A Brand New STM is on the Horizon with an Innovative Approach

STM General Manager Mr. Davut Yılmaz shared the company’s vision and strategies for the upcoming period with our magazine. Mr. Yılmaz gave significiant information on their responsibilities within the scope of the Tu

Date: Issue 63 - September 2015

Defence Turkey: Mr. Yılmaz, first of all I would like to thank you for your time. There is a brand new period that has been initiated with you at STM. What will be your vision and strategy in this new period?

Nearly 24 years ago, STM was established in order to provide consultancy, project management and software engineering services to the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) and has successfully accomplished such missions so far. However, the recent developments in our country and the surrounding countries, the economic and technological trends throughout the world and the certain countries’ geopolitical tension having impact on the global defence industry motivated STM to revise and redefine its vision and therefore its strategies. Within such a framework, in addition to the missions attached to the company 24 years ago, STM went through a new structure that would enable STM to expand its service areas and capabilities. STM’s horizontal expansion in niche areas and its vertical deepening lie under this strategy that shapes this structuring taking place in the new period. This change in both horizontal and vertical aspects has been configured in a way to provide a dynamic balance together with continuity. In accordance with such a vision, many parameters varying from internal processes to employee satisfaction, from the institutional image to capabilities went through a process of change. We will altogether observe this change’s internal and external reflections in time. It is possible to say that a brand new STM is on the horizon with the indigenous solutions it developed and its rapid and innovative approaches.