There are important developments regarding the production of domestic automobile TOGG. A battery facility will be established next to the TOGG factory established in the Gemlik district of Bursa. In this facility, battery cells with a capacity of 15 gigawatt-hours will be produced…
Turkey’s Automobile Initiative Group (TOGG) arouses curiosity in the sector as Europe’s born electric SUV model. A first in Turkey will take place with Siro company, which was established in partnership with TOGG and Chinese energy giant Farasis. A battery cell and module production facility will be established in the Gemlik district by taking advantage of project-based government support. In this way, making a great contribution to the employment of the region came to the fore.
In the facility to be built on 600 decares of land in Gemlik district, a battery cell with a capacity of 15 gigawatt hours and a battery module with a capacity of 19.8 gigawatt hours will be produced. The state-sponsored investment is planned to make a major contribution to Turkey’s electric vehicles and mobility ecosystem. The battery modules and packages of the domestic automobile TOGG will also be produced with the support of Siro company.
“External Dependence on Energy Will Decrease”
Gemlik Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Paşa Ağdemir also drew attention to the fact that Siro company will increase employment in the region. Thanks to battery production, Siro will reduce foreign dependency on energy and accelerate the development of a clean energy system. Making statements on the subject, Ağdemir stated that they started working after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that the TOGG factory will be built in Gemlik.
Expressing that he is pleased that the Gemlik district has been chosen for the factory, Ağdemir said: “We prepared and presented all the reports to the authorities that the fact that the battery factory is next to the automobile factory will be important both in terms of supporting our domestic automobile project and exporting abroad to Asian and eastern bloc countries. Our elders also saw this region as suitable for investment. We thank them.”
“Population will increase by 60 thousand with employment”
It was stated that together with Bursa, which constitutes 60 percent of the Turkish automobile industry, the battery factory will directly employ approximately 2 thousand people. Stating that 10 thousand people will indirectly benefit from the factory, Ağdemir said, “We think that our population will increase by 50-60 thousand together with employment. I think we will overcome these. Gemlik hosts many big companies. These projects excite us all.” used the phrases.