CMS Makes Wheels Lighter with Flow Form Technology

CMS Yönetim kurulu başkan vekili Bertuğ Ösen

Bertuğ Ösen - Yönetim Kurulu Başkan Vekili

CMS, who achieved 10% lightening on its wheels with the new flow-form technology established in 2013, is on its way for lighter wheels in future with its new material and mould projects. Bertuğ Ösen, the Vice President of Executive Board of CMS has mentioned that R&D activities are ongoing to lighten the products.

Ösen, stating that they achieved up to 10% lightening with the new flow form technology they established on Gaziemir Facility in 2013, added: “We’re honored to be the first to bring this technology to aluminum alloy wheel sector for the first time in Turkey. We’ll do spinning to lighten the tire of our wheels on our new facility. It means appr. a kg of lightening on 18” wheel. So a vehicle owner using CMS wheels will consume less fuel and emit less CO 2 . We’re going on our works for lighter wheels with new material and mould projects.”

Ösen said that they manufactured about 7.561.000 last year, and they aim for 8.417.000 this year. Ösen, stressing that they exported about 238 million Euro, and their turnover was 310 million Euro in 2013, added: “ With this number, we were awarded as the second best exporter of 2013 in Turkey by TAYSAD, Association of Automotive Parts& Components Manufacturers. We expect 336 million Euro turnover and 259 million Euro Export for this year.”
Ösen said “This facility we founded in 2011 is on a 103.000 m 2 . As we fulfilled it in such short while, we can say that its a fast project. This year we plan to invest 42,6 Million Euro, including the investment we see as the 3rd phase of the facility and expect to be done in the end of summer. In the last 8 years we’ve invested 186 Million Euro. Now we have approximately 2900 employees. After we’re done with all the investment, our aim is to have above 3000 employees. Except from all, we bought a flow-form device, adding a new one to our investments in 2013. “, adding that it’ll cost 126 Million Euro when all the phases of the facility will be serving.

Ösen, stating that they export to 110 different delivery points in Europe and to 17 different brands, and the export portfolio of the company consists of Belgium, Portuguese, Romania, Spain, Italy, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland and leading Germany, England and France; added: “We have based on the customers in our strategy since the first day to find new markets, to have place on these markets, to provide customer satisfaction and to rise export activities. Our aim for export is 13% growth this year.”

Ösen said that R&D activities are carried out in CMS Çiğli Facilities livingly with 74 personnel, 30 of whom are engineers and added that they benefit from the R&D Center Supports according to the law no. 5746 and they are followed by academic personnel and the Ministries of Science, Industry and Technology. Ösen: “The lightening in automotive is always a hot topic and the request. Different Technologies are used to lighten the products as the weight of wheels is important for both accelerating and braking. The lightening requests on both new product and the products of mass production are continuously met. Our R&D activities are going on with this aim. We achieved a 10% lightening with the new flow form technology we established on Gaziemir Facilities in 2013. We’ve been following that technology since 2007. We are the first to bring this technology to Turkey on alluminum alloy wheel sector. We’ll do spinning to lighten the tyres of the wheels. It equals to approximately a kg lightening on a 18” wheel. So a vehicle owner using CMS wheels will consume less fuel and emit less CO 2. We’re going on our works for lighter wheels with new material and mould projects.”

Ösen said that the biggest target of the deceased Tonguç Ösen, the founder of CMS Wheel and Machine Industry Inc. was to invest in automotive supply industry and the first attempt was the foundation of the first aluminum gravity/injection molding company of Turkey and the manufacturing of the engine components with his shareholder, in 1955. Ösen, telling that the foundation of CMS, the biggest aluminum alloy wheel manufacturer in Turkey and the export leader of it, was in 1980 in İzmir. He added: “CMS started manufacturing of aluminum alloy wheel in 1985 for Renault Tr (OYAK- Renault), TOFAŞ(Fiat Turkey) and Ford Turkey. And today, the company keeps its place in the sector of light metal wheel, with pioneering the new Technologies and innovations. Today we serve on 32.170 m 2 field in Pınarbaşı, on a 30.830 m 2 field in Çiğli and on a 103.700 m 2 field in Gaziemir, on a 166.700 m 2 in total, with personnel over 3000. We supply to the leading automobile manufacturers in the world, especially in Europe, with our contact offices in Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Torino and Moscow.” Ösen said that Daimler (AMG and Mercedes), BMW, Mini, VW, Audi, Bentley, Porsche, Seat, Toyota, Fiat Group (Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia), Renault, Nissan, Honda, Dacia, Lexus, PSA and Skoda are among the CMS customers. In Turkey, CMS supply for Toyota, Oyak Renault, Tofaş and Honda. And the production capacity of CMS is 9,5 million annually, with 3 million in Pınarbaşı, 2,5 million in Çiğli and 4 million in Gaziemir.

Ösen mentioned that CMS Group is the biggest aluminum alloy wheel manufacturer in Turkey with a production capacity of 8.5 million as of this year. Ösen, stressing that the automotive sector is one of the leading sectors of economy, emphasized that not only the brands who manufactures automobiles, but also the ones producing for automotive supply industry contributes a lot to national economy. Ösen explained that a 21.60 billion $ of Export was carried out, with 12, 5 billion $ of automotive key industry and 9.1 billion $ of automotive supply industry according to OSD data of 2013. Ösen reminded that a record was broken last year on the passenger car market, and added: “ But the estimation of the first half of 2014 was that the market will decrease on a ratio of 25%. And we’ve seen this decrease in the first 3 months. But all the executives prefer a steady and sustainable growth in market rather than ups and downs. The biggest problem of national economy was the reflection of unsteadiness on all sectors. But the steadiness recently achieved, and seeming resistant has a vital importance for Turkish economy.”

All News