Corporate

History

With roots going back to 1954, YDA Group continues its steady path of growth based on its more than half a century of experience with the Group’s first construction and contracting company, AKSA Construction, established 47 years ago, and YDA Construction, established 27 years ago in the name of the Late, Yaşar Dede Aslan, the Group’s Honorary President and the Founder.

Operating in its core business of construction, including that of turnkey projects, Build- Operate-Transfer (BOT) and Public Private Partnership (PPP) airports and healthcare campuses, investment projects, high-tech buildings, industrial plants, cement plants, infrastructure projects, roads, bridges, intersections, mass housing projects, business centers, shopping malls, hospitals, school complexes, and real estate development projects, the YDA Group has established side industry and service branches to meet the ever changing market expectations and customer needs, and continues to offer a wide range of services within the scope of its planned and steady growth policy.

In this regard, YDA Group focused on ten fundamental fields of business, namely Construction & Contracting, Real Estate Development, Aviation, Medical & Healthcare, Energy, Support Services (Security & Catering, Facility Management), Mining, Agriculture, Information Technologies (IT), Defense and Aviation Industry,and made a point of offering world-class service in all these fields.

Extending its operations to international markets as of 2000s, the YDA Group carried out various projects in countries such as Kazakhstan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Albania, Afghanistan, and Moldova; and continues to be a pioneering company with great experience in Build-Operate-Transfer and Public Private Partnership infrastructure projects, particularly for city hospitals, in Turkey and abroad in addition to its real estate investment projects.

YDA Group is one of the leading conglomerates in Turkey, with its local and international affiliates active in various industries, creating a business volume at global standards, with its completed projects valued at USD 10.2 billion, and ongoing and planned projects at USD 5.8 billion and a total work force of 14,000 people.

“Carry your integrity as your most precious cargo and you might get weak at limbs,but never at heart…”

Yaşar Dede ARSLAN
YDA Group Honorary President
1938-1992