Altan Aytaç (left) has moved from his role as supply chain director at Turkish carmaker, Tofas, to take up a new role as director of aftersales and spare parts.

Aytaç joined Tofas, which is a joint venture between Fiat and Koç Group, back in 1992 and was initially part of the team that set up the finished vehicle logistics department. Since 2003, he has taken on various responsibilities, including commercial projects coordinator, Fiat brand manager, and Alfa Romeo and Lancia brands’ business unit director. He was appointed to his most recent role in 2008 and has been responsible for inbound and outbound logistics for the carmaker’s plant in Bursa, as well as foreign trade operations for the company.

That role has now been taken over by Onur Yalçın, who has been outbound logistics manager in the supply chain department since 2006, where he has led important outsourcing projects and taken part in the Marmara Logistics Infrastructure Planning team of ODD (Turkey’s automobile manufacturers association).

Yalçın joined Tofas in 1993 and two years later he managed the carmaker’s transition to a build-to-order model as the head of production planning.  He also took a leading role in the foundation of the material supply centre for parts and CKDs supplied globally from Turkey within Fiat’s World Material Flow Project. 

In 2004 he joined the national sales team of Fiat in Turkey as the manager of commercial logistics, where he streamlined commercial orders planning.