AGRI-INDUSTRY

Founding Date of the First Group Company
1974

Number of Employees
1140

Total Assets (31.12.2018)
2.965 million TL

Dealers Network (31.12.2018)
Dealer: 751
Authorized Seller: 505
Exclusive Seller: 837
Total: 2.093

Group Companies
Toros Agri
Tekfen Agricultural Research Production and Marketing
Toros Terminal & Maritime
TAYSEB
Toros Ship Agency Services
Toros Kılavuzluk Römorkör Hizmetleri ve Denizcilik A.Ş.

Partnerships
Hishtil - Toros Seedling Industry and Trade
BSFT

Sharings
Mersin Free Trade Zone Operating
Antalya Free Trade Zone Operating

Memberships



Toros Tarım works together with Turkish Farmers

Founded in 1974 and offering a wide range of products and services that center on agricultural activities, the Tekfen Agri-Industry Group provides Turkish farmers with productivity and quality-enhancing agricultural inputs in the areas of plant nutrients, crop seeds, seedlings and techno-agriculture products and services, and agricultural produce such as fresh fruits and their saplings. The group also engages in complementary business lines such as marine terminal services, and free zone and fuel station management. Turkey's biggest privately-owned concern in the agricultural sector in terms of its business volumes, product and service lineup, and market share, the Tekfen Agri-Industry Group's 24,4% and 33,3% shares respectively of Tekfen Holding's total turnover and operational profit make it one of that company's two core business activities.

The Tekfen Agri-Industry Group conducts its operations through four main entities.

Toros Tarım Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.

Toros Tarım Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ (Toros Tarım) focuses primarily on fertilizer production and marketing but also on marine terminal services. In the Istanbul Chamber of Industry's 2017 list of Turkey's 500 biggest industrial concerns it ranked 63rd. Toros Tarım accounts for 38% of Turkey's total installed fertilizer production capacity and is also the country's largest manufacturer of nutrients in terms of output and market share. In addition to the ammonium nitrate (AN), calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN), diammonium phosphate (DAP), and compound (NPK) fertilizers that it produces in its plants located in Ceyhan, Mersin, and Samsun, the company also produces and sells organomineral and water-soluble specialty fertilizers. Singlehandedly able to supply whatever fertilizers farmers may need, Toros Tarım supports its sectoral leadership with an extensive network of dealers and authorized sellers that give it access to every part of Turkey. The company also manufactures the sacks used to package fertilizer in a self-owned plant whose production capacity is 33 million sacks a year.

Toros Tarım's primary business line other than fertilizer consists of marine terminal services, which it provides through its terminals in Ceyhan and Samsun. The Torosport Ceyhan Terminal, located within the grounds of the Ceyhan plant, is one of the Eastern Mediterranean's largest international bulk cargo terminals. The Torosport Samsun Terminal is located within the grounds of the Samsun fertilizer plant, which was acquired when it was privatized in 2005. The Samsun terminal contributes to the group's operations by virtue both of the additional capacity that it provides and of its geographical location. As part of its terminal management operations, Toros Tarım also provides piloting, tugboat, shipping agency, and similar services as well.

Tekfen Tarımsal Araştırma, Üretim ve Pazarlama A.Ş.

Set up in 2017 in order to engage directly in agricultural production, Tekfen Tarımsal Araştırma, Üretim ve Pazarlama AŞ (Tekfen Tarım) seeks to put the Tekfen Group's nearly forty years of experience with agricultural inputs to work in the area of agricultural production. Given the mission of deploying its corporate vision, scientific approach, and financial strength in order to increase the efficiency of the increasingly more vital business of agricultural production, Tekfen Tarım is active in the areas of crop seeds, technoagriculture, and fresh fruit and sapling production and export across a broad front ranging from seeds to fresh produce for supermarkets.

Located in Adana is Tekfen Tarım Agripark R&D Centre, which engages in the production of disease-free seeds and seedlings using the plant tissue-culture method. The company also works in the improvement of crop seeds using both modern and classical methods. In 2018 Agripark was certified as an R&D centre qualified to engage in molecular breeding and plant production. The center also collaborates with universities in the conduct of biotechnological research aimed at developing Turkish agriculture. Through Alanar Meyve and Alara Fidan, two sister companies in which Tekfen Tarım acquired majority stakes in early 2018, the company exports fresh fruit to more than twenty countries. It is also raising bananas in trial facilities located in Antalya's Çandır district.

Hishtil-Toros Fidecilik San. ve Tic. A.Ş.

Hishtil-Toros Fidecilik (H-T Nursery) engages in the production of grafted and non-grafted seedlings in fully-equipped greenhouses located in Antalya and Adana.

Toros Adana Yumurtalık Serbest Bölgesi Kurucu ve İşleticisi A.Ş.

Established in 1990, the Adana Yumurtalık Free Zone (TAYSEB) was the first free zone in Turkey to be set up explicitly for the conduct of industrial endeavours. With 4,635 thousand m2 of space and fully installed infrastructure, it is still one of Turkey's biggest free zones today. Because of its convenient location and accessibility options, TAYSEB is an attractive venue for manufacturing-based high value-adding industrial investments.