Our founder Hamdi Bozbag was one of the first students that Ataturk has sent abroad for education. With MTA’s scholarship, he first studied in France, after U.S.A. and graduated from Colorado School of Mines with a master degree in mining and geology fields.
Due to the conditions of the World War 2, he couldn’t return to his country immediately and therefore worked in a geophysics Company in Dallas, Texas as a petroleum research engineer.
After returning to Turkey in 1944, he worked at MTA (Mineral Research and Exploration) for 2 years and then he started his own Company in Istanbul and made consultancy to various companies about mining and engineering.
Hamdi Bozbag, who aimed to make the firsts in Turkey in Mining, orderly:
- Made the first Barite production in Turkey.
- He investigated and explored the Celestite (SrSO4, Strontium Salt) reserve in Sivas and opened the Turkey’s first and only Celestite mine with also making the benefication facility operational together.
- He established Turkey’s first Natural Carbon Dioxide Liquidization Facility by adding Carbon Dioxide to the mining subject as first again.
- He made business with micronized Talc, micronized Calcite, micronized Barite, Gypsum as Celestite’s side product, Lead-Zinc, and Marble.
For these values he has contributed to Turkey with a great love of service, we remember Hamdi Bozbag who we lost in 2012 with respect and gratitude.