Heart of the locally-sourced raw-material source of the OYAK Mining Metallurgy...

Meeting 12% of Turkey's iron ore demand, Erdemir Maden has a long history of successful performance.

The first step was the start of iron ore production by Etibank on 19 May 1938 in Divriği, where the company is based. The company continued its activities as the Iron-Mining Enterprise after the end of the 1940s.

Producing and selling lump ore in the beginning, the company broadened its efforts by commissioning a mineral processing plant in 1985 and a pelleting facility in 1986. Erdemir Maden, which operates the only facility for iron pellet production in Turkey, has a pellet production capacity of 1,500,000 tons/year.

The company was sold by the Turkish Privatization Administration to Ereğli Demir ve Çelik Fabrikaları T.A.Ş. (Erdemir) in a tender on 15 April 2004, and its title was changed to Erdemir Madencilik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. Ereğli Demir ve Çelik Fabrikaları T.A.Ş. was taken over by the OYAK on 27 February 2006, and Erdemir Maden has been continuing its activities under the same title since then.

Through restructuring efforts that followed privatization, Erdemir Maden built a more dynamic structure that enables faster decision-making. Operating nine iron and one manganese mine in various parts of Turkey, Erdemir Maden started drilling works in 2010, accelerating its efforts to open new mining areas and increase reserves.

In parallel with the improvement and modernization efforts that started in 2006, the company's focus shifted to environmental investments: dust collection and gas cleaning, domestic waste treatment, waste sedimentation, and environmental planning and forestation investments were completed.

Starting work to set up a human-oriented occupational health and safety system in 2007, Erdemir Maden broke new ground in the industry when it obtained the OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System certificate in December 2009.

Erdemir Maden accounts for 34% of Turkey's iron ore output and meets 12% of the country's iron ore demand. Listed among Turkey's 500 Largest Industrial Enterprises for a long time, Erdemir Maden continues to play a key role in meeting OYAK Mining Metallurgy's domestic raw material requirements.

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