History and Milestones

As one of the main commercial and military vehicle manufacturers in Turkey, BMC was established in 1964 in İzmir. With the many successes accomplished since its establishment, BMC's history is full of accomplishments.

BMC was established.

Turkey's first foundry was established within BMC's commercial body.

The first Apprentice Training Center in the Aegean Region was established.

MD Series lightweight commercial vehicle production began.

A Turkish company joined the Paris Dakar Rally for the first time, with a special (6x6) truck driven by Renç Koçibey.

First 100% national truck with intellectual and industrial property rights owned by a Turkish company, "Professional Series" was manufactured.

The production of military vehicles began.

First natural gas powered eco-friendly bus was manufactured.

BMC R&D Center was established.

Following the production of Mine Protected Armoured Vehicles Amazon and Vuran, Defence Industry Vehicles product line was expanded.

As a part of R&D Center Projects, collaborations were initiated with Tübitak and Aselsan in order to diversify the of Defence Industry product lines.

Initial production began with TM Series trucks under the name of Leyland.

A diesel engine was manufactured in Turkey for the first time.

The production of first turbocharged vehicles "Fatih Series" trucks began and a license agreement was signed with Cummins Engine Company.

Doğanlar Bus Factory was put into use.

A Turkish automotive company received an ISO 9001 Quality Certificate for the first time.

BMC became the first Turkish commercial vehicle manufacturer to export its products to Europe.

First lightweight commercial vehicle with intellectual and industrial property rights owned by a Turkish company, "Megastar" was manufactured.

The production began for the first 100% domestically manufactured, solo and articulated fully low-floor bus "Procity".

The manufacturing of Mine Protected Armoured Vehicles began, bearing the name of "Kirpi".

The foundation was laid for "Sakarya Manufacturing Facilities" in Sakarya, Karasu.

New generation bus series "Neocity" and "Neoport" were manufactured. Neocity 8,5M Diesel Bus won the best design award.

1964

BMC was established.

1966

Initial production began with TM Series trucks under the name of Leyland.

1973

Turkey's first foundry was established within BMC's commercial body.

1975

A diesel engine was manufactured in Turkey for the first time.

1976

The first Apprentice Training Center in the Aegean Region was established.

1986

The production of first turbocharged vehicles "Fatih Series" trucks began and a license agreement was signed with Cummins Engine Company.

1990

MD Series lightweight commercial vehicle production began.

1991

Doğanlar Bus Factory was put into use.

1992

A Turkish company joined the Paris Dakar Rally for the first time, with a special (6x6) truck driven by Renç Koçibey.

1995

A Turkish automotive company received an ISO 9001 Quality Certificate for the first time.

1996

First 100% national truck with intellectual and industrial property rights owned by a Turkish company, "Professional Series" was manufactured.

1998

BMC became the first Turkish commercial vehicle manufacturer to export its products to Europe.

1999

The production of military vehicles began.

2004

First lightweight commercial vehicle with intellectual and industrial property rights owned by a Turkish company, "Megastar" was manufactured.

2007

First natural gas powered eco-friendly bus was manufactured.

2008

The production began for the first 100% domestically manufactured, solo and articulated fully low-floor bus "Procity".

2009

BMC R&D Center was established.

2009

The manufacturing of Mine Protected Armoured Vehicles began, bearing the name of "Kirpi".

2015

Following the production of Mine Protected Armoured Vehicles Amazon and Vuran, Defence Industry Vehicles product line was expanded.

2016

The foundation was laid for "Sakarya Manufacturing Facilities" in Sakarya, Karasu.

2016

As a part of R&D Center Projects, collaborations were initiated with Tübitak and Aselsan in order to diversify the of Defence Industry product lines.

2018

New generation bus series "Neocity" and "Neoport" were manufactured. Neocity 8,5M Diesel Bus won the best design award.