We were established with the name Ram Foreign Trade Inc. as a Koç Holding company.
As the “foreign trade school” of the country, we’ve been diligently working with to make major contributions to Turkey’s exports for more than 50 years.
We took our experience and knowledge with us so we can move forward to always be one step ahead of the sector; we continue to be the leader with our dynamic structure.
Aiming to be the best with a customer-oriented work strategy, prioritizing human resources, making work ethics and honesty a “must” condition, and being a world player that is aware of its strong contributions to the country are our fundamental values.
Vision and Values
We, the Koç Group, with all our people, aspire to ensure full customer satisfaction and sound growth by providing products and services of universal quality and standards. We are dedicated to be a symbol of trust, continuity, and esteem for all our stakeholders: our country, our customers, our shareholders, our dealers, and our suppliers.
Values of the Koç Group:
CUSTOMER IS THE FOCUS OF EVERYTHING WE DO
Our top priority is to create value for our customers and to respond steadily to their expectations with quality. It is our duty to stand by our products for the long term.
TO BE "THE BEST" IN EVERYTHING WE DO IS OUR ULTIMATE GOAL
To be the best in quality, in service, in supplier and dealer relationships, as an investment opportunity for our shareholders, and to sustain this public image are our primary goals. To achieve these goals we are committed to managing our businesses to be the leader in the market.
OUR MOST IMPORTANT ASSET IS OUR PEOPLE
The quality of our products and services is based on the quality of our people. For continuity of the Koç Group, we choose to recruit the best people, to provide opportunities for development and advancement, to fully utilize the talents, strength, and creativity of our people, and to create work environment which nourishes increased productivity, cooperation, and solidarity.
CREATION OF WEALTH FOR CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT IS OUR KEY OBJECTIVE
Creation of value for our shareholders is a must for continuity of service, to invest in our future, to remain as the best investment opportunity, and to contribute to economic and social development of our people and our society. Therefore, creation of value, elimination of waste, and efficient utilization of all resources are our key objectives.
HONESTLY, INTEGRITY, AND SUPERIOR BUSINESS ETHICS ARE THE FOUNDATIONS OF OUR BEHAVIOR
The conduct of our business is pursued with good intentions, mutual benefit, and fair treatment in all our relationships. We are committed to conforming at all times to the highest ethical and legal standards. We are a leader in serving our society and protecting the interests of future generations. Protecting the environment and to spread this awareness is our duty to our country and the world.
WE ASPIRE TO STRENGTHEN THE TURKISH ECONOMY FROM WHICH WE DERIVE OUR OWN STRENGTH
I would like to express a guiding principle of our Group with these words: "This is my code; I live and prosper with my country. As long as democracy exists and thrives, so do we. We shall do our utmost to strengthen our economy. As our economy prospers, so will democracy and our standing in the world."
Our Human Resources Principles
- We prioritize our employees’ motivation and loyalty to the company.
- We fairly remunerate and reward based on performance.
- We provide a permanent environment for education and self-improvement.
- We make manpower planning and organizational backup.
- We allow individual to plan and develop their careers systemically in line with the needs of the organization.
- We give feedback on individuals’ performances.
- We create employment according to qualification and need.
- We encourage social and cultural events.
We value and respect existing differences with the belief that a workforce that brings different culture together constitutes the most productive team. As an international company, we assume a citizen from any country can be a potential customer.
In order to be successful in new markets, alongside our consumers, we work with a dynamic team that understands their needs and knows their culture.
As Ram Family, we believe that “None of us can be as strong alone as we are together.
Our HR Values
We value our team members:
- To adopt trust and honesty as fundamental principles,
- To be confident,
- To be dynamic,
- To be aware of the importance of team spirit and support,
- To strive to be more than self,
- To have a visionary outlook,
- To focus on customer satisfaction.
Job and Internship Opportunities
During the recruitment process, we carefully evaluate the qualifications, credentials, knowledge and skills of both experienced and newly graduated candidates to ensure that they take the best fitting roles in the most suitable departments.
We adopt a sustainability policy that is shaped around ecological balance and conservation of resources. We focus on productivity and are aware of the importance of taking proactive precautions. Conscious of our responsibility to the world, environment, humanity and future generations, we use all resources with great care.
Ram Foreign Trade Inc. was established.
1973 – 1977
Charter sea freight was carried out.
We entered new markets in the Middle East. Transportation of fresh fruits, vegetables, cereals and legumes were carried out for the first time. .
