Otosan EV (IFC-46561)

  • Turkiye
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Specific Location
Kocaeli, Turkey
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Voting Date
Dec 9, 2022
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  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 250.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 1,054.68 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 1000
Converted using 2022-12-09 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Mar 2, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Feb 20, 2023

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Project Description
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Ford Otomotiv Sanayi A.S. is a leading automotive manufacturer and is an existing IFC client. The IFC investment is of to USD 250 million to partially fund Otosan’s multi-year, €1.0 billion investment program to expand the production of its new Ford Transit Custom commercial vehicle, a one-ton, medium-sized electric vehicle manufactured at the Yeniköy plant in Türkiye

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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According to the IFC, currently, 18% of the Company's shares are publicly listed in Borsa Istanbul, while the remaining 82% is owned jointly by Koc Holding A.S. and Ford Motor Company.
Koc Holding is majority owned by the Koc family of Turkey and the remaining shares (c. 26%) of Koc Holding are publicly listed. Koc Holding is the leading industrial conglomerate of Turkey, mainly engaged in five sectors namely, energy, automotive, consumer durables, and finance.

Ford Otomotiv Sanayi A.S. (Otosan or the Company - https://www.fordotosan.com.tr/en) is a leading automotive manufacturer. The Company is a JV between Koç Holding A.S. and Ford Motor Company and is also publicly listed at Borsa Istanbul (Istanbul Stock Exchange). The Company is headquartered in Istanbul and has research and development, production, and distribution facilities in Turkiye and Romania. 

The Company, in its four plants, produces passenger vehicles, medium and light commercial vehicles as well as trucks. The production complex in Kocaeli is the largest commercial vehicle production base of Ford in Europe, consisting of Golcuk and Yenikoy plants located next to each other, launched in 2001 and 2014 respectively.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Ford Motor Company Investor Industry and Trade
- - - - FORD OTOMOTIV SANAYI A.S. (Ford Otosan) Client Industry and Trade
- - - - Koc Holding AS Investor Finance

Contact Information
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General IFC Inquiries - IFC Communications:

Address: 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20433
Telephone: 202-473-3800
Fax: 202-974-4384

Client - Ford Otomotiv Sanayi A.S.:

Cemal Cenk Tarhan - Treasury Manager
Phone: +90 262 315 5000
Email: ctarhan@ford.com.tr
Address: Akpinar Mah. Hasan Basri Cad. No: 2, Sancaktepe, 34885, Istanbul, Turkey
Website. www.fordotosan.com.tr 


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