About Ford Otosan
Founded in 1959, Ford Otosan (Ford Otomotiv Sanayi A.*.) is a publicly traded company, where Ford Motor Company and Koç Holding hold equal shares. The company has been the second-largest industrial organization in the country, and has been the number-one exporter in the country for 7 years since 2011. Ford Otosan is the most valuable automotive company in Borsa İstanbul. Ford Otosan, operating in 4 main centers with its Gölcük and Yeniköy Plants in Kocaeli, Eskişehir Plant in Eskişehir, Sancaktepe R&D Center and Spare Parts Warehouse in İstanbul and Craiova Plant in Romania, employs almost 15,000 people.
It is the first company in the automobile sector to implement agile transformation that intends to increase the level of teamwork, results-focused work, analytical critical thinking, and decision-making among employees. A cultural transformation movement was initiated in 2017 with the participation of Ford Otosan employees and feedback from organizations within this scope. Dynamic Balance principles were set forth so that agile working and cultural principles were matched. In this way, 80% of office workers switched to agile work as of October 2022.
Ford Otosan is the largest commercial vehicle manufacturer of Ford Europe capable of designing, developing, and testing a complete vehicle, including its engine, from scratch to a finished product.