Research and Development Centre award for Karsan

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Manufacturer of buses and light commercial vehicles Karsan has been awarded the status of Research and Development Centre by the Turkish Ministry of Industry and Technology.

Karsan’s Research and Development award will allow it to focus more attention on future technologies, such as this Atak electric city bus

Following inspections by the Ministry, the award means that the manufacturer can benefit from incentives and exemptions granted to research institutes by the Turkish government. This will allow Karsan to focus more on developing new technologies, also working in partnership with universities and other private companies.

Karsan CEO Okan Baş said: “Our determined approach with regards to innovation manifests itself in the shape of our new line of vehicles, Jest Electric and Atak Electric. Karsan has redefined its corporate strategy to give more weight to such technologies. We have gone through a process a redesign, so to say, to develop the products of the next 10-15 years by carrying on with our research and development activities. And on the basis of these goals, we have founded our research and development centre. We believe this reward will prove to be a vital impetus that pushes us to keep up the work we have been doing.”


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