TEMSA

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TEMSA Global A.Ş.
Industry Automotive
Founded 1968
Headquarters Adana, Turkey
Number of locations Adana (Turkey)
Istanbul (Turkey)
Mechelen (Belgium)
Cairo (Egypt)
and 46 countries worldwide
Products Buses and Coaches
Employees +2500
Parent Sabancı Group
Website temsa.com

TEMSA Global is a coach, bus and light truck manufacturer located in Adana, Turkey. The company is part of the Sabancı Group, a large Turkish industrial and commercial conglomerate. TEMSA is a member of the Turkish Automotive Manufacturers Association.

The TEMSA logo was redesigned in October 2009 and presented officially to the media and customers at the fair Busworld Europe in Kortrijk, Belgium.

History[edit]

TEMSA (Termomekanik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.) Global was founded in 1968 by Sabancı Holding to supply steel to the construction industry. Manufacture of coaches began in 1984 with licensing and distribution agreements from Mitsubishi Motors. Service bus products were introduced in 1987.

The products have their own bodywork and include Mitsubishi Fuso, MAN, DAF, Cummins and Caterpillar engines and parts that meet the European emission standards (Euro4, Euro5).

Since 2000, a full range of coaches has been developed for Western European markets, utilizing MAN engines and axles and ZF transmissions. TEMSA became independent and flexible in using different engines with its own developments and started carrying out tailor-made production. A subsidiary, TEMSA Europe, has been established in Belgium and several rep offices have been established in 46 different countries of the world (Germany, France, Italy, Spain,...), under the management of Temsa Europe. Temsa has obtained over 7% of market share in its segment in Europe. Of the 1000 buses produced every year, 75% are exported.

TEMSA AR-GE ve Teknoloji Merkezi (Temsa Research & Development Center) is a branch of TEMSA Global that is responsible of new vehicle production and technology development.

Products[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Diamond (2003 -): top-of-the-line luxury coach in 13m and 14m lengths
  • Safari (2001 -):
    • Safari HD - 12m, 12.2m and 13m coach
    • Safari RD - 12.2m and 13m coach
    • TS35 - 10.66 coach for the United States market
    • Safari STD - 10.66m, 12m and 12.8m coach
    • Safari IC - 12m and 12.8m coach for inter-city operation
    • Safari SD - 12.2m and 13m coach for the Egypt, Middle-East and Africa markets
  • Safir (1999 -): 12m coach
  • Opalin (2003 -): 8m and 9m midicoach
  • Tourmalin (2006 -): 12m and 12.8m intercity, school and service bus
  • Metropol (2006 -): 9,62m city bus
  • Avenue (2008 -): 12m city bus low floor and low entry
  • New Safir (2009 -) 12m intercity bus, best seller in its segment designed by inhouse designer Ali Zengin
  • Aventurin / MD9 (2010 -) 9,5m intercity midi bus, it is also designed by inhouse designer Ali Zengin
  • Prestij (1992 -) Mitsubishi Fuso powered midsize shuttle redesigned by inhouse designer Ali Zengin
  • Mitsubishi Fuso Canter (1988 -)

Past[edit]

  • Maraton (1984 - 1999)
  • Prenses (1992 - 1999)

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