A Success Adventure from dream to reality: Kadooğlu Holding
When Hacı Fettah Kadooğlu -who was the police chief in Cizre Municipality- gave his retirement bonus to his 16 year old son Cemal Kadooğlu, he also gave him a great chance to realize his dreams. Cemal Kadooğlu began his career in trade at a very young age and in 1977, he was selling all sorts of goods to neighboring Iraq from sesame to toys and from pasta to legumes. Cemal Kadooğlu took Cizre’s coal works in short time and for years he loaded and distributed coal by himself. They worked to grow their family business along with his brothers and cousins, and when they took the coal operations of Gaziantep region in 1992, it was a beginning of a new era for the family.
Cemal Kadooğlu was preparing the company for the future and his goal was to play in the league of giants, so he assigned his young, innovative son Tarkan Kadooğlu -who had worked at every level of the company- to the management of the company in 1996. During this period, the company made important investments in the light of a rapid growth strategy and started to take place in several sectors.
Kadooğlu Otelcilik Turizm İnşaat ve Ticaret AŞ (Kadooğlu Hotel Management and Tourism Co.) has entered into the tourism sector with a hotel in Cizre. Also in the 2000s, the company has achieved significant successes in construction works such as shopping malls, hospitals, housing estates, luxury estates and fuel stations.
Kadooğlu Petrolcülük Taşımacılık Ticaret Sanayi İthalat ve İhracat AŞ (Kadooğlu Petroleum Transport Trade Industry Import and Export Co.) brought a new breath to the fuel industry and set the standards again soon became Kadooğlu Corporate Group’s locomotive. After getting the fuel distribution company license in 2006, ‘Kadoil’ brand was introduced in Turkey. Continuously growing over time, Kadoil has secured its position amongst the top 9 of over 100 distribution companies with its distribution network of over 550 dealers throughout Turkey.
Moving on to vegetable oil production, one of the biggest vegetable oil factories of the Middle East was founded in Gaziantep within Kadooğlu Yağ with the manufacturing of the brands Bizce, Brinto, Azime and Mayra. Kadooğlu Yağ, expanding its competitive power each year, increased its production capacity to 650 tons/day in 2017 when it was 600 tons/day in 2014. The “Bizce” brand which carries the title of being the 1st in Turkey in its sector in export and 61st place among all sectors in the country was introduced to the world. The Kadooğlu Yağ brands are currently exported to over 55 countries.
Kadooğlu Holding, which put the Kadooğlu Mediterranean Filling Facilities with 141 thousand square meters of storing capacity on an area of 70 thousand square meters into business in Mersin, implemented the biggest sea platform of Turkey in Mersin in 2010.
Kadooğlu Holding shapes its activities in parallel with Turkey’s needs; so it has implemented Kadooğlu Enerji to contribute to generate the energy need which is one of the country’s most important problems.
Kadooğlu began to rise since the placement of first brick at the end of the 70s in the journey which it started as a family company. Since 2014, it has decided to gather all its companies under the same roof of Kadooğlu Holding and continue activities under it.
Kadooğlu Holding is a large organization contributing Turkey’s industry as well as its promotion abroad with its companies where 1350 people are directly and 7000 are indirectly employed, and that has trade relations with over 55 countries in the world.
Kadooğlu Holding and its strong values, along with the ability to clearly see the needs of the country and the world we live in, will continue to invest in constant growth and development and in human beings as well as the soil we live on and the future.