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This article is about the steel producer. For other uses, see Erdemir (disambiguation).
Type Public/Private
Traded as BİST: EREGL
Industry Steel
Founded 1967
Headquarters Zonguldak, Turkey
Products plates, hot and cold rolled sheet and tinplate


ERDEMIR Group, the internationally acknowledged global iron and steel power of Turkey with its employees, customers, suppliers and shareholders is the biggest and the only integrated flat steel producer of Turkey. The Group is among the highest-ranked Turkish companies in terms of employment opportunities.

ERDEMIR Group produces hot and cold rolled sheets, plates, tin-coated, chrome-coated and zinc-coated (galvanized) sheets, silicon flat steel as well as billets and coils fully conforming to international quality standards. Thus, the Group emphasizes and dynamically provides basic input for many sectors and business lines while playing a pioneering role for the growth of domestic industry.

ERDEMIR Group offers almost 400 flat steel and over 200 long steel grades according to international description and classification of steel grades on its product range. ERDEMIR steel grades are utilized in numerous sectors and industries such as; automotive, white goods, ship building, pipe manufacturing, agricultural tools, heating, electric-electronics, machinery manufacturing and general construction.

ERDEMIR, the first flat steel producer of Turkey, embarked on its production journey in 1965, with a capacity of 0.5 Mt of crude steel and 0.4 Mt of flat steel. Presently, the figures of ERDEMİR Group amount to 9.1 Mt of liquid steel, 8.6 Mt of hot-rolled flat steel and 2.5 Mt of long products.

ERDEMİR, İSDEMİR, ERENCO, ERSEM, ERDEMİR Romania and ERMADEN are the Group companies of ERDEMİR Goup. ERDEMİR Group continues its operations under the umbrella of OYAK since 2006.


ERDEMİR (Ereğli Demir ve Çelik Fabrikaları T.A.Ş.)

Ereğli Demir ve Çelik Fabrikaları T.A.Ş. (ERDEMİR) the largest integrated flat-steel producer of Turkey, is the parent company of the group. ERDEMİR is one of the most significant industrial entities in Turkey with its shares being traded as one of the major investment instruments since the establishment of İstanbul Stock Exchange (ISE) (Current Name: BIST).

ATAER Holding acquired the controlling shares of ERDEMİR through privatization on February 27, 2006. The current breakdown of the shares is as follows: - ATAER Holding A.Ş.: 49.29% - ERDEMİR Portfolio: 3.08% - Other: 47.63% (Public shares)

ERDEMİR, the only integrated flat-steel producer of Turkey, commenced production in 1965. ERDEMİR has an annual liquid steel and finished-product production capacity of 4 Mt and 5 Mt,respectively. The firm produces hot & cold rolled, plates, as well as tin plate and galvanized steel products fully complying with the international quality standards.

Located in almost 4,5 km² area in Karadeniz Ereğli, ERDEMİR products are utilized in numerous sectors and industries such as automotive, white goods, pipe and profiles, rolling, general manufacturing, electrical and electronics, energy and heating instruments, shipbuilding, heavy industry, defense industry and packaging. Thus, ERDEMİR assumes a leading role in the development of domestic industry of the nation.

İSDEMİR (İskenderun Demir Çelik A.Ş.)

Established in 1970 for the purpose of producing long steel, İskenderun Demir ve Çelik A.Ş. was incorporated into ERDEMİR Group on February 1, 2002. Production of flat steel began in 2008 at İskenderun plant with the implementation of Modernization and Transformation Investments, so as to balance the long and flat steel production levels in Turkey. Producing flat steel products is crucial for the development of Turkish steel industry, and İSDEMİR plays a significant role in enhancing the capacity of flat steel production while carrying on its activities to manufacture long products such as billet and wired rod.

Located in 6,8 million m2 area in Payas, İskenderun; İSDEMİR currently enjoys annual liquid steel production capacity of 5.3 Mt. In addition, it has reached 6 Mt of finished-product capacity, 3.5 Mt of flat and 2.5 Mt of long steel products.

