Akkim 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, Akkim’s application to the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology for “R&D Center” certification was approved on October 25th, 2013. Akkim 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.
Akkim 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 Akkim is a leading company in R&D in Turkey.” Stating that Akkim 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.”