Reinforce this article :
 
 
Events

Events

Events

Author Biography

 

Other Article

Turkey’s R&D Champion Kordsa
Turkey’s R&D Champion Kordsa

Kordsa received the Best Performed R&D Center of Turkey Award according to the Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology 2014 R&D Centers Performance Index.

Our R&D Center is also ranked Number 1 in textile category for a three consecutive years.

 
2014 Export Champions Award for Kordsa
2014 Export Champions Award for Kordsa

Kordsa, received a bronze prize in textile and raw materials category for contributions to the foreign trade in Turkish economy.

 
Creating Common Benefits: Open Innovation
Creating Common Benefits: Open Innovation

Kordsa gathered business and academia partners to talk about open innovation at the 24th Quality Convention in Istanbul. Session was moderated by national broadcaster, Şirin Payzın. Kordsa  CEO Cenk Alper, Prof. Dr Hasan Mandal from Sabancı University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ersin Acar from Boğaziçi University, and DuPont Global Marketing Director Imre Horvath were present at the session.

 
Reinforcing Our Habitat: Global CSR Projects
Reinforcing Our Habitat: Global CSR Projects

Kordsa encourages all its employees to take the lead in social affairs in a responsible and sensitive manner for the benefit of the society, wherever it operates. In other words, reinforcing our society, our environment is a key responsibility for Kordsa employees.

 
Kordsa listed in İstanbul Stock Exchange 100 Index
Kordsa listed in İstanbul Stock Exchange 100 Index

20% of Sabancı Holding’s Kordsa shares are traded in Istanbul Stock Exchange, and trading volume reached 29%, marking an increased market value for Kordsa.

 
Kordsa  Among the Champions of Turkish Patent League
Kordsa Among the Champions of Turkish Patent League

Kordsa was listed sixth in the list with 14 pending patent applications within six months. Kordsa rose up four places in the League in a year.

 
Kordsa and Inter Kordsa received ISO 50001 certification
Kordsa and Inter Kordsa received ISO 50001 certification

Kordsa’s energy management policy has been awarded the ISO 50001 certification both in Turkey and in Germany.

 
Kordsa Ranked Number One in the Innovation Strategy Category of TIM
Kordsa Ranked Number One in the Innovation Strategy Category of TIM

The winners of Improve Inovalig Awards have been announced. Kordsa has been honored by being ranked the first in the Innovation Strategy category.

 
Sustainable Development Turkey: Best Environmental Innovative Application
Sustainable Development Turkey: Best Environmental Innovative Application

Kordsa received the grand prize from Sustainable Development Turkey (SKD) in "Great Company - Best Environmental Innovative Application" category in the Innovative Sustainability Practices.

 
Village School Renovation Project
Village School Renovation Project

Each year, Kordsa leadership teams from all over the world get together at the Global Leadership Summit (GLS). Based on our values and aims stated above, we wanted to create a difference for children during this year’s summit by reinforcing their everyday environment.

 
Indo Kordsa – Neighborhood Renovation
Indo Kordsa – Neighborhood Renovation

According to the official website of Bogor City, where Indo Kordsa is located, the number of people living under the poverty threshold is on a rise despite the overall economic growth in the region. In order to reinforce the neighborhood, Indo Kordsa carried out a neighborhood renovation project in 2015. Initially, the main road to the region was renewed, followed by the renovation by Indo Kordsa of 15 households in the neighborhood.

 
Kordsa - RWTH Aachen University Workshop
Kordsa - RWTH Aachen University Workshop

Kordsa organized an innovation workshop with the biggest technical university of Germany, RWTH Aachen University on 11 – 12th February in Aachen. During the workshop, Kordsa R&D Team joined the brainstorm and shared their knowledge and experience to develop products, process and application innovations in the field of thermoplastic composites. Additionally, short-long term cooperation opportunities has been planned. Main focus of the workshop was automotive applications

 
Yıldız Technical University - Wind Energy Club
Yıldız Technical University - Wind Energy Club

Yıldız Technical University Wind Energy Club, working on composite reinforcement project to produce a wind-powered vehicle, is getting ready to compete in the “Racing Aeolus Den Helder”, the largest sustainability race in the world that takes place in the Netherlands. Kordsa Composite Technologies has provided carbon fiber support for use in the production of wind-powered car produced by Yıldız Technical University Wind Energy Club.

 
Composite Technologies Center of Excellence Opening Ceremony
Composite Technologies Center of Excellence Opening Ceremony

Composite Technologies Center of Excellence has opened. Kordsa and Sabanci University have combined their forces under the same roof for this high technology hub. 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 A‑airs and Communication, Mr. Fikri Işık, the Minister of National Defense, Ms. Guler Sabanci...

 
Kordsa among the Best Employer Brands in Brazil!
Kordsa among the Best Employer Brands in Brazil!

According to a survey conducted by the "Great Place to Work Institute", among nearly 40 companies in Brazil’s Bahia state, Kordsa outdistanced many competitors to take 7th place in the list of best companies to work for. Speaking of the company's success in this area, Cenk Alper said, This is the result of the high-standard HR management that we implement as an employee brand in our business operations on four continents.

