The company was founded in 1982 as a joint venture between Lucas Industries Plc, Mr. Mehmet Sakallıoğlu and Mr. Nirun Sahingiray.
The production of alternators and starter motors which consisted of typical Lucas ranges such as A115, A127, M113 (M45) and M127 (M50) started with the assembly of major components imported from Lucas in the UK.
Following an intensive "localization" program, which was achieved within a couple of years, the company itself started to produce almost all major items within its own facilities. During this localization process, contrary to most other Lucas overseas factories, the company's Technical Team stayed 100% loyal to the Lucas original designs. As a result of this very important decision, unless otherwise mentioned, all Lucas UK originated components are 100% interchangeable and therefore all the original Lucas part numbers have been retained and used as part of the company's part numbering system.
Late in the 90's, following the merger of Lucas and Varity and the new group's decision to withdraw from the rotating electrical business, the Lucas shares in the company were bought by the Sakallıoğlu family who became the majority shareholder of the company. During this process the use of the "LucasElektrik" brand has also been exclusively and irrevocably granted to the company.
In 1998 the construction of the new factory site was completed. The modern facilities located in a covered area of 7,500 sq meters built on 26,500 sq meters of land created further opportunities for the company and through the Technical Assistance agreements with Mando Korea (Valeo Korea) and Mitsubishi Japan, the company achieved its first "passenger car" OE business with HAOS (Hyundai Turkey) as an addition to its other OE business with commercial vehicle manufacturers.
Besides OE activities which form about 50% of its turnover, the company has also become a global supplier of rotating electrical products through its export customers spread over more than 40 countries worldwide.
Today, trusting in its qualified and experienced employees together with its development, manufacturing and testing capabilities, Lucas Elektrik A.Ş. is looking forward to a future of continuous expansion and growth.