Corporate

History

With roots going back to 1954, YDA Group continues its steady path of growth based on its half a century of experience: The Group’s first construction and contracting company, AKSA Construction, was established 44 years ago, and YDA Construction, was established 24 years ago in the name of Yaşar Dede Aslan, the Group’s honorary president.

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, high-rise buildings, mass housing projects, business centers, shopping malls, hospitals, school complexes, apartment buildings, luxury residences, villas, 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) and Outdoor Digital Advertising, and made a point of offering world-class service in all these fields. International certificates such as ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management Standard, ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Standard, and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Quality Management Systems Standard are proof of YDA Group’s quality and reliability.

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, 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 7.9 billion, and ongoing and planned projects at USD 9.6 billion and a total work force of 10,000 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