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Siemens to begin manufacturing in Turkey

Siemens has announced it is to build a new factory in Gebze, near Istanbul in Turkey.

Siemens has announced it is to build a new factory in Gebze, near Istanbul in Turkey, for manufacturing of its trams.

The factory will cost EUR30m to build (est.), and according to Siemens by localising manufacture, “the company expects even better chances for winning tenders as well as substantial cost advantages for international orders.” Siemens added that it would like to use the local expertise of Turkish suppliers in this project.

The first Gebze-manufactured vehicles are expected to be produced in 2018.