 
Investment in People Award
Investment in People Award

The 7th Sabancı Holding Golden Collar Awards were held at the Sabancı Center. The ceremony began with an opening speech by Ms Güler Sabancı, Chairman of Sabancı Holding, continuing with a welcome address by Mr Zafer Kurtul, CEO of Sabancı Holding. During the ceremony, Kordsa's Reinforcers received 3 championship awards and 1 honorable mention. 

 
Yıldız Technical University - YTU Racing Team
Yıldız Technical University - YTU Racing Team

The YTU RACING Team was established to participate in Formula Student, the world’s biggest annual student engineering competition, which helps students transform their theoretical knowledge into practical experience and knowhow.

 
Trakya University – Pehlivan Team
Trakya University – Pehlivan Team

The Pehlivan Team was formed by students at Trakya University who continue their innovative studies under Kordsa platinum sponsorship.

 
Production Management Seminar at Marmara University
Production Management Seminar at Marmara University

Our CEO Cenk Alper, visited Marmara University to participate in a seminar organized by the Sabancı Holding Human Resources Directorate. Cenk Alper shared his experience on Production Management through the composite production process with students of the Business Administration Faculty.

 
"Kordsa Global's Inspirational “Reinforcement” Journey at Middle East Technical University "
"Kordsa Global's Inspirational “Reinforcement” Journey at Middle East Technical University "

İbrahim Özgür Yıldırım, CTO and Composites Business Unit Leader of Kordsa Global, shared his experience with undergraduates of the Chemical Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University...

 
Istanbul Technical University - Fantastic Four Canoe Team
Istanbul Technical University - Fantastic Four Canoe Team

The National Intercollegiate Concrete Canoe Competition is organized by İTU Engineering Preparation Club at Ayazağa Campus in İTU Pond on May 15. During the competition, project presentation and canoe characteristics such as durability and speed for 2 people and 4 people categories were evaluated by the jury.

 
Kordsa Global Meets the Youth
Kordsa Global Meets the Youth

Within the scope of the company’s “Reinforcing the Future” theme, Kordsa Global CEO Cenk Alper met with students from Yaşar University, followed by members of the Manisa Young Business People Association. 

 
Kordsa, the “Innovation Machine”
Kordsa, the “Innovation Machine”

Kordsa shared its history of transferring its competence in the tire reinforcement market into composite technologies at the “Innovation Week” event held by the Turkey Exporters Assembly (TEA). Kordsa CEO Cenk Alper and INSEAD Technology Management Academic Prof. Ben. M. Bensaou spoke on a panel preceded by a musical recital with cellos produced using carbon fiber reinforced by Kordsa

 
Kordsa Ceo Cenk Alper Speaks at the Financial Times Conference Organized in London: “We are Creating Value by Consuming Less Resources”
Kordsa Ceo Cenk Alper Speaks at the Financial Times Conference Organized in London: “We are Creating Value by Consuming Less Resources”

Kordsa CEO Cenk Alper spoke at the “Future of Manufacturing Summit” organized by the Financial Times in London. Addressing the session on “Remaking Manufacturing – Circular Economy Opportunities”, Alper explained the link between maintaining a sustainable brand, the manufacturing process, and the value created for customers.

 
Among the Best R&D Centers of the Year for the Third Time in a Row!
Among the Best R&D Centers of the Year for the Third Time in a Row!

After being selected as the best R&D Center of the Year in 2014, Kordsa was ranked among the best R&D Centers nationwide in Turkey in 2015 as well, according to the Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology’s Performance Index for R&D Centers.

 
Best Employee Award Goes to Indonesia for its “Safety Experience Center” Project!
Best Employee Award Goes to Indonesia for its “Safety Experience Center” Project!

Representatives of the Employers’ Union and the Bogor Region Union have been introduced to Kordsa’s “Safety Experience Center” project, realized within the scope of Total Productive Maintenance in Indonesia. Kordsa leader who realized the project was named “Best Employee”.

 
Kordsa Leaders Once Again Reinforce the Future
Kordsa Leaders Once Again Reinforce the Future

Every year, Kordsa holds a Global Leadership Summit (GLS) where it takes leaders from its production facilities all over the world. Once again, this year’s leaders did their bit to reinforce the future. Kordsa’s reinforcers this year renovated a school in İzmit, renewing the pre-school and elementary school heating systems and whitewashing the school’s walls.

 
Kordsa Runs for Good
Kordsa Runs for Good

Reinforcement professionals have not wasted their energy this year either and have been running for good. Kordsa reinforcement professionals took part in the Vodafone Istanbul Marathon on behalf of The Spinal Cord Paralytics Association of Turkey. 35 people from the company ran in the marathon, with five people participating by pushing wheelchairs

 
Kordsa at the Istanbul Airshow
Kordsa at the Istanbul Airshow

Kordsa has participated in the Istanbul Airshow held at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. Its innovative tire products and examples of composite reinforcement technologies were showcased to visitors to the fair.