ERENCO (ERDEMİR Mühendislik Yönetim ve Danışmanlık Hizmetleri A.Ş.)

Established in 2001, ERENCO, offers Group subsidiaries a wide range of engineering and project management services from planning to application from its offices located in İstanbul (headquarters), Ereğli and İskenderun facilities.

ERSEM (ERDEMİR Çelik Servis Merkezi San. ve Tic. A.Ş.)

ERSEM, acting as the distribution network of ERDEMIR Group, offers steel center services complying with and maintaining the highest of standards.

ERSEM meets the sized flat steel needs of the sector with its operations of hot and cold slitting and cutting and supply chain management undertaken in plants located in Gebze, Iskenderun, Eregli, and Manisa.

The first steel service center of the Group, ERSEM Gebze, was established in 2002. ERSEM Gebze plant performs the first stage of the processed flat steel material and services required by automotive, White goods and machine manufacturing industries. Not only does ERSEM undertake the delivery services in small quantities but the facility also produces all products within fine and narrow tolerances. ERSEM commenced the operation of the cut-to-length lines at ISDEMIR site in 2011. Ensuring this stage, the facility put into operation a Steel Service Center in Eregli in January 2013. Operating within an in-door facility on an area of 19,000 square meters, ERSEM offers cold slitting for hot & cold rolled, galvanized and tin-coated product categories, cold oblique cutting, cold multiple cutting, hot slitting, and hot cut to length services to its customers. Apart from this, on December 27, 2012, ERSEM Manisa, located in Manisa Organized Industrial Zone, has undertaken the first stocking service and the first sale of its products.

ERSEM duly continues creating added value for its customers by producing flawless finished products without any loss coupled with ERDEMIR quality and assurance. ERSEM is capable of performing just in time complete deliveries for customers at all scales, performing production in narrow and fine tolerances in small volumes and in different types. ERSEM fully supports its customers with order and stock


Located in Targoviste, Romania, ERDEMIR Romania engages in the production of silicon flat steel, used as one of the main materials for industries utilizing motors, transformers, generators, and power distribution units.

ERMADEN (ERDEMİR Madencilik San. ve Tic. A.Ş.)

Ore mining has been started initially in 19.05.1938 by Etibank in Divriği which is located 180 km faraway from Sivas and in which railway line is passing through. The enterprise has carried on its activity as of 15.12.1940 by name of Divriği Iron Mine. The Company was sold to Ereğli Demir ve Çelik Fabrikaları T.A.Ş. with tender offer by Privatization Administration in 15.04.2004 and its title has been changed to ERDEMİR Madencilik San. ve Tic. A.Ş.

Owning one manganese and nine iron sites, ERMADEN performs 50% of Turkey’s iron ore production and is, easily, able to meet 20% of ERDEMIR Group’s ore requirements. Moreover, ERMADEN is the owner of the sole pellet plant in Turkey producing concentrated ore, limonite, hematite ore, enriched hematite fine ore, pellet cake, manganese, and crible ore. In addition to the production levels of 1,5 million tones of pellet and 750 thousand tones of iron ore, ERMADEN will be able to produce 3 million tones of pellet after the Hasan Çelebi Enriching and Pelleting Project has completed.


Erdemir owns many railway tracks in its steel plant in Ereğli. These tracks connect and head north outside the plant to the town of Armutçuk. The tracks outside the plant are no longer used and when Turkish State Railways (TCDD) abandoned the line in 2006, Erdemir bought the tracks within the plant. Erdemir uses a chunter locomotive, the Erdemir L-5 series.

List of 50 Projects[edit]

Turkish chamber of Civil engineers lists Erdemir as one of the fifty civil engineering feats in Turkey, a list of remarkable engineering projects realized after the declaration of Turkish republic.[1]

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  1. ^ The list (Turkish)

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