KASTAMONU to Provide Employees with Free Second Higher Education

17 june 2018

Starting from 2016, KASTAMONU provides its employees with free second higher education. The first training group on the educational program Technique and Technology of Producing Wood Boards and Wood-Polymer Composites is preparing for the protection of master's theses and obtainment of diplomas in June 2018. The training takes place on the basis of the Kazan National Research Technological Institute.

"Highly qualified and professional staff is a very important aspect of the activity of any major enterprise," said Ali Kılıç, General Director of KASTAMONU in Russia. "The availability of complicated production requires the staff to have special knowledge and competencies. Systematically working on the development of human resources and raising their qualification, we thereby create a powerful platform of highly qualified specialists ensuring stable and efficient development of our enterprise."

Let us recall that in addition to training and professional development of employees, KASTAMONU actively cooperates with the Alabuga Corporate University. The Alabuga Corporate University is the only Russia's professional accelerator in the field of industrial management. Being one of the largest residents of the SEZ, KASTAMONU is interested in the development of this institute and expects that some students will be able to replenish the staff of the enterprise.


KASTAMONU was established in 1969 as a part of the holding HAYAT, which has been working since 1937. The annual production of wood boards at the KASTAMONU plants amounts to 5 million m3, including 2.45 million m3 of MDF and 2.55 million m3 of particleboards. KASTAMONU enters the top five largest companies in the wood processing industry in Europe. The company specializes in the manufacturing of MDF wood boards, particleboards, laminate flooring, door skin panels, glossy panels and table tops. Its annual turnover in 2015 amounted to €1 billion.