Translated version of this PSD: Turkish
The EBRD provided a EUR 75 million long-term loan to Turk Traktor ve Ziraat Makineleri A.S. in May 2013 to finance the construction of a tractor assembly plant in Sakarya and investments in R&D, engine and transmission projects in the existing facilities in Ankara.
The EBRD is also considering a separate EUR 20 million long-term loan to finance construction of additional units in the tractor assembly plant in Sakarya.
The Project supports innovation through R&D activities which will be transferred from CNH Industrial to Turkey, promotes energy efficiency and has a strong indirect impact on the development and efficiency of agriculture industry.
Transition Impact of the Project is foreseen to be realized as:
Transfer of skills
The Project involves the transfer of the R&D function (for all new products in the 55-110 HP tractor segment) from CNH Industrial to TurkTraktor. This means the transfer of the know-how about product innovation, research and development, product and manufacturing process engineering of all future engines and tractors to the local staff.
Expansion of competitive market interactions
The local suppliers will be directly involved throughout the R&D phases by actively contributing to testing, prototyping, development and production set-up of the new parts and products. Consequently, the suppliers will benefit from the close relation with TurkTraktor, by receiving support for improving their manufacturing procedures and quality standards to meet the new technical requirements.
Setting standards for business conduct
The Project entails financing a number of energy and process efficiency investment components (e.g. high-efficiency motors, variable-speed drives, upgrade of ovens and furnaces, automation and synchronisation of production departments, improvement of the energy performances of the buildings etc.), including a comprehensive Energy Management System.
TurkTraktor, which is an open joint stock company incorporated in Turkey, manufactures farm tractors and trades other agricultural machinery. The majority shareholders are Koc Holding (37.5%) and CNH Industrial Osterreich GmbH (37.5%); while 25% of the shares are traded in Borsa Istanbul with market capitalization of USD 1.6 billion as of 9th May 2014.
Koc Holding is the leading industrial conglomerate in Turkey, with strong competitive edge in four core industries of energy, automotive, durable goods and banking.
CNH Industrial Osterreich GmbH is a subsidiary of CNH Industrial, a part of the Fiat Group, which is a global company in the agricultural and construction equipment industries.
In May 2013, the EBRD arranged a EUR 75 million senior unsecured A/B loan; of which EUR 30 million for the EBRD’s own account (A-loan) and EUR 45 million syndicated to other lenders (B-loan).
The EBRD is also considering a separate EUR 20 million senior unsecured loan.
EUR 107 million.
The project has been Categorised B in accordance with the EBRD’s Environmental and Social Policy (ESP) and independent E&S due diligence (ESDD) was commissioned by the bank. ESDD concluded that adverse environmental and social risks associated with the Project are site specific, readily identifiable and can be addressed through mitigation measures.
The company has international standard management systems in place at the existing facilities and intends to implement these at the new build facility and to then synergise the systems under a single corporate management structure. A number of issues were identified by way of the ESDD that require corrective measures, although most of these are minor in nature. Any residual risk issues have been addressed by way of a project specific and client agreed ESAP, the salient items of which include:
- formal commitment to submit updated permitting documentation to the Turkish regulators in a timely manner
- implement an integrated EMS at the new facility and adopt corporate management procedures that consistently apply to both facilities
- develop a contractor management plan for expansion and construction related activities
- address minor residual risks associated with current environmental management procedures
- review internal H&S and community safety procedures to manage risks associated with traffic management
- develop an external grievance mechanism and information disclosure policy
Due to the relatively low risk profile of the project, monitoring will be undertaken by way of company disclosures and annual reports and follow up interviews. Site visits will be undertaken if considered necessary, or in the event of a significant issue occurring.
CFO, Turk Traktor
Phone: (+90) 312 233 33 33
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