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The paper that touches her memory is the means of spread of language, the basis of communication and belonging. It is the carrier of civilization and culture. Paper, our first love letter, our identity, our present, the deed of our house, the distant news we received recently, our marriage certificate, the ship we float, the plane we flew, our exam questions, our favorite roman, abajurum, world atlas. We also bought the enclosure of a state-of-the-art spaceship. Everyday life can be a material that can be easy; planning feelings, thoughts

SEKA Paper Museum is dedicated to SEKA and all SEKA employees We wanted employees to travel to the places where they once lived and the history they lived. In this museum, it will plan the paper, the history of the paper and the production processes; You will witness the dream of an idealist man, Mehmed Ali Kagitci, the story of a social transformation model and the industrial heritage of SEKA factory.

SEKA Paper Museum, is Turkey's largest industrial heritage museum conversion project. The museum presents an unforgettable concept for visitors of different age groups with a contemporary exhibition approach.

1933
Sümerbank Kurulur.

Sümer Bank to Install

1934

Mehmed Ali Kagitci starts his career at Sumerbank.

1934

The foundation of the Izmit Paper Factory was laid.

1934

The decree authorizing Sümerbank to establish and operate a paper mill is accepted.

1936

The first domestic paper sample is produced.

1936

2. The foundation of the Paper and Pulp Factories is laid.

1936

İzmit Paper and Cardboard Factory was commissioned.

1937

İzmit Kağıtspor club is established.

1938

The name of Izmit Paper and Cardboard Factory is changed to Sümerbank Cellulose Industry.

1938

The foundation of the Chlorine Plant is laid; The factory opens after 7 years.

1941

Mehmed Ali Kâğıtçı was dismissed from his position as the Director of the Institution and appointed to the Department of Business Management.

1942

Nursery and Forestry Directorate is established.

1943

Sapanca Water Line is activated.

1944

Straw and Rag Pulp Factories are put into operation.

1944

İzmit 2nd Paper Factory is put into operation.

1944

Cellulose Industry Establishment Apprentice School opens.

1945

Wood Pulp and Chlor-Alkali Factories are commissioned.

1950

3.The foundation of the paper factory is laid.

1954

3. Capacity increases with Paper Factory. Workers are unionized for the first time,

1954

3. The Paper Factory is put into operation.

1955

Turkey Cellulose and Paper Factories Business Law enters into force; is now referred to as SEKA.

1956

SEKA Mail begins broadcasting.

1957

The foundation of the Paper Factory is laid.

1960

5. Trial production starts at the Paper Factory.

1961

SEKA Child Friends Association is established.

1961

4. The Paper Factory is put into operation.

1967

SEKA Officials Health and Protection Assistance Association is established.

1970

Caycuma Plant Cellulose Plant and Kraft Paper Plant start production.

1970

The first employee representative participates in SEKA Board of Directors.

1970

Aksu Mihaniki Wood Pulp Plant and Paper Factory start production.

1970

Afyon, Antalya and Balıkesir Establishments are established.

1971

Production of cellulose and paper starts in Dalaman.

1973

SEKA Civil Servants Assistance Foundation is established.

1973

Balıkesir Institution is converted into Thermomechanical Wood Pulp and Timber Integrated Plant.

1975

With the decision of the Council of Ministers, the Antalya Institution is canceled and the Mediterranean Institution is established in its place.

1976

Kastamonu Establishment was established and the foundation was laid in the same year.

1979

Trial production starts in Afyon Plant.

1980

Balıkesir Timber Factory is commissioned.

1983

The name of the Apprentice School is changed to A SEKA Mehmed Ali Kagitci Vocational Course ”.

1983

Bolu Laminated and Fiber Board Establishment is transferred to SEKA.

1984

SEKA Magazine begins its publication life.

1984

The Mediterranean Organization was commissioned.

1984

Kastamonu Establishment is put into operation.

1994

Turkey Pulp and Paper Industry Public Employees union (SEKA I-SEN) is established.

1994

Izmit Metropolitan Municipality Council changes the name of Nakliyeciler Street to Mehmed Ali Kagitci Street.

1994

SEKA 50th Year Indoor Sports Hall is called Mehmed Ali Kagitci Sports Hall.

1994

SEKA Mehmed Ali Paper Museum opens.

1998

SEKA is included in the scope of privatization.

2004

SEKA's activities are stopped.

2005

SEKA is transferred to Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality.

2011

The preparatory work of the SEKA Paper Museum begins.

2016

SEKA Paper Museum opens.

  • HALL 12

    Printing Office

  • HALL 11

    Periodical Exhibition Hall

  • HALL 10

    Printing House

  • HALL 09

    Daily Life Hall at SEKA

  • HALL 08

    B.Mehmed Ali Paper Shop

  • HALL 08

    A.Paper Machine Shop

  • HALL 07

    B.Dough Cleaning Department

  • HALL 07

    A.Hurur Warehouse

  • HALL 06

    Dough Preparation Hall

  • HALL 05

    B. Allocation Department

  • A.Decantation Towers

  • HALL 04

    East Gallery

  • HALL 03

    Power Plant Hall

  • HALL 02

    B.Şlayfer Upper Floor Hall

  • HALL 02

    A.Şlayfer Lower Floor Hall

  • HALL 01

    Turbine Room

  • HALL 00

    Welcome Lounge

  • Traditional Arts House Calligraphy Exhibition

  • TEMPORARY GALLERY HALL

    Traditional Arts House Miniature Exhibition

  • TEMPORARY GALLERY HALL

    Paper Garments Exhibition in the Trace of Tradition (Traditional Clothes of Kocaeli Women)

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  • Adress

    Kültür ve Sosyal İşler Dairesi Başkanlığı Müzeler Şube Müdürlüğü
    Kozluk Mahallesi, Mehmet Ali Kağıtçı Sokak, No:77, İzmit/KOCAELİ

  • Phone / Fax

    0262 332 53 47 / 0262 324 67 75

  • E-Mail

    sekakagitmuzesi@kocaeli.bel.tr

  • Working Hours

    Tuesday - Sunday: 09.00 - 18.00
    Monday: Closed

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