History

 


90’s

Escort Computer Elektronik San ve Tic. A.Ş. which is founded in 1991 by four entrepreneurs, has become Turkey's first computer manufacturer with Escort brand.

From the perspective of entrepreneurship Escort is a complete success story and has never lost its entrepreneurial spirit.

Escort has become a major player within a short period of time and has achieved market leadership for consecutive years in the market which was dominated by international brands.

With the investments made in procurement, production, distribution channels and after-sales services, many innovations implemented and again many “firsts” realized. Turkey's first technology chain stores “Escortland” is just one of the examples of “firsts”. Another good example of the entrepreneurial spirit can be named as “Escort Net” which played a key role in widespread technology usage in Turkey, as an internet service provider.

Escort played an important role for the growth of Turkish PC industry until 2000’s and is listed among the limited number of companies which inspired the development of technology industry in Turkey.

2000s

After the years filled with success, Escort Computer Elektronik San ve Tic. A.Ş. has been offered to public in 2000 and has begun to be traded with the code ESCOM in Istanbul Stock Exchange (BIST).

In the first half of the 2000s Escort has focused on the goal to be an international technology provider in large-scale information technology projects in Turkey and abroad.

During these years, many public projects supported by organizations such as the Islamic Development Bank, the World Bank, the European Fund, UNESCO and projects for many large-scale company's IT infrastructure, has successfully realized.

As an outcome, Escort took its place among Turkey's limited number of companies exporting technology and had been preferred by the leading companies in not only in Turkey but also the countries in its region.

Escort has adopted international quality standards in the field of personal computer production, thus introduced latest technology products to a wide number of consumers. As products, solutions and services based on innovative technologies became an indispensable part of our lives with new millennium, Escort has reshaped its organizational structure according to experienced and expected changes in Turkey and world and re-routed its investments towards technology solutions which make life easier for its consumers.

2010 and Beyond

Escort Computer Elektronik San. ve Tic. A.Ş invested and became a major shareholder of the companies which spinned off from business units and become experts in their field of activity. Moreover Escort has changed its name as Escort Teknoloji Yatırım A.Ş. to sustain its investments in domestic and foreign companies with proven success in their fields.

Investing in innovation, representing global brands in Turkey, offering rational and innovative technological products, solutions and services developed by its subsidiaries Escort Teknoloji Yatırım A.Ş. continues its investments with nearly a quarter century of knowledge and unchanged entrepreneurial spirit.

An important evidence to the above can be seen as Escort Teknoloji Yatırım A.Ş having %100 of the shares of Alesta Girişim Sermayesi Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş which is established to support and carry the entrepreneurial spirit to the future.