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YILDIRIM Group, which is headquartered in Istanbul, is an international family-run holding company established in 1963 in Samsun, Turkey.

It is currently present in chrome ore mining and trading, ferrochrome production and trading, coal trading, fertilizer production and trading, shipping, shipbuilding, and port management. YILDIRIM Group enjoys the having a recognized competitive advantage in Turkey, which have successfully developed in the global marketplace over the years.

The group’s executive management is comprised of three sons of Garip YILDIRIM: the chairman, Ali Riza YILDIRIM; the president, Robert Yüksel YILDIRIM; and the vice-president, Mehmet YILDIRIM.


Group of companies

The purpose of the YILDIRIM Group of Companies is to generate long-term, sustainable growth and to create continual value. This entails more than just improving the operational profile or cutting costs; it means leveraging corporate resources in harmony with the environment to create better performance and higher-value products in order to create better services for our customers, better well-being for the employees, and more returns for all the shareholders.

With an ambitious vision, a collective commitment to excellence, a dynamic and honest business approach, a strong administrative-financial structure, and a vast amount of knowledge and experience gained over the past decades, the corporation has built up a strong presence in global markets.

YILDIRIM Group of Companies is currently active in over 10 countries, spanning 4 continents with Turkey as its home base. The group’s vision for growth will leverage our presence across the globe.


YILDIRIM Group of companies


Synergistic strength

The YILDIRIM Group is active in 15 business sectors in Turkey and across the globe. Over 5.700 dedicated employees provide the group with cutting-edge talent.

YILDIRIM Group has built numerous entities to manage its operations, each with their own industry-specific expertise, producing added-value for our customers, our people, and all stakeholders. Since the beginning of YILDIRIM in 1963, the humble construction company has evolved through hard work, commitment, and acquisition into a leading Turkish conglomerate.





1989 YILDIRIM Foreign Trade & Marketing Inc.
1994 YILFERT Fertilizer & Chemistry Industry & Trading Inc.
YILYAK Solid Fuel Marketing & Trading Inc.
Entry into the Marine World
2000 YILMAR Shipping & Trading Ltd.
Mergers & Acquisitions in Turkey
2005 YILPORT Container Terminal & Port Operators Inc.
Expanding in Shipping & Shipbuilding - 2007 MARMARA SHIPYARD Inc.
Expanding in Mining & Ferroalloys - 2007 YILKROM Mining & Energy Investments Inc.
2011 Investment CMA CGM
Investment SeaLease
2012 Establishment of YILPORT Holding


Address : Meydan Sokak No:1, Beybi Giz Plaza, 3rd - 4th Floor 34398 Maslak, ISTANBUL, TURKEY

Tel : +90 212 290 30 80 (pbx)

Fax : +90 212 290 30 81

E-mail : info@yildirimgroup.com

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