Özka Tyres, operating in Kocaeli, increased its exports by 440 percent and became the champion of Anadolu 500 in this field. Selling to more than 60 countries, especially to Europe, the company achieved this success in exports thanks to its recent investments in R&D.

Özka Tyres, a subsidiary of Kanık Group of Companies, was founded 19 years ago. In the years it was founded, the company produced hot and cold rubber coating tread for the tyre coating industry and in 2004 it took an important step and started to produce tyres.

Company owns one of the five biggest factories in Turkey, with its current tyre manufacturing capacity at the facility it has established in Kullar region of Kocaeli.

Özka which realizes production in front tractor and rear tractor tyre, construction machine tyre, military tyres, trailer, van and minibus tyre groups, is taking important steps abroad besides the steps it takes in domestic country.

Özka, which has been selling to more than 60 countries, has recently achieved a growth acceleration in exports which has brought the company to the first place in the export category in the list of the Top 500 companies in Anatolia.

The company exports tyres all over the world, especially in Europe and the Middle East, and it has increased its exports to $ 66 million in 2017, from the value of $ 12.2 million in 2016. Özka closed year 2017 with TL 382 million turnover and TL 20 million profit.

Özka is a company with global goals in the tyre industry. In line with this, Özka is developing its managerial skills by having signed the Global Compact, an initiative that encourages companies to operate responsibly and to support society.

Again with the awareness of its responsibilities, it aims to be a company that respects human rights, is sensitive to the environment, respects the rights and security of its employees and focuses on high quality.


Özka invests in R&D in line with its targets. In this direction, the research and development activities in the R&D center are established under three headings.

At the Strategy Planning and Review Meeting held every year, the company determines the new product to be added to its product portfolio in the following year with reference to global market research studies.

In line with this goal, the R&D Center plans and conducts research, development and design works. The company's next step in R&D is to improve existing products.

Following the performance of its existing products, the company eliminates identified problems and conducts research, development and design studies to improve existing products.

In addition, Özka works for the development of new technologies and production techniques to reduce production costs and follows new technologies and production techniques with various tools and methods such as universities, seminars, fairs, technical cooperation, training and consultancy.


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