Assan Hanil, one of the automotive investments of the Kibar Group, was established in 1997 with the cooperation of South Korean Seoyon E-Hwa. It started to produce as Original Equipment Supplier (OES) in the automotive industry. During its first few years, it produced parts for Hyundai Assan; however, as of 2005, it became one of the important suppliers of Ford-Otosan. Assan Hanil is in charge of manufacturing the essential parts of M2-class vans, which is a joint project of Karsan and the Hyundai Motor Company (HMC). Isuzu and Honda were also added to the customer portfolio.
Assan Hanil has 3 different facilities with a total area of 80,000 m2, two of which are in Kocaeli and one of which is in Bursa. With over a thousand employees who are experts in their field, Assan Hanil carries out production with high automation-based technology. The product portfolio includes mainly driver’s and passenger seats, door panels, front and rear bumpers, front control panels, and also inflation parts, consoles, glove compartments, etc.
Assan Hanil has assured the quality of its production with ISO 9001-2008, ISO\TS 16949, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, OHSAS 18001, Ford Q1 and Hyundai 4 Star Quality System certificates. The company has been carrying out innovative projects in order to reduce weight, optimize costs and improve quality at its research and development center, which was built in 2011 with subsidization from the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The company has a total of 36 patent applications currently in the evaluation process and 29 registered intellectual properties.
Assan Hanil founded the “Airplane Seat Manufacturing Industry and Trade Inc.” in 2011 in collaboration with Turkish Airlines and THY Technical Inc. with the purpose of manufacturing airplane seats in Turkey.
After completing their first design by obtaining the ADOA (Alternative Procedures for Design Organisation Approval), POA (Production Organisation Approval) and ETSOA (European Technical Standard Order Authorisations) certifications, which are required by the industry, TSI began mass production in 2014. The seats are currently being produced for the airplane companies Boeing and Airbus.
Assan Hanil will begin mass-production in 2018 for air suspension driver seat project with an unique design and high export potential developed at its R&D Center.