About Us

About Us

In 1991, KAYI began operating with constructing industrial buildings. As a result of hard work, mutual respect and commitment, KAYI today operates with 6000 employees from different nationalities in 30 regions on 3 continents. KAYI Construction, KAYI International Investments and Bilyap Construction are the affiliates of KAYI Holding. KAYI always increases its operational performance and strives hard to deliver projects in the field of:

Industrial Constructions

Official Administrative Buildings

Hotels & Offices

Residences & Housing Complexes

Shopping & Entertainment Centers

Educational Institutions

Hydroelectric Powerplants

Biomass Power Plants

Natural Gas Distribution Lines

Oil & Gas

Health Campuses

Social Institutions

In 1994, KAYI’s international activities started in Turkmenistan and extended to Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Algeria, Ukraine, Lithuania, UAE, Bulgaria, Iraq and Libya. KAYI secured a place in the international arena thanks to its operations in four different but related sectors, namely:

Contracting

Energy

Development & Investment

Healthcare & PPP

As KAYI ranks constantly among one of the Top 250 International Contractors list from 2007 onwards, KAYI is one of the leading company in the world with an experienced and talented management team, extensive know-how, timely deliveries without sacrificing high quality, and sustainable long-term relationships with top-notch international clients. Having left behind 25 professional, dedicated and innovative years in a range of sectors, KAYI is ready for the challenges of the next century.

Sustainability

KAYI Holding recognizes that there is value in responsibility beyond the annual results; what is good for people and the planet can also be good for the shareholder value. We are therefore committed to the principle of sustainability in terms of construction and development, business and social practices.

Sustainability in construction and development:

KAYI has a clear commitment to sustainability in construction, energy and services with its reputable place among major international contracting companies. KAYI does not only construct buildings, factories, business centers, shopping centers, residential centers, power plants and health complexes; KAYI creates living spaces in the countries of operation; thus has a social responsibility for society and environment both today and tomorrow.
KAYI designs, builds, develops and operates sustainable projects by maximizing the quality, affordability and efficiency while minimizing the environmental effects of the projects such as the use of water, raw materials, energy and land. During the design phase of construction and development projects, KAYI takes all the measures to achieve maximum efficiency leading to reduce energy consumption and to prevent construction waste by reusing construction and demolition materials.

Sustainability in business and social practices:

Sustainability and corporate responsibility is the core of KAYI Holding’s business practices and it is based on company’s goal as KAYI delivers projects that are respectful to nature and environment we live in while prioritizing the awareness of social responsibility.

KAYI has sustainable business practices based on four important values:

1– Incorporating health & safety into all operations: KAYI is committed to provide healthy & safe working environment both on construction sites and in administrative and operational working environments. KAYI has the certificate of Occupational Health and Safety System OHSAS 18001:2007 with which KAYI maintains an important approach to the health and safety issues.

2– Incorporating economical awareness into all operations: KAYI uses limited resources economically and raises awareness among the employees to use all the resources effectively such as reducing water and electricity usage, reduction of unnecessary paper usage, emphasizing low cost solutions, raising awareness both on environmental and social impacts of consumption and visioning the future for being more aware of using these resources economically.

3– Incorporating environmental awareness into all operations: KAYI is aware of the global climate problems and maintains an effective response by meeting the needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. KAYI focuses on conserving and restoring the natural ecosystem in all stages of the design, construction and operation phases.

KAYI holds the certificate of Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2004 and Gold Certificate for voluntary carbon trading that offers respected framework for the development and implementation of emission reduction.

KAYI also holds the ‘go green’ philosophy and promotes the sustainable energy with the construction and investment of renewable energy projects such as hydroelectric power plants, geothermal and biomass projects in Turkey.

4– Incorporating social and cultural sustainability in all operations: KAYI enhances the social and cultural sustainability by promoting the sustainable development, which increases the quality of life for today and tomorrow by supporting the ecosystem. KAYI trains all its employees in order to understand and appreciate the importance of sustaining natural resources. To realize this aim, recycling and effective waste management is KAYI’s top priority.

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Advisory Board

Advisory Board was established to evaluate KAYI Group’s vision, mission, goals and strategies set to achieve such goals; to express its opinion and advice on the decisions and actions taken in order to implement these strategies; and to recommend on technical, financial, legal, administrative and corporate matters and on compliance issues, when necessary. Advisory Board is the decision making body in all activity areas on competency, corporate governance and risk management, compliance with legislation and regulations in the countries of operation, mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and other investment decisions, annual and medium term financing decisions, new activity areas, new markets, etc. Our Advisory Board comprises businessmen with high reputation in their field of expertise as follows:

Alpaslan KORKMAZ

Mr. Korkmaz is the Senior Lecturer at the University of Neuchâtel, and Lecturer at Koc University. Previously, Mr. Korkmaz was the Founding President of Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT), and Director of the Agency for the Promotion of International Investment of the Canton of Neuchâtel (Switzerland), and Deputy Director of the Agency Development Economic Western Switzerland (DEWS). From 2006-2010,when he founded and chaired the Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey, Mr. Korkmaz was also the Special Advisor for International Investment of HE the Prime Minister of Turkey. Mr. Korkmaz is completing the PhD at CEDS (Centre d’Etudes Diplomatiques et Stratégiques) Paris and has BA and Masters in Management from the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland).

