The factory, which produces more than 25 buses in 72.000 years, has contributed to the national economy by exporting more than 54 thousand buses.
Mercedes-Benz Türk Hoşdere Bus Factory, one of the most important bus production facilities of Daimler world, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. In 1995, Hoşdere Bus Factory, one of the first who reached the ISO 9001 quality system certification in automotive manufacturing plants, in the intervening quarter of a century in both Turkey's and the world's most technologically became one of the most environmentally friendly and most comprehensive integrated bus manufacturing center position. For the Hoşdere Bus Factory, whose foundations were laid in 1993, a total of more than 25 MEU investments were made in 540 years. Approximately 4 thousand people worked in 25 years at the Hoşdere Bus Factory, where approximately 8 thousand people are employed today. In addition to the Bus Operations units, the Hoşdere Campus has R&D Center and Daimler's Global IT Solutions Center. Significant investments are made in the fields of product development and technology solutions as well as production, increasing employment and exporting Turkish engineering to the whole world by breaking grounds.
one bus every 2 produced in Turkey Mercedes-Benz Turk Bus Factory Hoşdere the tactics on the road passing through the production line and quality assurance processes. 4500 percent of the Mercedes-Benz and Setra brand buses produced at the factory with an annual production capacity of 90 are exported to more than 70 countries, mainly Europe. In 2019, a record was broken in this area with a total of 3 thousand 985 buses exports.In 2020, despite the difficult conditions affecting the whole world, a total of 2 buses were exported in the ten-month period between January and October.
Mercedes-Benz Türk Chief Executive Officer Süer Sülün; “Our factory, which was founded on June 12, 1993, has become one of the most important bus centers in the world today. Since 1995, when we started our production in our Hoşdere Bus Factory, the Hoşdere Bus Factory, which has been continuously developing, producing and maintaining the pioneering position of our brand with its innovations, with the mission of being the flag carrier in the field of buses, has reached today with the efforts of thousands of our employees. We aimed to provide high quality service with our uninterrupted investments in a quarter century period. Approximately 25 thousand people work in our factory, where efficiency is increasing day by day with environmental and technological applications. Our factory, which produces the largest number of buses in Europe in the Daimler world and also conducts extensive road tests in R&D activities, has become one of the symbols of stability in our country. We continue our journey with new duties both locally and globally by successfully fulfilling the responsibilities we have taken over 4 years. " said.
Bülent Acicbe, Executive Board Member Responsible for Mercedes-Benz Turkish Bus Production, "53 years on the labor of Turkish workers and engineers, the Mercedes-Benz brand in the last 25 years the quality of our continuing operations came to Hoşdere Bus Factory Our position is one of Turkey's most important automotive centers. One out of every two buses sold in Turkey are produced in this facility and bears the Mercedes-Benz Turk's signature. We are not satisfied with just production. With our R&D center established in 2009 within our factory, we have a say in the whole bus world within Daimler, and we contribute to our country with our engineering exports. Global IT Solutions Center within our factory; Daimler is developing the SAP logistics systems, IT network in more than 40 countries to Japan from Germany and providing employment to around 400 people, is today Turkey Since its establishment in 2013, brings to a base in the field of information technology. Our Hoşdere Bus Factory, which we have carried all the responsibilities we have taken over 25 years into success, will continue to move forward confidently into the future. We would like to express our gratitude to all our employees and stakeholders who have contributed to this success. "
Hoşdere Bus Factory as an employment center
When each employee's family and supplier firms, including the contribution to employment, which is a production facility affecting tens of thousands of individuals Hoşdere Bus Factory, one of the most influential centers in the area of Turkey. The factory, which stands out with its employee loyalty, has 85 employees in the production facility with a seniority of 25 years or more.
A world brand in bus production
The Hoşdere Bus Factory, one of the most important bus production centers of the Daimler world, continues its production adventure, which started with the Mercedes-Benz 1995 model in 0403, today with Mercedes-Benz Travego, Tourismo, Conecto, Intouro and Setra brand vehicles. The factory, which produced 2019 buses in 4, produced more than 134 buses in a ten-month period between January and October 2020. Realizing its first bus export in 3, Mercedes-Benz Türk produced a total of 1970 thousand of 58 thousand buses from the Hoşdere Bus Factory.
Turkey's first bus with cataphoresis plant are protected from corrosion
The Hoşdere Bus Factory, one of the most technological and environmentally friendly bus production facilities in the world, continues to maintain this title with huge investments. Established in June 2004 with an investment of about 10 million euros cataphoresis plant, is the first bus manufacturer in Turkey, it was for many years remained the only facility in this area. With the cataphoresis process, the high corrosion resistance required by buses is secured.
Industry 4.0 methods are applied in the digitalized factory, paper consumption is reduced
Robotic applications are used in four production processes at the Mercedes-Benz Türk Hoşdere Bus Factory. The first robotic application was commissioned in welded production in the bodywork section. Currently, 6 robots are used for welded joining of metal materials. In 2016, the paint shop primer application process started to be carried out with a robotic system. In August 2020, 2 new robots were commissioned in the production of cover frame production welded joints. It is planned to continue the activities in this field with 3 robots in the automatic cover assembly facility in November in order to bond the cover frame and cover sheet with full automation.