 
“Innovation Visit” From INSEAD
“Innovation Visit” From INSEAD

A representative of one of the most prestigious MBA schools in the world, INSEAD, has paid an innovation visit to Kordsa.

 
Kordsa Listed in BIST Sustainability Index for 2016-2017
Kordsa Listed in BIST Sustainability Index for 2016-2017

Kordsa has gained a place in the BIST Sustainability Index. The Index lists 43 companies traded at Borsa İstanbul that boast high level corporate sustainability performances.

 
Kordsa Participates in an Annual Conference on US-Turkey Relations
Kordsa Participates in an Annual Conference on US-Turkey Relations

Kordsa participated in the 35th Annual Conference on US-Turkey Relations. The theme of the conference organized by the American-Turkish Council and Turkey-US Business Council in Washington was ‘‘Shaping the Future: Business,

 
Kordsa Opens “Reinforcement Center” for Work Excellence
Kordsa Opens “Reinforcement Center” for Work Excellence

Kordsa held the opening of the “Reinforcement Center” established to maintain and improve standards of work excellence, with the participation of Kordsa CEO Cenk Alper and the top management.

 
Safety Training Centers Established by Kordsa in Brazil and Indonesia
Safety Training Centers Established by Kordsa in Brazil and Indonesia

A New Safety Experince Center, established in accordance with the principles of Total Productivity Maintenance (TPM), has been opened at the Kordsa plant in Brazil.

 
Wind Vehicle Reinforced by Kordsa Competes in Holland
Wind Vehicle Reinforced by Kordsa Competes in Holland

Kordsa continues to support university students who realize innovative projects. Kordsa Composite Technologies provided carbon fiber fabric for the wind vehicle Pardus16 produced by Yıldız Technical University’s Wind Energy Club.

 
Kordsa Carries Out Excellence Visit
Kordsa Carries Out Excellence Visit

Kordsa reinforcement professionals carried out their final excellence tour of the year at the İzmit plant. During the visit, they

 
Kordsa Participates in Quality Congress
Kordsa Participates in Quality Congress

“The New Normal” was the theme at the Quality Congress, at which Kordsa CEO Cenk Alper was a panelist. Kordsa was the event sponsor for this year’s Congress.

 
“Accident-Free” Goal Achieved Simultaneously at Two Ends of the World!
“Accident-Free” Goal Achieved Simultaneously at Two Ends of the World!

Kordsa factories in Thailand and the USA reached their second accident-free man hours goals at the same time.

 
Kordsa Participates In “Export Under The Stars" Summit
Kordsa Participates In “Export Under The Stars" Summit

Kordsa’s Deputy Director General responsible for the Middle East and Africa regions, Ali Çalışkan, participated in the “Export Under The Stars” summit.

 
Kordsa at Composites Europe
Kordsa at Composites Europe

Kordsa has attended Composites Europe, held in Germany. Kordsa participated in Composites Europe, the most important meeting in Europe for the composite materials and equipment sector, attended by thousands of visitors every year.

 
Kordsa Suggestion System Presented as Example at KalDer Workshop
Kordsa Suggestion System Presented as Example at KalDer Workshop

Invited to attend a workshop organized by the Turkish Quality Association (KalDer), Kordsa shared the details of the suggestion system it has been applying for years.

 
Kordsa’s Composite Technologies Center of Excellence Receives Leed Gold Certificate
Kordsa’s Composite Technologies Center of Excellence Receives Leed Gold Certificate

The Composite Technologies Center of Excellence, established in collaboration with Sabancı University, received the Leed Gold Certificate, which is considered the most important certificate issued to energy efficient and environmentally friendly buildings.

 
Kordsa Publishes Its 2015 Sustainability Report
Kordsa Publishes Its 2015 Sustainability Report

Kordsa Publishes Its 2015 Sustainability Report

 
Kordsa Participates in Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology Meeting
Kordsa Participates in Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology Meeting

Participating in the “Research & Development Centers Information Meeting” hosted by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, 

 
Indonesian Export Award
Indonesian Export Award

The conductor of Kordsa’s Asia-Pacific operations, Indo Kordsa, has received the Indonesian Export Award, which is given to companies thought to have contributed to economic development.

 
Among the Best Employers in Thailand for the Seventh Time!
Among the Best Employers in Thailand for the Seventh Time!

For the seventh time, Kordsa, which carries out its activities in Thailand as Thai Indo Kordsa, was granted the accolade

 
Kordsa is one of the Best Employer Brands in Brazil!
Kordsa is one of the Best Employer Brands in Brazil!

Kordsa achieved seventh place in the Best Employers list for Bahia region, by Great Place to Work Institute.

 
USA Plants' CSR Projects
USA Plants' CSR Projects

Kordsa has undertaken two corporate social responsibility projects in the USA.

 
“Izburs” Selections Completed
“Izburs” Selections Completed

The İZBURS scholarship established by Kordsa Reinforcement Professionals and overseen by the İzmit Scholarship Association has completed its selection process for the 2016-2017 educational period.

 
Kordsa Joins Children at New Year
Kordsa Joins Children at New Year

Kordsa employees in Brazil and the U.S. joined their little friends as part of new year celebrations.

