ASKAM Kamyon Imalat ve Tic. A. S. was established originally in 1962 as a joint venture with 60% Chrysler International S.A. share and started production in 1964.
In 1978, Chrysler International S.A. sold its share to the local partners - Tatko, Çiftçiler, Ruşensad -.
In 1991 Askam has started production of light trucks under licence of Hino Motors, Ltd.
Askam Kamyon developed its own product and manufacturing engineering capabilities as an independent company maintaining ties with well-known international component manufacturers along with its relations with Chrysler USA and Hino Motors Japan.
After the merge of Daimler-Benz and Chrysler, having changed its name to "Askam Kamyon Imalat ve Tic. A. Ş." at the beginning of year 2002, the company has been continuing to present its products both to local market and abroad under the brand names of Fargo and Desoto.
Facilities located 40 km.s from İstanbul lie over 109.000 m2 of land
40.000 m2 of which is closed area. Production processes include stamping and fabrication, body welding, paintshop, engine and main assembly lines and per annum production capacity is 9000 units one shift.
Product line is composed of pick-ups and trucks in 3.5 to 40 tons GVW / GCW range. Over 160.000 units of Askam trucks have been serving in a wide range of applications from construction to long distance transportation.
Askam Kamyon has been granted "ISO 9001: 2000" Quality Assurance Certificate".
As a company with an over forty-years-experience, Askam Kamyon has been contributing to Turkish economy through its over forty dealers and sixty-nine services and hundreds of parts outlets.
Marketing, domestic & export sales and after-sales-services activities for commercial vehicles under Fargo and Desoto brand names are executed by Askam Otomotiv San. ve Tic. A.S.