Ford Otosan is a Turkish automotive production company, which is a joint venture between Ford Motor Company and Koç Holding. It started production in 1965. Currently Ford and Koç each hold a 41% share in the venture.
The first Ford cars to be assembled in Turkey was the British Ford Consul model series, followed later on by the West German Ford Taunus 17M Turnier (station wagon) model series.
The plant was substantially expanded in 2000 for the Ford Transit Connect, and the V184 Ford Transit, and from 2013 onward will become the sole European plant for all Transit production following the closure of Ford's Transit plant in Southampton, England.
- 1928 – Vehbi Koç assigned as Ankara Ford dealer
- 1959 – Otosan founded as Ford assembler in Turkey
- 1966 – Anadol automobile production started
- 1967 – Production of Transit minibus launched
- 1975 – Transit van and pick-up added to range
- 1977 – License agreement with Ford signed
- 1981 – Anadol automobile production ceased
- 1982 – İnönü plant launched truck and engines
- 1983 – Ford assumes 11% ownership in Otosan
- 1985 – Ford Taunus production launched
- 1987 – Ford increases ownership to 30%
- 1994 – Ford Escort production launched
- 1997 – Ford assumes 41% equity in "Ford Otosan"
- 2001 – Kocaeli plant launched with Transit production
- 2002 – Transit Connect production launched
- 2003 – New heavy truck (Ford Cargo) introduced in September
- 2004 – Transit export launch (March)
- 2006 – New Transit 34X launch (April)
- 2012 – Tourneo Custom launch (July)
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Coordinates: 40°43′24″N 29°51′11″E / 40.72333°N 29.85306°E