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1988

  • Ege Soğutmacılık PLC established in Izmir
  • Ege Soğutmacılık PLC successfully completes the design and manufacture of its first proprietary bus air-conditioner.

 

1990

  • The firm’s first proprietary midibus air-conditioner design project completed.

 

1991

  • First bus air-conditioner exported to the Middle East market.

 

1992

  • First vehicle engine-powered transport refrigerator marketed in Turkey.
  • First OEM midibus air-conditioner delivered to TEMSA.

 

1997

  • Operations in European markets expanded.

 

 

2000

  • Safkar Algeria commences production upon establishment in Algeria

 

2001

  • Air-conditioner developed for engineer’s cabin on 14000 series commuter trains in Ankara and Istanbul.
  • ISO TUV 9002 quality certificate received.

 

2003

  • ES 254AS air-conditioner developed for engineer’s cabin on 14000 series commuter trains in Ankara and Istanbul.
  • ISO TUV 9002 quality certificate upgraded to ISO TUV 9001:2000.

 

2004

  • Production of new series of cooling devices P200, P210, P230, and P240 commences.
  • Vehicle A 241 of the Istanbul Privately Owned Public Bus Fleet and vehicle 92-214 of the Istanbul Bus Administration (IETT) fitted with air-conditioners in September for the benefit of Istanbul commuters.

 

2005

  • Operations commence in the role of 100-percent system supplier to TEMSA.
  • Operations commence in the role of 100-percent air-conditioner supplier to OTOYOL.
  • 120 municipal buses fitted with air-conditioners in 20 days for the UNIVERSIADE games in Izmir.
  • First ceiling type air-conditioner ES 800 TVS manufactured for Turkish Railways Administration’s N13 type passenger cars.

 

2007

  • Automotive industry’s quality assurance certificate ISO/TS 16949:2002 received.
  • Electrical quality certificate EMC received for air-conditioners.

 

2008

  • Contract signed with Malaysia dealer for air-conditioners for railway vehicles. Production started.
  • First ceiling type ES 300 TVS air-conditioner developed for Turkish Railways Administration’s power generator cars. Orders received, production started.
  • Ege Soğutmacılık PLC becomes one of the first 7 firms in Turkey to receive an R&D center certificate under the R&D Law that became effective on 1 April

2009

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  • 1,000th cooling device shipped to Iran.