The Sancak family started their business in 1950 under the auspices of their father, Abdulkerim Sancak. Today, the Grup is one of the country’s prominent organizations, providing services in different industries.
The Sancak family started their business in 1950 under the auspices of their father, Abdulkerim Sancak. The family became respected in their community, thanks to their business ethics and quality approach to their operations in various Anatolian cities.
With aspirations to reach wider markets, the family moved to Istanbul in 1987. They entered the pharmaceutical distribution industry with Es and Koz Pharmaceutical Warehouses before establishing Hedef Pharmaceutical Warehouse in 1993.
Hedef Pharmaceutical Warehouse went into strategic partnership with Walgreens Boots Alliance in 2001 and was renamed Hedef Alliance. Shortly thereafter, the company became a domestic leader in pharmaceutical distribution and a powerhouse in the international markets, with Abdulrezzak Sancak and the Sancak brothers actively managing the company.
Abdulrezzak Sancak and his brothers established Saya Grup in 2006 with aspirations to capitalize on years of experience and knowledge in diverse industries. They also wanted to boost R&D, employment and exports − driving forces of Turkey’s development.
The family laid the foundations of Folkart Yapı A.Ş. − the first company founded by Saya Grup in 2006. Folkart entered the construction industry with its motto “Life is Worth It,” focusing on high-rises, A+ residences and offices, shopping malls, and schools.
Saya Grup aims to grow while also contributing to the economy and creating employment. Accordingly, it acquired the Alpark grocery store chain in 2007, one year after establishing Folkart. The Grup made great achievements in the food and retail industry before selling the brand to CarrefourSA in 2010.
After ending its partnership with Hedef Alliance, a company known for reflecting an innovative approach to the sectors it invests in, Saya Group founded Humanis Medicine in 2010 with the motto “Active for Your Health.” In 2022, Humanis Medicine changed its name to Humanis and continued its journey in the health industry under this name. The foundation for the production facility was laid on February 14, 2011, and Humanis, with an investment of over 200 million dollars, was brought to our country by Saya Group as a factory with an annual production capacity of 330 million boxes. Humanis, which received the European GMP certificate, one of the most respected and prestigious certificates worldwide, from the German authority BfArM, also received the Russian GMP certificate from Russian authorities in 2019 and the Canadian GMP certificate from the Canadian Ministry of Health following inspections in 2021.
Volt Electric Motors and Voltsan Molding became Saya Grup affiliates in 2011. Volt Electric Motors and Voltsan Molding merged in 2016.
Volt Electric Motors has grown into one of Turkey’s biggest electric motor manufacturers with products ranging from 63- to 315-type bodies and 200 kW of power. Its success is thanks to a culmination of new technology investments and R&D efforts in a 45,000-square-meter production area.
Saya Grup’s story in the mining industry began with the Livamine brand in 2010. Liva Krom İşletmeciliği Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. was established in early 2016 to begin investments for the brand. Following the company’s establishment, Livamine obtained a 389-hectare chrome mining license with the acquisition of Uludağ Harmancık Krom San. Tic. A.Ş., a company located in Harmancık, Bursa.
Continuing its investments in different sectors, Saya Group incorporated Öztekfen Gearbox, which was founded in 1964 and operates in the production of gearboxes, in 2020 and Volt Gearbox brand was established. With this investment, Saya Group once again proved that it is a brand that has a say in different sectors.
Volt Technology Development and Engineering aims to support R&D for a continuous development and sustainability, and to decrease external dependency by creating innovative defense products and technologies. To achieve this, Volt Technology Development and Engineering contributes design works to the production and integration of the Powertrain System. This System is produced by leading Turkish Defense Industry firms and is designed to nationalize and gain technological expertise on engine and powertrain parts, which are essential for the Powertrain Development Platform and Systems.
Saya Grup lost its founding father Abdulrezzak Sancak in 2016; however, it is forging ahead in every industry in which it invests with the strength it draws from its motto “How Happy is the one, who remidies a sickness,” set forth by its founder. The Grup aims to reach $1 billion in revenues by 2026 and to earn 15 percent of this figure from exports. Saya Grup will continue to put people first and invest in R&D and internal training sessions every year.