R&D and Design Center

R&D and Design Center

Kaplam Design Center was approved in 2020 by the T.C. Ministry of Industry and Technology.

We participate in Horizon Europe calls with consortium partners spread across all geographies of Europe as technology accelerator and end users through the innovation networks of which we are members.

As a Tier 1 manufacturer that implements effective projects in the automotive world, we will continue to contribute with all our enthusiasm and determination to all calls to support Green Deal policies in order to protect a sustainable world and climate. In the center; There is a design office, laboratory and prototype production workshop.

Kaplam Design Center, which adapts innovative technologies developed in the world to new products and processes in line with company strategies, believes that development is continuous and disruptive technologies will shape the future. Collaborations with universities, international institutes, companies and start-up initiatives are considered indispensable opportunities.


  • New product development studies as a strategic co-design partner in the automotive main industries.
  • Nationalization for the defense sector.
  • Design development and production collaboration with OEMs and raw material manufacturers for vehicle lightening solutions.
  • Renewable Energy - Wind Energy small scale turbine development.
  • Product development on new mobility solutions.
  • Verification using analysis methods and software.
  • Material and product verification with competent and advanced laboratories.

Our Capabilities

Kaplam Design Center, creates 3D design models with the software used by our customers. The verification is performend with simulation programs and stakeholders they trust and provides continuous and reliable service to our customers by using effective and agile project management methods, which are just in time, with the highest degree of maturity, all risks are prevented.

In project management, continuous, efficient, modern communication channels are used effectively with our stakeholders inside and outside the company.

Our professional human resources have all the necessary competencies for our industry. Thanks to the programs and trainings prepared for the development of competencies, they continue to constantly update themselves.


  • Modal analysis
  • Structural and phatic analysis
  • CFD analysis
  • Terminal analysis
  • Acoustic analysis

The above analyzes, which are budgeted in the Kaplam Design Center investments for the years 2022 - 2027 and are thought to be internalized, are currently being carried out with the invaluable support of our stakeholders.


  • 3D and 2D CAD
  • CAM


  • Climatic Cabin
  • 3D Measuring Device
  • Burn Rate Test
  • DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetry)
  • Color Measurement
  • Determination of HDT & Vicat Temperature
  • Determination of Yield Index
  • Determination of Break-Elongation-Bend
  • Izod/Charpy Impact Resistance Test
  • Notching Device
  • Shore A-D Hardness Determination
  • Oven

  • Density Determination
  • Additive Test
  • Determination of moisture
  • Gloss Measurement
  • Light Booth
  • Permanent Deformation
  • Aluminum Coating Tests
  • Chemical Resistance Test
  • Grounding and Cleaning Test
  • Free State Impact Strength Test
  • Smell Test