Many digitalization projects are also implemented in quality assurance processes. Classical Quality Assurance Certificates are based on the principle of approving the work that the employee is tasked with on sheets of paper printed for pages. Today, Quality Assurance Certificates in the factory; It has been transferred to the digital environment to include photographs, 3D drawings, norms and various visual documents, and it is based on the principle of approving the work that the manufacturing personnel is only responsible for by using the tablet, taking into account the assembly criteria. In addition, in case of a possible non-compliance, employees can trigger a new process by providing instant feedback to the authorities via the tablet. While QR Codes are used in manufacturing with digitalization, it is ensured that the defined works are performed by using the right person, right equipment and tool. As a result, Mercedes-Benz Türk gains great reliability, flexibility and speed in Quality Assurance Processes, apart from saving paper and time with the digitalization project.
“Shop Floor Management” meetings, where production situations at hierarchical levels were discussed every day for many years within the framework of the “On-Site Management Principle”, were also included in the digitalization processes under the name of “Digital-Shop Floor Management”. The performance indicators of the factory can be followed up-to-date and transparently through digital instruments, and in case of taking measures, fast decision processes can be operated in this way.
An environmentally friendly factory that can produce its own energy
The latest version of the software of the Building Automation System, which has been used since 1995 and provides energy savings of approximately 25 percent, was commissioned in the last months of 2019. In this way, time programs that are a part of the system; it prevents unnecessary operation of lighting and heating-cooling systems. While the ambient temperature is monitored with heat control devices; lighting, heating-cooling systems and pumps are controlled by time programs. During the heat recovery system, the heat in the sucked air is recovered and released back to the environment. By using natural gas thanks to the "Trigeneration Facility" established at the Hoşdere Bus Factory, which aims to use energy more efficiently and to prevent negative environmental impacts that may arise due to power cuts from the source; electricity, heating and cooling water are produced. With this system, 100 percent of the electricity need is met, 40 percent of the heat need in the winter months and a part of the cooling need for air conditioning in the summer months.
The lowest value was reached in energy consumption per vehicle
Mercedes-Benz Türk Hoşdere Bus Factory reached the lowest "energy consumption per vehicle" value in 9,6 by reducing its energy consumption per vehicle by 2019 percent compared to the previous year. In 2019, an 2 percent decrease was achieved in CO11,3 emissions at the factory compared to the previous year. Within the scope of all energy efficiency studies carried out at the Mercedes-Benz Türk Hoşdere Bus Factory since 2007, energy savings of more than 35 percent per vehicle have been achieved, while carbon dioxide emissions have been reduced by around 10 thousand tons annually.
Solar energy is next for energy generation
The Hoşdere Bus Factory, which holds the "Energy Management Systems Completion Certificate", has also started working to obtain the ISO-50001 Energy Management System certificate. A pilot solar power plant with a power of 100 kWp was commissioned at the factory, which continues to make investments within the scope of sustainability. With these pilot solar power plants, the first step was taken towards the goal of using solar energy in the years that followed.
1 million euro investment in waste management
At the Hoşdere Bus Factory, where Mercedes-Benz Türk has invested more than 1 million Euros in "Waste Management"; Hazardous and non-hazardous wastes are separated at the points where they occur and sent for disposal.
Mercedes-Benz Türk, which innovated some of the factory chimneys with an investment of 110 thousand Euros within the scope of "Air Pollution Control"; It controls volatile organic compound emissions from combustion, adhesion and paint processes.
With the "Zero Waste Water" project, which started to be implemented in 2017, all hazardous wastewater from the factory is discharged through the industrial and biological treatment facilities in the factory.
The firsts of the Hoşdere Bus Factory
- In 1995 ISO 9001 quality certificates as a first area of the first production facility in the automotive industry in Turkey.
- cataphoretic dip first in bus manufacturing plant in Turkey.
- First airbag application in bus production.
Important dates about Hoşdere Bus Factory
- 1995: Hoşdere Bus Factory came into service and Mercedes-Benz Türk A.Ş. Istanbul facilities received the ISO 9001 quality certificate.
- 2005: The second investment phase of the Hoşdere Bus Factory has been completed and the bodywork manufacturing facility has come into operation.
- 2007: With the closure of the Davutpaşa Factory, all bus production was arranged in the Hoşdere Bus Factory.
- 2010: The project named “Hoşdere 2010” was completed. With this investment, the annual production capacity was increased, the efficiency of the production process, production and product quality were increased.
- 2011: A new environmental management system consisting of waste management and energy management was implemented at the Hoşdere Bus Factory. The company has made an investment of 1 million euros in the waste management system.
- 2015: Mercedes-Benz Türk, 75.000. completed the production of the bus at Hoşdere Bus Factory.
- 2018: Mercedes-Benz Türk, 85.000. completed the production of the bus at Hoşdere Bus Factory.
- 2020: Mercedes-Benz Türk, 95.000. completed the production of the bus at Hoşdere Bus Factory
- 2020: Mercedes-Benz Türk, 95.000. completed the production of the bus at Hoşdere Bus Factory.