The root of YILDIRIM Group dates back to 1963, when Garip YILDIRIM established a modest construction materials trading company called GARİP 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 since 2005.
YILDIRIM Group is a family-owned business, held 100% privately by the YILDIRIM Family. Brothers Ali Rıza YILDIRIM and Robert Yüksel YILDIRIM are the second generation of the family, and they are managing the company’s operations since 1995. 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. 15 years later, 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 53 countries on 5 continents, employing more than 16,000 people.
YILDIRIM is active in metals and mining, energy, fertilizers and chemicals, port management, shipping and logistics, construction and real estate, and financial investments.