About Us


At ERKA BESYILDIZ we are proud of our deep rooted pedigree and history in friction materials sector. Our 60 + years experience truly define us at ERKA and brings unparalleled technology and products to the braking industry around the world.

ERKA is a leader in the market for replacement braking pads within Turkey. Our manufacturing of replacement brake parts always exceeds the original specification. We are renowned for our innovation around improvement process quality control and customer service. This defines us as a key OEM supplier in the region.

We have a passion for our business and our customers. Our vision is to become the leading global manufacturer in order to provide more cost effective and safer solutions within our industry that exceed international criteria and customer demands.

our history

  • 01

    Established 1952

    ERKA Turkey is a source of pride to our country as the first friction-materials manufacturer. We began production in Istanbul in 1952.

  • 02

    1953 – 1991

    During this period we created brake production as an integrated facility in the Istanbul Bayrampaşa Industrial Zone, using raw materials we produce ourselves.

  • 03

    1991 – 2018

    We moved from Istanbul to our 5,300m² factory in the Izmir Kemalpaşa Organized Industrial Zone, and increased our annual production capacity to 3,000 tons.

  • 04

    2018 – 2020

    We started manufacturing on new production lines in our newly built 15,000m² factory in Manisa Akhisar OSB.

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