About Us

RAM

About Us

Our Story

As a Koç Holding company, Ram Dış Ticaret A.Ş. was founded in 1970.


For over five decades, we, as “the school of foreign trade” have been working with everything we have, on the way of contribution for developing export in Turkey.


Along with our experiences and know-how, we are always aspiring to be one step ahead in the sector, continuing to lead the way with our modern and dynamic structure.


Our fundamental principles include aiming to be the “best” with a customer-oriented work strategy, giving due importance to human resources, always reminding ourselves that development starts with creating resources, adopting work ethics and integrity as the “essential” requirements, and becoming a world-wide player, knowing that this would strengthen our country.

Goals

Our primary benefactors are our customers

Our priority is to create value for our customers, and to meet their expectations with high-quality and consistently. Our duty is to stand behind our products and to stand by our customers during the post-sales operations.


Our goal is to always be the “best”

Our main goal is to be the “best” in quality, services, supply resources and dealer relations, and investment options presented with shareholders and to protect this image we have built so far in public opinion. Our most fundamental principle to reach this goal is to undertake management in all the areas we are active in and always be the leader in the market.


Our most important capital is our human resources.

The quality of our products and services stems from the quality of our employees. In order to sustain Koç Group’s existence over the generations, we have chosen to attract and employ the best employees and mature human power, to benefit the most we can from the skills, power and creativity of our people, to increase their efficiency and enable development, and to create a working environment, where cooperation and solidarity can grow.


We create resources for continuous development.

Our main principles include making necessary investments to ensure continuous services, providing the profits deserved by their capitals to the shareholders to encourage unification of small- and large-scaled savings, creating resources from activities to support economic and social development of our employees and society, and preventing waste by ensuring wise use of all resources.


We abide by outstanding work ethics and honest working principles.

Other fundamental principles we have include always being fair, well-intentioned, and understanding in all our relationships to ensure mutual benefits, and complying with the laws and moral codes. Fulfilling our liabilities against our current and future generations is another principle we have that we lead the way in and can never forsake. It is our duty to act in an environment-conscious way and to spread this consciousness for Turkey and our world.


We are empowered by Turkish economy and empowering Turkey

  • We are aiming to be the “best” with our customer-oriented work strategy.
  • Human resources are our most valuable asset.
  • We know that development depends on creating resources.
  • Work ethics and integrity are our “essentials”.
  • We care deeply about being a worldwide player, knowing that it will empower our country

Our Human Resources Principles

  • We prioritize employees’ motivation and loyalty to the organization.
  • We apply fair wage and rewarding system based on performance.
  • We provide a continuous training and self-development environment.
  • We make human power planning and organizational back up.
  • We enable individuals to systematically plan and develop their careers based on the organization’s needs.
  • We give feedbacks to individuals about their performances.
  • We create employment based on qualifications and needs.
  • We encourage social and cultural activities.

We value and respect the current diversities, believing that a work force bringing different cultures together would create the most efficient team. As an international company, we consider all citizens of a country as our potential customers.


In order to be successful in new markets, we work with a dynamic team that stands by our customers; that understands their needs and knows their cultures.


Ram family believes that “none of us can be as strong on our own, as much as we would be together”.


HR Values

We value that our teammates

  • Adopt trust and honesty as principles,
  • Are self-confident
  • Dynamic,
  • Know the importance of team spirit and collaboration,
  • Aiming to be more than what they are,
  • Are visionaries,
  • And are focused on customer satisfaction.

Job and Internship Opportunities

During our employment procedures, we consider both experienced and new graduates in terms of knowledge, qualifications, and skills and make sure that everyone is placed in the right position and right department based on their qualifications.

Sustainability

We adopt a sustainability policy structured around a consciousness to preserve ecological balance and resources. We focus on efficiency and know the importance of proactive precautions. We use every resource our world offers us, with the knowledge of our responsibility towards the world, environment, humanity, and future generations.

1970

Ram Dış Ticaret A.Ş. was founded.

1973 – 1977

Started charter marine cargo shipments.

1979

Penetrated into new markets in the Middle East.

Fresh fruits/vegetables, grains and legumes were transported for the first time.

1981

Trade activities in new markets started, including automotive, industrial products, textile, ready-made clothing, fresh fruits/vegetables, and dry food products.

1982

Ram became a large-scaled export company in Turkey by exporting non-group companies’ products as well as Koç Group’s and its own products.

1983

Started exporting textile products to the USA and iron-steel to Iran.

