Originally founded in 1972 as TEKSAN by four ex-technicians from the military aircraft maintenance factory in Kayseri, our manufacturing business started as a small 50m2 workshop, initially producing machine spare parts to the largest textile plants in Turkey at the time.
Our facilities evolved with the developing business and reached 1,000m2 initially, and then in 1997, the company was renamed as ASTEKSAN and moved to our current large manufacturing facility located in the Organized Industrial Zone of Kayseri with 10,000m2 closed, and 10,000m2 opened area.
Starting in 1997, ASTEKSAN expanded its production lines and started manufacturing various urban furniture including but not limited to bus stops, barriers, garbage bins, street lights.
With the growth of many cities in Turkey, and with the speed we gained from urban furniture, ASTEKSAN expanded into outdoor advertisement products starting 2002. Since then, we have supplied more than 20,000 outdoor billboard units and screens across Turkish cities, especially in Istanbul and Ankara, with our own product lines and also by working together with our customers' requests and needs. During this period, we have become the supplier of major European outdoor advertisement companies who operate the majority of Turkey's big city outdoor advertisement areas.
With the changing landscape in advertisement, we decided to restructure the company in 2019, and changed our name to ELEMENT4. From today onward, our target is to become a leading manufacturer of digital outdoor and indoor advertisement units as well as urban furniture.