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Reinforcing global partnerships

Posted on 29 Nov 2019 and read 700 times
Reinforcing global partnershipsA global leader in the tyre and construction reinforcement markets has teamed up with the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC — www.amrc.co.uk) to develop new composite technologies.

A high-level delegation from Turkey-based Kordsa, which has facilities around the world, recently visited the AMRC to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will establish a connection between the University of Sheffield and Sabancı University in Istanbul.

Kordsa (www.kordsa.com) sees this as an opportunity to quickly scale up its business in the composite technologies sector by combining the AMRC’s ground-breaking manufacturing techniques with its own expertise.

It is focused on becoming a major player in the UK’s aviation and automotive sectors. Kordsa has been a market leader in tyre reinforcement since it was founded in 1973, and it is known within the industry as ‘The Reinforcer’ due to its reshaping of the industry and its innovative approach.


In 2016, the company established the Composite Technologies Centre of Excellence (CTCE) in Istanbul in partnership with Sabancı University, as part of an initiative to push the boundaries of advanced composite material technologies.

Kordsa’s CEO, Ali Çalışkan, said: “As a company with an open innovation approach, Kordsa works with many different universities, companies and research organisations both in Turkey and abroad, engaging in joint projects with specialists in their fields.

"The AMRC is a good fit for Kordsa and the Centre of Excellence we have in Turkey.

"We are looking for opportunities for collaboration and growth globally, and that is the reason for signing the MOU.”