Our Founder

Mehmet Bekir Kutmangil

Mr. Kutmangil completed his primary and secondary education in Şişli Terakki Lisesi and graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Economics in 1980.  As a young ambitious man, he was always looking for the next big opportunity to embark on, and grow their family business.  Before he graduated from college, He decided to engage in iron trade in Perşembe Pazarı.  In 1980, after completing his education, Kutmangil started actively participating in his family’s mining business as the General Manager. In 1986, he founded Kutes Madencilik and subcontracted for Kutman Group of Companies for the production of coal and clay.

 Following the death of his father Halis Kutmangil in 1988, he became the Chairman of the Kutman Group of Companies. Under the management of Mehmet Bekir Kutmangil, coal production in the mining sector, the core business of the Kutman Group, had quadrupled. Approximately one third of production was being carried out by Kutes Madencilik.

Under his leadership, Kutman Group founded Turkey's first private forestry company, Kut Orman, to reforest open lignite mine sites with the goal of restoring mined lands.  It has carried out an ecological balance project including planting five million trees, ponds and pastures in a 12,000-acre abandoned mine site.

Mehmet Bekir Kutmangil seizing his knowledge and experience in the field of iron trade, founded Kutes Döküm in 1990 under Kutes Madencilik. Kutes Döküm started operations in 1992.  

In 1993, he took over Günaydın Press Group, which included Günaydın and Tan daily national newspapers and Günaydın FM, making him the youngest executive in the field.

Mehmet Bekir Kutmangil passed away on May 23, 1995 at a very young age. He was survived by his wife Nebahat Kutmangil, his daughter Farah Kutmangil and his son Ali Esat Kutmangil. They continue to walk along the path of Mehmet Bekir Kutmangil to this day and forward.  

Mehmet Bekir Kutmangil