Tamer Unlu, the CEO of Temsa Global--one of Turkey's leading automotive companies, said that the company exported 70 buses to the United States a year ago.
"We have received an order to send 70 new buses to the United States," Unlu told reporters.
Unlu said Temsa was exporting to 46 countries right now, and France was their main export market. "3,500 Temsa buses are travelling on French highways," he said.
The CEO enumerated Italy, Germany, Benelux countries and Britain as the other export markets of the company.
Unlu forecast a boom in the bus market in 2012, and said sales in 2012 would be over those in 2008.
Temsa Global manufactures and exports its products in the coach and midi-coach segments. At the same time, the company represents Mitsubishi and Komatsu as their distributor in Turkey. Temsa Global first started its production activities in 1987 in the southern province of Adana and launched its own Temsa brand in 2001.
In 2008, the firm expanded its production capabilities by adding the Egypt and Adapazari production sites to manufacture coaches, midi-coaches and light trucks. The total yearly production capacity of Temsa's Adana and Egypt plants are 4,000 vehicles, namely 1,500 coaches and 2,500 midi-coaches. The yearly production capacity of the Adapazari plant is 7,500 light trucks.
Temsa's Adana facilities, established on a land of 555,000 m2 produces the intercity coaches Diamond, Safari and Safir, as well as the Powerbus, Metropol and Prestij midi-coaches, the vehicles defined as small coaches, and the 12-m Temsa Avenue which has been developed particularly for urban public transportation.