Once again Tofas has been elected the most successful R & D Center at the 5th summit held by the Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology.
One of the foremost automotive producers of Turkey, Tofas was awarded with “Automotive Sector Champion” in the scope of 5th edition of Private Sector R & D Centers Summit held by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. So, Tofas gained second time of the award consecutively. Cengiz Eroldu, CEO of Tofas, took the award from Faruk Ozlu, Minister of Science, Industry and Technology and Nihat Zeybekci, Minister of Economy. The fifth edition of Private Sector R & D Centers Summit which was held by the Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology at the Presidency Complex in Ankara late September. In the scope of the summit, the leaders of R & D were awarded. On behalf of the Tofas which was deserved the award for second time consecutively Cengiz Eroldu, CEO of Tofas took the award from Faruk Ozlu, Minister of Science, Industry and Technology and Nihat Zeybekci, Minister of Economy. Indicating they had launched the R & D studies in 1994, Eroldu recorded they had felt appreciation regarding current situation of their R & D center which was established 20 years ago. Eroldu continued, “Previously, we had started R & D studies in order to access to information, solve problem. After that it has advanced very quickly through the new projects and nonstop investments. The most valued acquisition of 48- year process is transformation of this knowledge accumulation to global projects. The sustainable competition power for our sector only will be possible via R & D.” reminding Egea Project which was entered into force with the investment of $1 billion had accelerated the works in issues of R & D, innovation and production technologies, Eroldu concluded, “In addition, leading a new model development from zero, we have also resulted in a very well model development process successfully. One of its indicators is being elected of Egea Sedan as ‘the Best Automobile of the Year’ in Europe. Tofas was elected the most successful automotive R & D center last year as well. These are the result of Tofas’s investments and gained capabilities during the years. Now, beyond being a good producer for the automotive sector, we are also developing global products, not only for us, but also for the sector.”