M. Kemal Coşkunöz
An industrialist who continued to dream, and opened the doors of success one after the other with his dreams:
M. Kemal Coşkunöz
One of the most valuable, first-gen industrialists of the Republic, M. Kemal Coşkunöz, known to all as Teacher Kemal, put his foot in the world of commerce with a workshop he opened in 1949.
Motivated by a desire to be the best at what he does, he achieved great success in his small workshop in just a short time. Not long after this successful initiative, he realized that Turkey’s automotive industry was developing rapidly and its needs were growing. In order to meet these needs with the best quality solutions, he brought SKT to life along with his two other educator fellows, and introduced “ground-breaking novelties” that would transform the Turkish automotive industry.
Always aiming for the best and propelled by an inquisitive mind...
His entrepreneurial spirit and unlimited vision led Teacher Kemal’s productivity and his drive to educate young people his whole life. In 1973, he founded the first joint-stock company of Coşkunöz Holding, which today has close partnerships with the world’s largest car manufacturers. With this accomplishment, he made great contributions to the development of the Turkish and the global automotive industry.
“The strength of production comes from education”
Teacher Kemal, who contributed to the automotive industry, not only as an industrialist but also as an educator, founded the Coşkunöz Education Foundation in 1988. He emphasized the importance of vocational training throughout his entire life, which materialized in his own foundation wherewith he made a great contribution to meeting the need for skilled labor by turning out skillful and well-trained technicians.
The exhibition “A Life Dedicated to Education and Production”, staged on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Coşkunöz Education Foundation, tells the inspiring life story of M. Kemal Coşkunöz, the founder of Coşkunöz Holding, who remained committed to producing new projects and educating new generations until his death in 2000."