This year, we are publishing the “Most Popular Companies in Turkey”
survey for the fourteenth time. The results for 2013 are again full of
important messages for the business community... For the first time in
six years there has been a change at the top of the rankings. In 2013,
Koç Holding, which last topped the rankings in 2006, rose four places
compared with the previous year to take top spot.
Click images to see the tables. As a result of Koç Holding’s extraordinary rise, Turkcell,
which had topped the rankings for the previous six years in a row,
became the second most popular company in Turkey. Arçelik moved up one
place to third. So which of their companies’ characteristics did the
CEOs of the most popular companies like the most? This year we asked
them about this for the first time.
THE CHARACTERISTICS THAT TOOK IT TO THE TOP
After a gap of six years, this year Koç Holding is once again at the top
of the list of the “Most Popular Companies in Turkey 2013”. So, what
does Koç Holding CEO Turgay Durak like most about Koç Holding?
notes that the group’s high business ethics, its professional way of
doing business and its strong management structure have made it an
exemplary corporation both in the Turkey and in the international arena.
“Koç Holding’s most important priority, and our greatest pride, is
adding value to our country,” says Durak, adding that the characteristic
of Koç Holding that he likes the most is its “long-term, sustainable
perspective”, explaining: “Continually renewing ourselves in order to do
the best possible at every level of our business and giving importance
to details are important characteristics that are in Koç Holding’s DNA.
We are the pioneers in technology and innovation in every sector in
which we are active. This is also an important competitive strength.”