 
Derya Demir Uluçay Shares Responsibilities of Being a Reinforcer
Derya Demir Uluçay Shares Responsibilities of Being a Reinforcer

"Kordsa products should answer the necessities of our customers. My job is to ensure the quality of our products to reach the customer satisfaction. In order to do this, I have to know my product and my customer very well. And make agile and attentive decisions."

 
Altan Göçmen shares how construction reinforcement technologies are integrated in our daily lives.
Altan Göçmen shares how construction reinforcement technologies are integrated in our daily lives.

"I'm working in construction sector. Building are at the center of life. Finding a shelter and being safe... I believe reinforcing construction is to reinforce the life itself. Providing safer buildings with increased durability is the key point. That's why we highly associated with reinforcing life itself."

 
Kordsa Makes Record Number of Patent Applications in 2016
Kordsa Makes Record Number of Patent Applications in 2016

Kordsa, which was recently analyzed as a success story by INSEAD Professor Ben Bensaou for his book "Innovation Machine" due to its R&D and innovation practices, closed 2016 with a record number of patent applications.

Supplying reinforcement technologies around the world from the U.S. to Thailand, Kordsa created 32 inventions and filed 103 patent applications in 2016 alone. With its business processes based on R&D and innovation, Kordsa maintains its leadership in innovation in the global reinforcement market with 411 patent applications and 128 inventions in total.

 
Kordsa’s Second R&D Center Gains Ministry Approval
Kordsa’s Second R&D Center Gains Ministry Approval

Kordsa, a subsidiary of Sabancı Holding and a global player in the tire, composite and construction reinforcement technologies market, had had a second R&D center approved by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. The Composite Technology Excellence Center, where R&D and production processes for composite technologies are brought together under a single roof, has officially quallfied as an R&D Center.

 
Kordsa among the Best Employers in Brazil, Two Years in a Row!
Kordsa among the Best Employers in Brazil, Two Years in a Row!

The Kordsa plant in Brazil has once again been listed among Brazil’s best employers for the second consecutive year. According to a survey conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute (GPTW) that included 33 companies, Sabancı Holding affiliate Kordsa, renowned globally as "The Reinforcer", ranked 3rd in the list of the best employers in Bahia, Brazil with an 86 percent Trust Index.

 
Giacomo Dal Busco, our Composite Technologies Sales Manager, shares his reinforcing story!
Giacomo Dal Busco, our Composite Technologies Sales Manager, shares his reinforcing story!

"The use of composite materials in vehicles improves the environment in many ways. Composite materials enables our customers to produce much more lighter vehicles, which helps reducing the fuel consumption"

 
Kordsa at Tire Technology Expo
Kordsa at Tire Technology Expo

Kordsa participated in the Tire Technology Exposition in Hannover, where the latest tire industry technologies and trends are shared. While displaying its tire reinforcement technologies, Kordsa also shared information on its product Monolyx for heavy construction equipment with participants at the conference as part of the exposition.

 
Kordsa is Among Top 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in Indonesia
Kordsa is Among Top 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in Indonesia

Kordsa, strives to attain sustainable growth in every country it operates and to provide products and services that will bring value to its customers, and has been rewarded for its efforts with numerous prestigious awards. In being counted among the top 100 fastest-growing companies in Indonesia, world's reinforcement leader Kordsa has added a new award to its global successes. Kordsa, listed among the top 100 companies by one of Indonesia's biggest economics magazines, Infobank, received the award from Indonesian Economy Minister Darmin Nasution.

 
Elif Erdoğan, R&D Project Leader, shares her experiences about being a Reinforcer.
Elif Erdoğan, R&D Project Leader, shares her experiences about being a Reinforcer.

"As a member of composite team, i'm strongly believing that Kordsa will keep and further improve its success story by touching every aspect of life, listening their customers and employees thanks to its open innovation culture."

 
Listen out the reinforcing story of Neslihan Gülbeycan, R&D Project Leader
Listen out the reinforcing story of Neslihan Gülbeycan, R&D Project Leader

Listen out the reinforcing story of Neslihan Gülbeycan, R&D Project Leader

 
Kordsa Gets Environmental Management Certificate
Kordsa Gets Environmental Management Certificate

Kordsa earned the ISO14001:2015 Environmental Management System certificate in Indonesia, following Turkey. 

 
Kordsa at JEC World 2017
Kordsa at JEC World 2017

Kordsa, a global player in the tire, composite and construction reinforcement market, participated in JEC World, the largest composites show in the world. The exhibition has been held in Paris since 1956 and took place between March 14-16 this year. 1,250 companies from more than 100 countries exhibited at JEC Composites World this year. The show attracted more than 35,000 visitors from all around the world. Kordsa, attending the most significant gathering of the industry for the fourth time, also hosted a group of journalists from Turkey.

 
Laboratory Supervisor Çiğdem Soybeyli, shares her own reinforcing story!
Laboratory Supervisor Çiğdem Soybeyli, shares her own reinforcing story!

Laboratory Supervisor Çiğdem Soybeyli, shares her own reinforcing story!

