The history of establishment of Bilkent Holding, which is one of the leading private sector entities in Turkey with its exclusive brands, dates back to Dilek İnşaat, that was founded in 1968 by İhsan Doğramacı. In 1969, Tepe Ağaç Metal ve Makina Sanayi and Meteksan companies, the leading companies of the Holding, started to operate. As a consequence of the institutionalization process, these companies, which entered a radical restructuring process in 1986, joined Bilkent Holding and added new chains to their successful business lines. The Holding operates in the fields of construction, furniture production, retail, printing, defense industry, security, sports centers, insurance, tourism, energy, real estate and services sectors, and is actively engaged in airport and sea bus operations through its affiliates.
The companies that operate as part of Bilkent Holding are the leading companies in their sectors in terms of turnover and market share, with their sustainable financial and operational performance as well as their professional corporate governance approach.
One of the primary factors that make Bilkent Holding's operations successful is the ability of its companies to create new affiliates and serve the Holding's total profitability without compromising its corporate values and principles. The most successful example of this model, which provides significant added value to Bilkent Holding, is TAV Airports and Yatırım Holding.
Defining its future goals within the framework of a five-year strategic plan, Bilkent Holding is increasing its sustainable financial and operational performance day by day.Focusing on strengthening its leading position in the sectors in which it operates, the Holding closely follows the public-private partnership projects, privatizations, investment opportunities abroad and investment projects for technology through its specialized staff and takes necessary actions successfully.Supported by an experience of almost 50 years with important contributions to the development of Turkish private sector, Bilkent Holding will continue to create added value for Turkey through its innovative activity trend in the upcoming period.