A foreign partner came to one of the companies of Hakan Altinay, one of the first names that come to mind when robotic production is mentioned in the Turkish automotive industry. Thai RMA Group, one of the most well-known automotive sub-industry companies in the world, took over 75 percent of the shares of Turkey’s Altinay Modification Center A.S., with the approval of Turkey’s Competition Authority became the main partner of the company.
The company modifies the vehicles in line with the special needs of its customer Ford Otosan. The company, which has delivered more than 150 thousand vehicles to Ford Otosan so far, has made special vehicle options for nearly 200,000 units.
Altınay Modification Center company is in Altınay Technology Group. The founder of the company, Hakan Altinay, graduated from Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Faculty of Aeronautics and Space Sciences in 1990 and became one of the first 4 aerospace engineers in Turkey. He is also the founder of Altinay Robotics and Automation Limited Company, Turkey’s first entrepreneurial research company, at ITU-TEKMER, Turkey’s first Technopark established jointly by ITU and the Ministry of Industry.
RMA has 7600 employees
Headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand, RMA was founded in 1957. Operating in 14 countries around the world, the company has 7,600 employees. Apart from automotive, RMA incorporates the largest equipment, service, and food brands in the Southeast Asia region. The current CEO and owner of the company, Kevin Whitcraft, was honored by King of Thailand Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun in 2018.