 
Reinforcers Meet at All Stars Award Ceremony
Reinforcers Meet at All Stars Award Ceremony

Reinforcers Meet at All Stars Award Ceremony

 
Kordsa Among Turkey's Top Ethical Companies for the 4th Time in a Row
Kordsa Among Turkey's Top Ethical Companies for the 4th Time in a Row

Kordsa got listed among the most ethical companies in Turkey for the fourth time. Working in line with its principle of respecting laws and ethical values in the countries it operates, Kordsa won the ETIKA Turkey's Most Ethical Companies Award for the fourth time, given to create awareness about ethics and business morals by the Center for Ethical Values Association. Operating in a wide geography from Americas to Asia Pacific, Kordsa's commitment to "ethics" as one of its 7 values is rewarded once again.

 
Discover the reinforcement story of Serhat Sarıkaya, Sales Engineer
Discover the reinforcement story of Serhat Sarıkaya, Sales Engineer

"Being a Reinforcer makes you reliable as well. Reliability gives a priceless position in life." Reinforcers work in the backstage to provide you a safer and more sustainable life in your living quarters. Discover the story of one of these heroes, Serhat Sarıkaya, Sales Engineer, Construction Reinforcement Technologies:

 
Kordsa at Techtextil, the World’s Leading International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles
Kordsa at Techtextil, the World’s Leading International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles

Kordsa, a Sabancı Holding affiliate, attended Techtextil 2017, the leading trade fair and platform for the technical textiles industry. The fair connects today’s technical textile technology to the future, and Kordsa presented its most innovative products in the composite and construction reinforcement technologies sector to visitors.

 
Excellence Visit to Brazil
Excellence Visit to Brazil

Kordsa organized an excellence visit to its plant in Brazil. Operating in a wide geography from Americas to the Asia Pacific, Kordsa aims to extend good practices to all its plants through Excellence Visits. During the visit, good practices in manufacturing and technology were shared with the participants, and Kordsa's latest awards were celebrated. Korda Brazil team won the 1st place in the Efficiency Category at the Golden Collar Award Ceremony, and was identified as the 3rd best workplace in the Bahia region according to the Great Place to Work list

 
Kordsa Ranked First in Textiles Category of Platin Magazine Awards
Kordsa Ranked First in Textiles Category of Platin Magazine Awards

Kordsa has been listed among the "Global 100 Companies" by the prestigious economics and business life magazine Platin, working together with Ipsos Research and Consultancy, and ranked in first place in the textile industry category. 

 
Kordsa Among The Companies Who Add Value to the Turkey Brand
Kordsa Among The Companies Who Add Value to the Turkey Brand

Kordsa got listed among the most ethical companies in Turkey for the fourth time. Working in line with its principle of respecting laws and ethical values in the countries it operates, Kordsa won the ETIKA Turkey's Most Ethical Companies Award for the fourth time, given to create awareness about ethics and business morals by the Center for Ethical Values Association. Operating in a wide geography from Americas to Asia Pacific, Kordsa's commitment to "ethics" as one of its 7 values is rewarded once again.

 
Kordsa Wins Leaders of Export Award
Kordsa Wins Leaders of Export Award

Kordsa won the platinum award in a ceremony by Istanbul Textile and Raw Materials Exporters' Association (ITHIB) that rewards the performance of companies' exporting their manufacture. Exporting its reinforcement technologies to 42 countries, Kordsa earned its place among the leaders of export.

 
Kordsa Reinforces its Position in the US Market
Kordsa Reinforces its Position in the US Market

Kordsa, a global player in tire, composite and construction reinforcement technologies, has supported its existing investment in the U.S. market with a new purchase. Kordsa's subsidiary in the U.S.,

 
Indonesia Internship Program
Indonesia Internship Program

On January 16, 2017, we held an event to mark the end of our Vocational High School Internship Program. From October 16, 2016 to January 17, 2017, 36 students participated in the 3-month internship.

 
Kordsa Meets with Little "Reinforcers"
Kordsa Meets with Little "Reinforcers"

Aiming to reinforce communities in the countries it operates, Kordsa visited a school in the Bahia region of Brazil, within the scope of an Excellence Visit to its Brazilian plant. Entertaining the little ones with various games and activities at the school it supports through its social responsibility project, Kordsa will continue to reinforce the future with the help of its social responsibility projects.

 
U.S. Leg of Leadership Training
U.S. Leg of Leadership Training

Kordsa North America professionals came together for a fresh round of "Leadership Training." Leaders joined various workshops during the three-day program that was built to develop operational excellence, and lean and e‑ective management. They worked on team building skills, and methods for personal leadership development and effective ways of working.

 
Kordsa Presents Concrete Reinforcement Technology KraTos at 40th Turkeybuild Exhibition
Kordsa Presents Concrete Reinforcement Technology KraTos at 40th Turkeybuild Exhibition

Sabancı Holding affiliate Kordsa, known as "the Reinforcer" in the tire, construction and composite industries, has participated in the 40th Turkeybuild Exhibition held at TÜYAP Beylikdüzü exhibition center between May 23–27 and shared its innovative concrete reinforcement synthetic fiber product KraTos with construction industry professionals.

