Automotive Aftermarket Products and Services Association (OSS) completed Turkey's first Aftermarket Summit with great success. At the summit, which was held with the intense interest and wide participation of all the stakeholders of the industry with approximately 500 participants, the reflections of the radical change in the automotive industry on the after-sales market and solutions to the problems and problems faced by the industry were discussed. At the AFM7 summit, which was held over 23 sessions, important names made detailed presentations on the future of the industry and how to adapt to the change in the automotive industry. It was emphasized that all the income obtained within the scope of AFM23 will be donated to the earthquake zone.
“We continue to stay positive on behalf of the sector”
Speaking at the opening of the summit, OSS Chairman of the Board Ziya Özalp said, “Our OSS Association was established in 1995 to contribute to the development and growth of the Automotive After Sales Sector in our country. As of today, we are entering our 28th year. We are also a member of FIGIEFA, which operates in this field in the international arena. With Turkey's first Aftermarket Summit, the first of which we have held as of today, we aim to discuss the sector's problems and new trends, and to improve the communication of every player in our sector with each other. The Aftermarket Summit, which we aim to make traditional, will be an important part of the work we do for the development of our industry. Only together can we increase the development in our industry, just as we do today. Our number of members has reached 250 today, on this path that we have progressed by adding polyphony to our inner voice.”
Ziya Özalp, who said that the sector has gone through a serious test in the global as well as the challenging country agenda, said, “After the pandemic that forced the sector, we were hurt a lot, just like the whole of Turkey, with the earthquakes on February 6th. We will continue to extend our hand to the region. We have to be hopeful and hope for the sector and the world. We, as aftermarket manufacturers and distributors, continue to stay positive for the sector.”
“It will open great areas to the business world over the age of 65”
One of the remarkable names of the summit, DEIK Board Member Steven Young made a detailed presentation on “What will change in the journey to 2050” and answered the questions of the sector representatives.
Emphasizing that 2050 main issues will come to the fore in the journey to 4, namely connectivity, second urbanization, demographic energy and climate, Steven Young said, “The number of smart devices will increase to 55 billion and this will increase rapidly. we come to 2050 zamMost of the world's population will now prefer to live in big cities, and this will be a big test in terms of infrastructure in cities. In addition, it is predicted that the 65-year-old and over group will grow 2 times more compared to other age groups. This will open up great new areas to the business world. Our traditional industries may find it difficult to attract new talent and young talent, and this may cause gaps in the coming years. However, it will also affect the cost balances. Therefore, as companies, we need to make ourselves an attractive employer that appeals to the Y generation. In this sense, gender equality between men and women, from the physical environment of the company, is very important. We need to pay attention to that,” he said.
Saying, “We need to focus on the future with the speed achieved in the past,” Steven Young, Member of the Board of Directors of DEIK, said:
“When we talk about the future, the terms and way of doing business used to be automotive technology in the automotive industry. But it isn't like that anymore. We're talking about smart mobility. In 2020, the internet of things sector has already created a 250 billion dollar sector and it is increasing rapidly. By 2030, 15 trillion dollars will be invested in this sector. The world's software center is shifting from Silicon Valley to India. muazzam There is an investment in India. Watch and follow india. It will grow very quickly.”
“The breaking point in hydrogen is 2030”
Stating that one of the main change trends in the mobility of the future will be hydrogen, Young said:
“Currently we are seeing it in heavy vehicles, it is being tested extensively. It gradually began to be commercialized. But our prediction is that 2030 will be a breaking point. Currently, there are still studies on unit costs and security. Hydrogen spreads to passenger and light commercial vehicles zamThe moment will go on fast. What's the advantage? You can take advantage of the existing infrastructure. You fill the tank in 3 minutes and you have a thousand kilometers range and zero emissions from end to end.”
Mobility ecosystem discussed
Among the speakers of the Aftermarket Summit organized by OSS Association, AYD Automotive Turkey Sales Manager Muhammed Ziya Ağbektaş, AYD Automotive Global Business Development Manager Domenico David Adamo, Dynamic Automotive Chairman Selami Tülümen, Esas Holding Corporate Communications Director Berrak Kutsoy, INTERCARS Commercial Director Tomasz Białach, Clearer Future Youth Platform Founder Serra Titiz, MAHLE Turkey General Manager Bora Gümüş, Mann+Hummel Turkey Automotive Aftermarket Director Cemal Çobanoğlu, Martaş Otomotiv Yedek Parça Tic. and San. A.Ş. Digital Transformation Director Serkan Kandemir, Messe Frankfurt Brand Manager Michael Johannes, NTT DATA Business Solutions Turkey Sales Director Emir Serpicioğlu, Dynamic Technologies Sales Manager Pınar Özer, Balancing Working Group Member at OSS İş and Beylem Leblebici Birsen, Member of the Board of KAGIDER, Balancing Working Group Member Erdem Çarıkcı and Üçel Rubber General Manager Mehmet Mutlu took part in OSS İş.
In the Future Mobility Session titled New Service World and Mobility Ecosystem, Bakırcı Group CEO Mehmet Karakoç, Turkey, Iran and Middle East Bosch Automotive Spare Parts Business Unit Services Channel Marketing Manager Cem Güven, Euromaster Operations Director Tegin Akyürek and Stellantis Parts and Service General Manager Mehmet Akın made evaluations. After the "Social Success Story" special presentation by TAV Airports Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and TAV Construction Chairman of the Board M. Sani Şener, the summit was closed with the address of OSS Secretary General Ali Özçete.