Our Founder

"Everything starts with a dream."


Our founder M. Faruk Ürkmez was born on March 14, 1939. He spent his childhood in Anadolu Hisarı, a district in İstanbul. He started his business life at the age of 10 by renting out bicycles with his father. In 1945, he completed his education by getting training in every branch at the Sultan Ahmet Institute and started his working life by going to Germany. After working and living in Germany for many years, he made a definite return to Turkey with the death of his father, and started to iron trade by renting a store in the Perşembe Market in 1969. In 1977 with the governmental incentives, he became a shipowner and started to build vessels. After buying Anadolu Shipyard in 2004, he invested in the company, increased its capacity and turned it into a military projects focused shipyard in 2008.