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Kordsa Global and Sabanci University open a Composite Technologies Center of Excellence

News International-French

31 Aug 2016

Composite Technologies Center of Excellence has opened. Kordsa Global and Sabanci University have combined their forces under the same roof for this high technology hub.

Kordsa Global, a specialist in reinforcements , and Sabancı University; Turkey’s entrepreneurship champion in higher education have opened Composite Technologies Center of Excellence to create a technology hub strengthened through university – industry cooperation.

The opening ceremony of Composite Technologies Center of Excellence was held with the participation of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Mr. Binali Yıldırım, Dr. Faruk Özlü, the Minister of Science, Industry and Technology, Mr. Lütfi Elvan, the Minister of Development, Mr. Ahmet Arslan, the Minister of Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communication, Mr. Fikri Işık, the Minister of National Defense, Ms. Guler Sabanci, the Chairperson of Sabancı Holding, and Founding Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sabancı University, Prof. Nihat Berker, the President of Sabancı University.

Center will operate in the field of high-technology composite materials, a milestone for a wide range of industries from aviation to automotive. Kordsa Global’s production engineers and Sabancı University’s academic members and doctoral students are working together in the R&D and production processes of the composite at Composite Technologies Center of Excellence.

This technology hub will be the new high-tech hub of Turkey driven by the collaborative research and production. The Centre operates as one of the most prominent test centers of the world, and composite producers of Europe.
Ms. Güler Sabancı noted the following in her opening remarks:

“Today we are at Composites Technologies Center of Excellence Opening Ceremony, to introduce a new model that will set an example for our country. As Kordsa Global and Sabancı University, we are taking a new initiative, in an area with crucial strategic importance for our country. We are embarking on a new journey to with which our country can make a difference with advanced technology, and even become a global power, a major player in the big league. Today, we are not only investing for tomorrow, but for the next 10-20-30 years of Turkey.”