THE HISTORY OF CIFTYILDIZ

There, beginning in the 1955s and extending to present, milestone that success and quality of Ciftyildiz and steps of this 60-year adventure

1955

Our country has just begun in the 1950’s of marble in the town of Bilecik of the Söğüt, family of Yildiz sons are engaged in farming and at the farm area of Dudaş Plateau which is near the chromium mine work. Engineers working in the mines in the fields during the speech of small stones, they tell that these are precious stone of Onyx Stone. After that Haci Ali Osman Yildiz who the oldest of family member, established Somaş AŞ and Yildizlar Marble Industries with his sons of Eyüp Yildiz and İsmail Sezer.

1965

When reached the mid-’60s the great success obtained Onyx Block exports, Somaş Aş. has frequently mentioned by name at our country in this period is less than the export figures. The world’s leading manufacturer of electronic devices Blaupunt firm’s partners Madam Server and her wife selection block in the onyx business they are doing seems in the pictures. These trade relations have continued for many years.

1966

Ibrahim Yildiz who today’s Ciftyildiz Group’s founder and chairman began working in a marble workshop began in 1950 years with marble in Yildizlar Marble Industry as one of 2. Generation of family members.

1978

In these years, our founder Ibrahim Yildiz left the family company set up Ciftyildiz Marble workshop and starts manufacturing souvenir with onyx stones. In this period, Ciftyildiz Marble workshop manufacture marble calendar and vases that the promotion of the use of Eti Biscuit Company’s, which Turkey’s leading food company.

1986

Somaş AS which Turkey’s one of the first natural stone quarry has become a company with foreign partners is coming to this year and the company results of unconscious use when it starts to quickly consume resources in this period Ciftyildiz come under a great burden by buying shares of foreign partners in the business returned to the old days. This development at the same time caused come to the road to industrialization of Ciftyildiz Marble workshop’s, changed as the name Ciftyildiz marble factory. Our company at the same year first exports to Finland country was conducted by Ali Osman Yildiz who at that time yet 16 years old the family’s 3. generation of family members.

1992

The interest in white marble that takes intensive demand in the area of domestic and foreign in the 90s caused to Kemalpasa White’s marble reach great success in a very short time. Due to increasing demand Söğüt Factory became cannot meet demand and started factory investment far away 14 kilometers from company in Devecikonak region, was completed in a many period. Our company with we have made our most intensive exports at the same year, Turkey’s of mineral exports have been one of the first 3 companies.

1993

During these years biggest change was to start showing our face in the big exhibition. First time in September, 1993 we joined Izmir stone show which was within the 62nd İzmir International Fair. Today this fair, which organized by IZFAS, is the 2nd biggest marble fair in the world.

1996

During these years biggest change was to start showing our face in the big exhibition. First time in September, 1993 we joined Izmir stone show which was within the 62nd İzmir International Fair. Today this fair, which organized by IZFAS, is the 2nd biggest marble fair in the world.

1998

CMS started working with more and bigger project and supplying their marble. Such as Sabanci Holding twin tower and Is bank’s towers, those are some the tallest skyscraper of Turkey. These 2 project used approximately 700,000 sqft of K. Pasha white marble.

2003

CMS started working with more and bigger project and supplying their marble. Such as Sabanci Holding twin tower and Is bank’s towers, those are some the tallest skyscraper of Turkey. These 2 project used approximately 700,000 sqft of K. Pasha white marble.

2005

During these years exhibition around the world also became important part of our company. The showcase we put out in those awarded many times by the authorites.

2006

Savana Gray has become a demanding new name in many domestic and foreign markets, by being introduced with advertisements and this stone brings a breath of fresh air to the markets, moreover It has become one the most important stones. Savana Gray is a registered trademark in our group.

2009

In Turkmenistan marble market of the year 1996 Kemalpasa White has started with small amounts of demand, because of its outstanding success its sales number had gone up 2.000.000 sqm which was used in many projects till 2009 and it changed the colour of cities and in these years Kemalpasa White has been started to call as Turkmen White.

2011

In this year Ciftyildiz Marble Group has become the first company in its sector by opening a new quarry named Sivec Champagne in the area of Prilep in Macedonia and it was the first Turkish Quarry in Macedonia.