TOGG names Honda Turkey’s Murat Akdaş executive for production

He amassed more than 20 years of experience in the carmaking industry, now to oversee the production for TOGG

Turkey’s Automobile Joint Venture Group (TOGG) has appointed Murat Akdaş, ex-factory director of Honda Turkey, as responsible for production, according to Daily Sabah.

Akdaş, who has amassed more than 20 years of experience in the automotive industry having been at the Honda Turkey since 1997, to manage positions in construction project management and production for the TOGG.

Having started his career as a mechanical assembly control engineer at Istanbul’s Pendik Shipyard in 1991, he continued in his position for three years before stepping into the automotive sector, working as a Kaizen engineer at Türk Pirelli for two years. He began his career at Honda Turkey in 1997, starting at the quality department and has since overseen the management of several other areas.

TOGG to produce different models

After completing his undergraduate studies at Istanbul Technical University’s (ITÜ) Faculty of Naval Architecture and Machinery Engineering, Akdaş went on to receive a master’s degree from the university’s Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

The TOGG will produce five different models – an SUV, sedan, C-hatchback, B-SUV and B-MPV – by 2030 and own the intellectual and industrial property rights to each. Mass production of the SUV will begin in 2022, with the sedan to follow.

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