is one of the largest commercial vehicle manufacturers in Turkey
It was formed in 1964 by Ergün Özakat
in partnership with the British Motor Corporation
(also known as BMC
) in İzmir
In 1989 the company was fully acquired by the Cukurova Holding
Partnership with British Motor Corporation
British Motor Corporation Austin
vehicles were manufactured at BMC (Turkey) under licence during its early years. 1966 was the first year BMC started adding truck
, light truck, tractor and engine production in its product line.
In later years BMC evolved and developed other models with partnerships with other firms, and the successors of the British Motor Corporation (which became British Leyland
First, the Leyland 30
was released into the market as the first full-size van.
In 1983, under a partnership with Volvo Trucks
, BMC produced Yavuz
series trucks, then Fatih
trucks in cooperation with Cummins diesel engines
In 1989 the company was fully acquired by the Çukurova Group of Turkey. From that moment on, BMC started to produce its own indigenous product line which is independent from the other major manufacturers.
In 1996 BMC started the production of the Profesyonel
series, which are produced in Turkey and (since 2004) under licence in Iran
BMC also produces buses
as part of the Belde
series (since 1993) and Probus
Since 2000, BMC exports trucks and buses to numerous countries around the world. When exports to the United......