Since the Design Center concept, which entered into our life in March 2016 with amendments to the R&D centers law no. 5746 and was framed by a regulation came into force in August 2016, matched up with our new product implementation and die designing activities conducted in our Norm Somun Engineering Services department and the point we want to carry them in the future, we started to work on this subject with the publication of the law. The application we made by completing our preparations in April 2017 was successfully completed with the presentation we made in the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology on May 22, 2017, and we were entitled to receive the Design Center Certificate.
Norm Somun Design Center has a total of 15 staff including 12 from Engineering Services Department and 3 from Process Improvement Department. With this team, we aim to bring value added products into our product range and especially make cold forming die designing processes more effective by implementing design projects in parallel with Norm Group's R&D vision. In this context, we plan to increase the R&D activities in Norm Group's female parts product groups by further developing our cooperation which has been continuing increasingly with Norm Cıvata R&D center. In doing so, we intend to bring our company patent and beneficial models. We also aim to increase the number of collaborations with universities and the number of state-funded projects and thus to make our company more competitive in the target sectors and product groups in the coming years.