Turkey’s Beycelik Gestamp to supply automotive components to UK’s Arrival

Turkish automotive steel components maker Beycelik Gestamp will supply parts to UK electric vehicle maker Arrival, Beycelik General Manager Engin Meydan said in a statement Sept. 29.

“We will supply rails for sliding doors of the new electrical vehicle, Arrival Van, which is expected to be on the roads of Europe as of March 2023,” Meydan told local news agency Dunya. Bursa-based Beycelik Gestamp would also supply body and chassis components to other EV makers, Ford, Dacia and Togg, in 2023, according to Meydan.

The company was focused on developing and producing new components, Meydan said, and aims to finish constructing its new manufacturing plants in Turkey and Romania by 2023.

The company started building a new facility at the Automotive Procurement Industry Organized Industrial Zone in Kocaeli, Turkey in mid-2021 to produce chassis products for the automotive sector.

Beycelik Gestamp’s sheet forming and welding plant currently operates in Bursa and it has two plants in Kocaeli that supply automotive sheet components to major domestic and global automakers.

Turkish mills have been focusing on value-added steel production in recent years with new investments to raise unit sale prices.

Platts, part of S&P Global, assessed Turkish domestic HRC at $670/mt ex-works Sept. 23.

— Cenk Can