The story of our group that employs about 40,000 people today, was formed in Istanbul 1958. The group’s first main brand Dömeks began life in 1976 in Istanbul. The corporate foundation of Dömeks was further strengthened by the establishment of Aydın Örme which became one of the leading textile companies in Turkey during 1991, playing a lead role in lace, curtains and underwear production. Success continued in to the millennium with the establishment of Memorial Health Group which introduced international quality standards to the Turkish health sector. English Home the textile retailing chain and A101 the hard discount stores added to the group in 2008 and 2009 respectively. Today, there are over 300 English Home stores of which 75 of are located abroad. A101 is the first food retailer in Turkey to operate stores in all 81 cities. The Holding is also active in ship management, real estate development, construction and fast food industries. We are now one of the leading groups in Turkey as well as many International business activities.