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Elginkan Group has been founded in 1951 by Elginkan Family, one of the well- established families of the city of Manisa. The family had a dream to transform the company to a foundation, an eternal community that provides educational scholarships as well as vocational training platforms for many people in need. In this respect the Foundation has been established in 1985 by the Elginkan Family.

All companies belong to Elginkan Group has been shaped based on this commitment, that waste is wrong and sustainable business approach will be the main principle of the community to serve future generations.

Elginkan Foundation is working as a pioneer to provide vocational and technical training centers which are divided into three main topics such as vocational trainings, supplemental courses and total quality management seminars.

Trainings are provided by trained trainers and specialist teachers from vocational high schools and the Ministry of Education.

At the end of training programs, the trainees are invited to take the exam and to complete a successful apprenticeship. The trainees are awarded a “Certificate of Achievement” by the Ministry of National Education. Participation in seminars is awarded a “seminar participation certificate” at the end of the seminar.

Decedent H. Ekrem Elginkan was born in 1924 in İzmir.

Having finished İzmir Male High School, he graduated from İstanbul Technical University in 1948 as Mechanical

Professional Engineer.

He founded his first company in 1951.

He led many initiatives in Turkish industry through factories he established.

He took his place among the immortals of the business world with his exemplary character and successes he achieved.

H. Ekrem Elginkan, who made the first step in institutionalization of companies and stated in every opportunity that he gave this decision as a result of the trust he has for his colleagues, H. Ekrem Elginkan had aimed to create a Community managed by foundation. Seeing that the Community could survive on its own and make moves was the aim he paid attention to the most.

Having enough tolerance, vision and principles to say his colleagues: ‘Even I have made a mistake, state it clearly in your report’, decedent H. Ekrem Elginkan maintained his work life without even making a slight concession to obedience to justice and law.

H. Ekrem Elginkan passed away in June 2 1999.

“All I wish from God is continuation of all organizations I have established, their creating job opportunities for people as organizations beneficial to the country, paying tax to the state and being example to those that will come after us.”.

H. Ekrem Elginkan
The Founder of Elginkan Community

To protect our cultural values, customs, traditions and spiritual values that raised us in our culture,

To encourage activities on Science, Technology and Education,

To open and manage schools and educational institutions in order to contribute to training of the qualified manpower required by the national industry, and educational works that would create the employment opportunities of the country in this way.