Serdar GÖRGÜÇ, “In 2020, We Recorded 2.9 Billion TL in Revenues and 20% Growth with Exports of US$307 Million.”

Defence Turkey talks to Serdar GÖRGÜÇ, Otokar General Manager, about the current footprint of the company in the Turkish Defense Industry, current technology, manufacturing capabilities and facilities and Otokar’s international presence and market position in the field of military vehicles/land systems, in addition to other products.

Date: Issue 108 - July 2021

Defence Turkey: As Turkey’s first private Defense Industry company and the leading tactical wheeled vehicle manufacturer of the Turkish Defense Industry, Otokar celebrates its 58th anniversary in 2021. Can we start our interview with your comments on Otokar’s current footprint in the Turkish Defense Industry today?

Serdar GÖRGÜÇ: Through our 58-year history, we brought to life numerous successful projects with our responsibility to our users and our country. Otokar is Turkey's pioneer and most experienced land systems manufacturer. Our combat proven know-how in land systems and related R&D, engineering, and testing capabilities as well as our wide product range puts us at the forefront of the global defense industry. Otokar is continuously expanding its user portfolio and serving a wider range of users across the world every year, due to its well appreciated user-oriented approach. Otokar is a preferred vendor to both NATO and the United Nations. Currently, around 33,000 Otokar military vehicles are actively used by armed forced and security forces in more than 35 countries, including Turkey. We are really proud of the point Otokar has reached.