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The foundation of YILDIRIM Group of Companies dates back to 1963, when the YILDIRIM family established a modest construction materials trading company called GARIP YILDIRIM & SONS in Samsun, Turkey.

The Group has continuously broadened its focus through new subsidiaries since its establishment. By entrepreneurship and constant innovation, it has evolved into an industrially diversified group of companies as well as one of the fastest-growing Turkish industrial groups. 

YILDIRIM’s business structure ensures passionate motivation for sustainable growth as well as quick and sound decision-making capabilities. YILDIRIM Group embarked on international trade first time in 1993, importing coal directly from Russia. After 15 years, the company completed its first international acquisition in Sweden in 2008. Following the breakthrough, YILDIRIM Group has grown to become a global force based in Istanbul, Turkey, with operations in 21 countries on 4 continents. 

YILDIRIM operates mostly in Asia, Europe and the Americas but plans to expand its investments more to Africa and Latin America. The Group globally employs more than 10,000 people. 

YILDIRIM Group has integrated operations in 11 sectors, providing one-stop-shop solutions: 

1. Metals & Mining

2. Fertilizers & Chemicals

3. Port Management

4. Energy

5. Coal & Coke

6. Logistics

7. Shipping

8. Shipbuilding

9. Industrial Construction

10. Real Estate Development

11. Private Equity