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Kordsa acquires two US companies to strengthen composite technologies

Kordsa acquires two US companies to strengthen composite technologies

Aiming at the leadership position in composite technologies, reinforcement technologies, Kordsa has acquired two US companies, Fabric Development Inc (FDI) and Textile Products Inc. (TPI), which will provide Kordsa advanced composite materials to the commercial aviation industry, with an investment of around $ 100 million.

The company entered into composite technologies in 2016. Kordsa sees this opportunity as a very important step towards reinforcing its composite market position in the US as well as becoming a strong player in the growing aviation industry supply chain.

Kordsa continues its organic growth with R&D and technology investments while seeking for inorganic growth opportunities in composite business globally.

Kordsa CEO Ali Çalışkan said: “Primarily producing only tire reinforcement technologies, as Kordsa, we used to reinforce every one out of three automobile tyre and every two out of three aircraft tyres. Over the years, we leveraged our expertise in tyre reinforcement technologies into construction reinforcement and composite technologies and expanded our lines of business. As Kordsa, we touch every corner of daily life and reinforce life. In parallel to our strategic decision to focus in composite technologies, we inaugurated Composite Technologies Center of Excellence, which operates as an innovation hub combining industry and university under the same roof as well as is home to basic research, design R&D and production in 2016. Our business journey today is brought to a new level with this brand-new investment which will lead us to become a global player in the field of commercial aviation having an important presence in the commercial aviation value chain. This new step will ensure us to be a strategic supplier of key players in aerospace and civil aviation, particularly Boeing and Toray Composites Materials America Inc. With this acquisition, we also aim to strengthen our strong global leadership in reinforcement technologies. We used to reinforce the tyres of the aircrafts, now we are honoured to say that we will also reinforce the wings and hulls of the aircrafts with our composite technologies, as well as the landing tracks of those aircrafts with our construction reinforcement technologies. Kordsa, now operating in 10 facilities throughout 4 continents, will continue to reinforce life and take firm steps forward.”

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