 
Kordsa Participates in Indonesian President’s Official Visit
Kordsa Participates in Indonesian President’s Official Visit

Kordsa, a global brand from Turkey, has attended a meeting held as part of Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s official visit to Turkey as a special invitee of Joko Widodo. 

 
Kordsa is the Winner of Creating Value Category at the Golden Collars
Kordsa is the Winner of Creating Value Category at the Golden Collars

Kordsa left the Golden Collar Awards, organized for the 8th time this year, as the winner of four categories – including the "Creating Value" category –, an honorable mention, and a special award. Exporting technology to global markets with its mission to reinforce life, Kordsa celebrated once again its sustainable success and pioneering good practices with its employees. Kordsa will continue to reinforce the Sabancı Group with its novel technologies.

 
Kordsa Brings Composite Technologies and Young People Together
Kordsa Brings Composite Technologies and Young People Together

Reinforcement technologies professional Kordsa are supporting projects at Yıldız Technical University and Trakya University in an e‑ort to introduce young people to composite technologies. In order to engage youth in composite technologies and to encourage them to be involved in technology, innovation, R&D and engineering, Sabancı Holding affiliate Kordsa introduced university projects powered by the company to the students of Kocaeli University. 

 
Kordsa Meets Future Reinforcers in Indonesia
Kordsa Meets Future Reinforcers in Indonesia

Mechanical engineering students of the Gajah Mada University paid a visit to Kordsa's Indonesia plant. The students had a busy agenda with presentations from Kordsa reinforcers and a tour of the plant, and they ran simulations of Kordsa's manufacturing and management processes. Kordsa aims to raise brand awareness in the minds of the future reinforcers through such get-togethers with engineering students.

 
Kordsa Reinforces the future with the youth poeple
Kordsa Reinforces the future with the youth poeple

Sponsored by reinforcement leader Kordsa in an e‑ort to encourage young people to participate in technology, innovation, R&D and engineering, Yıldız Technical University student team YTU Racing has produced its fourth vehicle and took part in Formula Student East, one of the biggest student engineering competition.

 
Kordsa Raises Awareness
Kordsa Raises Awareness

Kordsa Indonesia plant organized a blood donation campaign at Indokordsa. With its "Give Blood, Save Lives" slogan, Kordsa reinforcers invited other companies in the area to join them. The campaign served to create awareness among Kordsa reinforcers as well as throughout the whole organization and the companies involved.

 
Kordsa to Make Two Major U.S. Acquisitions
Kordsa to Make Two Major U.S. Acquisitions

Kordsa has announced that in furtherance of its efforts to strengthen its already strong global leadership in reinforcement technologies, it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire two advanced composite technology companies in the United States. Following its Composite Technologies Center of Excellence investment, Turkey's first industry–university collaboration investment, Kordsa plans to acquire Fabric Development Inc.

 
How does Kordsa develop its innovative composite technologies?
How does Kordsa develop its innovative composite technologies?

Discover how Kordsa develops its innovative and unique intermediate products and applications in the field of composite reinforcement for a variety of industries, notably aviation and automotive 

 
Grand Award Presented to Two Kordsa Teams at the 20th Quality Circles Sharing Conference
Grand Award Presented to Two Kordsa Teams at the 20th Quality Circles Sharing Conference

Kordsa has been awarded the Grand Award in the category of quality circles at the 20th Quality Circles Sharing Conference organized by KalDer (the Turkish Quality Association). Group Flex...

 
University Team Wins Design Competition with Kordsa Materials
University Team Wins Design Competition with Kordsa Materials

Kordsa had provided composite material support to the production of the vehicle designed by Kocaeli University Türk Mekatronik team. The team won first place at the TUBITAK Efficiency Challenge Electric Vehicle Race’s Design Category with its vehicle...

 
Kordsa Sponsored the 26th Quality Congress for “Leadership in Transformation
Kordsa Sponsored the 26th Quality Congress for “Leadership in Transformation

Kordsa Sponsored the 26th Quality Congress for “Leadership in Transformation

 
Kordsa Continues to Reinforce a Sustainable Future
Kordsa Continues to Reinforce a Sustainable Future

Kordsa Continues to Reinforce a Sustainable Future

 
Kordsa's Investments Continue at a Great Pace Through Increases in Capacity
Kordsa's Investments Continue at a Great Pace Through Increases in Capacity

Kordsa held a groundbreaking ceremony for an additional factory line in Izmit, Turkey to increase polyester yarn capacity by 7,000 tons. In addition to this new polyester yarn line investment, Kordsa also held a groundbreaking ceremony for the "polypropylene monofilament" line in the field of construction reinforcement.

 
Kordsa Wins the Third Prize in The Innovation Strategy Category at Turkey Innovation and Entrepreneurship Week
Kordsa Wins the Third Prize in The Innovation Strategy Category at Turkey Innovation and Entrepreneurship Week

Kordsa 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 Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekçi and the president of the Turkish Exporters Assembly, Mehmet Büyükekşi.

