Krone plant in Tire, Turkey under new management
Riza Akgün hands over to Kartal Erköy and Semih Pala
The long-standing CEO of the Krone plant in Turkey, Riza Akgün, will retire from the Krone Commercial Vehicles Group on 31 July 2022 and gradually hand over the management of the Krone production site in Tire, Turkey, to Kartal Erköy, Managing Director Production, and Semih Pala, Managing Director Finance/Sales, from May 2022.
Krone has been producing trailers for the Turkish market and for markets around Turkey at the Tire factory since the end of 2012. With this location, which complements the international production network, Krone is underlining its geostrategic approach. Mediterranean countries and other markets outside Europe are also being supplied from Tire. The factory has an annual production capacity of 10,000 units. Around 400 people are currently employed at the Krone Tire site.
Alfons B. Veer, CTO at Krone Commercial Vehicle SE, says: "We would like to sincerely thank Riza Akgün for his many years of successful cooperation and wish him all the best and much success for his next challenges. We have to thank Riza Akgün and his team in Turkey for the very positive development of our Tire site over the past years. Riza Akgün not only accompanied Krone's first sales partnerships in Turkey, but was also instrumental in successively expanding the Krone plant in Tire to its current versatility."
Caption: From left to right: Semih Pala, new Managing Director Finance/Sales, Andreas Völker, Director BD International Sales & Key Accounts, Alfons B. Veer, CTO of Krone Commercial Vehicle SE, Kartal Erköy, new Managing Director Production and Riza Akgün, former CEO Krone Turkey.