Last Update July 1, 2016


  • Textile, Individual Equipment, Clothing

YDS began in 1927 when Mr Yakupoglu began trading leather in a town called Isparta in Turkey. Trading in leather and raw components began to increase and a move to an industrial business centre, Ankara in 1971 led to the development of a footwear business YDS. Having supplied the domestic Turkish Military and security forces with quality made boots, YDS continued to progress into a product design and development capability from 1990. Since then YDS has become the biggest boot supplier of the Turkish Armed Forces and General Directorate of Security and have gained a solid reputation for maintaining quality standards. Today the company has a £51 million turnover per annum and exports its products all over the world.


By providing consistently high quality standards, YDS has become the largest manufacturer of Police and Military Footwear in Europe; YDS is the first and only firm in the sector that has been accepted to ‘Brand/Turquality Support Program’ in order to be a world brand; YDS is the leading exporter of police and military footwear by exporting to over 35 countries and primarily to the UK; YDS was the first firm to provide injection sole military boots to Turkish soldiers who had up to that point worn solid sealed soles; YDS are the first and only firm that has all International EN ISO 20345-47, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 standards to manufacture work safety shoes; YDS is the only firm that has a laboratory having ISO 17025 standard accredited by SATRA & TURKAK in the sector; YDS are the first and only firm that is included in Fortune 500 and ISO 500 lists from Turkey in its sector.


A massive production capacity producing 10,000 pairs of boots and shoes every day; An independent SATRA testing laboratory within the factory; Certified to International Standards: ISO 9001 :2008 Quality Management System, ISO 14001 :2004 Environmental Management System, TS 18001 :2008 Occupational Health and Safety Management System.

YDS (Yakupoglu) - Pictures

YDS (Yakupoglu)

  • Havalimanı Yolu 20. Km.06750 Akyurt, Ankara, Turkey
  • +903123981213
  • +903123980878
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