Ortem, which is one of the powerful subsidiaries of United Group A.Ş. in the area of technology, has been established at TÜBİTAK-MAM Technopark. With its expertise of more than 20 years, Ortem continues to operate at Bilişim Vadisi which has been founded with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Technology.
Ortem, is the only ECU producer of automotive electronics in Turkey which collaborates with the biggest brands in the local and global markets providing full support with its R&D and serial production.
Ortem has direct collaboration with global brands such as: Mercedes, Temsa, Otokar, Karsan, BMC, Iveco, Akia, and Isuzu and has indirect collaboration with brands such as: Ford, Volkswagen, Fiat and Renault. Many of these brands are using local electronic products such as ECU, multiplexer, body control unit, tachograph and instrument panels that are developed and manufactured by Ortem. Furthermore, Ortem which has production capacity at military standards, continues to provide services in line with Turkey’s national Technological goals and serial manufacturing products supplied for Altay Tank Project, which is the apple of the eye of our country.
In the field of telemetry, Ortem, collaborates with Mahrek Teknoloji, to provide services collecting and processing data in sectors such as: retail, airport and industry. These are processed through indoor tracking, outdoor tracking and management systems.
Year 1998, it had been 6 years since Technopark had been established at Tübitak Marmara Center. Central management took the decision to support the researchers with entrepreneurial spirit working in its institution, encourage them to establish a company at Technopark.
With this inducement, as 4 entrepreneurs aged in their 30s, we founded Ortem Elektrik Elektronik Mekanik Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi in May, 1998.
Our purpose is to operate as a design office in the electronics field. While we were searching for projects on one side, we were also struggling with economic bottlenecks the country was undergoing at the same time.
During this period, we passed through times which we could name as being critical times. With a strategic decision taken during these critical times, we left 15 years behind and reached today.
Currently; the company continues to operate under the name of “Ortem Elektronik Anonim Şirketi” with it’s 65 employees; 30 of which are R&D personnel, with annual production capacity of 500.000 units and an indoor area of 1,300m2; Ortem prevails to stand upon in Automotive electronics and R&D in Telemetry Technology as well as R&D based production.
Yıl 1998, Tübitak Marmara Merkezinde Teknopark kurulalı 6 yıl olmuştur.Merkez yönetimi, bünyesinde çalışan araştırıcılardan, girişimci ruha sahip olanları teşvik amaçlı Teknopark’ta şirket kurmalarını destekleme kararı almıştır. Bu teşvikle 30’lu yaşlarda 4 girişimci, 98 Mayıs’ında Ortem Elektrik Elektronik Mekanik Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi’ni kurduk. Amacımız, elektronik alanında tasarım ofisi şeklinde çalışmaktır. Bir taraftan projeler ararken diğer taraftan da ülkenin içerisinde bulunduğu ekonomik darboğazlarla mücadele ediyorduk. Bu süreçte belli zamanlarda kritik diyebileceğimiz kader denk zaman dilimlerinden geçtik. Kader denk noktalarında alınan stratejik kararla ,15 yılı geride bırakarak bugünlere geldik. An itibarı ile; ”Ortem Elektronik Anonim Şirketi” adı altında 30’u Ar-Ge personeli olan 65 çalışanı, yıllık 500.000 adet ürün üretim kapasitesi ve 1300 m2 kapalı alanı ile Otomotiv elektroniği ve telemetri teknolojilerinde Ar-Ge ve Ar-Ge’ ye dayalı üretimlerle yoluna devam etmektedir.
Dr. Murat ERAT