Açılış Törenimiz, Eskişehir Büyükşehir Belediye Başkanı Sayın Prof Dr. Yılmaz BüyükerşenHA Grup yetkilileri, TUDOKSAD Yönetim Kurulu başkan ve üyeleri, Eskişehir Organize Sanayi Bölgesi Başkanı, Eskişehir Sanayi Odası Başkanı ve değerli müşterilerimizin katılımı ile gerçekleşti.

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Metko HA Sleeves Plant Opening Ceremony


Metko HA Opening Ceremony of the feeder plant was held on October 19, 2017 in Eskişehir, Turkey.

The ceremony was intentionally planned to match the date of 9th Turkish Foundry Congress held in Eskişehir on 20-21 October, 2017.

The whole day event started with a small ceremony at the plant internally done by HA staff where the memorial thanking plate was fixed on the wall of the production facility.


We offered Eskişehir speciality “Çibörek & Ayran” for lunch to our guests at Kentpark, the city park of Eskişehir.


Then we visited the Prof. Dr. Yılmaz Büyükerşen Wax Sculpture Museum, Contemporary Glass Art Crafts and City Memory Museum in Odunpazarı, the old town of Eskişehir, and had some free time for sightseeing and relaxation in the region.

Then the group headed for the plant for the opening ceremony at 16:30 along with cocktail and trio live music. The opening speeches were done by Dr. Carsten Kuhlgatz and Prof. Dr. Yılmaz Büyükerşen, the world-famous economist, rector, sculpture, politician and beloved long-term mayor of Eskişehir. The ribbon cutting scissor holders were the Mayor Prof. Dr. Yılmaz Büyükerşen, the Chairman of the Turkish Foundry Association Mr. Uğur Kocaoğlu, the Chairman of Eskişehir Chamber of Insudtry Mr.

Savaş Özaydemir, the Chairman of Eskişehir Organized Industrial Zone Mr. Nadir Küpeli, HA Group CEO Dr. Carsten Kuhlgatz and Metko HA founder Mr. Hikmet Doğan Boran.

Many guests were excited of the attendance by the Mayor, and took pictures with him.

A celebration dinner was offered at Majha Restaurant with live music, selected food & beverage for some 120+ guests. A “Chemex” cake was enjoyed in late hours.


Musa Erol stated: “The organization and the attendance was so great that – my concern was the mismatch in the size of the investment and the greatness of the event. In the day of opening, we decided not to produce due to security reasons, and displayed only assembly line at work. The lean setup was jocked by Tüdöksad’s Chairman Mr. Kocaoğlu, saying that we had “TWO MANY” employees.”


Great event was really great not only for the well-tailored program, but by rewarded attendance of great guests from HA Family, Turkish and Iranian foundries, and local governors. That really is the sense shaping the relationships into being part of a family: foundry family at local level, and HA Family at global.”






Gifts of the day


HA Group gift presented by Dr. Kuhlgatz and Mr. Serghini. The great casting included a pray in Turkish language with the meaning: 

May God open auspicious gates to this structure and grant the continuation of the successes of Metko HA.

Glass article with HA logo presented to Mayor Prof. Dr. Yılmaz Büyükerşen: The Mayor stated that this article with HA logo shall be displayed at the Glass Art Museum of the city founded by himself.

Tüdöksad’s Chairman Mr. Kocaoğlu presents their gift.

Casting illustration with HA logo by glass artists presented to all guest attending the dinner.

Glass artcraft gifts with HA logo presented to Dr. Carsten Kuhlgatz and Mr. Uğur Kocaoğlu.