Bozankaya signs Antalya tram contract

low-floor tramsBozankaya and Antalya public transport company signed in June the contract for the delivery of 15 low-floor trams which will be manufactured at Ankara plant. All the new trams are expected to be delivered within 2 years from contract signing, with the first two vehicles expected to be delivered within 14 months.

The new bi-directional trams will be 32-metre-long with a total capacity of 300 passengers.

In December 2019, Bozankaya was selected as the preferred bidder for the delivery of low-floor trams to Antalya with an offer of TRY 210 million (EUR 27.33 million). The tender was estimated at TRY 225 million (EUR 29.28 million).

The tender includes the provisioning of maintenance services for a period of 3 years and the supply of special equipment, spare parts as well as the training of the personnel,

The new trams will be 100% low-floor vehicles with 2,65m wide and 32-25m long. The fleet to be delivered comprises vehicles with 5 modules with 3 bogies.

Bozankaya’s Ankara facility has been expanded with a new 100,000m2 production centre in the Sincan 1st Organized Industrial Zone on the outskirts of Turkey capital. EUR 50 million was invested to develop the plant for the production of trams and metro trainsets as well as electric commercial vehicles such as the trambus and e-bus. The Turkish manufacturer has completed three development phases increasing the number of production lines from two to eleven and it has constructed the biggest railway vehicle paint shop. The company will continue to invest for Ankara plant development to improve its production process by implementing new technology.

Company’s in- house research activities lead to the production of the first 100% low-floor tram in Turkey, which was delivered to Kayseri. Bozankaya has currently 1,000 employees, including nearly 100 R&D engineers in its R&D Center.

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