MEKAN is founded in Istanbul. The company starts its journey with 50 employees who produce around 100 mattresses daily.
The first fully orthopaedic mattress is produced by MEKAN. Thanks to MEKAN, orthopaedic mattresses become widespread across Turkey.
The workshop moves to its current location in Izmit. The production department grows to nearly 400 employees, while the sales department splits into 11 regional sales departments throughout Turkey. 1000 mattresses are now produced every day.
MEKAN is one of the first pioneering companies to produce spring mattresses, and is responsible for developing this trend throughout Turkey.
The product range is widened with the introduction of innovatively designed bespoke bed bases and headboards.
The company continues to gain momentum by creating the right publicity through fairs, holiday promotions and long-term guarantees for products.
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake destroys the Izmit workshop.
MEKAN starts operating as a small-scale company focusing its sales towards hotels and exports.
Ali Çağlayan takes over from his father and rebuilds the workshop from the ruins, and equips it with state of the art machinery.
MEKAN is now back in business!
MEKAN decides to re-strengthen its dealer network in widespread sales across Turkey.
MEKAN is given a new lease of life with new branding and a focused strategy based on sustainability and innovation.