Turkish public transport vehicle maker named ‘European company of the year”
ISTANBUL / LONDONTurkish Bozankaya has won the 2015 European Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award for high quality in public transport services, the company has said in a press release.
The company specializes in design, all the way to the final production stages, of rail, bus and tram-bus vehicles.
Each year, Frost & Sullivan present this award to companies demonstrating growth strategy, high quality implementation and innovative solutions. This year, Bozankaya was awarded as the company of the year among the European’s best applications by sector analysts with its rail systems and public transportation vehicles breaking ground in the field of public transportation.
“Bozankaya develops its strategies in line with the developing needs of transport operators by making significant investments in R&D and manufacturing, following feasibility studies. With integration centers in six locations in Turkey and Germany, Bozankaya can develop and produce individual modules at low costs, and in an ideal time,” said Frost & Sullivan research analyst Krishna Achuth at the award ceremony in London.
Aytunç Günay, Bozankaya’s general manager, accepted the award on behalf of the company.
“As Bozankaya, we are working to develop the most innovative vehicles for the public transportation sector. We produced the first local tram-bus in Turkey. Our first local 100 percent low-floor tram project is ready and these vehicles are going to serve in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri. We have become one of the leading manufacturers of electric buses in Turkey within the perspective that the future of the automotive industry is bound with electric engines. Not only local administrations but also international platforms have shown great interest in all of our vehicles. Transportation committees in many countries are interested in our vehicles,” he said.
Bozankaya also supplied 10 units of local tram-bus vehicles to the metropolitan municipality in the eastern province of Malatya. Following the R&D activities, the production of local, 100 percent low-floor trams with 33 meters in length, double-sided driving specifications and consisting of five modules, has commenced, said the company. The first 30 units of these trams, which are being produced for the Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality, will be delivered in 2016 and are the solution to the city’s transport problems in accordance with international standards, it added.
Bozankaya introduced its first electric bus, E-Bus Sileo, at the end of 2014 to the international arena. Bozankaya’s E-Bus Slieo has been in demand by many countries and powered by Bozankaya’s single-cell loading (SCL) battery system with 200 kWh capacity batteries, which allow the E-Bus to cover a minimum of 300 km, said the company.