Renault Trucks concludes truck-production agreement with Turkish company Karsan

In July, Volvo Group subsidiary Renault Trucks concluded a cooperation agreement with the Turkish independent auto manufacturer Karsan concerning production of trucks for the growing markets in Turkey and neighboring countries. Karsan will produce the trucks on behalf of Renault Trucks at Karsan’s plant in Bursa, Turkey, as of 2009. The models to be produced by Karsan will be Renault Premium Route, Renault Premium Lander and Renault Kerax. The vehicles will be distributed via Renault Trucks’ dealer network in Turkey and neighboring countries. Karsan’s plant will have the capacity to produce approximately 5,000 vehicles annually. Karsan has 817 employees and manufactured a total of 12,500 vehicles in 2006. In 2006, the Turkish market for vehicles with a weight exceeding six tons amounted to more than 40,000 units.  
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