Ak-Kim Kimya has transcended another significant phase in its R&D operations which has been handled more systematically since 2011. After reaching the infrastructure and number of employees required by the related regulation, Ak-Kim’s application to the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology for “R&D Center” certification was approved on October 25th, 2013. Ak-Kim Kimya R&D Director Assoc. Prof. Yalçın Mehmet Tanes received the R&D Center certificate from Mr. NihatErgün, Minister of Science, Industry and Technology at the 2nd R&D Centers Summit held in İstanbul Congress Center on 15-16 November 2013.
Ak-Kim Kimya R&D Director Assoc. Prof. Yalçın Mehmet Tanes said: “With our vision of innovation, we have always been a company that attached importance to R&D operations. Our R&D operations became even more systematic as of 2011. An important step in this process was the opening of our new R&D building in July 2013. Located on a total area of 2,256 m², the building has 4 laboratories, offices of various sizes, meeting rooms, seminar rooms and lounges. With this R&D Center certification, it has been certified that Ak-Kim is a leading company in R&D in Turkey.” Stating that Ak-Kim adopts the vision of “becoming a leading R&D center that generates know-how”, Mr. Tanes said: “We have 30 new performance chemicals as of September 2013. We will continue to develop new products in 2013 to reach our targets for the yearend.”