Export activities started in new markets from automotive to industrial products, from textiles to apparel, from fresh fruits and vegetables to dry food.
By exporting the goods of non-community companies in addition to the goods of Koç Holding and its own, Ram became one of the biggest export companies in Turkey.
Exports of textile products to the United States as well as iron and steel exports to Iran began.
Credit bottleneck was eliminiated by creating financing opportunities for manufacturers.
Iran Office began to operate.
By establishing a Comecon import-export group, imports from these countries started.
Algeria Office opened.
We partnered with Ramerica company.
Transit trade began.
Ram-Deutschland company was established to engage in commercial activities.
Hungary offices were opened as a part of the company structure abroad.
Ram France company was established.
We partnered with the British company Arnes.
The company name was later changed to Beko (UK) Ltd.
In addition to RAMTORG in Moscow and TASHKOCAUTO in Tashkent, RAM & KOFISA PACIFIC LTD. in Hong Kong started operations.
Ram Insurance Agency Services Inc. was founded and Ram Exports Inc. became a founding partner.
Migros supermarket chain opened to foreign markets under the name “Ramstore.”
The first “Ramstore” went into service in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Partnership with Ram-Enka Ltd. operating in the supermarket sector in Russian city of Moscow was actualized.
Two partnerships, Ram Auto Ltd. on automotive marketing in Baku, Azerbaijan and Set Auto Ltd. on car rental services in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan were established.
Importation and domestic sales for plastic and paper work units were activated.
Imports and distributorship agreement was signed with Ford Motor Co. USA.
Ram Auto Almaty, an automotive marketing company was incorporated in Kazakhstan.
In Moscow, second store of “Ramstore” and shopping mall were opened.
Ram-Henkel Ltd. companies were put into service in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan in 1998.
SamKoçAuto Factory, which was formed by Koç Group and Uzavtosanoat to manufacture midibus and trucks, was officially launched.
Ram Man Food Trading Corporation was formed in partnership with ED&F, an English firm.
In Poland, participated in Beko Polska S.A. company with 25 % of the shares.
Tunusdan S.A. company, which Ram holds 5 % of the shares was launched in Tunisia to produce refrigerators.
Ramstore was inaugurated in Khazakstan with Butya partnership.
Foreign Trade Group initiated and organized the formation of TNT Logistics and Delivery Services Inc. in partnership with TNT Post Group.
130 Ford Cargo trucks were sold to Uzbekistan and 522 Otokar armored vehicles were sold to Algeria.
Sales contracts for 200 Fruehauf fuel trucks, 250 thousand Aygaz cylinder gas alongside sales of televisions and compressors were signed with Iraq.
35 thousand water heaters were exported to Egypt.
We have become Boeing’s Central Asia Representative.
As part of restructuring process shares of Ram Foreign Trade Inc.’s affiliates were transferred.
230 Ford Cargo trucks and 100 Ford Transit ambulances were sold to Iraq.
Won a tender for superstructure vehicle category and became supplier of United Nations.
Exportation of unleaded fuel to Iraq has begun.
Exportation of diesel for a period of 2 years to Iraq has begun.
Fresh fruits were imported from Central and South America.
A new contract was signed with Iraq to dispatch petroleum products and shipments started.
Exportation of automotive and automotive parts to Algeria and neighboring countries was continued.
111 Ford Cargo superstructure trucks were sold to Iraq.
As for aviation industry a contract was signed with American Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation to serve in handling and after-sale services for civil and military projects in Turkic Republics.
172 Ford Cargo trucks were exported to Turkmenistan.
An agreement was made with Borçelik Inc.to widen Koç Group’s scope of supply of flat steel products and merchandizing started from 2. quarter.
In addition to Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan representations after-sales service agreements were signed with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation.
RAM has become United Nations agencies’ supplier for Turkey and abroad.
Won the minibus tender funded by European Union.
135 Ford Transit minibusses were delivered to 77 provincial directorates of Ministry of Family and Social Policies of Turkey.
Representation activities for Boeing and Sikorsky were continued and first delivery of Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a trailblazer for aviation industry, was made to Azerbaijan.
Won a tender initiated by US Ministry of Defense for Iraq.
Scope of Iron/Steel business was enlarged by starting imports from Tata Steel.
A long term contract was signed with UN.
Won the vehicle supply tenders initiated by United Nations agencies with the purpose of donation to public enterprises in Turkey and deliveries of mobile operations centers and mobile nurseries were made.