Kemal Sahin, chairman of the board, laid the foundation of Sahinler Group when he established Santex Germany in 1982 in Aachen, Germany.
ABOUT THE HOLDING Kemal Sahin, chairman of the board, laid the foundation of Sahinler Group when he established Santex Germany in 1982 in Aachen, Germany. After the foundation of Santex Germany, which is an established name in the fashion world, Sahinler Group began operating in Turkey in 1984 under the name of Konteks. Sahinler Group, with its wide range of apparel including sportswear, intimate apparel, women's, men's and children's wear, has become the largest fashion and integrated textile group in Turkey. The Group has subsidiaries in Turkey, Europe and the USA and manufactures over 50 million units of ready-to-wear garments. Sahinler Group was listed as the 18th "Biggest Textile Manufacturer" in the world and the 3th in Europe in the ready-to-wear sector, according to German Textile Wirtschaft Magazine. Sahinler Group is a fully integrated group of companies which operates actively in all phases of textile and apparel production including spinning, knitting, dying finishing, printing, embroidery, cutting, and trimming. The Group reaches the customer through its wholesale and retailer operations. The Group's core business is in the field of textile and apparel manufacturing. Additionally, it enjoys a robust import and export business throughout Turkey, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, India and Bangladesh as a result of the marketing efforts in Europe and the USA. Sahinler Group manages its facilities through 27 companies established in 15 different countries. The Group also owns 350 retail stores all around Europe employs 12,000 employees.