NORM Holding was recently awarded first place in the Metal Products Category at the 6th R&D Centres Summit – organised by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology of Turkey at the end of 2017.
NORM Holding was represented by the NORM Civata R&D Centre and the NORM Somun Design Centre, with the NORM Civata R&D Center receiving the the first place award based on several criteria including number of patents, utility models and international publications. NORM Civata R&D Center was granted the same achievement in 2015.
NORM Holding is one of the founding members of the SMART Cluster. SMART was recognised and labelled as a EUREKA Cluster focused on advanced manufacturing technologies and fostering cooperation across European R&D centres, SMEs, large companies and universities. Based on the EUREKA scheme, joint projects will be funded by national funding agencies.
Considering the future enforcement of CO2 emissions in Europe, NORM Holding initiated a weight reduction programme for the fastener solutions in its R&D Centre. The programme aims to support OEMs to satisfy the CO2 emission criteria. Within this scope, initial trials of aluminium bolt forging was carried out successfully. The mass production is planned in the near future depending on the customer needs and expectations.
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