Otokar is awarded the contract for 304 buses by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, one of Turkey’s largest municipalities, marking the largest order with a single item this year. The delivery of new fleet of the city of Izmir, which holds a strong position as one of the world’s best cities to live, will begin this year. Otokar, which ensures excellent comfort and safe travel for millions of passengers in more than 50 countries, will also provide aftersales services for five years.
Otokar, a Koç Group company, continues to fortify the public transportation fleets of municipalities all around Turkey with its innovative, ecofriendly vehicles, which are preferred in more than 50 countries with their design, ergonomics and technology. Otokar won the tender, which amounts to approximately TL 476 million and includes delivery of 304 buses to İzmir’s transportation company ESHOT as well as provision of aftersales services for five years. The contract of the tender was signed on August 18, 2020.
As the winner of numerous public transportation bus contracts by several metropolitan municipalities across Turkey in recent years, with buses preferred also in other European countries such as France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Romania, Otokar will deliver 170 KENT C, 134 KENT articulated buses in lots in 2020 and 2021, which also includes aftersales services for five years.
KENT buses, which reflect Otokar’s innovative approach to public transportation with a modern design and superior technical specifications, are among the most preferred mass transit vehicles in Europe as well. İzmir Metropolitan Municipality operates its fleet of buses in different lengths from smaller sizes to articulated buses on different routes to ensure efficiency, setting an example in public transportation in Turkey. The number of Otokar buses serving the city of İzmir since 2009, will exceed 700 with the new order.
A PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FAVORITE IN 50+ COUNTRIES
As Otokar celebrates its 57th anniversary in this sector, its buses carry millions of passengers in more than 50 countries, gaining the appreciation of users with their design, comfort, technology, power and low operating costs. The buses, developed with particular focus to user needs and expectations, offer unparalleled comfort to the passengers with their designs and spacious interiors suited to modern public transportation. The buses also stand apart with their modern interior and exterior looks, ecofriendly engines, excellent handling and low operating costs. Otokar buses, which mark a new era in mass transit in the countries where they are used, support their users with their efficiency while ensuring maximum safety for both users and passengers, thanks to superior safety features.