Tavdi: local business with international reach


Tavdi Company, Inc is a very interesting business on the East Bay with a strong international presence. Ismail Saltuk, Ph.D. Eng, and his wife, Leyla Saltuk, have been making their mark in a niche market within the chemical engineering/manufacturing field. Both were born in Turkey, and Ismail was educated at Robert College. Robert College is located in Istanbul, Turkey, and is the oldest American school in existence outside of the United States.

Work originally brought them to the Ocean State, and after some research it was clear to them that the East Bay was the best place to plant their family’s roots in America. 

The Tavdi Company has a patent on a unique rubber testing device, the Advanced Yerzley Oscillograph (AYO-IV). This product helps manufacturing companies test the parts within their machines. The Tavdi Company also designs rubber related products. They are very active in the import/export relationship between the United States and Turkey and provide consulting advice to companies looking to expand internationally or international companies looking to get into business in the United States.

Ismail and Leyla have been active member of the Chamber of Commerce for years and are a great example of the diversity within all the incredible businesses/people that make up the East Bay Chamber of Commerce. 

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