Our Milestones


  • 1956
    Pharmacologist Mustafa Öncel became self-employed and opened his first pharmacy in Yalvaç, Isparta. Thereafter, he worked as a free-agent pharmacist for many years by establishing his first pharmacy named Işık Eczanesi and then another named Büyük Eczane in Konya.
  • 1973
    Became a partner to the pharmaceutical company Biofarma.
  • 1976
    Mustafa and his family purchased Biofarma outright.
  • 1978
    Established İlko İlaç San. ve Tic. A.Ş.
  • 1992
    Established Sentez Ambalaj Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. to begin producing packaging and printing in Istanbul.
  • 1993
    Purchased kitchenware company Mehtap Mutfak Eşyaları Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş., which has been operating since 1960.
  • 1994
    Established Almesan Aluminyum San. ve Tic. A.Ş to make aluminium products. The facility began production in 2009 in the Kocaeli Organized Industrial Zone.
  • 1997
    Established Selçuklu Holding A.Ş.
  • 2003
    Established Selin İnşaat ve Ticaret A.Ş..
  • 2006
    Sold Biofarma İlaç San. ve Tic. A.Ş., the first company of the family and Holding, to a partnership formed by CVCI (Citi Venture Capital International) and PILS (Public in Life Science).
  • 2008
    Purchased Naturel Kağıtçılık Ambalaj Matbaacılık Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
  • 2008
    Purchased the facility and all operations of Gül Matbaacılık A.Ş., operating in the printing sector for 45 years, by Gül Ofset Ambalaj San. ve Tic. A.Ş., a subsidiary of the Holding.
  • 2009
    Established İlko Argem (İlko Araştırma ve Geliştirme Merkezi) in Beykent Technopark, owned by Hacettepe University, in order to operate in the field of R&D.
  • 2012
    ILKO Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facilities, the largest pharmaceutical manufacturing investment made in Anatolia, began operating in Konya.
  • 2013
    Holding grouped Sentez Ambalaj, Gül Ofset and Naturel Ambalaj companies in Sentez Group. Sentez Group production facility is the biggest investment in Turkey which has 55.000 m².
  • 2013
    İlkogen İlaç Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. was established.
  • 2014
    Costa Sağlık Spor Hiz. Tic. Ltd. Şti. was established.
  • 2014
    Penta Perakende Mağazacılık A.Ş. was established.
  • 2014
    İLKO ARGEM Biotechnology Center was started to work in Technopark İstanbul.
  • 2016
    İLKO Pharmaceuticals, has started its operations under the name of “Wellcare” brand in the field of Consumer Health.