Businessman Ahmet Fikret Evyap passed away


According to the statement made by Evyap, the funeral of Ahmet Fikret Evyap, who lost his life today morning, will be buried in Eyüp Sultan Family Cemetery after the funeral prayer that will be held at Eyüp Sultan Mosque at noon tomorrow.

Condolences will be accepted tomorrow between 16.30-20.30 at Vadistanbul Radisson Blu Hotel. In the meantime, it was requested not to send flowers and to donate to Tema Foundation if desired.

Who is Ahmet Fikret Evyap?

Ahmet Fikret Evyap, who took over the soap making art from his father Mehmet Rıfat Evyap and transformed Evyap from a local manufacturer to a global exporter, was born in Erzurum in 1932. Fikret Evyap, the first child of Evyap’s founder, Mehmet Rıfat Evyap, immigrated to Istanbul with his family when he was 11 years old. Fikret Evyap, who continued his education in Istanbul and supported soap production on the other hand, left Robert College in 1950 after his father left his partner and started working in the family company full-time.

Evyap, which made a breakthrough in a short time with the vision of Fikret Evyap, launched brands such as Arko in 1955 and Duru in 1968 that have made a name for themselves not only in Turkey but also in the global market. Another important breakthrough of Fikret Evyap was to reconsider the production of creams that the family had tried and scrapped in the 1930s. Arko branded creams, produced in 1968 under the leadership of Fikret Evyap, were offered to consumers and attracted great interest.

Fikret Evyap, together with his brother Mehmet Fethi Evyap, has focused on exports since 1980 with the vision of transforming Evyap from a local manufacturer to a global company. After the death of Evyap’s founder, Mehmet Rıfat Evyap, in 1990, one of the most important decisions of Fikret Evyap was to increase the company’s effectiveness in the personal care products market, and in areas such as shampoo, toothpaste, shaving cream, powder, jelly, after shave, perfume and deodorant. introducing new products to the market. Evyap’s first overseas production took place in Alexandria, Egypt.

Fikret Evyap, for the factory, which was established in 2002 to produce products for the North African and sub-Saharan markets, said, “Our cause is to represent the Turkish flag, the Turkish product properly all over the world. As Evyap, our dream is to survive and continue to grow in difficult competitive conditions. As a Turkish company. to maintain our presence not only in Turkey but also abroad with all our brands.” had used the words.

Today, Evyap, which has production facilities in 3 countries including Turkey and exports to more than 100 countries, provides employment to 4 thousand people.


Source: Dünya Gazetesi by www.dunya.com.

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