Koluman was setup in Ankara in 1965 under the title Mustafa Koluman and Associates Steel Commerce Limited Company, with a capital of TL 400.000. Line of business of the Company was determined to be machinery trade, ferro - steel works, complete factories and installations, raw materials exports, touristic business and import, export associated with what has been aforesaid, electrogenerator
groups and their import, brokering and representation.
In 1966, title of the Company was renamed to Koluman Steel - Machinery Trade Limited Company.
Aiming at continual growth and expansion ever since its very establishment, the Company became a holding in 1975 and at the date Koluman Holding Incorporated was setup.
With time in progress, the Company broadened its scope of business and Koluman Construction and Engineering Incorporated was setup in 1979 to operate under Koluman Holding. Koluman Construction and Engineering Incorporated is mostly running constructional activities within the Group, countering the new buildings and building annexes needs felt by the Group.
In 1982, title of the Koluman Steel Machinery and Trade Limited Company was renamed to Koluman Motor Vehicles Trade and Industry Incorporated.
It was on May 1984 when Koluman Holding Incorporated became a commercial partner with Mercedes Benz Turk A.Ş. (literally translated Mercedes Benz Turkish Incorporated) that enjoyed the title Otomarsan at the time, and assumed a major responsibility at automotive market in our country in the restructuring process of Mercedes Benz in Turkey.
Since then Koluman Motor Vehicles Trade and Industry Incorporated focused on automotive sector, becoming one of the chief distributors for Mercedes Benz Turkish Incorporated, and began providing during and post sale service duties of the Mercedes-Benz brand vehicles.
Koluman Motor Vehicles Trade and Industry Incorporated opened its first branch as authorized distributor for Mercedes-Benz in Tarsus in 1984. Growing rapidly during 1990s, our Company put into service its Gaziantep branch in 1990; Mersin Free Trade Zone branch in 1995; İstanbul branch in 1998; and Ankara branch in 1999.
Ranking the second top with some 30% market share among the Mercedes-Benz distributors at the end of 2004, Koluman Motor Vehicles Trade and Industry Incorporated continues rendering a trustable and quality service that it offers through sales to numerous public embodiments and municipalities and the installations setup by itself, chief among them Turkish Armed Forces, Gendarmerie General Command, State Irrigational Works, Highways of Republic of Turkey, General Directorate of Village Affairs and Forestry; General Directorate of State Aerodromes, and State Railroads, in addition to the market involved.
In 1997, Tarsus Manufacture and Assembly branch was setup with a view to performing vehicles’ super-structure production and assembly. Domestic production and/or assemblies of a great number of world-brand products are effected through license agreements concluded with their respective producers. Manufacture and assembly of dumpers, tankers, fire extinguishing super-structures, salt sprayers, vacuum cleaners, preparatory sweepers, snow blade equipments, and modifications to the vehicles are the main activities carried out.
In 1998, the Company broadened its business line further and Koluman Insurance Brokering Services Incorporated which is under Koluman Holding was setup. Koluman Insurance and Brokering Services Incorporated renders service to our clientele on insurance-related issues such as traffic, motor-vehicle, fire, health, life, shipping, etc, and carrie out in itself agency activities for the five insurance companies with fame in the insurance sector.
Setup in 1999 again in Tarsus as with 81 percent owned by Koluman Group and 19 percent owned by German trailer manufacturer Kögel A.G., Koluman Kögel Trailer Industry and Trade Incorporated continues trailer and super-structure pr