|Headquarters||Akçalar, Bursa, Turkey, |
|?nan K?raç (Chairman)|
Muzaffer Arpac?o?lu (Deputy General Manager of Business Affairs)
Okan Ba? (CEO)
|Products||Automobiles, commercial vehicles, Electric bus|
|Revenue||$480 Million USD (2013)|
Number of employees
Karsan (Turkish: Karsan Otomotiv Sanayii ve Ticaret A.?. English: Karsan Automotive Industry and Trade Joint-Stock Company)is a Turkish commercial vehicles manufacturer, based in Akçalar, Nilüfer, Bursa Province. "Karsan" is an acronym for "Karoseri Sanayii" (English: Carrosserie/Bodyworks Industry)
Karsan was founded in 1966 in Bursa, Turkey, to produce light commercial vehicles. Koç Group assumed management control of the company between 1979-1998. Later on K?raça Group took over the company in 1998 by acquiring the majority of the shares under the leadership of ?nan K?raç.
Karsan, owned by 100% Turkish capital, produces and sells Peugeot light commercial vehicles under a licensing agreement with the French manufacturer, as well as the Fiat Ducato and its rebadged version the Peugeot Boxer. In addition to these, Karsan produces and sells special vehicles such as ambulances, taxis, patrol vehicles and 4x4s.
At the end of 2010, the J9 Premier minibus was replaced with the Karsan J10, available in three body versions- with 14, 17 or 20 seats, and powered by a Euro 4 common rail 2,3 liter diesel engine of Iveco origin. At the end of 2013, the J10 minibus has been replaced by the Karsan Jest.