KONYA, TURKEY — Imas Machinery made Turkey’s R&D 250 list again for making the most R&D expenses in 2019. The company was ranked 214 out of 250 on the R&D list.

“Our R&D expenses for the last year exceeded 6 million TL,” said Mustafa Ozdemir, general manager of Imas. “In 2020, we are expecting this figure to reach 8.5 million TL.”

Imas operates in the grain milling sector with the brand Milleral and in the feed milling sector as Viteral.

With the Milleral brand, it offers turnkey installation services of machinery and complete facilities used in the processing of grains into flour and semolina. Viteral carries the services of the production and establishment of machinery used to produce cattle, ovine and poultry feed to the feed machinery sector within the scope of turnkey facility projects. Imas’s factory is built on an open area of approximately 60,000 square meters and has a closed area of 30,000 square meters.

“We attach great importance to R&D,” Ozdemir said. “We are the first company to have an R&D center in our sectors. We got our effort’s worth by being the 214th on the list. We are the only company in our sectors to enter this list. We have justified pride in this. The investments we make turn out to be very effective in improving our product quality in a short time.

“Our R&D center continues to work rapidly on developing new products. Within this framework, we attach great importance to university-industry cooperation. While lowering our production costs, we are developing products with high energy efficiency. This reflects positively on our exports. We aim to produce high value-added products that focus on innovation with our R&D center and also to contribute to the formation of an economic environment with high efficiency and competitive power.”

Ozdemir said Imas will continue to focus on technology and R&D investments to achieve innovation, quality and sustainable technology.

“We, as Imas Machinery, are working with this awareness and we are heading toward the future with firm steps,” Ozdemir said. “We will continue to provide added value to our customers, the industry and our country. As a company that exports to over 100 countries, we will continue to work in line with our goals.”