the rail system to 2009 years, Turkey's first domestic rail vehicle which 100 percent low-floor tram Silkworm design and production Durmazlar The Holding added the two-way model of İpekböceği tramway and a new light rail system vehicle Green City to its product range. The countdown has begun for the introduction of two new models that will be showcased at Innotrans 23, the world's largest rail system fair to be held in Berlin between 26-2014 September.
CONTINUING TO PRODUCE AND IMPROVE LOCAL MODELS
Durmazlar Holding Durmaz Board President Hussein "as we enter 2009 rail vehicles in the industry R & D and we are continuing without interruption to production activities, our goal is to provide the necessary contribution as a holding company to reach Turkey's 2023 export target." said. Durmaz summarized the process as follows: “We started the design of the Silkworm tram in 2009. After 2,5 years of product development, we produced the first vehicle and completed 1-year homologation tests in order to verify its compliance with the standards, and our vehicle successfully passed all tests. 2013 trams we delivered to Bursa Metropolitan Municipality in 6 are running successfully. We did not stop afterwards, we added 2 new models to the product range, targeting both domestic and foreign markets. One of them is the two-way Silkworm tram, and the other is the high-floor light subway vehicle Green City. We have also completed the production and tests of these 2 new vehicles, we are on their way to be exhibited at the Innotrans 2014 fair in Berlin. Not only that, we made the necessary plans for the design of a local subway vehicle in the second quarter of 2015, and with this vehicle, we will complete our product range of urban rail vehicles. said.
“NATIONAL BRAND IS SERVED FOR THE PURPOSE”
Referring to the importance of the national brand, Hüseyin Durmaz said, “Our aim is to create a brand that will be accepted not only in domestic but also in foreign markets by designing and producing rail system vehicles, patented by our country, to take part in the global market with the Durmaray brand. We are preparing to participate in tenders in Europe with the light metro vehicle Green City that we will exhibit at the fair. Our country has a production infrastructure formed due to the automotive industry, so we can easily compete with European manufacturers in terms of quality and cost. However, we need to create our own brand, not just by producing. Foreign capital goes out of our country when conditions change or are not suitable. Examples of this have also been experienced in our country. However, as domestic capital, we were born in this country, we existed with this country and we will continue to work for this country regardless of the conditions ”.
“CONTRIBUTIONS TO 2023 GOALS”
stating that for 60 years they did manufacture the machinery sector in Turkey and they exported 80 percent of its production Huseyin Durmaz, our government is located in the target year of 2023 "500 billion dollars of exports and to close the current account deficit" rail systems in order to contribute to achieving the objectives stated that they target the market continued . “We, as the private sector, are ready to do our part for the 2023 targets, but our government needs to support this initiative of the private sector. We are pleased to see that the production of national tanks, national ships and national aircraft in the defense industry is supported by our government. Again, studies are carried out for the domestic automobile in line with the vision set by our President, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Rail systems also play a critical role in achieving our government's 2023 goals. Because the next decade we're just talking about a $ 25 billion market in Turkey. As the private sector, we should work together in line with the interests of our country on this road we set out with our own resources. Thus, we can achieve the 2023 billion dollar export and current account deficit closing targets included in the 500 targets.
“THE IMPORTANCE OF DOMESTIC RATIO AFFECTS OUR ECONOMY DIRECTLY”
Durmazlar Sabahattin Ara, Deputy General Manager of Rail Systems, stated that the localization rate reached 5% in line with the plan they made when they set out 67 years ago; “Our aim is to further increase the localization rate. Therefore, we attach importance to supplier support and development activities. " said. Sabahattin Ara pointed out that domestic production provides technology transfer and an important know-how has been created in this field; “Today, the indigenousness requirement is 75 percent in China, 2017 percent in Russia and 80 percent in South Africa, which is aimed to be achieved in 65, and similarly, policies to increase the indigenization rate should be implemented in our country. We aim to make a significant contribution to the national economy thanks to the domestic production of both our main producer and our suppliers. " He gave information about the contribution of domestic production to the country's economy.
Sabahattin Ara said that in cooperation with the French Alstom, one of the most important rail vehicle vehicle manufacturers in the world, they produced high-speed train bogies and exported to abroad. In this way, technology transfer was made and products with high added value were provided.
DESIGN, DURMAZLAR MADE BY THE R&D CENTER
Durmazlar R & D Center is the first R & D center established in the machinery sector in our country. Durmazlar Ahmet Civan, General Manager of Rail Systems, stated that thanks to this power of the R&D center, success in rail system vehicle design has been achieved and that the software, analysis, bogie, body and interior-exterior trim design were made by local engineers. Civan; “75 engineers work in our R&D center. We had long years of knowledge about software in the machinery industry. By developing this know-how in the software of rail system vehicles, we have created and will continue to build know-how. Production alone is not enough, we have created an important know-how in vehicle main control software, analysis, mechanics and body design and vehicle homologation tests with 5 new models we have developed in the last 3 years. said.