TÜVASAŞ

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Türkiye Vagon Sanayi Anonim Şirketi
Type Public
Industry Railcar manufacturing
Founded October 25, 1951 (1951-10-25) (as Vagon Tamir Atölyesi)
Headquarters Adapazarı, Turkey
Area served Turkey
Key people İbrahim Ertiryaki (Chairman)
Employees 1,142 (2010)
Website www.tuvasas.com.tr

Türkiye Vagon Sanayi Anonim Şirketi, more commonly known as TÜVASAŞ, is a railcar manufacturer based in Adapazarı. TÜVASAŞ is responsible for the construction, refurbishment and repair of railcars for the Turkish State Railways, and is a 100% shareholding of the Turkish State Railways,[1] reporting directly to the Turkish Ministry of Transport.

TÜVASAŞ was founded in 1951 as Vagon Tamir Atölyesi in order to repair existing railcars of TCDD's fleet.[2] Today, TÜVASAŞ has become the largest railcar manufacturer in the Middle East. They are headquartered in their Adapazarı Plant in Mithatpaşa, a neighborhood of Adapazarı. The TVS2000 railcars were built by TÜVASAŞ and are their flagship railcar product.

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  1. ^ Türkiye Vagon Sanayii Anonim Şirketi - Tüvasaş Hakkımızda (in Turkish), TÜVASAŞ, www.tuvasas.com.tr, 2010, retrieved 2012-12-06 
  2. ^ History of TUVASAS (in Turkish), TÜVASAŞ, www.tuvasas.com.tr, 2010, retrieved 2012-12-06 

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