Founded on March 7, 1978, and known as Park Group until December 2004, Ciner Group; has started its commercial activities with the manufacture, sales and importation of automotive spare parts. During the second half of the 1980's, the Group has expanded its field of operations with domestic and foreign agricultural motor production projects, turnkey integrated facility enterprises, as well as the establishment and operation of textile industrial plants.
In the beginning of the 1990's, in accordance with the privatization projects, Ciner Group has begun investing in the "Energy and Mining" sector and achieved immense investments in Turkey. Together with its Group companies in this sector, Ciner Group has implemented many new and initial leaps in Turkey.
In the year 1995, the privatization of Havas and the transfer of operating rights in the energy and mining field at Cayirhan were exemplified as Turkey's most productive privatization projects. Both operations' achievements were considered text book examples of successful privatization applications and taught to students in universities via conferences.
The Group has also succeeded in transforming the Lignite Coal Mine located in Beypazari/Cayirhan into one of the most productive subterranean enterprises in Europe. Subsequently, Cayirhan Thermal Power Plant; the first thermal plant to be transferred to the private sector in Turkey, has became the country's "most productive power plant" in the hands of Ciner Group.
In the year 2002, the Group has taken a step into the media sector, started blooming in this field, and becoming one of the biggest groups of the sector with rapid investments and establishing new companies.
Each year, Ciner Group's companies of various sectors are being placed among "Turkey's 500 Largest Industrial Establishments" announced annually by the Istanbul Chamber of Industry.
Group's slogan "50 THOUSAND 50", refers to the objective of achieving a total labor force of 50,000 employees and the construction of 50 modern educational institutions. These institutions are being transferred to the Ministry of National Education to serve the needs of Turkish students across the country.
Today, Ciner Group operates with the following 3 groups and various companies:
Ciner Energy and Mining Group
Ciner Media Group
Ciner Commerce, Industry and Service Group
Ciner Group is ranked among Turkey's highest tax paying groups every year, currently employs more than 9700 people.