YSK Deri was founded in 1989 by the late Yusuf Koç. When the first store selling leather belts in a 30 m2 shop in Istanbul Mercan started to rise in a short time, belt manufacturing started in Bagcilar in 1993.
Today, the headquarters and production factory of YSK Deri, which has two branches in Beyazıt and Osmanbey, was established on a 5000 m2 closed and 6000 m2 open area in Başakşehir.
In addition to leather products, masks and fabrics are also produced under the brand of YSK Leather, which has dealers in Turkey and in many districts of the world and is only sold wholesale.
Founder Yusuf Koç was born in 1959 in Gerger, Adıyaman. In 1973, at the request of his father, he moved to Istanbul with his siblings. For 17 years, he made a living for himself and his family by carrying leather on his back in Kazlıçeşme.
Yusuf Koç, who opened the first leather goods shop on an area of 30 m2 in Istanbul Mercan in 1989, started to rise in a short time in his business life. YSK brand was established in 1990. In 1993, the production of belts started in an area of 130 m2 under the Koç family’s apartments in Bağcılar.
In 2001, the second YSK branch was opened in Beyazıt. In 2008, Osmanbey branch was opened.
After the opening of the Osmanbey branch, the founder Yusuf Koç passed away.
Atilla Koç, who took over the business after the death of his father, continues to expand the YSK Deri brand and to take initiatives in different sectors with the principle of “continuous innovation” together with his business partners.
YSK Deri is an exemplary company that loves and supports its country, helping the development of the country by selling its products produced in Turkey abroad.
Today, YSK Deri brand, which has franchises in many countries of Turkey and the world, aims to grow by expanding its dealership network.
How We Started?
OUR FIRST LEATHER PRODUCTS SALES STORE OPENED ON 30 M2 AREA IN MERCAN
WE STARTED DOMESTIC MARKETING ACTIVITIES. WE PROMOTED OUR PRODUCTS IN THE DOMESTIC MARKET, WHICH WAS TRAVELING CITY TO CITY BY VEHICLE.
BY SELLING ONLY BELTS, WE BECOME A NATIONALLY KNOWN COMPANY IN THIS SPECIAL PRODUCTION AREA
WE MADE PLANS FOR OUR FIRST BELT PRODUCTION FACILITY, WE PURCHASED A BUILDING FOR THE PRODUCTION FACILITY.
OUR FIRST ARCH MANUFACTURING FACILITY OF 130 M2 OPENED.
WE INTRODUCED OUR PRODUCTS TO THE FOREIGN MARKET. WE ESTABLISHED OUR OVERSEAS CONNECTIONS AND STARTED EXPORT.
WE STARTED TO STRENGTHEN IN THE DOMESTIC MARKET AND OUR LOYALTY CUSTOMER PORTFOLIO IS CREATED
OUR PORTFOLIO OF INTERNATIONAL LOYALTY CUSTOMERS IS CREATED
IN ADDITION TO LEATHER PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING, AS A COMPANY, WE STARTED REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
WE DID FEASIBILITY STUDIES TO ENLARGE OUR PRODUCTION FACILITY AND MOVE IT TO A NEW BUILDING
WITH THE RUSSIA CRISIS, WE HAD TO STOP OUR PRODUCTION AND SALES. OUR RISING COMPANY EXPERIENCED A STOPPER PROCESS
AFTER THE RUSSIA CRISIS, OUR COMPANY STARTED TO GET TOGETHER AND MAKE NEW INVESTMENT PLANS.
BY BRANDING THAT STARTED IN THE WORLD, THE BRAND NAMES “YUSUF KOÇ, KOÇ KEMER, YSK” USED SINCE 1989 LEFT THE NAME TO THE YSK NAME. WE HAVE OBTAINED THE YSK BRAND PATENT.
OUR FIRST BEYAZIT BRANCH WITH AN AREA OF 60 M2 IS OPENED.
FROM INCREASING DEMAND, WE DECIDED TO ENLARGE OUR PRODUCTION FACILITY AND MOVED TO A NEW FACILITY OF 2000 M2.
WE RECEIVED YSK WEBSITE AREA CODE, WE STEPPED INTO THE DIGITAL WORLD.
WE BROUGHT 3 STORES IN BEYAZIT AND TOGETHER WE OPENED OUR CURRENT BEYAZIT STORE
OUR BRANCH WAS OPENED IN MERCAN UZUN BAZAAR WITH THE NAME OF DÇK.
WE STARTED INSTITUTIONALITY BY CREATING OUR CORPORATE IDENTITY.
DESPITE THE ECONOMIC CONDITIONS OF THE PERIOD, WE VISITED THE LEADING COUNTRIES IN THE LEATHER INDUSTRY. WE MADE THE INVESTIGATIONS OF THE MACHINES THAT WILL FACILITATE THE PRODUCTION OF OUR COMPANY
OUR COMPANY STARTED OVERSEAS TOURS TO VISIT ITS CUSTOMERS ABROAD.
WE COMPLETED THE PLANS TO OPEN THE OSMANBEY BRANCH AND LAUNCHED OUR STORE.
THE FOUNDER OF OUR COMPANY AND THE OWNER OF THE BRAND NAME YUSUF KOÇ DIED.
WE GAVE OUR FIRST DEALER ABROAD.
OUR COMPANY STARTED TO INVEST IN DIFFERENT SECTORS
OUR COMPANY HAS DECIDED TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF ITS DEALERSHIPS AND WE HAVE ACTIONED FOR THIS
WE INVESTED IN A HEADQUARTERS BUILDING, WHERE WE MANAGE ALL OUR BUSINESS FROM ONE PLACE
WE STARTED TO SHOW OUR EXISTENCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND EXHIBIT OUR PRODUCTS ON THE DIGITAL PLATFORM
ON DEMAND, WE INVESTED IN THE PRODUCTION AND SALES OF LEATHER SHOES
THE NUMBER OF DEALERS IN THE WORLD AND IN TURKEY HAS FOUND 30
WE STARTED PRODUCTION FOR BIG BRANDS IN TURKEY.
WE STARTED PRODUCTION FOR BIG BRANDS IN THE WORLD.
OUR HEADQUARTERS BUILDING HAS BEEN OPENED WITH 11 THOUSAND M2 OPEN AND CLOSED AREAS.
WE STARTED MEDICAL MASK PRODUCTION IN OUR HEADQUARTERS BUILDING.
BY TAKING A STEP INTO THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY, WE STARTED FABRIC PRODUCTION AND WHOLESALE.
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