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ASKAM Kamyon Imalat ve Tic. A. S. was formed in 1962 as a joint venture with Chrysler. Truck production began in 1964 under the brands Dodge, Chrysler, Fargo and DeSoto. In 1976, a record number of cars were produced - 7,800.
In 1978, Chrysler sold its stake to local companies - Tatko, Ciftciler, Rusensad. In 1991, the company began manufacturing light trucks under license from Hino Motors, Ltd.
In 2002, after the merger of Daimler-Benz and Chrysler, the company changed its name to Askam Kamyon Imalat ve Tic. A. S., but continues to sell the same trucks under the Fargo and DeSoto brands on the local and export market.
The first new development under the Askam brand was the Fargo Hi-Ex model, which was launched in 2004. The company went bankrupt in 2015, and apparently discontinued all production.