40 Years With Pride And Honour

Erkurt Holding celebrated its 40th year with its employees and their families. Chairman Âli Kerem Alptemoçin stated that they would pass the flag to the next generations without compromising on the values. Sunay Akın and İlhan Şeşen’s performances at the end of the ceremony received great appreciation.

Erkurt Holding, which has been shaping the Turkish automotive supplier industry since 1978, organized an event for its 40th anniversary. The ceremony was held in Tofaş Indoor Sports Centre and Erkurt Holding Founder and Honorary President Ahmet Kurtcebe Alptemoçin and Board Members have participated to the event with their spouses while Formfleks CEO Nazım Serhatlı, Erkurt’s executive managers, customers, solution partners and the leading names of business and community have also attended.

In the event, Erkurt Holding Founder and Honorary President Ahmet Kurtcebe Alptemoçin made a speech. Ahmet Kurtcebe Alptemoçin said, “I get happy every time I see this incredible progress of 40 years. Easier said than done… We progressed with patience and sacrifice in this journey we have started 40 years ago with belief and confidence. Our corporate culture, vision and mission has become the light that illuminates our path”.

Indicating that the investments will continue in full speed after thanking everyone who contributed to Erkurt Holding's long journey, Ahmet Kurtcebe Alptemoçin stated that success in the automotive industry was achieved through trust-driven relationships. Alptemoçin continued: “Our valuable employees are the esteemed members of this great family. We progressed with patience and sacrifice. In this journey we have started with ‘belief and confidence’. Our solution partners we have grown together with mutual trust have a great deal in this success. In the automotive industry, where we laid the foundations and served for 40 years in Turkey, issues such as “target-oriented work, sustainability, transparency, technology and investment in human resources” were the main elements of our management approach. We will continue to lead with the same understanding, determination and responsibility in order to carry Erkurt Holding to generations to come. As we have made our slogan, ‘Together and Forever’ we will work even harder”.

In the last part of his speech, Ahmet Kurtcebe Alptemoçin had emotional moments while remembering the late Recep Bekler whom he called my dear friend and brother. Alptemoçin said “Don’t be worried Mr. Recep... We are continuing this journey we started 40 years ago with our children and all members of Erkurt Family with the ‘enthusiasm and success of the first day’. I hope this is the first day of 40 years to come”.


In his speech, Âli Kerem Alptemoçin said that “When I started working in Erkurt companies 21 years ago as a board member, I was 27. Maybe I was inexperienced but I had dreams and goals. A long time has passed since then, now I have even bigger dreams. Despite everything that has changed in the world and in our country… The most important thing is that all my dreams and goals somehow pass through Erkurt…”.

Pointing out that they will be stronger in the competition by setting new goals, Alptemoçin said, “Change can be frightening to some. I find it more exciting. Therefore, I dream bigger and set new goals both for myself and for our companies. We will change, develop and become stronger and faster in this race. We will work hard to pass the flag given to us to future generations without sacrificing our own values”.

While success awards were presented for those working over 15, 20, 25 and 30 years or more within the scope of the celebrations where Erkurt employees had a good time, gifts were given to children who were successful in the painting contest with the theme of ‘Friendship and Unity’ organised for the third time this year within the scope of Erkurt Holding Culture and Art Activities. Valuable photos were awarded in “Erkurt in the Memories” Photograph Contest, which was organised specifically for the 40th anniversary.

The biggest award of the event was presented to Ahmet Kurtcebe Alptemoçin by the Board of Directors. The collaboration of Alptemoçin and Bekler families, which started in the early 1970s which employed thousands of employees, has found meaning again with a foundation. Alptemoçin-Bekler Industrial Development and Education Foundation will support families in need in the education of their children. The foundation will support superior children in order to enable them to participate in the industrial life and to be guided correctly while providing comprehensive advisor services.

Telling stories with his unique style, Sunay Akın was joined by İlhan Şeşen, one of the most popular singers of love songs. Integrating with the guests, Sunay Akın and İlhan Şeşen gave unforgettable moments for everyone.

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