"Mehmet Alapala who adopted honesty, hardworking and perfection as a principle always became a “treasure” leading next generations after him."
Mehmet Alapala was born in Çorum in 1923.
He started his working life at a very young age at the end of 1930s by working in the construction business of wooden parts of buildings together with his father Abdullah Alapala. Promoting as a carpenter, he set up his own carpenter’s shop together with his brother Mustafa Alapala years later. He was actively involved in the establishment of Hatap flour mill founded by Simon – British mill manufacturer-in Çorum in 1961.
Such experience inaugurated a new era for both Mehmet Alapala and next generations. Milling machines were being made of wood during those years. Mehmet Alapala started manufacturing “square sieve” machines used in flour mills thanks to his experience gained during such works. He commenced selling sieves to all factories in Turkey very shortly because he gave much importance to quality and worked very meticulously and he was the only person who did this business in Turkey and he, then, laid the foundation of Alapala Makina that succeeded in becoming one of top three companies in its sector all around the world. Mehmet Alapala later, upon joining of his sons Nurettin and İsmail Alapala, started manufacturing all machinery produced in a flour mill and establishing turn-key mills. Thus, he laid the foundation of Alapala group after he set up Alapala Feed Factory in 1982 and Çorum Alapala Flour Mill in 1984.