My dear colleagues and business partners,
Today we’re celebrating our 59th year in business life. Our passion to serve our country and our enthusiasm for a better future is as strong and alive as it was in our inception. As we’re celebrating our anniversary, I would like to take a look back and reflect on our past.
My desire to delve into the past 59 years is not because of my longing for a young company that has overcome many challenges and obstacles while it flourished. I would like to reflect on our past because I believe that our view of history shapes the way we view the present and a successful future can only be built by those who have a comprehensive understanding of their past. 42 years ago, it required a great deal of courage and responsibility to break into the market and buy the first company that distributed liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). This move at the same time meant making a big investment on infrastructure, buildings and machinery. No other group other than Demirören would have been bold enough for such an assertive investment. We dared, because we believed in the prestige of serving our country and that it would be more important and rewarding than anything else.
Reminiscing the years past, I am proud to mention that we have accomplished our goals. Today I know that Demirören Group is one of the most recognized and respected business enterprises that has an unsurpassed reputation in many markets ranging from the energy sector to industrial production, from construction to real estate industry and media. We paid special attention to social responsibility projects and educational services and we take great pride and joy in our accomplishments. In order to achieve these goals we had to weather many storms and complex challenges over the years.
Having accomplished our stated goals which we set 59 years ago, now it is time to start planning for our future. In the world of globalization, companies such as Demirören Group should be considered very pivotal for Turkey’s success in the global scene. We are fully integrated into the global market and we compete with high-tech infrastructure in the global scene. We understand the importance of investing in human resources and we achieve the highest standards in our products. With our vision and 58 years of experience Demirören Group underlines its strategic position and significance in the Turkish economy.
As Demirören Group we will continue to be one of the groundbreaking companies in Turkey. We will never stop working with great commitment to contribute in the rise of Turkey and stand among global powers.
This has always been and always will be our ultimate goal and promise...
Chairman of the Board