The Turkish Automotive Supply Industry's umbrella organization, the Automotive Vehicles Procurement Manufacturers Association (TAYSAD), organized the third “TAYSAD Electric Vehicles Day” event in Bursa to share the effects of the transformation in the field of electrification. In the event where the axis shift that occurred in the sector after the transformation experienced by the automotive industry around the world was discussed; The steps that the supply industry needs to take and the trends surrounding the transformation were discussed.
Making the opening speech of the event, TAYSAD Vice Chairman of the Board Berke Ercan said, “Our priority is electrification. The change in technology is actually not very clear. It is known that it will change and evolve, but there are different views on which direction it will evolve," he said. Reminding that if the supply industry cannot keep up with the electrification process, the locality rate of vehicles produced in Turkey may decrease from 80 percent to 15 percent, Ercan said, “As the Turkish automotive supply industry; we see that we are a little late in planning, taking action and we are still in a skid period. As TAYSAD; We are organizing these organizations to change that," he said.
The third of the "Electric Vehicles Day" event, the first of which was held in Kocaeli and the second in Manisa OSB, by the Association of Vehicles Procurement Manufacturers (TAYSAD) was held in the Nilüfer Organized Industrial Zone (NOSAB) in Bursa. In the event, where many experts in their fields took part; The reflections of the radical transformation in the automotive industry on the supply industry were discussed. In the organization where the steps to be taken by the supply industry in the field of electrification were discussed, the details of the roadmap to be created for the supply industry were shared in this context.
Delivering the opening speech of the event organized under the sponsorship of Tragger, Numesys and Karel Elektronik, TAYSAD Vice Chairman of the Board Berke Ercan said, “Our priority is electrification. The change in technology is actually not very clear. It is known that it will change, it is known that it will evolve, but there are different views on which direction it will evolve. Companies are also investing in different technologies in line with their own strategies.”
They have to find other jobs, orient themselves to other fields.
“In terms of vehicles produced in Turkey, the locality rate is 75 percent, and even 80 percent for some vehicles. As a result of our research as TAYSAD; We know that if the supply industry does not keep up with the electrification process and does not transform, we know that this domesticity rate will fall to the level of 15, 20 percent”, Ercan said, “The automotive sector has been the export leader of this country for 16 years. This is a result we have achieved together as the automotive main industry and the supply industry. First; Taking a step back from here is bad for the country, and the latter is bad for the supply industry. In other words, with the electrification process, the products produced by some supply industry companies will no longer be used in vehicles. What does this mean? Those companies will close, those who work there will lose their jobs. Therefore, they have to find other jobs and turn to other fields. These are not easy things. As the Turkish automotive supply industry, we see that we are a little late in planning and taking action, and we are still in a skid period. As TAYSAD; We are organizing these organizations to change that.”
TAYSAD's event series will continue
Mentioning the events organized by TAYSAD, Ercan said, “The general managers and CEOs of the automotive main industry; We invite companies to share their strategies and trends in electrification. We ask them to share how they evaluate the situation globally and locally. Then we invite the managers of the R&D and engineering departments of the same main industry company. We try to talk about technology by bringing them together with engineering and R&D managers of TAYSAD members. We started this process with Ford Otosan, TOGG, and continued with Anadolu Isuzu, Mercedes Benz, Renault and Temsa. We will continue our series of events with the participation of both CEO speeches and R&D and engineering managers.”
Activity; Renault Group Local Purchasing Director Önder Plana said “Electrification; He continued with his speech titled “Axis Shift in the Automotive Industry and Expectations from the Supply Industry”. Karel Electronics Information and Communication Technologies Engineering Director Alper Sarıkan also touched upon the developments in this context under the title of “Increasing Share of Software in Electric Vehicles with Computer Vision under Power Control”. Abdullah Kızıl, FEV Turkey Electronic Drive & Power Electronics Department Manager, gave information about the changes in engine and powertrain technology trends in electric vehicles. After that, it was time for the question-answer session.
The fourth TAYSAD Electric Vehicles Day event is at TOSB
In addition, within the scope of “TAYSAD Electric Vehicles Day”, the participants had the opportunity to examine and test drive the electric vehicles and accents of Altınay Mobility, Renault, Temsa, Tragger Teknik Oto-Borusan Automotive BMW Authorized Dealer. The fourth of the “TAYSAD Electric Vehicles Day” event is planned to be held in TOSB (Automotive Supply Industry Specialized Organized Industrial Zone).