Albayrak Group,whichstarted its commercial life in 1952, continues to contribute to the Turkish economy with nearly 50 companies, broadcast brands, and more than 15,000 employees in the construction, industry, service, logistics and media sectors.
As a global investor, it has been increasingly focusing on its activities in port management, public transportation, waste management and real estate sectors in four different countries in Asia and Africa, as well as its activities spread over many cities of Turkey.
Albayrak Construction, one of the leading companies of the group, has been among the best construction companies in Turkey with the projects it initiated since the 1950s, when urbanization started to accelerate in Turkey. The construction of the Muş Train Station in 1954, the 4th Levent-Taksim Metro in 2001, the Kartal-Kaynarca Metro Line in 2017, hospitals, stadiums, factories, shopping malls, and more than 20,000 residences have been successfully constructed to date. In addition, it is able to do business abroad in the most difficult and unfavorable conditions, and can finish projects before the deadline set for it, with its years of experience and knowledge.
Drawing attention with its investments and experience in the service and logistics sectors, the Group has also achieved many firsts. Itlaid the foundations of this sector in Turkey, by establishing “Yeşil Adamlar on waste management”, in order to eliminate and control the increasing negative effects of waste on the environment and human health in Istanbul, that was struggling with garbage mountains in 1992. Yeşil Adamlar has been continuing its waste management and environmental cleaning activities in Turkey since 2010, as well.
Platform A.Ş., which was established in 2002 to operate in the fields of personnel transportation and fleet leasing, expanded its scope of activity in the following years and took part in many areas of the service sector. In addition to its domestic activities, it operates the metrobus line in Lahore, Ravalpindi and Islamabad cities of Pakistan, “A Cab” taxi vehicles in Lahore, and a 28 km bus operation in Conakry, the capital of Guinea.
The group has also made serious investments in technology and software. ALBİL Center Services, which was established to produce solutions in the field of information technologies, to follow digital transformation processes and to make the right technology investments, offers timely, accurate and up-to-date technological solutions to both domestic and foreign customers.
Sistemli Dağıtım Services that carry out natural gas, water and electricity, meter reading, subscription distribution, maintenance and invoicing services in various cities of Turkey; Rasat Traffic Solutions that sets up systems to ensure the safety of life and property on highways, Nakil Logistics that produces freight transport applications with technological facilities, is among the other companies of the Group in the service sector.
Directing the dynamics of the logistics sector with its investments, Albayrak Group has taken over the thirty-year operating rights of Trabzon Port, which is the most important port of the Eastern Black Sea Region, since 2003. Trabzon Port that is traded on the stock exchange, hosts oil exploration in the Black Sea as well as logistics activities. The Group has expanded the volume of its logistics activities by undertaking the operations of Mogadishu Port in Somalia, which has a strategic location in East Africa, and Conakry Port in Guinea, the gateway of West Africa to the world.
Albayrak Group, which took over the management of Birun Kümbet Mountain House in Giresun Kümbet Plateau in 2007, started to show itself in the field of tourism by incorporating the Teos Holiday Village in Seferihisar-İzmir in 2018.
Albayrak Group, which has adopted the principle of stable and steady growth in the industrial sector, has focused its investments on textile, on-board equipment, sugar and paper production, especially in the production of tractors and engines.
TÜMOSAN, which is the first private diesel engine manufacturer in Turkey, has the second market share in the tractor industry with a variety of 268 models, was opened to the stock market, and also realized the production of the first prototype (TÜMOSAN PUSAT) by implementing the National Integrated Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Project.
Varaka Kağıt which produces using 100% paper waste, is a production facility that produces kraft, cardboard and paper with various features, which the Group modernizes after purchasing the SEKA Balıkesir Paper Factory. In the cogeneration facility it owns, the fuel supplied from the country’s resources, is burned and steam is produced, while at the same time, the electricity requirement of the facility is produced with the steam turbine, and it brings the environmentalism to the forefront by using energy resources correctly and efficiently.
Ereğli Textile Factory, one of the three biggest brands in the sector in Turkey, has been using antibacterial, nano technology features for the land, air, gendarmerie and security forces within the Albayrak Group since 1997 with the Industry 4.0 technology. It is a company that produces and sews shirts and windbreaker fabric, as well as sewing for cold weather parkas and dresses.
Kademe Atık Technologies, which exports to 45 countries by producing domestic and national products in the on-board equipment sector, is among the favorite companies of the Group and grows by expanding its market day by day. Compact, vacuum and trailed type road sweeping vehicles, disinfectant and sterilization vehicles, hydraulic compacted garbage container, hooklift, container washing vehicle, water tanker-sprinkler, vacuum truck, combined trenching machine, various types of platform, tree removal machine, trailer and compost machine. With its productions, Kademe has the widest product range in the sector.
Albayrak Group, which established the Sukkar Şeker brand by taking over the Erzurum and Erzincan Sugar Factories in 2018, modernized the facilities with an investment of 40 million TL and brought economic vitality to the region with an annual production of 80,000 tons of crystal sugar. In addition, it has put Mezra Ziraat into operation in order to make sugar beet cultivation by renting the arable land in the region, to introduce the farmers of the region with modern agricultural practices and agricultural tools and to lead them in this regard.
Albayrak Group stepped into the media sector by incorporating one of Turkey’s most respected newspapers, Yeni Şafak, in 1995. The “new media screen” of Turkey, TVNET, which started its activities in 2007, reflects the agenda of Turkey and the world on screens 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Group is among the leaders of the industry with its magazine publishing. In addition to Derin Tarih, Nihayet, Z Report, Lokma, Cins, Skyroad, Bilge Çocuk and Bilge Minik, which are published monthly, the bimonthly Post Öykü and the weekly Gerçek Hayat magazines reach tens of thousands of readers.
Ketebe Publications, which stepped into the publishing life in 2018 with the motto “Text remains”, is the new brand of the group that publishes in a wide range from novels to poems, from history to thought, from classic texts to children’s books. Together, it carries out the sales, marketing, subscription and distribution activities of newspapers, books and magazines published within the group, and Reklam Piri, which performs advertising sales for media, also serves as the strong companies of the group.
Attracting attention with its investments in the digital field, Albayrak Group carries out the digital communication processes of all publications belonging to the group, together with highly monitored platforms such as yenisafak.com, gzt.com (Arkitekt, Mecra, Zpor, Gazete Manşet, GZTMZT, Jurnal.ist) with its Piri Medya brand.
The Group, within the scope of its responsibility to its country and humanity, in order to raise young people who have received quality education and operate in many sports branches; continues to increase its support in the fields of education, sports and arts and continues to invest in the future of this country.