Our History

Akın Tekstil's story

From a factory to a world famous brand...

1956
Akın Tekstil was founded in Bakirkoy, Istanbul by Rüştü Akın and Haydar Akın
1965
First export via Exporters’ Association
1967
Our spinning mill started production with Rieter technology machinery
1968
Dyeing&Finishing plant started production
1968
We were the first to use a Thermasol painting machine with teflon cylinder dryer in Turkey
1970
We manufactured the first pigment dyed fabric in Turkey
1982
We were the first to use air pressured weaving loom in Turkey
1986
We started direct export to Europe
1986
With an investment on garment we started to manufacture pants
1987
First Akın Garment collecion was introduced by using a computirized pattern modelling
1989
Garment section made first appearances at the iconic events like CPD-Dusseldorf, Koeln Sportwear-Herrenmodewoche, Sehm-Paris
1989
We inaugurated Airo 1000 machinery and manufactured fabric with mill wash effect
1990
Computerized cutting machine put in service of garment department
1990
We manufactured the first PU coated fabric in Turkey
1993
We started to construct our fully integrated facility in Luleburgaz
1995
We manufactured the first fabric made of Tencel® fiber in Turkey
1996
We started production in our integrated facility in Luleburgaz which is the pride of our country as one of the largest facilty in Europe
1996
15% of our shares were offered to the public for trading on Borsa Istanbul with the code ATEKS
1997
We received Oeko-Tex Standart 100 certification
1998
Our ISO 9001 Quality Management System certificate was issued
2004
Among the other Turkish companies accepted to the Premier Vision Paris for the first time, we proudly represented our country
2006
We started apparel production in Arac, Kastamonu under AKTEK subsidiary
2007
ISO 14001-2004 Environmental Management System certificate was obtained
2007
Gots and Organic Exchange 100 Guidelines certificate received
2007
We started garment finishing actovotied in Luleburgaz
2007
Shirting fabric production started
2008
We started to use organic cotton
2008
We started to produce technical textile fabric
2017
ISO 27001:2017 Information Security Management System Certificate was obtained
2017
Organic Content Standard 100 and Organic Content Standard Blended Certificate were obtained
2017
Global Recycled certificate was obtained
2017
We became a manufacturing member of the BCI system
2019
We became a design center approved by the Ministry of Industry and Technology
2020
We received the European Flax certificate
2020
Responsible Wool certificate received
2020
By expanding the scope of GOTS, OCS, GRS, RWS certifications, apparel production is also included in the scope
2020
HIGG FEM Environmental Module certificate received
2020
Zero Waste certificate received
2021
HIGG FSLM/SLCP Social Module certificate received

It all started with a dream when Mr. Rüştü Akın and his brother Mr. Haydar Akın started Akın Tekstil with only 40 looms in 1956. From a small textile company with 23 employees, we evolved to a world famous fabric mill over the years.

Thanks to our competent and dedicated staff, our strong belief in customer satisfaction and continuous investments in technology and R&D we try to stay in the front line of competition.

Embracing the future respecting our heritage

We embrace the future respecting our heritage; for the past 16 years Akın Tekstil shares are being traded in Istanbul Stock Exchange under the name ATEKS. Our top management is consisted of sector professionals as well as Akın Family, who are both present as 2nd and 3rd generations. With this synergy we always remember our roots with our faces looking forward to offer the best service and product possible.

Pamuk
Üretim
Akın Showroom
Lüleburgaz Fabrika
Akın Tekstil Modern

Opening of New Showroom in Historical HQ

Istanbul, Turkey
5–7 July 2022

Premiere Vision Paris

Paris, France
30 August – 1 September 2022

Munich Fabric Start

Munich, Germany