Eliminated a credit bottleneck by creating financing means for manufacturers.

Iran office was opened.

1984

Comecon export-import group was founded to start importing from member countries.

Algeria office was opened.

Became a shareholder of Ramerica company.

1985

Transit trade started.

1986

Ram-Deutschland was founded for commercial activities.

1987

Hungary offices were opened within the framework of foreign restructuring activities.

1988

Ram France was founded.

1989

Became a partner of English “Arnes

The company’s name was later changed to Beko (UK) Ltd.

1995

RAMTORG in Moscow, TASHKOCAUTO in Tashkent, and RAM & KOFISA PACIFIC LTD. in Hong Kong were founded.

Ram Sigorta Aracılık Hizmetleri A.Ş. was founded and Ram Dış Ticaret A.Ş. became a founding partner.

1996

“Migros” Supermarkets Chain expanded abroad under “Ramstore” name.

First “Ramstore” was opened in Baku, Azerbaijan.

1997

Ram-Enka Ltd. partnership was founded in Moscow, Russia which is operated in the supermarket industry.

Ram Auto Ltd. was founded in Baku, Azerbaijan in automotive marketing industry while Set Auto Ltd. partnerships were formed in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan for car rental services.

1998

Plastic and paper units import and domestic sales activities were started.

Import and distributorship agreements were signed with Ford Motor Co. USA.

Ram Auto Almaty was founded in Kazakhstan as an automotive marketing company.

The second “Ramstore” store and shopping center were opened in Moscow.

Ram-Henkel Ltd. companies were founded in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan in 1998.

1999

SamKoçAuto Factory was officially opened in Samarkand by Koç Group and Uzavtosanoat to manufacture minibuses and trucks.

Ram Man Gıda Ticaret A.Ş. was established as a partnership with the British ED&F Man.

Beko Polska S.A. in Poland was affiliated with 25% share.

Tunusdan S.A.’s activities were commenced in Tunisia, a company which was established with 5% Ram partnership to manufacture refrigerators.

A Ramstore was opened in Kazakhstan with Butya partnership.

2000

As a result of Foreign Trade Group’s undertaking and planning, our company became a partner to TNT Lojistik ve Dağıtım Hizmetleri A.Ş., which was founded with TNT Post Group’s partnership.

2001

130 Ford Cargo trucks and 522 Otokar armored vehicles were sold to Uzbekistan and Algeria respectively.

Sales contracts were signed with Iraq for 200 Fruehauf fuel tankers, TVs and compressors, and 250 thousand Aygaz LPG tanks.

35 thousand water heaters were exported to Egypt.

2003

Became Boeing’s Middle East representative.

2004

As part of restructuring, Ram Dış Ticaret A.Ş.’s affiliate companies were transferred.

2005

230 Ford Cargo trucks and 100 Ford Transit ambulances were sold to Iraq.

2006

A tender was won in super-structured vehicles and Ram became the UN supplier.

2008

Unleaded fuel export started to Iraq.

2009

2-years-long diesel export started to Iraq.

Started importing fresh fruits from Central and South America.

2011

A new contract was signed to ship petroleum products to Iraq, and the shipments started.

Automotive and automotive parts export continued to Algeria and neighboring countries.

2012

111 Ford Cargo super-structured trucks were sold to Iraq.

A contract was signed with the American “Sikorsky Aircraft” company in the aviation industry for sales and post-sales services in civil and military projects in Turkic Republics.

2013

172 Ford Cargo trucks were exported to Turkmenistan.

An agreement was signed with Borçelik A.Ş. in order to expand the scope of Koç Group’s flat steel products supply and we started to supply products as of the second quarter.

In addition to Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan representation agreements, post-sales services contracts were signed with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation.

2014

RAM became Turkey and abroad supplier for United Nations organizations.

The tender for minibuses funded by the European Union was won.

135 Ford Transit minibuses were delivered to the directorates of Ministry of Family and Social Policies in 77 Turkish cities.

We continued our activities as the representative of Boeing and Sikorsky in the aviation industry and the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner models, groundbreakers in aviation, were delivered to Azerbaijan Airlines.

2015

The tender started by the American Department of Defense for Iraq was won.

Scope of iron/steel activities was expanded and imports from Tata Steel started.

2016

A long-term contract was signed with the UN organizations.

2018

Vehicle supply tenders started by UN organizations to donate to Turkish public enterprises was won and mobile command centers and mobile kindergarten deliveries were made.