Turkey's leading bus manufacturer, Otokar, does not slow down in exports. Offering high-level comfort in public transportation to millions of passengers in more than 50 countries with its modern buses, Otokar won the giant bus tender in Jordan. Otokar will manufacture and export 136 Doruks and 100 Kents within the scope of the tender for 36 buses for the public transportation needs of Amman Metropolitan Municipality, the capital of Jordan.
One of the Koç Group companies, Otokar continues to be the choice of metropolitan cities for public transportation in Turkey and around the world with its innovative buses. With its 58 years of experience in the sector, Otokar won great acclaim for the design, ergonomics and technology of the vehicles it produces, and its products are used in countries such as France, Italy, Spain and Germany. . Within the scope of the tender, financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and amounting to approximately 136 million dollars including taxes, Otokar will also offer 32-year vehicle maintenance and driver trainings in addition to vehicles. Deliveries of 2 medium-sized Doruk buses and 100 36-meter city buses are planned to be completed by the end of 12.
Otokar General Manager Serdar Görgüç stated that they are very happy to meet the increasing public transportation needs of Amman Metropolitan Municipality, which has started a significant transformation with the projects it has implemented in the last 5 years; “We were delighted to once again contribute to the transformation efforts to improve public transportation services in Amman, with our innovative tools. I wish the agreement will be beneficial for both parties and the people of Amman. As Turkey's leading bus manufacturer, we will ease public transportation in Amman and raise the bar for comfort in public transportation with our Kent and Doruk vehicles, which are preferred in Turkey and all over the world. We will start the delivery of our modern vehicles, which will open the door to an environmentally friendly era in transportation, in batches next year.”
OTOKAR BUS WILL REACH 271 UNITS IN AMMAN METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY
Reminding that as Otokar, they carry out regular research and development studies to contribute to urban transportation, Görgüç continued as follows: “We attach importance to research and development studies by focusing on user needs and expectations. In the last 10 years, we have allocated an average of 8 percent of our turnover to R&D activities. We had previously received bus orders from Amman Metropolitan Municipality and completed their deliveries. Otokar buses continue to serve successfully in the Amman Metropolitan Municipality fleet. It is very important for us to be preferred again in the purchase of new buses, as it shows that we produce vehicles that fit the needs and that we are satisfied with our vehicles. With the new deliveries, the number of Otokar branded vehicles that will serve in Amman Metropolitan Municipality will reach 271.”
INNOVATIVE TOOL OF MODERN CITIES
The 9-meter medium Doruk buses, produced by Otokar in line with user expectations and offered abroad under the name Vectio, stand out with their modern appearance, powerful engine, road holding and superior traction performance, as well as low operating costs. It offers passengers a comfortable and enjoyable journey with its large and wide windows, spacious interior and standard air conditioning. In addition to the fully dry air disc brakes at the front and rear, the buses in which systems complying with European safety norms are used, offer maximum safety thanks to ABS, ASR and Retarder.
SETTING THE STANDARDS IN URBAN TRANSPORT
12 Kent buses with a length of 36 meters to be used throughout Amman offer unmatched comfort to passengers with their low floor without steps and large interior volume. Kent buses, which stand out with their modern interior and exterior appearance, environment-friendly engine, superior road holding, as well as low operating costs, promise a fresh journey in all seasons with their powerful air conditioning. Kent offers maximum safety with ABS, ASR, disc brakes and an anti-jamming system on the doors.