Akın KOZANOĞLU

Mr. Kozanoğlu is currently a Board Room Coach. He previously held CEO and then Vice Chairman positions at Ergo Group and was the President of Financial Services at Sabanci Holding. From 2000 to 2009, Mr. Kozanoğlu had several board roles at Sabancı Group Financial Services such as Vice Chairman of the Board of Akbank, Chairman of Audit Committee of Akbank, Chairman of Aksigorta, and Chairman of Avivasa.  Mr. Kozanoğlu also had several positions in the affiliates of Sabancı Holding such as Chairman of Sabancı Bank at Channel Islands, Chairman of BNP Paribas – Ak Dresdner Bank JV in Turkey, Vice Chairman and Audit Committee Member of Sabancı Bank in London, and other chairman positions in other affiliates and boards of Sabancı Group. Mr. Kozanoğlu has Mechanical Engineering degree from METU (ODTU) and then Computer Science M.Sc. degree from University of London.

Aka Gündüz ÖZDEMİR

Mr. Aka Gündüz Özdemir is the board member of Galatasaray Club and Galatasaray Retailing Company. Previously, he was the CEO of Arcelik and then the President of Consumer Durables Group of Koc Holding A.Ş. Mr. Özdemir began his career at Beko Ticaret in 1972; progressing to Sales Chief, Regional Sales Manager, Assistant Sales Manager, Sales Manager, and Assistant General Manager for Sales & Marketing and then General Manager from 1991 to 2000. Mr. Özdemir was the Assistant Vice President of the Durable Goods Group at KOÇ Holding from 2000 to 2003 and then the Director of Arçelik A.Ş. Mr. Özdemir graduated from Istanbul Academy of Economics and Commerce.

Coşkun YILMAZ

Mr. Coşkun Yılmaz is the founder and Chairman of KAYI Holding Inc. He founded KAYI in 1991, which is one of the Turkey’s leading international contracting companies with both domestic and overseas high quality construction standards, year by year growing business volume, advanced strategy on investments, added value experiences and highly skilled staff and workforce.  Mr. Yılmaz has Civil Engineering (BS) degree from Bosphorus University and then MBA degree from Harvard Business School. He held a position in management of Galatasaray FC between 2001 and 2002.

Mission & Vision

Our Mission

With our unique combination of capabilities, we maximize the quality and customer satisfaction in all sectors we operate through the entrepreneur management team, dynamic organization and world-class services.

Our Vision

KAYI FAMILY, is a Reliable, Consistent and Value-adding BRAND, aspiring to be a worldwide leader in all sectors where it operates.

Our Goal

We aim to deliver the highest quality and utmost client satisfaction in every sector we operate in by means of our well-built organizational framework, advanced technology and our experienced team with strong work and safety ethics. We continuously evolve and improve our quality by building on the intellectual capital that we have accumulated through our achievements. We also develop innovative solutions in order to implement, operate and deliver all of our services with efficiency and creativity while keeping respect to Mother Nature, humanity and the environment we live in as a priority of our social responsibility.

Core Values

We are united by shared values and we remain true to the same principles on which our company was founded in 1991.

SAFETY & HEALTH

We acknowledge our responsibility for health, safety and welfare of our employees, clients and the community we work for.

ETHICAL BEHAVIOUR

We comply with the highest standards of ethics by doing the right things for our employees, customers and communities in which we operate.

EXCELLENT SERVICE

We provide the best service from commercial to technical and we undertake all the services with the best quality, integrity, passion and excellence. We turn challenging problems into opportunities with creative solutions.

EXCELLENT TEAM

We hire the brightest minds in the industry and we courage their innovative ideas to further our success.

RESPECT FOR PEOPLE

We build long-term relationships that will always have a positive influence on our clients, employees, subcontractors, community and industry.

Our Companies

Kayı Holding

Provides organizational support system and reporting mechanisms for all its subsidiaries. KAYI Holding also determines the vision and strategies for better forecasting, planning and decision-making as the parent company for the KAYI’s companies in all sectors.

KAYI Construction

Operates as a general contractor both in Turkey and abroad. It is the pioneer sector and active in the entire spectrum of services of general contracting.

KAYI Energy

Invests, develops, constructs and operates hydroelectric power plants, geothermal power plants, wind farms and biomass power plants.

KAYI Development and Investment

Invests, develops and operates residential and office complexes, hotels, social and cultural areas mainly in Russia, Algeria and UAE.

KAYI Medical

Delivers turn-key hospital solutions, PPP, radiology, radiotherapy, sterilisation, physiotherapy and rehabilitation services and taking active part in the healthcare sector both as an investor and a solution partner.

BILYAP

Subsidiary of KAYI Construction and performs investment, development, design & contracting, consultancy and real estate projects in Algeria.

Quality Certificates

KAYI is a member of the Turkish Contractors Association and has been awarded the certifications of Quality Management System ISO 9001:2008, Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2004 and Occupational Health and Safety System OHSAS 18001: 2007. 

ENR Listings

As we are ranked consistently among one of the Top 250 Contractors list from 2007 onwards, our company is one of the leading international companies, celebrating its 23rd year in business.