High Technology Solutions from CES Advanced Composites (CES)

Tarih: Issue 90 - February 2019

One of the major contributors to the increasing success of Turkish defence and aerospace industry is not only the support of major platform and system producers but also the indigenous solutions created by companies such as CES Advanced Composites (CES).

CES is an advanced composite component provider operating in the field of aviation, defense and ballistic solutions. It designs and produces innovative and reliable components for defence and aviation industry , as well as providing light-weight armor and survivability solutions for vehicle and personal protection. CES has been undertaking projects that have redefined the standards of the industry and is now gearing up to further extend its reach to satisfy the requirements of international companies from friendly and allied nations, along with domestic clients.  At IDEX, CES is showcasing its ballistic products personal and vehicle products to users from around the globe. 

Açık Group’s Venture into Defence & Aerospace with CES

CES operates as a subsidiary of its parent company, Açık Group. The parent company itself has been changing the dynamics of the industries it operates in, with its innovative mind set and forward-looking enterprises. Acik Group operates a total of 14 different companies under five different company brands, employs more than 1000 employees and has a turnover in excess of TL 1 billion. Operating in various sectors such as telecommunications, air conditioning, data center system integration, cybersecurity, aviation and defence, Açık Group is a trusted provider of its global users, with its utilization of latest technologies serviced from its local companies in Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, United Kingdom, Vietnam and Germany as well as Turkey.

Among Açık Group’s primary ambitions is to strengthen its position among the prominent companies in the global scene, through CES’s production of high-technology and high-standard products in the defence and aerospace sector.

Thrusted Solution Partner in Ballistic Protection

From a modern facility established in an area of nearly 20,000 square meters, CES Advanced Composites provides its business partners with a wide spectrum of services, ranging from conventional methods to highest standard production techniques that meets the international aviation industry standards.  Through its recent major investments, CES has now the largest production and R&D capacity in Turkey, that enables the company to fulfil its wide production portfolio in both advanced composite and advanced armor areas.

CES develops solutions while paying close attention to the needs of today’s global markets and has been manufacturing personal ballistic protection equipment according to the highest world standards. With its experienced engineering staff, the company designs and produces products that offer protection against the various threat levels. In the design of its personal protective equipment, such as helmets, vests, inserts and shields, CES focuses on providing advantage and ease of use to the end user out in the field, in terms of ergonomic design, optimum weight and easy accessory integration. CES is also advancing with its innovative solutions in spall liner and add-on armor for land, air and naval platforms, which is an area witnessing significant investments in Turkey. CES has become the #1 composite ballistic solution provider in Turkey with its indigenous and innovative solutions and large production capacity. CES’s products are today being used on various land, naval and air platforms in Turkey and abroad. 

As a part of its global endeavors, CES Advanced Composite & Defence Technologies Inc. joined the FLASH (Flexible Light Armaments System for Helicopters) project by collaborating with Paramount Group, one of South African global aviation& defence companies. CES is assigned to design and manufacture the cabin floor armor of Airbus H125M helicopter.

CES is the only company in Turkey which develops modular ballistic floor panels, armored wing panels and pilot seat armor for air platforms. With its engineering power and high capacity, CES has become the biggest supplier for land vehicle platforms for add-on armor solutions spall liners in Turkey. 

Production in World Standards

Having been certified to AS9100 standard for the last five years – international standard for the aviation industry – CES Advanced Composites is today a reliable solution partner for global companies such as Airbus, Leonardo and Sikorsky.

The company is the proud owner of the highest capacity advanced composite manufacturing facility in Turkey and has a National and NATO Facility Security Clearance Certification. 

CES utilizes its expertise in aviation and high-quality standards both in composite and armor segments in every manufacturing process.

Target for 2020: Global Success

In terms of its goals for 2020, CES Advanced Composites is aiming to be delivering 50 per cent of its products to global customers and becoming one of the world’s leading companies in the field of advanced composites and ballistic protection. Allocating a significant percentage of its turnover to R&D, the company has been declared as an R&D center by the Turkish Ministry of Economy. R&D efforts in 2018 were awarded by Ankara Chamber of Industry at the 55th Year Award Ceremony in 8 February 2019.   

CES Advanced Composites is in the process of renewing hundreds of metal parts with high technology composites as contracted by major Turkish land vehicle manufacturers such as FNSS, Otokar and BMC, and is expanding its R&D team accordingly. 

CES will continue to advance its capabilities, enhance its technological infrastructure and achieve its targets in R&D in the coming years. CES will be taking part in numerous global defence and aerospace sector exhibitions in 2019.