Polin Waterparks achieves R&D center certification
TURKEY, March 14, 2017
Polin Waterparks, a Turkish manufacturer of water slides and water parks, was recently certified as a research and development (R&D) center by the Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology.
This certification, in part, recognizes Polin Waterparks for its qualified innovation expertise.
On December 28, 2016, Polin Waterparks filled an official application for certification, and the appointment of inspectors took place through January 12, 2017. Between January 19 and 23, audits were conducted at Polin facilities. Following these inspections on February 21 in Ankara, at the capital city of Turkey, the company was officially awarded its R&D center certificate. The news of this prestigious recognition was announced on February 22 on the Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology's website.
The certification required Polin Waterparks to meet strict criteria to prove its dedication to R&D. Specifically, some of the minimum conditions required were:
• Operate an independent R&D department within its organizational structure
• Conduct research and development activities
• Employ experienced R&D designers and engineers dedicated to R&D who possess specific R&D background and competency and are located inside the company's building or campus. (Polin Waterparks employs 46 R&D designers and engineers.)
Polin Waterparks also has been recognized by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) as one of only 200 companies in the country that has invested the most significant funding in R&D both in 2015 and in 2016. Polin Waterparks was honoured as an export winner by TIM in 2015 and 2016 in the related category.
The R&D center certificate is earned by domestic brands in different sectors in Turkey. It is considered an important indicator of the investment the recognised institutions have made in the Turkish economy. Polin Waterparks already is recognized as a pioneer in the field of innovative advancement and application of closed-molded manufacturing technology in waterslide development. Today, the firm continues to focus on high-quality design and innovation patents. - TradeArabia News Service