Sanko Makina, the owner of “MST” registered trademark, is a subsidiary of Sanko Holding which is one of the biggest holdings in Turkey having more than 14,000 employees, has entered into construction machinery sector in 1999 as an exclusive dealer of several global brands in Turkey. MST backhoe loaders have reached very successful results in the local market in a short time and following this success, had decided to be a construction machinery manufacturer aiming both export and local markets.
In 2003, as a result of the new investment decisions, the oldest well-known, local backhoe loader manufacturer of Turkey was acquired by Sanko Holding. This local manufacturer which was founded in 1976, at that time the production had started with the hydraulic equipments attached onto tractors and then by using this technical background first backhoe loader of Turkey had been developed in mid 1980`s. Following this acquisiton, the production technology and knowhow had been renewed with the new investments and been reached a world standard level.
Meanwhile Sanko Holding continued to invest on MST by starting to build a new factory in Gaziantep city in 2004 and the new series of backhoe loaders appeared at the end of 2005. By the beginning of 2006 the first telehandler of Turkey had been produced in the same factory which has been using the latest production technology in 500.000 m2 open and 42.000 m2 closed production area with more than 300 employees. Now the production capacity has reached 5.000 units of backhoe loaders and telehandlers per year.
Today MST backhoe loaders and telehandlers which are currently exported to European, Asian and African countries. The big demand towards MST machines from all around the world occurs the expectation of having dealership in more than forty countries covering five continents in near future.