Süleyman Efe has laid the foundation of Efesan Group with contracting services. In 1972, the rolling mill business has started operations. Later on with Turgut Efe’s participation, following the global trends and developments, Efesan Group has expanded its business with investments in casting industry, logistics and port management, real estate development and construction.
In 1985, Efesan Demir Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. was established. Producing flat and ribbed rebars until 2010, the company has focused on iron cutting (for columns), steel mesh, stirrup, pent bar and iron square production. Efesan Demir has later introduced two new brands, bearing housing (FRR brandname) for machine industry and scaffolding formworks accessories (STI brandname) for construction industry.
Efesan Group has established the Efektif Gayrimenkul Geliştirme ve Yatırım A.Ş. in 2005 for real estate investment. Efektif Real Estate aims to realize successful projects with its existing land portfolio and ongoing initiatives.
In line with the growth strategy, Ferro Döküm Sanayi ve Dış Ticaret A.Ş. was a acquired from Şişecam Group in 2007. As one of the greatest value in Efesan Group, Ferro Döküm, manufactures parts ranging from 03 to 120 kilograms for automotive, machinery, electrical and construction industries both in domestic and foreign markets. Ferro Döküm has increased its manufacturing capacity from 40.000 tons to 75,000 tons with the investment in 2012 and 2014. Today 80% of the capacity of Ferro Döküm is consisted of sphero casting and it is the largest casting plant as far as the amount of sphero casting is considered. Ferro Döküm has ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14000 (TSE), ISO 9001:2000 AND TS 16949 (DQS), Q1:2007 (FORD) quality cartificates and provides successful and high quality products mainly for the automotive, general machinery and white goods industries.
Efesan Group acquired the EfesanPort in 2008 by buying all stakes, with the view that the logistics and port management will be the developing sectors in Turkey. Operating in Dilovası, Gebze and providing services for any kind of dry and bulk cargo handling, EfesanPort has been working to offer the best service to its customers with its equipments as well as specialized and experienced staff on a 24/7 basis. The International Maritime Organization’s International Ship and Port Facility Security Codes are applied at the EfesanPort, which has an annual dry and bulk cargo handling capacity of 3 million tons. Efesan Port has begun to provide services for RO-RO ships and made significant progress in Auto-Port activities. The Automobile Storage Center which has a storage capacity of 6,500 vehicles simultaneously and 230,000 vehicles annually and licensed as Bonded Temporary Storage Area was completed and put into use in 2014. It is the first part of EfesanPort Logistic Hub that was built for the logistics and auto port services. The project planning of the second part of the Logistic Hub has started in 2015.
Efeska İnşaat Taahhüt Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. was established in 2009 with construction and contracting as the main fields of activities. The major objective of Efeska is the construction of art and cultural centers, touristic places, medical buildings, administrative buildings and residences in the domestic and foreign construction market as well as carrying out the restoration and renovation works in Istanbul’s ancient structures and adding many exclusive and high quality structures to the cultural life. Efeska has also undertook the reconstruction of the service and residence buildings of Embassy of Turkey in Mongolia on a turnkey basis.
In 2010, Efesan Group formed a partnership with Şesan Yedek Parça A.Ş. which is located at Gebze Taysan Organized Industrial Zone, creating a synergy within the Efesan Group by machining and spare parts manufacturing both for domestic and international automotive markets. In 2014 June, Şesan A.Ş, has been fully acquired with all its stocks and rights by Efesan Group. By this acquisition, machining is integrated to the current business model.
In line with its sustainability and growth strategy, Efesan Group will continue investments that will contribute to its business potential.