Kordsa, an affiliate of Sabancı Holding, received the third prize in the Innovation Strategy category at the Inovalig Awards held within the scope of Turkey Innovation and Entrepreneurship Week. Kordsa CEO Ali Çalışkan received the award from Minister of Economy of Turkey Nihat Zeybekçi and President of Turkish Exporters Assembly Mehmet Büyükekşi.
Kordsa, a global player in the tire, construction reinforcement and composite technologies markets, also made a presentation on its successes and future goals in R&D and innovation within the event.
Kordsa, an affiliate of Sabancı Holding, won the third prize in the Innovation Strategy category at the Inovalig Awards held at the Istanbul Congress Center on 9th December, 2017. Kordsa CEO Ali Çalışkan received the award from Minister of Economy of Turkey Nihat Zeybekçi and the President of Turkish Exporters Assembly Mehmet Büyükekşi.
With regard to the award, Kordsa CEO Ali Çalışkan said: "R&D and innovation are at the very center of our work. Thanks to this approach, we have reinforced our 'Innovation Leader' title with many awards we have been granted so far. As it was in the previous years, 2017 was a year in which both our domestic and global leadership, have been strengthened with the awards we received. I would like to thank our Minister of Economy Mr. Nihat Zeybekçi and the President of the Turkish Exporters Assembly Mr. Mehmet Büyükekşi for considering us worthy of this award. As Kordsa, today we have around 4,000 employees in our 8 production facilities in 5 countries including Turkey, USA, Brazil, Thailand and Indonesia. As Kordsa family, we will continue to reinforce life."
Kordsa Business and Market Development Director and Construction Reinforcement Business Unit Leader Murat Oğuz Arcan made a presentation about Kordsa's R&D and innovation success within the scope of Turkey Innovation and Entrepreneurship Week.
Arcan emphasized that their journey, which started in İzmit 44 years ago, continued this day in a wide geographical area from America to Asia Pacific. He pointed out that Kordsa's innovation approach was the foundation of their global success. Murat Arcan also said that Kordsa was the pioneer innovator for many products, processes, equipment and business models.
Kordsa is the global player of tire, construction reinforcement and composites technologies market. As the worldwide leader of the tire reinforcement technologies market, it carries out production through a vast area from USA to Asia Pacific and supplies its reinforcement technologies to the whole world. With its business processes all based on R&D and innovation, Kordsa has 479 patent applications world-wide.