Ford Otosan introduced its redesigned Yeniköy factory. As part of Turkey’s largest automotive investment announced in 2021 worth 2 billion euros, the facility produces the new generation Transit and Tourneo Custom. Additionally, the factory will also manufacture the new generation 1-ton Volkswagen commercial vehicle, a product of the Ford and Volkswagen partnership. With the investment made, the production capacity of the Yeniköy plant will increase fourfold.
According to the disclosure made on the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP) by the company, approximately 1 billion euros have been invested in the production of the new generation 1-ton commercial vehicles at the Yeniköy Factory as of the end of September 2023. The announcement stated, “With these investments, the factory’s closed area has expanded from 110,000 m² to 255,000 m², and the production capacity has increased from 68,000 units to 245,000 units. With ongoing investments, the capacity of the facility is expected to reach 405,000 units by 2025.”
The statement further mentioned that the production of 1-ton commercial vehicles at the Gölcük Factory, which currently has a capacity of 195,000 units for these vehicles and 190,000 units for Transit, will be shifted to the Yeniköy Factory. It was highlighted that the Gölcük Factory will focus on the production of the Transit model, and the production capacity for the Transit model has been updated to 207,000 units.