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 has achieved success in every field it participates in and has invested in the energy sector with Sahinler Energy, the construction sector with Sahinler Construction Industry and Trading, Inc. and the food and catering sector with Teyvas Catering Services Industry and Trading, Inc. Additionally, Sahinler Foundation believes in helping others as evidenced by the building of an elementary school and vocational high school in Konya and Corlu, meeting the needs of various educational institutions in Turkey and awarding scholarships to 500 students all around the country.