The activities of the group were initiated by Ahmet Ziylan, by means of manufacturing custom-made shoes in a small workshop in the city of Gaziantep, early in the 60s. Thereafter the company switched to serial production on a small scale.
During the early 70s, the shoes sub industry manufacturing was initiated in Istanbul. The first training shoes were manufactured in 1985. The company got its first brand Halley registered in 1987, and the growth process of the company thus started.
Ziylan Group is currently the owner of Polaris, Kinetix, Flogart, Proshot, Torex, Halley and Rootless brands, all of which are registered.
The Group concluded its first international deal with Greece in 1988 and hence the export activities of the group started.
The company maintained its growth pace in the following years and nowadays it has become Turkey’s leading shoes groups, composed of 13 sister companies all of which, except for one, are involved in the shoes industry and the shoe related sub industries, as well as its trading.
Various companies in the Group participate in a great number of local and international fairs and exhibitions all throughout the year, with the goal of increasing their exports.