Billion Dollar Trade Volume
Opened in 1990, the Aegean Free Trade Zone (AFZ) is a modern industrial park and the first export-processing zone in Turkey developed and operated by a private sector company. The site comprises of 550 acres and is located 4 km from the Izmir International airport and 12 km from the city center and Izmir Port. ESBAS has built the entire infrastructure and facilities in the Zone. The company also provides all the essential business basics, including electricity, water, telecommunications and natural gas to all sites. ESBAS supplies a wide array of supplemental services as well, including loading and unloading, equipment rental, stock control, construction, repair and maintenance, customs brokerage, and port related services.
Easy Access to a Global Market
As a natural bridge between both the east and west, Turkey is strategically located near significant world markets and boasts a strong culture of industry and service. Therefore; the country is one of the best locations in all around the world for manufacturing and trade since ancient times. There is an easy access to 1.6 billion customers in Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East and North Africa worth USD 23.5 trillion of GDP.Explore
Wide Range Tax Advantages
The Aegean Free Zone provides unique advantages for companies with its focus on manufacturing, which generates employment and increases trade volume. The most widen advantages are given for manufacturing companies. The advantages for companies investing in the Zone are as follows: 100% Corporate Tax Exemption for manufacturing companies.Explore
UNCERTAINTIES OF THE PANDEMIC CONTINUE
The bottleneck caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in the world’s economy has significantly reduced the capacities of factories regardless of which country or region they are located.
DREAM OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL INDUSTRY COMES TRUE AT AEGEAN FREE ZONE
Accounting for 4.2 billion dollars’ worth of trade volume per year, the Aegean Free Zone recycled 11 thousand 900 tons of waste back into the economy in 2019 using its zero-waste management system.
ESBAŞ READY FOR CONTROLLED NORMALIZATION
Coming through the fight against the Coronavirus with zero cases thanks to strict procedures and controls, ESBAŞ is fully prepared for the normalization process which will begin as of June 1st.
BASBAŞ REMAINS UNAFFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS
Attending an online press meeting held in organization of the Izmir Branch of Economy Reporters Association, ESBAS Chief Executive Officer Faruk Guler stated that investment plans of the Western Anatolia Free Zone is not affected by the Coronavirus
A MESSAGE FROM RETIRED ASTRONAUT FOR APRIL 23
Retired astronaut Dr. Don Thomas, who went to space four times during his 20 years at NASA, has sent a special video message to Space Camp Turkey to celebrate the National Sovereignty And Children's Day of children in Turkey.
ESBAŞ RECOGNIZED AS TURKEY’S BEST EMPLOYER WITH ITS 30 YEAR-OLD CULTURE
Great Place to Work (GPTW), which selects the best workplaces in the world each year, surveyed over 101 thousand employees from 192 companies to assess their satisfaction with their companies.
LIVE CONNECTION FROM “SPACE ON EARTH” TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
Space Camp Turkey, as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, conducted a live radio contact with NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan who is aboard the International Space Station.
ESBAS COACHES PREPARE STUDENTS FOR PROFESSIONAL LIFE
ESBAS provides coaching to a total of 36 students studying in different technical high schools to help them improve the skills necessary for personal development and professional life after school.
ESBAŞ RECEIVES TWO AWARDS FOR PERFORMANCE ON INVESTMENT AND TAX
Aegean Free Zone Development and Operating Co. (ESBAŞ) receives the Grand Award for building investments in 2018 from EBSO (Aegean Region Chamber of Industry), and a Gold Medal award as Top Taxpayer from IZTO (Aegean Region Chamber of Commerce) at the Members Award Ceremony organized in collaboration of EBSO (Aegean Region Chamber of Industry), IZTO (Aegean Region Chamber of Commerce) and ITB (Izmir Commodity Exchange).
ESBAŞ KICKS OFF 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS BY AWARDING LONG-TERM EMPLOYEES
ESBAŞ awarded 68 employees plaques and service awards in celebration of their 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 year anniversaries at the company as part of 30-year anniversary events.
ESBAŞ FOOD SERVICES CHEFS COME IN SECOND WITH ‘LAMB'S MEDITERRANEAN JOURNEY’ AT FOOD COMPETITON
Producing meals for 20 thousand people at the Aegean Free Zone, ESBAŞ Food Services came in second at the “3rd Annual Food Competition” in Antalya, and won a silver medal.
ESBAŞ GIVES TWO GOOD NEWS AT THE ECONOMY REPORTERS MEETING
ESBAŞ Chief Executive Officer Dr. Faruk Güler came together with members of the Economics Reporters Association (EMD) Izmir Branch at a dinner event to celebrate the Working Journalists Day on January 10th.
ESBAŞ- DEFENSE AND AEROSPACE INDUSTRY NATIONAL AND DOMESTIC INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE HELD IN İZMIR
Under the auspices of the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) and with the Aerospace Cluster Association (HUKD), the Aegean Free Zone Development and Operating Co. (ESBAŞ)
FALL MEETING AT ESBAŞ
The Aegean Free Zone Development and Operating Co. (ESBAŞ) held its annual fall meeting. Executives and managers of companies operating in the Aegean Free Zone attended the event, which was hosted by ESBAŞ Chief Executive Officer Dr. Faruk Güler and his team. Recent developments at ESBAŞ and the Aegean Free Zone were discussed at the fall meeting.
BUSINESS WORLD MEETS AT SUMMIT OF EXCELLENCE
3rd Summit of Excellenc, organized by The Aegean Free Zone Development and Operating Co. (ESBAŞ) at the Technology Center Conference Hall, brought together managers of businesses and NGOs from around the country.
ESBAŞ PARTICIPATED IN BUSINESS WORLD AGAINST TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (BADV) PROJECT
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence Campaign is an international campaign that begins every year on November 25th (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) and continues until December 10 (Human Rights Day). The theme for 2018 was Let's Paint the World: #HearMeToo. ESBAŞ decided to participate in this sensitive invitation together with the companies in Aegean Free Zone.