NORM Somun approved as Design Centre 03 November 2017

In August 2016 an amendment to the Turkish Design Centres law 5746 came into force. Since it matched NORM Group’s new product implementation and tooling design activities conducted in the NORM Somun Engineering Services Department, the Group started work on this subject.

The application NORM made, having completed its preparations in April 2017, was successfully presented to the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology on May 22, 2017. As a result, NORM was entitled to receive the Design Centre Certificate.

NORM Somun Design Center has a total of 15 staff, including 12 from the Engineering Services Department and 3 from the Process Development Department. With this team the company aims to bring value added products into its product range, with an emphasis on making cold forming tooling design processes more effective by implementing design projects in parallel with NORM Group's Research & Development vision.

In this context, it plans to increase R&D activities in its female parts product groups by further developing the increasing cooperation with the NORM Cıvata R&D centre, enabling production of company patented products and beneficial models. It also aims to increase the number of collaborations with universities and the number of state-funded projects, making the Group more competitive in the target sectors and product groups in the coming years.

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