Day 1: 12 October 2015Day 2: 13 October 2015
 Chairman: Prof. Dr Ercan Tezer 
9.00 – 9.30


9.30 – 9.45

Opening of 4th CVT

International and emerging market and trends

Host of the session:


  • Which trends will shape Turkish commercial vehicle industry?
  • Turkey and Europe: will Turkish CV industry keep up the pace?
  • Or lack behind Europe by 2 years?
  • Which markets will develop and offer interesting business opportunities?

Discussion: Will Turkey be able to strengthen its position as hub for commercial vehicles, bus and trailers?

9.45 – 10.15
A Turkish - German automotive project for the African market

An example of business – and product development

  • The first overview of the market; exhibition in Nigeria
  • Understanding the dynamics of the African transportation market
  • Market research – hands on – and product compatibility
  • Creating the same awaresness within the company
  • Business and product development hand in hand
  • Creating the prototype with alternative local component(s)
  • Rolling out the trailer in IAA, Hannover

Birand HattatogluBirand Hattatoglu
Sales Manager
Krone Trailer International Ltd.

10.15 – 10.45
Future trends in truck engineering and the role of Mercedes-Benz Türk A.S.
  • Introduction of Daimler Trucks
  • Strategic pillars of Daimler Trucks with focus on technology trends
  • Role and responsibilities of Mercedes-Benz Türk in the global R&D network of Daimler Trucks

Mustafa Üstertuna Dr Rupert Niethammer

Mustafa Üstertuna, Senior Manager, Mercedes-Benz Türk A.S.
Dr Rupert Niethammer, Head of Vehicle System Development Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Türk A.S.

10.45 – 11.15
The Turkish truck industry in the context of the global truck sector – challenges and opportunities

Roman MathyssekRoman Mathyssek
Vice President
Strategy Engineers GmbH & Co. KG

11.15 – 11.45
Networking Break
Host of the tea and coffee breaks
11.45 – 12.15

Discussion Round with the above

Technological challenges and developments

  • How will requirements for truck engine and transmission develop?
  • Challenges of integration of Euro VI in Turkey
  • Sensors and electronics as major factors for the Turkish Industry?

Discussion: Which technologies will determine the development of the Turkish industry over the next 5 years?

12.15 – 12.45
Sensing Solutions for the After Treatment Market
  • Exhaust Gas Temperature Probes: Rated for High Temperature and Vibration
  • Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve Sensor: High temperature robustness solution with measurement through non-ferromagnetic walls
  • Fluid Level Sensor
  • Urea Quality Sensors: Critical for Emissions Reduction: Robust solution to quality monitoring of DEF in aerated DEF tanks

Ersin YücecanErsin Yücecan
Managing Director
TE Connectivity

12.45 – 2.00
Lunch Break
2.00 – 2.30
Ford Trucks-Transition from Local to Global
  • Company Overview
  • Turkish Heavy Truck Industry
  • Ford Trucks Global Transition Strategy

Emrah DumanEmrah Duman
Director – International Markets
Ford Otomotiv Sanayii A.S.

2.30 – 3.00
Failures on Active Safety Parts and Roadworthiness of Commercial Vehicles
  • Introduction of Periodical Technical Inspection system of TUVTURK in Turkey
  • Roadworthiness of the commercial vehicles
  • Effects of safety parts’ defects on Road Safety

Aykut ÖzgülsünAykut Özgülsün

3.00 – 3.30
Engine and aftertreatment solutions for future commercial vehicles
  • Alternative fuels
  • Reduction of the number of cylinders
  • Fuel economy benefits with waste heat recovery
  • Aftertreatment solutions

Dr Taner GöçmezDr Taner Göçmez
FEV Turkey

3.30 – 4.00

Discussion Round with the above

4.00 – 4.30
Networking Break
Host of the tea and coffee breaks
4.30 – 5.00
Active Safety Systems
  • Legal requirements for HCV Driver Assistance Systems in the EU and Turkey
  • Active Safety Systems for Bus & Trucks
  • Safety Benefits
  • Outlook

Argun AytunaArgun Aytuna
Managing Director
Knorr-Bremse Turkey

5.00 – 5.30
Technological challenges and developments
  • Future communication development requirements
  • System integration for antenna technologies; change of interface
  • Robust Satellite receiving systems for navigation

Michael MärteMichael Märte
Antennentechnik ABB Bad Blankenburg GmbH


End of Day 1, Start of the evening event

 Chairman: Prof. Dr Ercan Tezer 
8.30 – 9.00

Morning Reception

Trailer industry – a pillar of Turkish commercial vehicle industry?

