On November 6, 1952, by the decision of the Council of Ministers during the term of Prime Minister Adnan Menderes, "Fertilizer Factories Turkish Joint Stock Company" (GÜBRETAŞ) was established in order to increase productivity through the use of chemical fertilizers in the country's agriculture.
Under the leadership of Ziraat Bank, Agricultural Equipment Institution, Sugar Factories, Sümerbank, Etibank, Machinery and Chemical Industry and Fertilizer Corporation Of America AG GÜBRETAŞ, which was established in partnership with companies, officially started operating in 1953.


Turkey's first chemical fertilizer factory was established by GÜBRETAŞ in Sarıseki, İskenderun, in 1954. NSP (Normal Super Phosphate) fertilizer was produced in the factory with a capacity of 100 thousand tons and offered to farmers.


In 1961, the production capacity in Kocaeli Yarımca was again 100 thousand tons per year.
The second factory started operating.


In 1964, a pier was built at the Yarımca factory and product shipment was accelerated by unloading raw materials supplied from abroad.


In 1968, the production of TSP (Triple Super Phosphate) fertilizer, which has a higher active ingredient (P2O5) content than NSP, started in Iskenderun facilities.


With the improvements made in the Yarımca factory in 1974, TSP production was started and the annual production capacity was increased to 185 thousand tons.


In 1977, the MAP unit with a capacity of 70 thousand tons, which produces "compound fertilizer" containing more than one plant nutrients, started production in Iskenderun.


In 1978, the compound fertilizer (NPK-1) factory with an annual capacity of 200 thousand tons started operating in Yarımca.


Towards the end of 1982, the activities of the phosphoric acid factory in Yarımca were stopped due to the extreme decrease in phosphoric acid prices in the world and environmental pollution problems.


In 1983, within the scope of the Rationalization and Energy Saving in the Fertilizer Sector Project, project work was started to establish a new NPK facility, financed by World Bank loans. A year later, a contract was signed to establish a new compound fertilizer factory with a capacity of 300,000 tons per year in Yarımca.


In 1985, Soil Analysis Laboratories were established in Yarımca and İskenderun facilities in order to encourage farmers in our country to fertilize consciously according to soil analysis results.


On January 3, 1986, ISE – Istanbul Stock Exchange (today's Borsa Istanbul) started operating. Gübre Fabrikaları TAŞ., one of the companies that went public on the stock exchange and started to be traded from the first day, also became a link in the financial sector.


In 1989, a new compound fertilizer (NPK-2) factory with the most modern technology of the period, with a capacity of 300 thousand tons, was established in Yarımca and production started.


With the privatization in 1993, the Central Union of Turkish Tarım Kredi Kooperatifleri, the largest farmer family in our country, purchased GÜBRETAŞ shares in Ziraat Bank and became the main shareholder.


In 1994, a liquid fertilizer pilot plant was established in Iskenderun and trial production started.


With the Chief Dealership Protocol signed in 2002, GÜBRETAŞ became the sole supplier of solid fertilizer to its main shareholder, the Central Union of Turkish TarımKredi Kooperatifleri


In 2004, Regional Directorates were established in Izmir and Samsun to strengthen the sales network. In order to increase logistics efficiency, a warehouse was rented in Izmir and fertilizer shipments started from there.


In 2005, a warehouse was rented in Samsun and fertilizer shipment started. Diyarbakır Regional Directorate was opened in order to provide more effective service to our customers in Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia.


In 2006, the Turkey Soil Fertility Map Project was launched in order to popularize conscious agriculture and determine the soil values of agricultural areas. In addition, due to the lack of underground resources for chemical fertilizers in our country, a strategy to invest in countries with raw material resources abroad was developed.


In 2007, facilities including logistics bases in Izmir and Samsun came into service. Iskenderun Facilities were transformed into a private port operation. In the agricultural pesticide sector, a factory was purchased in Manisa.


In 2008, the consortium led by GÜBRETAŞ with 50% share, Razi Petrochemical Co., Iran's largest petrochemical facilities. bought the company. This initiative, which was "Turkey's largest overseas industrial investment" at that time, gave GÜBRETAŞ global experience in its sector.


The pesticide factory purchased in Manisa was established by TARKİM Plant Protection Inc., which was established with the strategic partnership of Tarım Kredi Koososyal, following the facility investment. It started production in 2009.


In 2010, the Regional Directorate was opened in Konya, and with the facility investments made, the storage capacity was increased to 394 thousand tons. With its performance, GÜBRETAŞ was announced as "Turkey's Fastest Growing Company" by Fortune magazine.


In 2011, the third analysis laboratory was opened in Izmir. The regional directorate in Konya was moved to Antalya.


In 2012, the largest domestic facility renovation investment in the company's history was initiated in Yarımca. Razi Petrokimya acquired Arya Phosphoric company with an annual capacity of 126,000 tons.


In 2013, the company's current issued capital was increased by 300% to 334 million TL.
Within the scope of social responsibility, a school was built in Iskenderun and Kocaeli.


In 2014, it completed the construction of the new NPK factory in Yarımca, which has an environmentally friendly and modern production infrastructure.


The new NPK factory started production in 2015. The registered capital ceiling of 200 million TL was increased to 1 billion TL. GÜBRETAŞ entered the garden and ornamental plants sector with the Bahçem brand.


In 2017, the Ammonia Storage System at Yarımca Facilities was completed and put into operation. A new logistics center with a capacity of 100 thousand tons was completed in Samsun. An export unit was established with the aim of reaching foreign markets.


R&D studies accelerated with the opening of GÜBRETAŞ R&D Center in Yarımca in 2018, with the approval of the Ministry of Industry and Technology. While Şanlıurfa Regional Directorate was put into service, logistics facility investments were started in İskenderun.


While the Iskenderun Logistics Center, which increased our total storage capacity by 35% in 2019, was completed and put into service, the first phase of the Port Filling Project and the construction of the Microbiology Laboratory in Yarımca were started. The court process, which has been ongoing since 2015 regarding the gold mine site in Bilecik's Söğüt district, was concluded in favor of our company.


Despite the Covid-19 epidemic that affected the whole world in 2020, GÜBRETAŞ, on the one hand, prioritized product availability for the continuity of agricultural production, and on the other hand, continued its investments at an uninterrupted pace with its R&D and conscious agriculture dissemination activities and reached operational and financial records.


GÜBRETAŞ continues its operational activities uninterruptedly by minimizing ongoing risks throughout the year with strong risk and crisis management, budget discipline and supply chain planning; By focusing on sustainability-oriented work in every field throughout the year, it achieved record results in the 70-year company history.


The capacity of İskenderun Sarıseki Storage Facility Roof Solar Power Plant was increased to 600 kWh. The construction of an 800 m² intermediate warehouse for Samsun Kamalı Storage Facilities has been completed. GÜBRETAŞ's shares were included in the category of companies in the BIST-Participation 30 index by Borsa Istanbul. S/4 HANA SAP ERP, the latest technology of SAP, the leader of the global ERP market, which takes ERP processes to the next level in the digitalization journey, has been put live.

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