Akkök Holding, whose foundations were laid in 1952 by the late Raif Dinçkök, one of the respected entrepreneurs of our country, is among the most well established organizations in Turkey with its 69 years of experience. The Holding conducts operations in the fields of chemicals, energy and real estate, with 21 operational companies, four of which is overseas, and with 23 production plants. By closely following the trends in the world’s markets and in its operating industries, Akkök Holding aims to catch up with the global competition, and achieve world-class standards together with all the companies under its roof.
World’s giant companies from textile to chemistry
Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayi A.Ş. was founded in Yalova to meet the requirements for acrylic fiber in Turkey in 1968, and started production in 1971 with an annual capacity of 5000 tons. Becoming the largest acrylic fiber producer in the world with its investments and innovations, Aksa is a world giant with approximately 300 customers in 50 cities on 5 continents. With 1.300 employees, a production area of 590,000 square meters, and annual capacity of 330,000 tons, it is the largest acrylic fiber producer in the world and the only producer in Turkey. Thanks to its wide product range, Aksa supplies textile and technical textile raw materials to a wide range of fields, from carpet to upholstery, from sweater to socks, from yarn to hand knitting, from velvet to rugs, blankets, awnings and industrial filters.
Turkey’s leading chemical manufacturer Akkim Kimya was established in Yalova in 1977. Akkim, which produces in 5 different locations with its more than a thousand personnel, has a special place in the chemical industry with its product variety. Akkim is a chemical company serving more than 70 countries in 6 continents with its wide product range including chlor-alkali and derivatives, peroxides, methylamines, persulfates, bisulphites, textile auxiliaries, concrete additives and plastic additives. The company, which is the market leader in many products in basic chemicals and performance chemicals, serves the cleaning, hygiene, water treatment, textile, paper, construction, plastic, food, metal, energy, detergent, drilling, mining and chemistry sectors. The company has been selling some of its know-how and technologies to companies abroad since 2002 and offers many different services from engineering studies to turnkey commitments. Using its presence and synergy in the water treatment sector, Akkim entered the high-tech treatment sector with its ultrafiltration membrane module investment at its facility in Yalova. With its modern factory commissioned in 2016, it is the first and only manufacturer of this product in the region stretching from Europe to Asia. The company always attaches importance to inorganic growth opportunities. Akkim, whose subsidiaries include Akcoat and Dinox, acquired USK Kimya, one of the largest carboxymethyl cellulose producers of our country and the world, in the first months of 2021. In the last quarter of 2021, Akkim Silikon Kimya was established and it started the production of silicone polymers, which are high-tech products, in its Yalova facilities. Akkim Kimya, which signed the United Nations Global Compact in 2007, pioneering the spread of universal principles on the path of sustainable development, is one of the exemplary companies in the field of sustainability in the chemical industry.
Akcoat has been serving successfully on a global scale for nearly 50 years. It aims to be high quality, innovative and always productive by combining the power of this knowledge with its work experience that crosses the continents. Akcoat, which is the preferred brand in 65 countries in 6 continents, serves in 5 main groups: enamel, ceramic, glass, non-stick-decorative coatings and pigment. The company achieved 10% capacity expansion compared to last year. In addition, with its solutions in coating materials, it works with many international brands in many different disciplines such as white goods, small household appliances, architectural construction equipment, household and kitchenware, ceramic tile and glass industry, high-tech chemical industry.
Today, Akcoat manages production facilities in Turkey and Spain, and has sales representatives and technical services in the USA, China, Europe, South America, Asia and Africa. The company adds strength to the country’s economy by earning more than 50% of its annual turnover from exports, and has been the export leader in its sector for 12 years.
Determined to design the future as of today in exports, Akcoat’s new goals include more than doubling its exports within 5 years. It aims to be the number one in the world in its field with its determined steps in R&D, digitalization and innovation.
Added value created by composite
DowAksa, the first and only carbon fiber producer in Turkey and one of the few in the world, provides carbon fiber composite solutions to industrial sectors, especially energy, transportation, defense and infrastructure. The company was established as a 50 percent equal joint venture with Dow Chemical Company and Aksa Akrilik San. DowAksa has combined the knowledge, experience and power of Dow, a pioneer in materials science and Aksa, the world leader in acrylic fiber. The company is one of the few fully integrated solution manufacturers in the sector with its product range from precursor to carbon fiber, from carbon fiber to resin, engineering solutions and know-how.
Epsilon Kompozit, which joined Akkök Holding in 2021, manufactures and assembles high-tech composite components and parts for various sectors, especially aviation. The company, which produces products with a very high export value per kilogram, has international business partners as well as domestic defense industry organizations. Akkök Holding aims to be a leader in the international race with Epsilon Kompozit, which generates 80% of its total sales through exports.
