A global player in tire, composite, and construction reinforcement, Kordsa operates in 6 countries, Turkey, Brazil, Indonesia, Thailand, Italy, and the U.S. with its 13 production facilities and 5,000 reinforcers. Kordsa aims to create sustainable value by offering high-value-added innovative reinforcement solutions for its customers, employees, stakeholders, and communities with a mission to “Reinforce Life.”
Reinforcing 1 out of every 3 automobile tires and 2 out of every 3 aircraft tires in the world with its tire reinforcement technologies, Kordsa is now able to reinforce landing tracks of aircraft with its construction reinforcement technologies, and aircraft fuselage, engine, wings and interior with its composite technologies. We develop environmentally friendly products in the tire industry that reduce fuel consumption and provide better-wet grip, and we develop technologies that allow vehicle lightweighting, lower fuel consumption and lower carbon emissions in the composite industry. With more durable and practical reinforcement solutions for infrastructure and superstructure projects in the construction reinforcement industry, we touch every aspect of life.
R&D and innovation are an integral part of Kordsa’s corporate culture. Kordsa’s first R&D center, established in Izmit in 2007, serves as an innovation center for tire and construction reinforcement technologies for both the global and Turkish markets. Kordsa’s second R&D center is in the Composite Technologies Center of Excellence (CTCE) with Sabancı University which brings together R&D, innovation, and production under one roof. CTCE, one of the very few test centers globally, hosts basic and applied research, prototype production, technology and product development, entrepreneurship, and production processes as well as researchers, designers, engineers, production process managers and workers, PhD students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty members, and incubation center entrepreneurs. With an open innovation approach, Kordsa cooperates with several universities and institutions, thus extending its R&D and innovation efforts to develop technologies that create a difference and value.
Pleased to be reinforcing all aspects of life, Kordsa continues to work in line with its vision to make daily life more livable, convenient, and safer for us and our loved ones.