Ankara-based defense industry firm Nurol Teknoloji, one of the world's leading advanced technical ballistic ceramic manufacturers and one of the largest armor suppliers for Turkey and NATO countries, strengthens its leadership in the field of advanced technical ceramic technologies by acquiring a majority stake in the German ceramic raw material manufacturer INDUSTRIE KERAMIK HOCHRHEIN (IKH).
Since 1995, INDUSTRIE KERAMIK HOCHRHEIN (IKH) has been developing and producing innovative advanced technical ceramic powders. For years, IKH has been developing specialized products for many technology giants in the field of powder metallurgy and advanced technical ceramics. With its expertise in ceramic technologies, innovative approach, and two modern production facilities focused on fine/ultra-fine, oxide/non-oxide ceramic powders, IKH is one of the leading players in the advanced technical ceramic industry.
Nurol Teknoloji General Manager and Board Member Selim BAYBAŞ stated in his remarks that the acquisition of a majority stake in the company is of great importance not only for Nurol Teknoloji but also for Turkish business life. He emphasized that this is a first for their sector and said that, with the acquisition of IKH, they aim not only to strengthen their leadership in the field of ballistic ceramics but also to become a global leader in advanced technical ceramics needed by the electronics sector and other technology-critical industries.
IKH company founder Marco REINGER said of this strategic partnership, 'We believe that our growth potential will increase even further with Nurol Teknoloji's vision. Combined with our experience in the ceramic industry, we will focus on new and innovative projects.'
For Nurol Teknoloji, which produces armor with the highest levels of protection for personnel and ground, air, and sea vehicles using advanced technical ceramics such as Boron Carbide (B4C), Silicon Carbide (SiC), and Alumina (Al2O3), this collaboration means more than just a company acquisition. It also aims to accelerate R&D efforts in advanced technical ceramics and develop innovative products in this field. This acquisition carries a significant vision for the future of the Turkish Defense Industry and the advanced technical ceramic industry.