We operate in 56 countries across 5 continents and 9 industries with 25,000 employees worldwide.
ABOUT YILDIRIM GROUP
The foundations of YILDIRIM Group date back to 1963, when the late Garip YILDIRIM established a
modest construction material trading company called GARIP YILDIRIM & SONS in Samsun, Türkiye.
Since its founding, the Group has continuously broadened its focus through new subsidiaries by
entrepreneurism and constant innovation, evolving into an industrially diversified group of companies
as well as one of the fastest growing Turkish industrial groups.
The second generation has been active in the Company’s operations since 1995. YILDIRIM Group is
a family-owned business, held 100% privately and managed by brothers Ali Riza and Robert Yuksel YILDIRIM.
Its business structure ensures passionate motivation for sustainable growth as well as quick and sound
decision-making capabilities. Since 2008, when YILDIRIM Group made its first international acquisition in
Sweden, the Group has grown to become a global force based in Istanbul, Türkiye, with As YILDIRIM Energy
Europe Albania has a wide portfolio of suppliers from energy producers and trade companies that actively
take part in the energy market in the region, the company plays an active role in the region through its
energy supply and trade licenses obtained in Albania.
A global conglomerate operating across 9 industries, in 56
countries worldwide. YILDIRIM Group ofCompanies employs more than 25,000 people around the
YILDIRIM Group set up YILKROM in 2007 and stepped into the metals and mining industry.
In 2014, the Group established YILMADEN Holding Inc., which currently ranks 5th in the
global chromium industry.
YILDIRIM Group entered the port management industry after YILPORT Container Terminal &
Port Operation Inc. was established in 2005. As of today, 24% of the Group’s
consolidated revenue comes from this industry.
FERTILIZERS & CHEMICALS
After making its first move in the fertilizer and chemical industry in 2004, YILFERT
Holding has grown to become the largest producer of CAN fertilizer and ammonia in
Since its initial step into the energy industry in 2010, the Group has been making
ambitious business plans for the future to produce new solar power plants and build wind
and geothermal power projects across its markets.
SHIPPING & LOGISTICS
YILDIRIM GROUP operates in freight transport, and the logistics industry represents 4%
of its consolidated revenues. The Group owns and manages operations of 9 dry bulk and
general cargo vessels and 10 chemical tankers.
Since 1992, YILDIRIM Group has been diversifying its energy resources and employing
residual waste to respond to the growing need for energy and power of its numerous
As a global conglomerate, YILDIRIM Group’s purpose since its foundation has always been
bringing people, cultures and businesses closer to one another. Today, the Group
continues to fulfill this mission through its international trade division.