Our Origins

The TOR Group’s origins can be dated back to as far back as the 1880’s when Mustafa “the Carpenter” Torlak started his small business manufacturing wooden boats in the Rize Provence of the Eastern Black Sea region. 

Every generation of the Torlak family has contributed to the evolution of the family business by increasing manufacturing capabilities. This approach enabled the company to be part of the newly established Republic of Turkey in the 1920s after which it began developing new areas of expertise in shipbuilding. By 1968 the third generation of Torlaks successfully delivered Turkey’s first steel hull vessel, which put the company at the forefront of Turkish shipbuilding. 


Today, what began as a small family business has evolved into an important group of companies that delivers a large number of services to Turkish and international clients.