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Momentum and Investments Position Akkök Holding for Growth in Exports and Employment Opportunities

In this interview, Ahmet DÖRDÜNCÜ Chairman of the Executive Board of Akkök Holding discusses the group’s positive momentum and investment plans for 2022. DowAksa in Turkey, one of the world`s leading carbon fiber manufacturers, will increase its production capacity by the end of the year and is getting ready to commission new production lines with an investment value of 125 million USD. Other investments include USK Kimya with 63 million USD, and Aksafil with an investment of US$ 27.5 million, contributing to Turkey in areas such as exports and providing employment opportunities through investments that are compatible and complementary to Akkök Holding’s strategic initiatives.

Issue 113 - April 2022

Defence Turkey: Can you briefly tell us about Akkök Holding, one of the most prestigious corporations in Turkey with its 70 years of experience? How many companies and production plants currently operate under Akkök Holding, and in which industries are they active?

Ahmet DÖRDÜNCÜ: Akkök Holding was established in 1952 by the late Raif Dinçkök, one of the most respected entrepreneurs in our country. Operating in the chemistry, energy, and real estate sectors, Akkök Holding has 20 operational trade and industrial companies and 19 production facilities, 4 of which are abroad. Together with all our subsidiaries, where more than 5,700 employees work, we aim to become a globally competitive corporation and reach world standards with a sustainable development approach.