Toros Tarım and Tekfen Tarım Recognized Among Top R&D Investors in Turkey

The prestigious annual Turkey R&D Top 250 research by the Turkishtime portal has revealed that Toros Tarım and Tekfen Tarım are among the leading companies investing significantly in research and development in Turkey. According to the 2022 results, Toros Tarım R&D Center secured the 310th position, and Tekfen Tarım R&D Center achieved the 449th spot in the list of companies making substantial R&D investments. Additionally, Tekfen Agriculture R&D Center secured the 6th position among companies making significant R&D investments in the Seed and Plant Breeding sector.

The Economy and Business World portal, Turkishtime, unveiled the outcomes of its 10th "Turkey R&D Top 250" research, ranking companies based on data from the Public Disclosure Platform and survey responses. Toros Tarım R&D Center and Tekfen Tarım R&D Center emerged within the top 500 companies making notable R&D investments in Turkey for the year 2022.

According to the research, Toros Tarım R&D Center claimed the 310th position with an R&D investment of 12,101,161 TRY. The center, boasting a team of 29 professionals, executed 13 projects in 2022.
In the same list, Tekfen Agriculture R&D Center secured the 449th spot with an R&D investment of 10,813,000 TL. Notably, it became the 6th company making the most R&D investments in the Seed and Plant Breeding sector. With 21 R&D personnel and 15 ongoing projects, Tekfen Agriculture R&D Center also earned a place in the "R&D Stars" list announced alongside the research.

Ahmet Eren, Vice President of Tekfen Holding Agri-Industry Group and General Manager of Toros Tarım, affirms the continuation of R&D investments

Speaking about these successful results, Ahmet Eren, Vice President of Tekfen Holding Agri-Industry Group and General Manager of Toros Tarım, noted that, influenced by globalization and technological changes, companies are now actively pursuing R&D activities and crafting innovative products to stay ahead of the competition and contribute to a more sustainable world. Stating that R&D and innovation are the most important components of economic growth today, Ahmet Eren continued his words as follows:

“Innovation is now one of the main prerequisites for competition across all levels. At Tekfen Agri-Industry Group, we commit significant investments to R&D activities in fertilizer and agricultural production. We see the development of agriculture, which is the starting point of the food chain, as a multifaceted process and have adopted taking an active role in this process as a company policy since the day we were founded. Toros Tarım R&D Center is the first R&D center established in Turkey in the field of plant nutrition. Our objective here is to introduce technological innovations to Turkish agriculture, create new products to enhance farmers' productivity and contribute to sustainability through environmentally friendly solutions.

The development of new-generation fertilizers for effective plant nutrition, initiatives for a circular economy and waste reduction, the creation of products, technologies, and collaborations for the reclamation of infertile agricultural lands, the innovation of products and raw materials aimed at reducing foreign dependency, and projects for digital agricultural applications form the focal points that will shape the future of Toros Tarım and contribute to the advancement of our country's agriculture-based economy. Colleagues at our R&D center conduct publications and studies that contribute to scientific knowledge. Our collaborations at both national and international levels play a vital role in advancing the fertilizer industry in Turkey and worldwide.

Tekfen Tarım's Agripark R&D Center significantly contributes to Turkish agriculture, particularly in seed breeding. We are delighted that both of our centers, recognized and esteemed by the global scientific community and honored with awards, are among the top 500 R&D centers in Turkey. We will intensify our efforts and investments in this direction in the coming years.