 
Kordsa Talks About Digital Transformation at Textile 4.0 Conference
Kordsa Talks About Digital Transformation at Textile 4.0 Conference

Kordsa participated in the Textile 4.0 Conference, which took place in Amsterdam on October 25–26, to share its practices in tire, construction reinforcement and composite technologies.

 
Kordsa Runs for Good at Istanbul Marathon
Kordsa Runs for Good at Istanbul Marathon

Kordsa participated in the 39th Istanbul Marathon for the fifth time. Kordsa, continuing its corporate social responsibility initiatives in an eort to reinforce the future, running for TOÇEV...

 
Kordsa Takes the First Prize in the Textiles Category at the 6th Private Sector R&d and Design Centers Summit
Kordsa Takes the First Prize in the Textiles Category at the 6th Private Sector R&d and Design Centers Summit

Kordsa was awarded first prize in the textiles category at a prizegiving ceremony carried out at the 6th Private Sector R&D and Design Centers Summit. Kordsa CEO Ali Çalışkan was given the prize by Turkish Science, Industry and Technology Minister Faruk Özlü.

 
Kordsa Continues to Reinforce the Future of Children
Kordsa Continues to Reinforce the Future of Children

Operating in tire and construction reinforcement and composite technologies from America to the Asia Pacific, Kordsa has once again renovated a school in Kocaeli, which is a reflection of its mission to reinforce life.

 
Continental and Kordsa Join Forces to Create a New Adhesion System for Textile Reinforcement Materials
Continental and Kordsa Join Forces to Create a New Adhesion System for Textile Reinforcement Materials

The tire divisions of Kordsa, a leading international supplier of textile reinforcing materials for the tire industry, and technology company Continental are working together on a new, sustainable adhesion system standard for bonding textile reinforcement materials to rubber based compounds.

 
Kordsa Shares Insights at KalDer's 3rd Excellence Summit
Kordsa Shares Insights at KalDer's 3rd Excellence Summit

Ali Çalışkan, Kordsa’s CEO, participated in the "Agility and Innovation" panel at the Third Excellence Summit organized by KalDer Kayseri, on October 18 at Kayseri Chamber of Commerce.

 
Kordsa at Composites Europe 2017
Kordsa at Composites Europe 2017

Kordsa, participated in the Composites Europe 2017 fair held in Stuttgart, Germany between September 19–21 this year. Kordsa presented its efficiency solutions for the automotive and aviation industries, which are two of the most common areas of usage for composite materials.

 
Kordsa Releases Third Sustainability Report
Kordsa Releases Third Sustainability Report

Kordsa, has released its annual sustainability report, which highlights the company's social, economic and environmental performance in 2016. Striving to “Reinforce Life”, Kordsa’s third sustainability report has been prepared in accordance with new standards released by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in 2016. Kordsa is one of the first 100 companies worldwide to comply with these standards.

 
Kordsa Attended ITEC, the Niche Conference Focusing This Year on Reinforcements for Tire Performance
Kordsa Attended ITEC, the Niche Conference Focusing This Year on Reinforcements for Tire Performance

"The Reinforcer" Kordsa attended ITEC in Focus, which was held on September 13–14 in Akron, Ohio. This year, ITEC focused on reinforcements for tire performance. Kordsa was one of the sponsors of the conference, showcasing their brand and solutions to attendees.

 
EU Funding of 3 Million Euro to Support Kordsa and Sabancı University Joint Project
EU Funding of 3 Million Euro to Support Kordsa and Sabancı University Joint Project

The Composite Technologies Center of Excellence, jointly established by Kordsa and Sabancı University, is positioned as a technology hub that brings together R&D, innovation and production under one roof in composite technologies.

 
Kordsa at Turk Kompozit 2017
Kordsa at Turk Kompozit 2017

Kordsa participated in Turk Kompozit 2017, organized by the Turkish Composite Manufacturers Association between 5-7 October in Istanbul. Kordsa participated in the event with a booth and two presentations, and shared its latest innovations and solutions in composites technologies with participants.

 
Kordsa Acquires Fabric Development Inc and Textile Products Inc in the US
Kordsa Acquires Fabric Development Inc and Textile Products Inc in the US

Kordsa continues its organic growth with R&D and technology investments while seeking for inorganic growth opportunities in composite business globally. Recently, Kordsa announced the acquisition of Fabric Development Inc. (FDI) and Textile Products Inc. (TPI), which provide advanced composite materials to the commercial aviation industry, with an investment of USD 100 million. Kordsa sees this opportunity as a very important step towards reinforcing its composite market position in the US as well as becoming a strong player in the growing aviation industry supply chain.

 
Kordsa Once Again Among 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Indonesia
Kordsa Once Again Among 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Indonesia

Kordsa strives to attain sustainable growth in every country it operates and provide products and technologies that create value to its customers. As an output of these efforts, Kordsa is once again among the top 100 companies out of 355 publicly listed companies by Infobank, one of Indonesia's prominent economics magazines.

