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Webinar 26.10.2022

Smart manufacturing opportunities in the automotive industry in Turkiye

26.10.2022 at 9:30-11:00 (EEST)



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Pelin Gokcek, Senior Advisor, Region Europe Central
pelin.gokcek (at)

Anna Nikkilä, Program Coordinator
anna.nikkila (at)

Business Finland, in cooperation with the Istanbul-based research and consultancy company BKP Research & Consulting, is organizing a webinar targeting opportunities for Finnish companies in the Turkish automotive industry.

The webinar will be followed by approximately five B2B meetings with Turkish end clients for each interested Finnish company in the last two months of 2022.


09:30 Welcome and introduction – Pelin Gokcek Adiyaman, Senior Advisor, Business Finland
09:40 Smart manufacturing business opportunities in automotive industry in Turkiye – Deniz Kabaagac, Managing Partner, BKP Research & Consulting
10:40 Q&A
10:50 Wrap up and next steps – Pelin Gokcek Adiyaman, Senior Advisor, Business Finland
11:00 End of the webinar

The webinar will be held in English.


The automotive industry is one of the leading industrial sectors in Turkiye based on investment, production, employment, export, and value-added. Turkiye is the world's 14th and Europe's 4th biggest motor vehicle producer with 3.194 1st and 2nd tier companies, 1.2 million employees, including sales and distribution, and automotive is Turkiye's leading export industry. The Turkish automotive industry has been maintaining its rapid growth and development momentum and the readiness of the industry to implement smart manufacturing is very high.

Main drivers for utilizing smart manufacturing applications in the Turkish automotive industry are the need to compete in foreign and domestic markets, requests from customers as well as a focus on the environment as an emerging factor.

During the webinar, BKP Research & Consulting will present the opportunities in Turkish market and will be followed-up by a short survey of the participating companies. Based on the results of the survey a series of virtual B2B meetings will be co-organized by Business Finland and BKP Research & Consulting for the interested Finnish companies. These will give Finnish providers the opportunity to speak in depth to the potential clients and stakeholders.

Why participate in this event?

  • Turkish automotive industry has been maintaining its rapid growth and development momentum and the industry is fully integrated with the global value chain.
  • There is a high knowledge of smart manufacturing solutions in the industry but there is also a large room for new solutions.
  • As a result of a survey made with 108 automotive industry companies which are listed in the Top 1000 industrial companies of Turkiye, 74% of the interviewed companies are considering making investments in smart manufacturing.
  • References from Europe are very important for Turkish companies which usually favor Northwestern European companies technologically.

Who should participate in this event?

Finnish suppliers of technologies and services around:

  • Automated visual inspection and analysis
  • Process optimization
  • Automation systems and engineering
  • Machinery equipment, robots and complete production lines
  • Lean factory solutions
  • Mass data visualization
  • AR solutions for remote maintenance and operations
  • Simulation and data visualization
  • Asset tracking and management
  • Software and connectivity monitoring
  • Computer vision and analytics/AI
  • Supply chain management platforms
  • Cyber protection and data analytics, etc.