Tirsan Kardan

R&D Center


Tirsan Kardan R&D Center was approved and registered by the Ministry of Industry and Technology at the beginning of 2016.

Our R&D center, established on a total indoor area of 3.395m2; includes project management, design and simulation centers as well as a 1.865m2 test center equipped with the latest technology.

Our staff consisting of more than 30 researchers and technicians specialized in machinery, materials and metallurgy, mechatronics, physics and chemistry works with the aim of satisfying entire requirements and expectations of our customers in the process from scratch to the final product.

Our R&D Center was awarded with the grand prize among the Group A R&D Centers located in Turkey as a result of the performance evaluation made by the Ministry of Industry and Technology in 2018.

Testing and Verification

Our test center within the Tirsan Kardan R&D Center has an excellent infrastructure which can carry out entire product and process verifications, from the assembled product level to independent components.

We also verify the performance of our products with accelerated physical tests that simulate real field conditions, after tests and simulations performed in virtual environment.

We apply special test plans designed by our expert staff, especially in the areas of structural and dynamic durability, acoustic comfort and environmental impact, and the results of which are verified with real field conditions.

With the heavy commercial vehicle road simulator with integrated mud system we are able to realize the vehicle level endurance tests within a narrow laboratory level test program in 8 weeks that last 8-10 months under normal circumstances.

In our Test Center, periodic performance tests of our products in mass production are carried out as well as tests and verification of new product prototypes.

Research and Development

All conceptual design, virtual simulation and project management stages within the new product design process are carried out by experienced expert staff at Tirsan Kardan R&D Center.

Our products; Real field operating conditions in the areas of structural and dynamic durability, safety and mechanical vibrations and acoustics are first tested in a virtual environment using the most advanced computer-aided design and analysis methodologies. Thus, the need for some laboratory and vehicle-level tests is eliminated, product design cycle times are shortened and product costs are reduced.

Intellectual Property Rights

One of the main goals of Tirsan Kardan R&D Center is to continuously develop its intellectual property portfolio by producing projects that create added value and include innovative ideas.

We increased our intellectual property portfolio by 2 times between 2016-18, and in 2019, we ranked among the first 50 companies in Turkey in the list of registered patents and among 10 companies in the list of registered utility models. Among the companies operating in the automotive sector, we are among the first 10 companies in the number of patent registrations and among the first 3 in the number of utility model registrations.

We believe that our gradually accelerating pace will carry our company to higher ranks in the coming years as well.

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