The umbrella organization of the Turkish automotive supply industry, Association of Automobile Supply Manufacturers (TAYSAD), organized the first in the series of “Electric Vehicle Day” events. In the event organized with the intense participation of TAYSAD members; Along with the electrification process in the automotive industry, the risks and opportunities in the supply industry, which are of crucial importance in this process, were discussed. Evaluating the event, TAYSAD President Albert Saydam said they had led their work with the slogan “Smart, environmental and sustainable solutions” and said: “We put technological transformation in the sector at the center of all. our work, and we’re not just saying that, but also allowing our members to touch and examine these new technologies. Thus, we want all of our members to internalize the electrification process.
In his opening speech, TAYSAD’s vice-chairman of the board, Berke Ercan, said: “If the supply industry does not act on electrification and autonomy, there is a risk that the rate of domestic parts, which is currently in the range of 70-80%, in vehicles produced by car manufacturers in Turkey, may decrease to 20%. This is a very serious problem, “he said. Yalçın Arsan, founding partner of Arsan Danışmanlık, said:” Now this process is a permanent global transformation. As the supply industry; We we have time to anticipate this change and implement it correctly, as long as we take this change into account, ”he said.
Turkey’s pioneer in the field of production and export, making a great contribution to the automotive industry, and the sole representative of the Turkish automotive supply industry with nearly 480 members, the Manufacturers Association of Motor Vehicle Supplies (TAYSAD) is organizing the “Electric Vehicle Day” event to see developments in the electrification process around the world. scrutinized. Many TAYSAD members attended the event. In the organization where experts in their fields participated as speakers; The reflections of the electrification process of the automotive industry around the world on the supply industry, the risks and opportunities created by this situation were discussed. Making statements about the event, TAYSAD President Albert Saydam said they are leading their work with the slogan “Smart, environmental and sustainable solutions” and said: “We are placing technological transformation in the sector. central to all of our work, and we not only say it, but also allow our members to touch and examine these new technologies. Thus, we want all of our members to internalize the electrification process. “
“There are both opportunities and great risks”
TAYSAD’s Vice Chairman of the Board, Berke Ercan, who delivered the opening speech for the event, said: “We could see that the electrification process was coming towards us like a tsunami wave, but it was not possible to predict how fast it was coming from a distance. We now see that electrification will enter the market faster than expected. Explaining that many countries have taken important decisions on this issue, and in this context, the issue of not producing internal combustion engine vehicles is frequently on the agenda, Ercan said: “At this point, we are talking about 2030 years. It is therefore a very near future. Autonomy comes next. In light of these developments, there are opportunities and risks that await us as the Turkish automotive industry. If the supply industry does not act on electrification and range, there is a risk that the ratio of household parts, which is around 70-80%, in vehicles produced by automakers in Turkey, decreases to 20%. This is a very serious problem for both the supply industry and the main automotive industry. Because it is very difficult to think of a main industry that does not have a supply industry next to it. That is why TAYSAD and the Automobile Industry Association (OSD) cooperate closely.
“The automotive ecosystem needs to be restructured”
Yalçın Arsan, the founding partner of Arsan Danışmanlık, also made important statements about the development of the electrification process in the world and the effects of this situation on the supply industry. Arsan said: “The electrification process covers a wider area than we thought. This issue is a global dynamic that is not limited to the automobile. Maybe we have been discussing this issue for 10 years, but this process, which has a history of almost 100 years, is in fact an ongoing transformation. The entire automotive ecosystem must be restructured to produce, distribute, sell and serve electric vehicles. Factories are under review, places where R&D budgets are spent are changing. As the priorities change, we see brands and companies in our industry developing different perspectives in this area. We will see that countries and brands that understand and prepare well for the content of this great transformation will differentiate themselves from their competitors in the near future. “
Reduced battery costs!
Referring to the price of batteries, which is the most important element of the cost of electric vehicles, Arsan said: hourly, the cost gap between electric cars and vehicles with internal combustion engines will be completely closed, it that is, it assumes that production costs will be equalized. Speaking of odd dollars from 2017 to 800, that figure is $ 140 today. Therefore, this problem is evolving very quickly and has become the measure that mainstream car manufacturers should follow closely. “Once this threshold is crossed, the return to electric cars will accelerate dramatically.
“The investments you make today will save you money tomorrow”
Ford Otosan Deputy Managing Director Murat Senir spoke about the evolution of electric vehicles around the world. Murat Senir said: “Currently, the electric vehicle component suppliers that dominate the market are those who started their investments 5 or 6 years ago with the motto ‘Fossil fuels are running out, let’s change our production target’ . It’s really about seeing opportunities and starting transformation with an entrepreneurial mindset. Maybe the vendors I mentioned made some serious investments for transformation yesterday and waited a long time for those investments to return, but today they are using it to their advantage. OEMs need this technology, this ability and this skill. As a result, you might think today that you are losing some of your equity by investing in a future with serious uncertainties, but tomorrow you will definitely win. It is no longer a vision, it has come true. We must continue to create value, develop our ecosystem and increase our place in the world. “
“We are working with Ford Otosan and Anadolu Isuzu on electric vehicles”
Making statements to TAYSAD members, TAYSAD Vice President Berke Ercan said: “As TAYSAD, we have embarked on a different model of behavior regarding electric vehicles. We work with Ford Otosan and Anadolu Isuzu. We have prepared an electric vehicle survey which is open to participation by our members. We have received the work of our members who have studies on this subject, and we have spoken to them. 42 of our members are back. Right now, we are working with Ford Otosan on what can be located in electric vehicle components and subparts, and what can be produced by our members. This is the first time that TAYSAD has carried out such a study. Of course, we will participate in these studies to a certain extent. Ford Otosan is already continuing to work with suppliers and we are involved in supporting this process. We are conducting a similar study with Anadolu Isuzu. All of our members can participate in these activities, ”he said.
The participants in the event; MG had the opportunity to examine and test the electric vehicles brought in by Suzuki, Altınay, Ford Otosan, Anadolu Isuzu and Tragger. In addition, TAYSAD members Altınay, CDMMobil, Sertplas and Alkor also participated in the exhibition space with the parts they produced for electric vehicles.