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About Us

We Mine for Factories



Domestic mine resources available in Turkey are considered to be significantly important not only for the achievement of community development but also for the enhancement of competitive capacity and, the contribution to the national economy.

The first generation of our family-owned business started to engage in mine activities by manufacturing refractory clays in Kemerburgaz/ Ağaçlı Village, Istanbul, in 1967. It started manufacturing coals as from 1973. Thereafter, the 2nd generation established the company Er Madencilik in 1989 for further production of clays and coals. Between 1990 and 2011, it started to supply ceramic clays to various ceramic ware factories throughout the country apart from the production of coals. It has changed its activity area as from 2011 and, is currently engaging in the production of ceramic, refractory and vitrified clays in Şile, Istanbul. The average volume for the production and sales of raw materials is approximately 700,000 tons per year; in addition, we maintain 150,000 tons of clay stock on a permanent basis. In 2013, our company held the position as one of the leading companies in Şile in terms of the production and sales of clays.


Ermaden diversified its business interests in 2018 when it began processing sand at Kalealtı quarry in the Şile district. In response to the growing demand for in-spec construction sand in the local market, and recognizing the potential of its sand reserves, Ermaden partnered with industry experts to commission a new wash plant to effectively process sand at the  40-acre Kalealtı quarry.


We managed to build relationships with almost every ceramic ware and concrete factory as one of the leading local raw material supplier in Turkey.


We trust our 55 years of experience in the field. And we are working to improve the standards of mining in Turkey ever since.


We prefer to use the latest systems and machinery at our quarries to deliver quality.

Our Mission

We Aim to Improve Mining

Our mission is to supply quality and reliable materials to ceramic ware factories and construction companies by using the raw material potential in the areas of our country.

We share a vision of finding new markets and business opportunities by handling our country's resources without compromising on quality.

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