Türkiye Quits Railway Wheel Imports

Türkiye Quits Railway Wheel Imports
Türkiye Quits Railway Wheel Imports

It was reported that the "Railway Wheel Workshop" was held by Karabük Iron and Steel Factories (KARDEMİR).

The following statements were made in the statement made by the factory:

At the "Railway Wheel Production Workshop" organized by Karabük Iron and Steel Factories (KARDEMİR), important decisions were taken regarding the localization and development of railway wheel production.

At the workshop, it was emphasized that Turkey's entire need for railway wheels was met by imports, but this need began to be met with KARDEMİR's start of domestic and national production. This situation made significant contributions to the local and national industry.

In the workshop, issues such as domestic and national railway wheel production as well as increasing product diversity and production capacities were also discussed. Wheel types that should be nationalized within the scope of new targets and plans and common targets were discussed.

Institutions and People Participating in the Workshop

In the workshop, technical authorized persons from TCDD General Directorate, TÜRASAŞ General Directorate, TÜRASAŞ Sivas and Sakarya regional directorates, Körfez Ulatma AŞ, Acarlar Vagon and Özar Group, as well as KARDEMİR General Manager Necdet Utkanlar, Deputy General Manager of Enterprises Ahmet Aycan, General Manager of Financial Affairs. Deputy (CFO) Fazıl Çiftçi, Strategy and Investments Deputy General Manager Şerif Okluoğlu, Human Resources and Administrative Affairs Deputy General Manager Mustafa Karakuş, unit managers and engineers came together.

Results of the Workshop

As a result of the workshop, the following decisions were taken:

  • The rate of localization in railway wheel production will be increased.
  • Product diversity will be provided.
  • Production capacity will be increased.
  • New wheel types will be nationalized.
  • Common goals will be determined.

These decisions will ensure that Turkey's railway wheel needs are met with domestic and national resources and the sector develops.

Importance of the Workshop

The workshop is an important step in the localization and development of railway wheel production. This step is important in terms of strengthening the local and national industry and reducing Turkey's foreign dependency.

The decisions taken at the workshop will contribute to the development of the sector and to making Turkey more competitive in railway transportation.

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