 
Kordsa Reinforces the Future Through Reinforcing Youth
Kordsa Reinforces the Future Through Reinforcing Youth

In line with its vision to encourage young people to engage in technology, innovation, R&D and engineering, Kordsa has been recently included in the R&D Staff Training Program for the Textile Industry which is carried out by Uludag University Career Application and Research Center. Within the scope of this training program, Kordsa started to give training to the students. The first training was held at the Kordsa Izmit facility on February including a training session on project management and special fiber production technologies, and a visit to the production lines of Izmit facility. The second training on composite technologies was on March at the Composite Technologies Center of Excellence. Approximately 25 students took part in the program, nearly all of the students are studying textile engineering.

 
Kordsa’s Composite Manufacturing Facility Certified for Quality and Risk Management in Aerospace and Defense Industry
Kordsa’s Composite Manufacturing Facility Certified for Quality and Risk Management in Aerospace and Defense Industry

Reinforcement technologies’ leader Kordsa’s manufacturing facility at Composite Technologies Center of Excellence, a technology hub inaugurated in cooperation with Sabancı University to bring industry and university together under the same roof, received BS EN ISO 9001:2015 ve EN 9100:2016 (AS9100D) certification, which is an international standard for quality and risk management in the aerospace and defense industry.

 
Kordsa is Among the Best Employers in Brazil for the Third Consecutive Year
Kordsa is Among the Best Employers in Brazil for the Third Consecutive Year

Kordsa, reinforces its success and continues to establish its "Reinforcer" reputation through the awards granted in many countries as well as in Turkey. Kordsa’s facility in Brazil has been listed amongst the best employers for the third time in Brazil by the Great Place to Work Institute (GPTW). Kordsa has been ranked 4th place in Bahia, Brazil. Kordsa Brazil was the only industrial company to be included on the list.

 
Kordsa Reinforcers Runs at Runatolia
Kordsa Reinforcers Runs at Runatolia

Kordsa Reinforcers participated in the 13th International Antalya Marathon for the third time. Kordsa, continuing its corporate social responsibility initiatives in an effort to reinforce the future, ran for Make a Wish Foundation, an organization that strives to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness.

 
BizBize Meetings Started in Kordsa
BizBize Meetings Started in Kordsa

BizBize management dialogue meetings, where all factory workers come together with the top management in Kordsa Turkey, started. In the meeting, while sharing information about goals and investments of Kordsa, on the one hand, activities were organized that bring creativity and teamwork at the forefront, on the other hand.

 
Best Practices in Internship Program Award to Kordsa Brazil
Best Practices in Internship Program Award to Kordsa Brazil

Kordsa was ranked in first place in the industry category by the Instituto Euvaldo Lodi in terms of Best Practices in Internship Programs in the Bahia region, where it conducts its operations in Brazil. Encouraging trainees to participate in important projects, the opportunities it provided and, most importantly, an egalitarian approach to employees and trainees can be counted among the most important factors leading Kordsa to receive this award.

 
Kordsa Continue to Reinforce Children’s Future
Kordsa Continue to Reinforce Children’s Future

Kordsa cooperared with Kocaeli Reading Art Book Club (Okuma Sanatı) by putting book collection bins to 11 different locations in Izmit plant and Composite Technologies Center of Excellence, thus contributed to the donation of books and reinforced the future of the future of the youth.

 
Kordsa Redefines the Good Life with Arzu Kaprol at Sustainable Brands 2018 Istanbul.
Kordsa Redefines the Good Life with Arzu Kaprol at Sustainable Brands 2018 Istanbul.

Held on April 18-19 at Fairmont Quasar Istanbul, this year's theme of the Sustainable Brands was "Redefining the Good Life." Kordsa's Business and Market Development Director and Construction Business Leader Murat Oğuz Arcan participated as a panellist together with fashion designer Arzu Kaprol in a panel organized as part of Sustainable Brands 2018. The panel topic was "Designing the Future with Technology".

 
Kordsa is Once More Among "Turkey's Top 50 CHRO
Kordsa is Once More Among "Turkey's Top 50 CHRO

Global Human Resources & IT Director of Kordsa, Nazan Keskin, is listed among Turkey’s most effective “Top 50 Chief Human Resources Officier (CHRO)” by Fortune Turkey magazine and DataExpert.

 
Reinforcers in Indonesia Held Sports and Arts Week
Reinforcers in Indonesia Held Sports and Arts Week

The Sports and Arts Week (PORSENI) is an event held in Indo Kordsa every year with the aim of encouraging the employees to do sports and attend arts. In addition to the sports competitions which have been organized all week long, a painting contest themed “water and electricity saving” has been organized among little Reinforcers.

 
Reinforce this article
 
 
 

About Kordsa

Established in 1973 as a subsidiary of Sabancı Holding, Kordsa is the leading manufacturer of industrial nylon and polyester yarn, tire cord fabric and single end cord. The success story started in İzmit-Turkey in 1973 with Sabancı Holding’s tire cord manufacturing plant investment.

www.kordsa.com

 
 
© 2016 Kordsa Global Endüstriyel İplik ve Kord Bezi Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.