KASTAMONU Took Part in the Tatarstan-Turkey Business Forum
Haluk Yıldız, the President of KASTAMONU, took part in the Tatarstan-Turkey Business Forum, which was held in Istanbul on May 16, 2019, with a report to the representatives of Russian and Turkish authorities, general public and business.
The event took place within the working visit of the Tatarstan delegation to Turkey. Ruhsar Pekcan, the Minister of Trade of the Republic of Turkey, Tuncay Özilhan, the Chairman of the Turkish-Russian Business Council of the Committee for Foreign Economic Relations of Turkey, Andrey Podelyshev, the Consul General of the Russian Federation in Istanbul, representatives of ministries and departments of Tatarstan took part in the proceedings.
The purpose of the forum is to present the potential and attract more Turkish companies to Tatarstan, as well as discuss existing and future investment projects. Let us recall that today KASTAMONU is the largest Turkish investor in the Republic of Tatarstan with a total investment of more than EUR 450 million.
“The investment experience of KASTAMONU is one of the brightest examples of effective business development in the Republic of Tatarstan. And we expect that our example will help other potential investors, who are searching for the best platforms for the development of their business, to make right decisions. Our strategy for the coming years involves active business development. We see the potential of our company in the Alabuga SEZ and do not plan to be satisfied with what has already been achieved”, said KASTAMONU President Haluk Yıldız.
KASTAMONU was established in 1969 as a part of the HAYAT holding. The company specializes in the manufacturing of MDF wood boards, particleboards, laminate flooring, door skin panels, and glossy panels. The consolidated turnover of the company amounts to €1.3 billion. The annual production of wood boards is 5 million m3, laminate flooring – 70 million m2. KASTAMONU has 18 plants in 6 countries. It enters the top five largest companies in the wood processing industry in Europe.