Real estate projects that add value to life
The company successfully carries out Akbatı and Akasya Shopping Center projects. Also, as an alternative to shopping center investments, it has street store projects on Bağdat Street. Akiş REIT made its first collaboration in street retailing with Beymen, opened in 2017 for Uşaklıgil Apartment, and the second with Boyner store, opened in 2021. Akiş REIT made its first overseas investment in a housing project in England to diversify its portfolio. In addition to being a participant in the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, Akiş REIT has the highest Corporate Governance Rating among the companies listed on Borsa Istanbul in its sector. Akiş REIT took its place in the BIST Sustainability Index, which includes companies with high corporate sustainability performance. As of January 2022, it will be the only real estate investment company to be included in the index, which is updated every quarter. Akiş REIT also carries out cooperation and investment-oriented studies with startups in order to support innovation in retail and real estate, create synergy from the startup ecosystem and make the current business model sustainable.
Akyaşam Yönetim Hizmetleri A.Ş., a subsidiary of Akiş REIT, undertakes the management of the Akbatı project opened in 2011 and the Akasya project opened in 2014.
KidZania Istanbul was established in 2014 as the 16th of the world’s KidZanias. KidZania, the Children’s Country was established with the aim of providing a world where all children can learn while having fun and operates in 20 countries and 27 cities today. It serves all children between the ages of 1-14 in an area of 10,000 square meters in Akasya, Istanbul. It is a real city with more than 120 roles in 67 different activity areas with its bank, supermarket, fire department, hospital, earthquake simulation center, courier, stadium, streets and square. KidZania Istanbul is a special place where children aged 4-14 experience professions, socialize with their peers, and raise their competencies in many areas from financial literacy to social skills. KidZania supports the development of children’s values such as responsibility, respect, cooperation, harmony, self-confidence, awareness and tolerance. As a UN Global Compact Supporter, KidZania Istanbul, adhering to its principles in the fields of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption, received the 2020 Travellers’ Choice award, the top award of TripAdvisor, with the comments and ratings of its guests
Akmerkez, on the other hand, has been both the address for pleasant experiences and one of the city’s favorite meeting points, with its exclusive brands, shopping, entertainment and food and beverage areas, which have been within its structure since 1993. Adding dynamism to the social life of the city, Akmerkez continues to add value to the lives of its guests with its award-winning project “Agriculture on the Terrace”, which proves that a sustainable life is possible in the city, and its services such as click & collect, shopping delivery, cloakroom, cargo and trust, which it has renewed according to current needs. World award in 1996 presented by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Akmerkez improves itself constantly with projects adding value to city life.
Real estate projects that add value to life
Starting its activities as an auto-producer group in the Akkök Group of Companies in 1989, Akenerji has been operating as an independent power generation company since 2005. With the 50-50 strategic partnership of Akkök Holding and CEZ, the Company has installed power of 1,224 MW.
Providing electricity supply services with the strategic partnership of Akkök Holding and the CEZ Group and authorized by EMRA, Sepaş Enerji is the official electricity supplier of Bolu, Düzce, Kocaeli and Sakarya regions. In addition to being the Supply Company in Charge, the Company provides power supply services to some 4 million people, as well as all major industrial, health care and the public sector organizations in the whole of Turkey.
Sakarya Elektrik Dağıtım A.Ş. (SEDAŞ) provides energy distribution services to more than 2 million customers in 5 different regional directorates in Sakarya, Kocaeli, Bolu, Düzce and Gebze and a total of 21 operation centers affiliated to these regional directorates. As of the end of 2021, the total amount of electricity distributed in SEDAŞ’s operating region covering East Marmara stands at 10.3 billion kWh.
Always one step ahead with technology
Aktek was established in 2007 with the aim of guiding its customers, especially the Akkök group, by providing added value in the field of information technologies, to conduct feasibility studies, to come up with projects and to help them realize these projects economically and efficiently. According to the research on the “IT 500” list, Aktek ranked 94th in 2020 and 20th in System Integrator and Partner Services.
Privileged insurance service
Since 1976, Dinkal Insurance (Dinkal Sigorta) successfully meets the needs and expectations of its customers and is among the preferred companies of the insurance industry with its privileged service approach. The company is among Turkey’s respected industry players within the Akkök group.
Ak-Pa was established in 1976 to carry out the overseas marketing and export activities of Akkök Holding companies. As one of Turkey’s strongest exporting companies, it has mediated exports of USD 8.7 billion to more than 90 countries in 6 continents since its establishment. Akkök Holding companies Aksa Akrilik, Akkim Kimya, Akcoat and DowAksa export acrylic fiber, chemical products, enamel and ceramic frit, carbon fiber products to the world’s large and medium-sized industrial establishments. Ak-Pa, which has the status of a Foreign Trade Company, follows the world markets closely with the synergy it has established with its producer sister companies and creates value for its stakeholders with its sectoral experience, service quality and the power it receives from Akkök Holding.