  • Which are the trends in modularization and customizing?
  • To what extend will electronic data advances influence trailer engineering?
  • Production plant managing in Turkey and globally

Discussion: Is Turkish infrastructure suitable for growth of the trailer industry?

9.00 – 9.30
Turkish Trailer Industry Development and Treder
    • Domestic market
    • Exports
    • Players
    • Vision
kaanKaan Saltık,
President of the Board of TREDER
9.30 – 10.00
Trailer Excellence, Transport Intelligence
      • Development of transport volume in Europe
      • Future requirement and challenges for transport solutions
      • Solutions provided by Schmitz Cargobull

Jens Zeller, General Manager Sales Central Europe, Schmitz CargoBull AG

10.00 – 10.30
Modes of Freight Transport in the year 2050, and Turkey
      • Availability of Energy Resources
      • Future Trailer Concepts
      • Position of Turkey, in the year 2050

Volkan AkıncıVolkan Akıncı
R&D Manager
Tırsan Treyler Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.

10.30 – 11.00

Discussion Round with the above

11.00 – 11.30
Networking Break
Host of the tea and coffee breaks

Relevance of bus industry in Turkey

  • Turkish bus market 2025: to which changes will Turkish industry have to adapt?
  • Development of Turkish infrastructure – needs and challenges
  • Technological advances and innovations

Discussion: Has bus industry in Turkey reached the zenith?

11.30 – 12.00
The Future Trends in Public Transportation

akguelBasri Akgül
Assistant General Manager – Sales & Marketing,
Otokar Otomotiv ve Savunma Sanayi A.Ş

12.00 – 12.30
Innovation in automotive industry and TEMSA Perspective
      • Innovation for Sustainability
      • TEMSA Product Development as a Business Model
      • Innovation Excellence
      • Open Innovation & Collaboration for Innovation

Mert ÖzkaynakMert Özkaynak
Product Manager Marketing and Business Development

12.30 – 1.30
Lunch Break
1.30 – 2.00
Turkish bus market 2025: Effects of Mega Trends on Turkish Bus Industry
      • Global Mega Trends
      • 2025 Roadmap of Turkey
      • Future Plans and Bus Industry

Tugrul ArıkanTugrul Arıkan
Managing Director
Anadolu ISUZU

2.00 – 2.30

Discussion Round with the above

2.30 – 3.00
Networking Break
Host of the tea and coffee breaks

R&D: industry meets academics

  • State of the art in R&D: where do we stand?
  • Who is in charge of investments in R&D – on behalf of theindustry, the government or the academic world?
  • Case studies for successful R&D projects
3.00 – 3.30
Vehicle Durability & Performance Testing for Automotive Industry
      • Hot Topics & Trends
      • Capabilities of OTAM Laboratories
      • Examples of R&D Projects Conducted in OTAM

Volkan BayraktarVolkan Bayraktar
General Manager

3.30 – 4.00
R&D and Vehicle Safety Test for Automotive Industry
      • Examples of R&D Projects Conducted in METU-BILTIR
      • Center for Automotive Industry
      • Capabilities of METU-BILTIR Center/Vehicle Safety Unit

Prof. Dr Mustafa Ilhan GöklerProf. Dr Mustafa Ilhan Gökler
Director of Center
Middle East Technical University BILTIR Center

4.00 – 4.30

Round tables
Round table discussion with the possibilities for all delegates to discuss amongst peers about several R&D-related topics and enable exchange between academics and industry.


End of 4th CVT