PICMET'06 Site Visits

Site visits to the following companies will be offered during PICMET '06. Seating is limited, so sign up early ($50). Click here to register.

Kale Altınay Robot

Tuesday, July 11th, 08:30 - 13:30

Kale Altinay Robot is a robot design and advanced production technology company. The company has the capability of designing and optimizing modern production systems. It also has modern CAD technologies (software for electrical and mechanical design) as well as simulation software that enables real-time simulations in a computer environment.

Kale Altinay Robot began operations in 1991, after the founders developed Turkey’s first six-axis robot. In 1997, the company was awarded the “High Technology Entrepreneur Award,” and in 1998 it received the “SME of the year” award.

Arçelik A.Ş.
Wednesday, July 12th, 08:30 - 13:30

During this site visit to Arçelik, visitors will learn about the company’s R&D efforts and the integration of these efforts with the company’s business plan. The Central R&D labs are where the washing machine plant and the dryer production are located. After a brief company overview and an introduction to Arçelik’s R&D activities from a technology management perspective, a short lab and plant tour will be held.

With this plant, which attained 87% capacity utilization in 2004, Arçelik became one of the leading manufacturers of front-end loading washing machines under a single roof in Europe.