Bozankaya Receives “2015 European Company of the Year” Award
Bozankaya is recognized as ”2015 European Company of the Year” by one of the world's largest consulting groups, Frost & Sullivan. Frost & Sullivan presents this award annually to international companies demonstrating excellence in terms of growth strategy, implementation and innovative solutions. This year, Bozankaya was chosen for addressing unmet needs in public transportation sector.
Aytunc Gunay, General Manager, received the award on behalf of Bozankaya at the ceremony in London. He stated, “We at Bozankaya are working to develop and manufacture the most innovative vehicles in the public transportation field. We have produced the first domestic tram-bus in Turkey. Our first 100% low-floor tram project is ready and vehicles will operate in Kayseri, Turkey. We have become one of the leading manufacturers of electric busses in Turkey. The future of the automotive industry is tied to electric engines. Not only local administrations but also international platforms have shown great interest to our vehicles. We are proud to receive attention and awards, based on our investments and hard work.”
Municipalities and local administrations worldwide are currently focusing on alternative vehicle solutions to maintain an optimal public transportation system, reduce congestion and effectively utilize investments. In this scenario, Bozankaya’s product line offers a variety of options for an ideal solution. Following extensive R&D activities, Bozankaya’s Turkish engineering team developed a 100% low-floor Tram and Tram-bus in 2014. Manufacturing of the two directional, 100% low floor Tram has commenced. The 35m vehicle, consisting of five modules with double-sided entry with begin delivery in 2016. The Tram solves Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality’s transportation issues in accordance with international standard. The city of Malatya has successfully taken ten 25 meter, double articulated Tram-busses into service.
In addition, Bozankaya introduced a 100% battery electric bus, Sileo. Powered by Bozankaya BC&C’s SCL battery system with 200kWh capacity, the eBus has a range of 300km.
Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Krishna Achuth observed, "Bozankaya develops its strategies in line with the developing needs of transport operators by making significant investments in R&D and manufacturing, following feasibility studies.” “With integration centers in six locations in Turkey and Germany, Bozankaya can develop and produce individual modules at low costs, and in an ideal time," said Achuth.
Ultimately, Bozankaya is able to present the best options in terms of both initial investments and operational costs for public transportation. It has also been expanding in many markets including Europe, Iran and the UAE.