MILESTONES

Since 1977, Tırsan Solutions has grown from a manufacturer to become one of Europe’s leaders in trailer solutions.
You will find below the important milestones of Tırsan Solutions’ outstanding success.

1977
Tırsan is founded in Istanbul, Turkey.
1983
Attended to Ankara and İzmir Expo Fairs.
1985
License Agreement with York Ltd. to produce axles for Heavy Commercial Vehicle Industry.
1987
Celebrated its 10th Anniversary as the dominant Turkish market leader.
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1993
Production moved to Adapazarı , to Turkey’s biggest semi-trailer factory with 350.000 m2 total area, with an annual semi-trailer production capacity of 3.500 semi-trailers.
3,500 Trailers
1994
Membership to German-Turkish Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK). License Agreement with Lamberet SAS for reefer production.
1995
Became the exclusive distributor of DAF Trucks N.V. in Turkey.
1996
Initiated Goch Plant Investmet in Germany
1997
Celebrated its 20th Anniversary.
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1998
Goch Plant in Germany started its operations with 108.000 m2 total area and annual 1.500 semi-trailer production capacity.
108,000 Total Area
1998
Moved headquarters to Samandıra, Istanbul. Opened the biggest aftersales facility in Turkey.
2000
Second phase of Goch Plant investment completed and total covered area reached to 20.000 m2 .
20,000 Covered Area
2002
Acquisition of Kässbohrer Tank and Silo division. Kässbohrer Fahrzeugwerke GmbH founded and production of the Kässbohrer tank and silos moved to production plants in Goch, Germany and Adapazarı, Turkey.
2003
Acquisition of box semi-trailer producer Talson. Talson B.V. founded and production of Talson box-semi trailers moved to Adapazarı Plant, Turkey.
2006
Expansion of production capacity for Kässbohrer tank and silo at Adapazarı plant.   Initiated Lean Manufacturing Philosophy in Goch Plant, Germany and Adapazarı Plant, Turkey.
2007
Acquisition of tanker producer Hendricks Behälterbau, specialized in dangerous goods transportation. Foundation of Hendricks Fahrzeugwerke GmbH. Celebrated 30th Anniversary as a leading European semi-trailer manufacturer.
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2008
Expansion of Kässbohrer low-bed production capacity at Adapazarı Plant.
2009
R&D Center Restructuring in Adapazarı Plant.
2011
Production Automation investment in Adapazarı Plant. New R&D Test and Prototype Facility completed with 3.500 m2 total area.
2011
LLC Kässbohrer is founded as a subsidiary of Kässbohrer Fahrzeugwerke GmbH.
2012
Kässbohrer became the first European semi-trailer manufacturer with its own production facility in Tula, Russia. Adapazarı plant production capacity reached 20.000 units as a result of product line automation.
50,000 Total Area
2013
Celebrated Kässbohrer’s Heritage and 120th Anniversary. Became a member of European Association of Abnormal Road Transport and Mobile Cranes, ESTA.
2014
Inhouse KTL facility investment completed with 5.600 m2 covered area. Became a member of German Heavy Transport and Crane Association, BSK.
5,600 Covered Area
2015
Tırsan Finance founded as registered financial services company in Turkey to provide financial services to Tırsan customers. Kässbohrer became a member of the ECTA, European Chemical Transport Association.
2016
Kässbohrer announced it will be coming back home, Ulm. Kässbohrer won the Trailer Innovation 2017 Competition in safety category with Safety Bitumen Tanker, K STS 32 with Remote Control for Discharge. The project is a fine example of industry collaboration, between Hoyer Bitumen-Logistik GmbH and Kässbohrer Fahrzeugwerke GmbH, which improves European best practices for occupational safety and health, as well as discharge operation safety and efficiency in general.