MTK Cahmpions League- an initiative for team building
In the year of the world championship in soccer, this sport has created a lot of opportunities for team building and exchange within our plant network through internally organised tournaments.
Mondi Tire Kutsan is also a good example of the team building value created by such an event – on a local level and between sites.
Already in May Mondi Tire Kutsan had asked their employees to freely form teams for a MTK wide soccer tournament. This initative was well received as 23 teams (8 Izmit Box Plant, 8 Adana Box Plant, 5 Tire Box Plant and 2 Tire Mill) were ready for kick off in the first qualifying round held at each plant.
Teams were well mixed between departments, white and blue colour colleagues got in touch with each other on a more personal level, aside from their normal work routine.
To also improve communication and exchange between plants, it was decided to play the semi-final and finals in different locations. For the semi finals on 21 June, Izmir was chosen as the hosting plant and Izmit for the final match on 17 September.
The teams had the chance to socialise at the dinner which was organised by the hosting plant and they were invited for a plant tour to get to know the working environment of other Mondi Tire Kutsan plants within their country.
The final match started with an opening speech held by Hakan Tiftik, where he underlined the importance of safety to the players. Approximately 200 employees and their families attended the finals with great interest. At the end of the challenging game, the team from Izmit plant came out ahead of Adana with a score of 7:2 and won the Mondi TK Champions League of 2014.
Happily celebrating together in the evening a common wish was amongst the teams , ‘’ this event has to be repeated next year”.
We want to say congratulations to the team of the Mondi İzmit box plant.
CEO Mondi Tire Kutsan