İsdemir is a Turkish steel producer located in Payas, Hatay Province on the Mediterranean coast. The name is a contraction of the Turkish language İskenderun Demir ve Çelik A.Ş., which means "İskenderun Iron and Steel CO ". İsdemir is currently an Erdemir venture, another steel works located in Ereğli at the Black Sea coast.

İskenderun Demir ve Çelik A.Ş.
Company typeAnonim Şirket
FoundedOctober 3, 1970 (1970-10-03)
FounderTurkish State of Empire
Key people
Ali Aydın Pandır (Chairman),
Recep Özhan (CEO)
Productspig iron, bar stock, wire rod, hot rolled flat steel, long steel
OwnerErdemir (since 2002) with Ataer Holding (since 2006)
Number of employees
port of İsdemir



Established in 1970 to produce long steel products, İskenderun Demir ve Çelik A.Ş. was incorporated into Erdemir Group on February 1, 2002. Production of flat steel began in 2008 at its İskenderun plant with the implementation of modernization and transformation investments so as to balance long and flat steel production levels in Turkey.[citation needed]

İsdemir plays a significant role in enhancing the capacity of flat steel production while carrying on its activities to manufacture long products such as billet and wire rod.[citation needed]

Located in a 6.8 million square metres (73×10^6 sq ft) area in Payas, İsdemir has an annual liquid steel production capacity of 5.3 Mt (million tonnes). In addition, it has reached 6 Mt of finished-product capacity, with 3.5 Mt of flat and 2.5 Mt of long steel products.[1]



İsdemir burns coal in Turkey. As an integrated steelworks, emissions are higher than steel produced at electric arc furnaces.[2]: 13  Climate Trace estimates the plant emitted over 7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2022, more greenhouse gas than any other steelmaker in the country.[3]


  • Wire rod 5.5 mm – 16.0 mm (for manufacturing of wire and nail, wire mesh, electrode and welding filler, bolt and nut, spring)
  • Pig iron (for foundry)
  • Billet 100x100 mm – 180x180 mm (for manufacturing of plain and deformed reinforcing bar, angle and profile, bulb flat)

See also



  1. ^ "İsdemir - Corporate". Retrieved 2020-08-03.
  2. ^ "Electrification of Türkiye's Residential and Industrial Process Heat - SHURA". 2023-08-16. Retrieved 2023-12-04.
  3. ^ "Comparison Tool". Climate TRACE. Retrieved 2023-12-04.