Turkey’s Productive Power: YDA

This year marks the 44th anniversary of AKSA Construction,YDA Group’s first construction and contracting companyfounded in 1954, and the 24th anniversary of YDA Construction, established in the name of Yaşar Dede Arslan, the Group’s honorary president and founder– demonstrating YDA Group’s sustained and steady growth rooted in an experience of over half a decade.

The flagship of the Group, YDA Construction Industry and Trade, Inc., operates in the construction industry carrying out a wide range of works including turnkey projects, Build-Operate-Transfer airports, hospitals, schools, shopping malls, business centers, high-tech buildings, industrial plants, cement plants, highways, light rail tram and high-speed railway lines, bridges, intersections, and mass housing projects. With companies operating across a wide range of sectors, the YDA Group is a leading group of companies in Turkey with foreign and domestic affiliates, international operations, and completed projects amounting to USD 6.8 billion.

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, within the scope of its planned and steady growth policy, has established side-industry and service branches to meet the everchanging market expectations and customer needs, and continues to offer a wide range of services. In this regard, the YDA Group focused on eight fundamental fields of business, namely Construction & Contracting, Real Estate Development, Aviation, Medical & Healthcare, Energy, Security & Catering, Agriculture, and Outdoor Digital Advertising, and made a point of offering world-class service in all these fields. International Quality 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.