Murat Ticaret .. Specialized producers of wiring harness for commercial vehicles
With operations in Istanbul and Inegol (Bursa), Murat Ticaret manufactures hundreds of products that set the standards for “Quality”, from traditional connectors and signal switches to automotive distribution systems.
The demand in the automotive industry in Turkey increased significantly during the seventies. In parallel to this upward trend , Murat Ticaret started manufacturing automotive electric cables and emergency add-on items such as jumper cable and emergency lamp. Through the mid of seventies the production capacity of the factory in Haskoy (Istanbul) was not sufficient to meet the increasing demand from the automotive industry.
In the year 1978 due to the need of a new additional production space, a new factory in Istanbul was built using Murat Ticaret’s own financial resources. The company started production of distribution systems, design and manufacturing of tooling for connectors and terminals. With the addition of the injection molding machines and the tool shop, the company also started manufacturing steering wheel switches, connectors, terminals, and plastic components.
In the eighties, Murat Ticaret was contacted by the passenger vehicle manufacturers for its outstanding customer satisfaction, high quality, low cost margin and timely delivery which resulted in manufacturing products for almost all of the car manufacturers in Turkey.
After the successful growth in the Turkish market, the company participated in various exhibitions in Europe and opened a liasion office in Germany and established product representatives in Europe.
After the establishment of the export division within the company, Murat Ticaret revised its philosophy in total quality control and management structure. Furthermore, it started focusing more on standardization in manufacturing, invesments in high-tech machinery, training of employees and forming the company culture.
To increase the capacity of automotive electric cabling and realize further expansion, another factory was built in Inegol (Bursa) in 1991. Cable manufacturing in Istanbul plant work area was transfered to this new plant in Inegol and the Istanbul plant working area was used for wiring harness manufacturing. With the increase in demand from foreign suppliers, Bursa Inegol plant started production of wiring harness in 1993 and was certified with ISO 9002 in 1994.