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Turkey’s Transparent and Neutral Testing Solution Partner Equipped to Meet the Needs of Global Clients

TRtest Company - Bilal AKTAŞ General Manager discusses TRtest’s new test center, strategy and its solution partners. The sector will provide consultancy services, as well as a reliable, accessible and affordable test center. TRtest aims to test the ballistic products to be exported abroad on behalf of the customer country

Issue 91

Defence Turkey : What can you say about the organizational structure, vision, and goals of TRtest which was founded with the aim of establishing, operating, maintaining, and providing training services for conformity assessment infrastructures such as testing, inspection, analysis, demonstration, supervision, certification, calibration, and qualification?

Bilal AKTAŞ: TR Test ve Değerlendirme AŞ, started its activities on November 1, 2018, at the Technopark Ankara campus of İvedik Organized Industrial Zone.  It was officially established in December 2017 with the partnership of the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB), Turkish Standards Institution (TSE), TÜBİTAK, the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TSKGV), and STM. TRTest set out with the vision of becoming a company that meets the testing needs of both national and world industry with the aim of being an independent and reliable testing authority with indigenously manufactured equipment for testing high-technology and value-added products. Main goals of TRTest can be summarized as; keeping inventory of whole existing testing infrastructure in Turkey and ensuring the effective use of subject testing infrastructure; preventing redundant investments in testing infrastructures; and opening such testing infrastructure to companies operating in Defence Industry and also to various Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in other sectors of industry in Turkey and worldwide. To accomplish this goal, we have been creating a portal that will make this inventory visible to all sectors and will sign agreements through which their use will be offered to the military and civilian sectors. The portal will also serve as an interface for accessing the testing capabilities of private sector enterprises.