Gimas was established in Ödemiş on the 5th of February 1976 by
MSc Mechanical Engineer Şamil Girgin. The workshop had a
closed area of 144 sqm and the jobs were carried out by 5 workers
with 1 drilling machine, 1 cutting machine and 2 welding machines.
The first major job for İzmir Rafinery comprised of the manufacture
and erection of a turbo generator building steel structure. Due to the
transportation of raw steel from İzmir and then after completion the
re-transportation to the site near İzmir, the factory was moved to
On the 22nd of February 1978 the new workshop in Menemen
started with 800 sqm closed area and 4.000 sqm open area. There
were 15 workers and the equipment were consisted of 3 drilling machines, 2 cutters, 5 welding machines, plate roller bending machine
and sets of heat exchanger jigs.
The main projects were heat exchangers and pressure vessels for
Petkim Aliağa refinery. At the time inquiries from the cement plants
for mobil cement stock silos introduced Gimas to the cement industry.
This requests forced the company to expand its Menemen workshop to
2.000 sqm closed area and increase the working force to 45 as well
as new machinery such as lathes, plaines, sand blasting etc.
In 1990 a long them contract/partnership for Lightbrick machines was
realised with Hebel Int. GmbH. and since Menemen factory could not
be expanded any further, an additional new factory was established in İzmir Atatürk Organised Industrial Area, which has a closed area of
4.000 sqm, on the 22nd of December 1992.
With the turn-key project for major sections of a new cement plant,
Batı Söke Cement Factory, the workshop capacity was increased with
two new 4.200 sqm factories neighbouring the existing Atatürk
Organised Industrial Zone factory of the company.