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Koç Holding A.Ş. English (United States) About History Going Public and a Focus on Experts

Going Public and a Focus on Experts

​One of the objectives of the Koç Group is to enable capital accumulation by directing people's savings to investment for the realization of large scale investments that would contribute to economic development. To this end, the Group decided to sell a portion of shares in Aygaz and Koç Holding, founded in 1962 and 1963 respectively, to employees of the Group, while a shares portion of in Kav which was established in 1970 were sold to the public.

By the end of 1973, 56 % of the shares of Koç Yatırım and Sanayi Mamulleri Pazarlama A.Ş. were sold to the public this achieving the goal of extending partnership to the people.

In line with economic trends and competition coming from the Common Market, the Koç Group oriented itself towards exports after 1970 and established four foreign trade companies, namely Kofisa, Ram, Ramerica, and Beko U.K.