GÖRGÜÇ: “Our Exports Accounted for 64% of our Turnover in 2020 Q1 Reaching US$ 48 Million”

We present our readers with an interview we held with Serdar GÖRGÜÇ, Otokar General Manager, on the company’s 2020 Q1 performance. The company is also celebrating its 57th anniversary of establishment this year, during a period overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss the company’s target markets for the Commercial Vehicles segment and the Defense Industry and its ongoing export activities.

Date: Issue 99 - June 2020

Defence Turkey: Otokar is Turkey’s first private Defense Industry company and the leading tactical wheeled vehicle manufacturer of the Turkish Defense Industry and celebrates its 57th anniversary of establishment this year. Could you please evaluate Otokar’s 57th anniversary with figures? Can you share some details about Otokar’s significance in Turkey and in the area of commercial and military vehicles? 

Serdar GÖRGÜÇ: Since Otokar’s establishment in 1963, in an era where Turkey’s industrialization and modernization efforts started, the company has been offering tailored solutions to its customers with its own technology, design and applications.