A new move came from Eskişehir Railway Factories, which is the Turkish Rail System Vehicles Industry Joint Stock Company (TÜRASAŞ). The first domestic automobile in Turkey was produced in this factory in 1961 with the name “Devrim”. Welding engineer Halil Kaya Gedik, who was part of the team that acted on the instructions of the returning President Cemal Gürsel, established the Gedik Welding Factory in 1963 as a manufacturer of consumables.
Ready to Produce TOGG Parts
Halil Kaya Gedik, who managed this company for 44 years and passed away in 2012, transferred the company to his daughter Hülya Gedik in 2007. Today, this welding factory produces welding and cutting machines, welding electrodes, wires and powders, welding equipment. Gedik Holding plans to transfer its casting and welding experiences to TOGG in order to contribute to Turkey’s domestic automobile adventure, in which its founder Halil Kaya Gedik plays an active role.
Making a statement on the subject, Hülya Gedik said, “My team and I are striving hard every day to raise this flag higher by increasing and expanding what my father handed over, and by producing products with high added value.” used the phrases. Hülya Gedik, who said that the story of the domestic automobile that started in her father’s “Devrim” cars was left unfinished, said that they were ready for this task for TOGG.
TOGG on Production Line in 2022
The excited wait continues for TOGG, whose factory is under construction in Bursa. A new offer came from Gedik Holding, which always produces casting parts for the defense industry and other automobile manufacturers. Hülya Gedik said, “Our foundry is suitable for producing TOGG parts, because we have a very flexible production method with both the size and the boutique production of the incoming part. We are always open to requests for TOGG parts for this or parts from any automotive sector.” used the phrases.
After the domestic car TOGG enters the production line in 2022, it is planned to be on the roads in the first months of 2023. Cost planning is being done to ensure that the TOGG price is at a level that can compete with its competitors when it is released.