Turkey’s leading chemicals manufacturer Akkim was founded in Yalova in 1977 and has expanded its production activities in many different fields past 42 years. Akkim is a chemical company serving its customers in 6 continents with a wide range of products including chlor-alkali and derivatives, peroxides, methylamines, persulfates, bisulphites, textile auxiliaries, paper, water treatment chemicals, construction chemicals and plastic additives.
The company which is the market leader in many basic and performance chemicals serves the sectors of cleaning, chemistry, textile, paper, water treatment, food, metal, pesticide, energy, mining, plastic and construction.
Akkim has transformed into an organization that can innovate in global standards, carrying out its work to enrich its products and bring out innovative solutions by focusing on right objectives at its R&D Center established in 2013. Resource utilisation has been reorganised in parallel with the market and customer requirements.
Using its presence and synergy in water treatment sector, Akkim has entered the advanced water purification sector by investing in ultrafiltration membrane module in their Yalova plant. With its modern factory established in 2016, Akkim has been the first and only manufacturer of this product in Turkey.
The company has been selling some of its know-how and technologies to overseas companies since 2002 and providing a wide range of services from engineering services to turn-key projects.
The company also attached importance to inorganic growth opportunities in its growth strategy. In 2015, Akkim acquired Gizem Frit, one of the world’s largest producers of enamel and ceramic frit, to enter to new markets. Company acquisitions continued in 2017 as well. Serving in 70 countries abroad, Akkim has acquired Dinox, a chemical sales and marketing company based in Germany, in order to get closer to its customers in the European market and to expand its export activities. Gizem Frit which is an Akkim subsidiary, recently bought Megacolor, which produces ceramic printing ink in Spain, making a significant integration investment.
Having around 1000 employees together with its affiliates and manufacturing in 6 locations, Akkim has a special place in the chemical industry with its structure offering various products for different sectors.